Hello, I have been fortunate enough to start a successful business 7 years ago. It has grown every year (even during this ongoing recession) and we expanded to a larger facility 2 years ago. The company had revenues of $ 1 Million and 20 employees last year. This year looks to be on track for $ 1.2 Million and about 24 employees. This year I will make about $ 250k off of it. We rely on local business as a service so our revenue is most likely going to top out somewhere between $ 1.3 - 1.5 Million so I can not expand much more at the current location or store configuration. A customer has come to me and said he realizes I am the original inventor and he appreciates that I really just like having the local business and community. He SAYS he would be willing to take over any/all expansion plans and that I would not have to sign any documents to put me on the financial or guarantor hook for future expansion. He says he will find the investors or money needed for any future expansion plans. He has had success doing this type of expansion in other industries in the past. He claims his goal is to grow the business, franchise it and eventually sell it off to make some serious cash. My question is what percentage of the business would or should I expect to get off of all the expansion? I would keep all revenues/profits from my current business so I am only talking about the future expansion and everything he brings to fruition. Is there any book I can read on this type of thing or any set norm/standard on what a business founder should expect when doing something such as this? I must say I do realize that this would involve more work by me = even though he says my work would be minimal, I think he would need to have me involved with helping other people open the other locations and the basic strategies of how to run the business successfully. One other thing = I do realize that if we had opened a bigger place with a different configuration we could easily be making a lot more revenue and profit....however every expansion comes with a new set of risks and either $$$ or personal guarantees on loan documents so we are happy with our current locations numbers given the low financial risks we have right now. But this says that if their was other locations via expansion they should see revenues in the $ 2-3 Million dollar range with owner profits in the $ 500-700k range per location (but also a lot more risk on loans and guarantees of course). Any thoughts?