I am currently talking with my bosses, along with another colleague about buying into their current business. At this stage it is unclear as to whether it will be a 25% or something smaller, with the view to increase over time. The current business structure is a partnership, so we will be looking at company or unit trust, possibly with discretionary trusts are share/unit holders. As I am currently on a salary, what sort of things do we need to consider when trying to finance the purchase of shares in a new company? I would assume that my salary would significantly increase and possibly receive dividends etc. Does that fact that it is an established business get taken into account even though there is a change of entity? Can we use the businesses past trading figures Obviously will be talking to a broker but just want to get a bit more background knowledge. Your thoughts would be appreciated.