You are investing your spirit to a company that is not yours .. that type of energy should be geared toward your own ownership. If your ambition goes unnoted and everyone is unhappy, it is not an healthy invironment for you.
Life is way to short..follow your heart..follow your dreams!
Well, I`m going to take a different position on this... maybe you have done this but, I would first talk to this guy. In his terms. IF money is his language, you should try explaining you solution in terms he values... by doing this, you`ll increase your bottom line or you can add value, or you can make more sales... which ever applies.
May be have tried, may this guy is a blockhead...but if improvements can be made that help you as well as him (and other employees) why not try to get tem done. I don`t know what being #2 in the company grants you as far as control, but assuming the owner put you in taht position for a reason, he may value your opinion.
Cutting and running seems to be a knee jerky reaction to me. I know if I were in the owner`s position, I would want to know if things could be made better and how.