I discussed an idea for a business with my mother and sister. They both thought it was a wonderful idea and said they would help with sales. We did not discuss compensation (probably because they both know I am generous because they both worked for be in a previous business that I owned). I did my research, built a website, and incorporated. My sister started to critique my company slogan among other things and said she thought it was something we should have decided together. At no point did I ever imply that I wanted to start a business with HER... A month into the business development she called to question my decision to list my husband as VP of the corporation, stating that our relationship is volatile and that she felt she should have a 30% stake in the company and wanted a title on the corporation. I dont know how she turned editing the content of my website into feeling entitled to partial ownership. What do I tell her without hurting her feelings.
edit: Maybe I forgot to state her value. She is a great sales person and I am not. She has experience talking to the right people for this business to succeed but I thought I would compensate her by paying her a great salery/commission. Am I wrong? (thanks for the very heplful responses)