Hello, I have a few questions. I am a person who graduated from college with a Master's degree in molecular biology my undergraduate degree was biology with a horticulture minor. I did some medical research and I hated being in the lab. All I felt is anxiety in the lab because the worked moved along so slowly. So that would cause me to screw up my experiments. So then I was hired as a supervisor at daimlerchrysler just as a temp while their regular supervisors were away helping launch a new vechicle. This job paid very well for the year I was there. The day they called me in and told me blah, blah, blah this date we will be letting you go I was actually relieved because I was about to put my two weeks in. Like I said the job paid well but what you had to put up with on a daily basis it was not worth it and i went home and . So now I am at home sitting on my butt wondering what I should do. The city will be offering free classes to become certified in wastewater, air, soil pollution next month. I was thinking I would take these classes since I also have a biology background. Even if I take the classes something has been eating at me to do. I want to start teaching at some of the colleges in my area. I know if I did that I would have to start as a part-time instructor taking classes at 2 or 3 colleges to make anything close to decent money. I was thinking then after 2 or 3 or 4 years one college would make me a fulltime instructor. So as a teaching my busy time of year would be from about Sept 1st - May 7th. And as a part-time instructor I may not be that busy. So what I was thinking is start a lawn/landscape business. I worked in the industry for 13 years and watched a friend start a company from scratch. I may not know everything there is but i do have a good amount of knowledge of starting out is done. So I wanted to start a business this year and work to build it and by the time I may be hired fulltime as a college instructor I would have employees doing my routes. I have discussed whether or not a fulltime instructor is required to teach in the summer with instructors at different college. The y have told me no that is totally up to the individual. So I wouldn't teach in the summer and be able to be a integral part of each days work at my business. I know having a business requires much more than a hardworker using a walkbehind. But I know there is no one in my city that does better work than me. Including Daveintoledo . Dave you seem so negative. I have been coming to this site for 3 weeks and reading threads one after another and I have learned a lot this is the first time I haveposted anything I got a very strong sense of negativity from you Dave. But anyhow I know how to workhard and add and subtract and plan I think I have a good base of intelligence. My experience at the car manufacture has told me I don't ever want to work for anyone besides myself. If I went out and got a job maybe I could make 35k maybe 40k. I just figure I can easily make that by doing the business/teaching thing and after 6 or 7 years a lot more. Any input would be appreciated? I don't mean to sound like a prick Dave but i read so many of your posts and you sounded so negative everytime I read a post from you you made me not even think start-up is possible. Maybe it is just the general Toledo attitude.