I recently acquired an HVAC business and have been running it for about 2 months now. I am interested in bringing on an intern (MBA or other) for a summer and 6 months to help with strategic projects. I am curious if other people found intern helpful or a time drain once you are actually running the business?

I also have an additional target company that I might be interested in acquiring, but I am not ready to run it myself. Does anyone have experience bringing in a self funded searcher to run the business and incentivise him/her with traditional equity like terms?