Bobzaguy... In fact this is the same person that the meal (see Intermezzo Service) was done for.
I think the responses, especially from Carol W., are very poignant. I guess the way I have always operated has been to 1. sell myself to a potential employer 2. once hired, bust my tail proving what I sold 3. continue to grow (and grow the business) as I see fit as a professional. With that in mind, I too hope to be an owner/operator one day, and would cherish having my name on the door. That said, I would hope that I would be intelligent & seasoned enough to hire the right people. I would hope that the guidance I give them would be ample for them perform as I demand, hence, to not tarnish the name on the door.
So, I take from reading the posts, that there must be a happy medium. Agree?