Before you go back to working for "the man," try to reigniting the spark between you and your small business.
Note from Pat: The most common situation I have seen is that the business has grown to a size where it's no longer that small, nimble, chase anything shiny place that it was at the start - and building a growth-oriented business has phases that some owners are better at then others.
I've worked with great idea people that could launch a business but couldn't deal with creating the processes necessary to grow the business and consistently deliver a unique customer experience.
And I have seen others step in and take the reigns so that the business could evolve from small start up to small growth-oriented business to ....
The key is know your strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes.