Hi I am self employed and own my own company that provides graphic/visual art, architectural, construction management and expediting services. Recently a dear friend told me about a financial opportunity at a Real Estate Office. My friend told me they were in need of building expediting services. So I went to her office to met the owners, they liked me and told her they want me to come in two to three days a weeks. How ever they are not paying a salary. They do have client leads, some non paying. I presented them with our company profile, business proposal but I feel my friend (their administrative executive) never showed it to them. She did tell the owner that I could provide architectural and expediter services to their office since she could not because she was a licensed real estate sales person and it would be a conflict of interest for to assume both licenses. Two days later the owners had my friend send an email offering to order new business cards for me because they did not like my company business cards. I was highly insulted! I emailed her back stating to them "that new business cards were not necessary nor acceptable because I am not an employee. I advised them that I am an independent consultant that is providing a service to their office. Since this email I have not heard from them. I have not returned to their office because I have my own paying clients to attend to. I called my friend to find out whats going on but she has not returned my calls. I do not want to lose my friend. I really do not want to lose their business. I would like to keep the business opportunity door open but I can not afford to sit in their office two, three days a week either. I considered directly sending the owners another business proposal package extending our services and hope we can go to contract. At this point I am truly at a loss as to what to do! If any one has any suggestions as to how to handle this business situation I would really appreciated it!