If you're not there working, then it seems to me, from the outside, a bit premature to be talking about taking it over or looking into taking it over. Normally people go out for a cup of coffee together before they have a honeymoon in Tahiti.
Tim Berry is the chairman of Eugene, Ore.-Palo Alto Software, which produces business-planning software. He founded Bplans.com and wrote The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. Berry is also a co-founder of HavePresence.com, a leader in a local angel-investment group and a judge of international business-plan competitions.