As some of you know, I am 17 and have been mowing lawns and doing some maintenance, nothing major (mulch, bush removal, very little landscape design). I recently decided that Business is for me, and Landscaping is also for me. I realize that mowing lawns isn't the best source of income (in many circumstance, not meaning to bash anyone) but I am interested in Landscape design and maybe even hardscaping. I am applying to a bunch of pretty good schools for Business management and a minor in Landscape Management. (UPenn, UMaryland, BinghamtonU, RutgersU to name a few). I was just wondering how you guys think I could transition from my lawn care business to a more Landscaping oriented business. Should I just wait until I graduate with a business degree and Make a big investment into the business (multiple trucks, advertising, location, employees, equipment etc.) Or should I gradually grow it throughout college? Most of this is just venting, so i'm sorry lol. My picture of the business in say 15 years from now (10 years post college) is about 2-4 trucks with 3 or 4 workers and doing primarly landscape design and some maintenance, and some lawns just as a bridge to landscaping work (just in the begining to get established) Main Questions: With this kind of a business, what kind of an investment would be good for after college? I'm thinking I would buy 2 semi-used trucks to start (20k total) 5k In advertising, 10k in equipment, plus employee salaries and maybe even get a lot or some kind of office. So I'm seeing a 50k initial investment. Does that sound in the right ballpark? If I am successful, how much could I earn (salary wise)? My goal would be to make 100k+, I don't need to be rich, just enough to raise a family comfortably. If you read all this thanks for bearing with my rambling lol.