I work in a very small office- 7 people. I've been there 9 months, part time, and do the accounting. Everyone else has been there 2 years or more. My boss approached me the other day and mentioned he'll be retiring in a year or two. He then asked if I'd ever considered a more important role- like doing more what he does. Eventually I could even have partial ownership. The conversation completely surprised me! My main issues are learning the business, and handling people who are now my coworkers and may be disgruntled by the change. My boss said he's sure I could do it, which is very flattering. That the transition may be a little tough, but he's done it a few times in other companies and eventually it worked out fine. I have been in management before, but took this "step down" because I'd been out of work a while and wanted to work. I'm on the fence over this... Part of me thinks this is a very exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity, and next I think I must be crazy to consider it. Any thoughts or advice appreciated. TIA!