johntabita - 2:32 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)
I think the best way is to bring up your concern in exactly the same manner you have here. One thing I've learned about establishing business relationships is to manage expectations up front. Be clear on exactly what the owner hopes to accomplish by hiring you and what you hope to accomplish in behalf the organization. Once the objective has been agreed upon, you can discuss the "how" of getting there - your management style, his level of involvement and so forth.