So I'll be giving my two weeks notice next Tuesday and I'm wondering how to approach my boss in a way that won't cause me to lose them as a future reference. Advice? I figure I'll explain that I had a great time working here, learned many valuable tools and love the company in general, blah, blah, blah. Then go on to explain how I have a desire to own my own business and the opportunity has just presented itself to me with the merger of a business and the gaining of two partners. My palms get sweety just thinking about it.