Guys I have a dilemma. I just had a dinner with my brother and he asked me a question I was not prepared for. He wants me to be a partner in his franchise. I am the oldest sibling and was always wise/lucky/blessed with $$$$. He has about 200K of his own capital but the place is asking around 300K. For my initial 100K I would get 50% of profits and once paid in full I would get 20% for 5 years, then it is all his. I would not have to run the place and would be allowed full access to the books, the place and have a say in how it is run. I trust my bro but when it comes to franchises I am as green as they come. The company is: auntie anne's and it seems to generate a lot of business. Since I believe there are many people who frequent this site who are business savy and generally smart and intelligent MY QUESTION to you guys is: 1. Should I go ahead and help him? 2. Is this th right franchise? 3. Anything else I should know? 4. Are there any good sites with more info? Thanx guys!