Hi there, this is my first post, so thank you for your comments... My family and I run a business together (my step father, step brother and I), and I am having a few difficulties. The business is established however it hasn't made much to any money or the past 3 years. We are both new to business so we both agreed to buy out my step father over a period of time so we can learn and grow the business. I have shown some real drive to buy this business by putting in roughly 55-60 hours a week for the past 3 years with not many holidays. I have cut cost by nearly 50k each year and I really watch my side of the business. I try to do everything i can to generate as much sales and profit as possible. Im absolutely obsessed with the business. Unfortunately my brother has not done the same. To me and many others, he shows lack of initiative and dedication. however his father does not agree. I have discussed my issues and concerns about him and the business in many meetings. I do see a change for a short while (1 week) however it goes right back to the same. Im getting extremely frustrated and it still is possible to walk away from the business. I have put a lot into this business and really do love it. ultimately I do not wish to leave, however i do not want to be held back or carry him or create a resentment in the fam. My step father is extremely tired and cannot handle running the day to day. He has approx 1.5 million in debt to the business which we would be taking. The business has taken a steady slide over the past 2 years unfortunately. Any ideas? thanks very much, I appreciate your time and input!