If I work with an equity investor, will they forever own part of my business?

I want to start my business and need financing. However, I do not want to give up ownership. I am looking into using an equity investor, which I understand will own the business. Is their ownership forever or until the loan is paid in full? Also, what percent should I be willing to give up?

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An agreement between you and your equity investor should be drafted.  The terms of the agreement will specify the structure of ownership and loan.  The percent that you are willing to give up will depend on the amount invested.  You should make sure that you remain a majority ownership. 

Best of Luck!

Mike

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