Good evening all, I'm relatively new to the forum and I'd to gauge your opinions on a personal matter - I'm a 24 year old from South Florida who currently lives about an hour away from my parent's home and my father's place of business. He owns and operates a 300+ residential service and has done so for the past 20 years. I live and work in Miami at a job that I do not particularly care for (no opportunities for advancement, very low pay, poor office culture, communication issues, etc.) during the week and go back home on the weekends to help my dad with some of the business financials and/or work a day or two as a crew leader. Having worked with my Dad on and off since I was in middle school, I know the ins and outs of the manual labor side of things, and now would like to turn my focus on helping him run the business side more efficiently. My dad is a one-man operation in terms of the business side and as his business has expanded so has his workload. To make matters more difficult, my mother has stage-four cancer and consequently my dad is her part-time caretaker, which further adds to his busy work life. My mother recently went one to long term disability, slashing her salary in half and making family finances much more difficult. I've been seriously contemplating quitting my job in Miami and going back home to live/work (during the week at least, I have an apartment and a girlfriend who I live with in Miami). I want to learn a more business-minded skill set, not to mention alleviate some of my family's $$ issues, put more $ into my own pocket, and help my dad's business run more smoothly. Also, my mother's health being as it is, I think this could be a great time period to really give back to my parents, being that I'm an only child and they've sacrificed so much for me over the years. Since now our "winter" is upon us, this is a great slow business period in which to learn a lot of the ins and out of the business while getting ready for a busy summer. My question to all of you is - what would you do in my situation?