I have to say this is the first time I have ever posted since following this forum in the last year +. I am a wife of a bull-headed husband who not only loves the coffee business, but has a new idea about expanding daily. Recently, my husband, we will call him Pete, was given a unique opportunity to "co-brand" his coffee business with a major national food chain. (Co-brand-kinda like what Long John Silvers and A&W Rootbeer did). My problem is this, although I think it is a great idea, the amount of money needed is aggressive and astronomical-they want to open 10 within the next year. Do we seek investors?? WE do not make the greatest amount of money at our 1 coffee shop right now, I just think this would be really risky......Don't get me wrong, I love coffee and I love our little coffee shop/cafe, but to invest that much TIME and MONEY into something that we aren't sure will be profitable is something that keeps me "telling him to quit expanding and just concentrate on the 1 coffee shop we have now." My husband knows the business, knows what is takes to run a successful coffee shop, but I am too scared of losing it all, Any advice?