For the past year I have been trying to open a new bar, which is a new concept and it's a potentially successful project, since there's high demand for the concept and little competition. But because because lack of money, I couldn't go very far. Finally I found someone who is willing to bankroll the project, and he's very excited about working together as he believes the idea has a full potential to become big. The project will cost $30,000. My question is about % of net profits to split. We haven't sit yet and talk about it , I do have some numbers in mind, but honestly, I'm a very creative person, and very good with ideas, marketing ,managing and people, but 0% skills when it comes to money. We had a conversation about possible monthly expenses, and he will be adding $1200 to the total monthly bar expenses for 24 months to recover his investment. What would be a fair % to ask, and how much is my idea worth if it becomes very successful? My original thinking is to ask for about 30% to 35% without asking for base monthly salary, since I'll be managing and working at the bar as well. And after one year renegociate it. Does it sound reasonable or fair? If not , what is the best way to deal with the biz shares? I really thank you guys for taking the time to read my post and helping me out with ideas, you have been so helpful in the past and I'm forever grateful for the wise advice. A.