I have a small automotive business which finance my trading screw ups . ( joking) . Any way the landlord asked me if i am interested in buying the building . I havent check out the financing but figure i need about $100,000 as a downpayment and expenses. I have about $50k . I have a few friends and family i would like to invest . I have a good reputation and credit with equity in my house. How do i get some one to invest say $25 K or $50k without owning a part of the building . I want to say repay them at a high interest rate using say my house a colatoral . My plan down the line is to sell my business in 3 years and rent out the building and use the money from the sale of the business to pay off some of the building mortage. Owning the building i think increases the value of the business name i think . Any creative ideas out there i can offer an investor?