Many employees look at their bosses as well as the company they are working for and say I can do that. And better! Similarly, many bosses in the SME space look at a key person in their organisation and believe that they need to give that employee some skin in the game in the form of shareholding in order to retain them. Both notions have their place in the right place and circumstances, but both are fraught with danger. Here are some of the things that both owners and potential future owners need to consider before taking the next step.