I know there is at least one LA on this site but anyone elses input is appreciated. I am going to school right now to hopefully finish as a certified landscape architect. I also started a lawncare / landscaping business 4 years ago that has been profitable enough to pay for my education ane hopefully buy a house this year. Now I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to pursue after school (which won't be for a while yet). Ideally I would like to continue to grow and oversee the business I operate now, while focusing on being a self employed LA after finishing school. I would like to work with some of the contractors, developers, and landscapers in my area, doing design work, and passing some of the work through my own company when possible. Some problems I foresee with this though, are becoming too tied down to the operations of the business to become a successful LA which is what I really want to do. Also being self employed your entire life can be risky. So I have also considered disposing of the business after school to go work for a LA firm or private company or whatever job I decide to take. This seems like a safer option, but I have been self employed my entire life so far and have a hard time imagining working for some one else. Also, I don't think this option has the finacial potential that being self employed does. At school, it seems like people expect you to get a job and gain expirience in landscape architecture before trying the whole self-employed think. Its hard to see this as possible though when you have already established a business that you can build off of. I would hate to start over again ya know. Any LAs, how did you do it? Where has your career taken you and what advice do you have? Thanks.