Friends don't come cheap.
If you are already concerned, I would drop the idea and keep the friendship.
I do agree, one has to be boss. Pay the bills, take on the jobs, determine final outcomes and completion dates.
If it is due to economic times, take him on as a hired hand, if it works, let him work into the company you two form.
Baby steps if you move forward.
Putting the ball in his court, lets him have the job of boss, is that what you want?
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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