|I'm working on a startup which connects customers to providers. The site is aimed at a specific niche.|
Everything is sort of planned/worked out. I'm already in the coding stage. For this I could use some help (I suppose), but I'll probably will be able to manage by myself.
I told a friend of mine (who is a great coder) the concept and the mockups and he thinks it's a great idea. Even more, he wants to help as a co-founder.
The code written for the site will be of higher quality and less 'hacked together' than when I would do it alone.
This is the dilemma: I don't want to split 50/50 just yet. However, I would like his input. I'm able to pay him for a bit of work, on the difficult parts of the site.
Also an option would be to pay him a lower salary upfront and a small portion of shares if the site takes off.
What would you do in a situation like this? Or have you been already involved in this scenario? For who have already 'startupped', is it possible to pull it off as a one-man show, or am I stupid to even consider this?