I am 20 years old, I decided to take 2 years of a break after high school to get my business going more before I started into college. I'm pretty sure this is the field I want to stick with, I enjoy my work and ofcourse there are days I dread. I have been planning on working towards a business degree, and therefore have something I can use towards this business or if I decide to leave this I have that degree to fall back on vs. having something very specific. I plan to take all online classes at community then transfer online to a university for my bachelors. I would get an associates or bachelors in horticulture through Virginia Tech but of course that is impossible with working already in the field. My community college offers a Certificate in Horticulture, 29 credit hours but they don't offer every class in order/each semester because they have and will always be short on instructors they said or can't open a class because of only 2 students needing it, so they will try again the next semester. So I have thought about even purchasing the books used offline, and give myself a degree, I would really like the education of the horticulture aspect of this and I believe that will become a huge asset because of the knowledge, but I don't want to advertise a feature of my company is an employee with a CERTIFICATE in Horticulture and a competitor has 1 Bachelors in horticulture and 2 other employees with associates in hort. - landscape and turf management. I am trying to think like a customer of who I would hire to do my project, and I would probably choose the company with the degrees but if I build a strong reputation of knowledge as if I had a degree then I believe that will redeem my company, though it will night be an overnight thing. Adivce/Suggestions are welcome!