Long story short, i have a handful of people who are interested in investing in a business i'm starting. (i already run a fairly successful small biz and i want to add a second location in a much more affluent area) No idea how this works. For example, let's say a guy offers to put up $10k to help start up the biz. What is a typical deal that would be worked out as far as an incentive for him to invest in the first place? How do these deals work? Guy gives me $30k and i pay him back $35k? Do they keep their money in and get a certain % over a certain length of time? What happens if the biz tanks? I'm sure there are several options, some simple and some more involved, but any info i can get on this would be a huge help. Thanks.