All business owners, whether in the commercial services sector or in the retail sector, have to decide whether they’re in a business or a relationship.
In a relationship, the business owner gives up on the relationship, and the business owner then becomes the boss of the relationship. The business model in the commercial services sector is called “buyer-seller.” The retail sector model is called “seller-buyer.
This is a real question I get asked a lot. The answer is that it really depends on the structure you choose. The buyer-seller model is the most straightforward. If you sell something to someone, the seller will pay you. But if you are making a business of selling something and you have to pay for it out of your own pocket, then you are in a relationship.
The seller-buyer model is where you have to work out the structure when you are working with several sellers. If you are selling something to a few people and you want to get paid, then it is a relationship. If you are selling a product to a large number of people, it is a buyer-seller relationship.
The best way to describe it, it is like selling a product to many people. If you want to get paid, you have to pay each and every person. On top of that, it is a relationship, because you are working together to sell something in a market that is so large that each of you has a very specific role.
In the case of a business, it is the role of the buyer. A buyer who wants a product, or a customer, to be sold is what is often a part of the relationship. It is not just a buyer who works on a market, but a seller who happens to be a buyer.
This is a good question because we have had a few of our clients who set up a business with several investors. This is a much more complicated structure than a seller-buyer relationship. There is a seller and a buyer involved but they are not one and the same. The seller will often need to take time away from the business so that he or she can work on the business.
If you have a lot of investors who have a lot of investments in property with no real money to invest, then you don’t want to set up a business where your investment will be more difficult to invest than if you have one. In the beginning it was a seller who would get a small percentage of the investment and then the buyer would get the larger percentage.
So one of the simplest and easiest structures to set up is the equity owner. The owner of the company is the person who owns a majority of the equity in the company. So if you have two owners, one with 50% and one with 50% of the equity, then the equity owner will get the larger percentage.