Situtation: Started small ebay business with friend. Originally, we were both full time engineers, however, we both wanted out of the business to pursue the new business. Best case senerio happened which had been previously discussed; I would take a voluntary lay-off since we were slow at work; combine her salary, my unemployment and profits from ebay business, in turn, I would start networking around town and doing all of the work from the ebay business. The lay-off happened on this past Friday, a very big client from ebay was to come by on Sunday to look at our proposals. I received no help from her in the two weeks leading up to client coming and she had missed 3 deadlines with other clients, me missing none. This client could skyrocket our business as her wedding will be featured in a very important magazine! Our business is hand painted aisle runners as well as wedding cakes. I made four examples of different aisle runners (approx. 10+ hours easy), co-business owner spent an hour on the cake; cheated big time. I didn't like that. After said client leaves, I start asking how she wants to work the money situation. I am getting unemployment, I'm suppose to pay my bills, plus drive around town and network for our company and still split the business money 50-50 when I've already done about 6 more runners than she has yet has still gotten the 50%. She is my best friend, so what I'm trying to figure out is how to get 100% of the business and keep my friendship. She has no concept of time regardless of anything, I'm the one who when someone calls and says "Oh I forgot about this can you get it done in two days" who is staying up until 2:00am to make sure it's done. Our product speaks for itself and people who go these weddings will be asking where they got it. She is not an equal partner because she doesn't do equal work and if I'm networking and bringing in the business, why does she think she's entitled to half the profit when she won't give 50% now. I could go on and on.....
How do I get save the friendship, but have this business to myself? This is my first week off and I'm not networking because after I have the talk with her, I may have to change the name, so I don't want to network under that name yet.
She wouldn't let me build a website because through yahoo it was going to cost $40/mo, she said she could do it cheaper. Ok, that's fine, but getting her to do it has taken 2 months and yeppy, we have a front page that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION". Everything is on her hard drive, so I don't have access to it. I just want her to understand where I'm coming from, but she won't; I just want out and to be on my own.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.