I currently manage a manufacturing company which has been rapidly growing since I joined 2.5 years ago. Over the past few weeks our MD has been outlining his plans to expand the company into new premises and for me to head up this new site. Meanwhile in the background I have been planning on leaving to start up on my own in same sector. I didn’t think it was fair to carry on and not tell him my intentions so I have essentially given him 6 months notice to try and find my replacement. He doesn’t want me to leave and has said he wants to try and make something work to have a long term working relationship. My gut is saying continue with your plan, ultimately I want to have my own business, am I right? What can he offer that would be considered good terms to stop long term?