How would one go about managing a business? Delegating task to workers. Making out the pay grid to employees. Marketing? Partnering with another business and negotiating shares in sales. Second, does a forum or site that makes money from its users through ads and donation share it amongst the owner and its moderators, admins, etc? How much (in percentage maybe) would a person pay his second-hand man or core team? the team does not sign a contract. does not have an official employment agreement. they are accepted as contributors only. if that is so, then in your own experience, do you pay them or just how could you work out a plan to keep them in the team throughout the site's success into a million dollar business? so the owner asks himself: "how do i manage this whole goddamn business without a degree/background in MBA or sales? i only know how to write programs. i only invent." alright. given the exemplary story, can anyone say that the owner needs a crash course in business? get up-to-date with books and countless business articles off-line and on the Internet? maybe go get his MBA degree? is there any suggestions, recommendations, hints, tips that would guide this sorry bastard with what he attends on doing? like deciding how the fuck he's going to pay his brother in arms (core team) fairly?