I have been around this site for a long time, I don't post much but I keep up with everything. Here is my background and I would appreciate any advice. I am 30 years old. I did not attend college. I started working for my Dad when I was 18. It is just him and me in the company he started in 1992. We do grading, clearing, hauling, septic sytem installs, and any other residential site work. Work slowed last year, I was laid off and I have been unemployeed for a year now. He has a little work, but not enough for both of us, unless he needs help with something and I get called. He asks like he could care less if I worked or not. He buys things at the drop of a hat and doesn't worry about having work. He has never been really good at trying to expand the company. My Dad does not advertise for work, he relies only on word of mouth which worked well until a year ago. I have a general contractors license and can build homes, but there is not much of that going on here now. I got my GC license more or less to just have it if I wanted to build houses. I have one house that I am going to start in a couple weeks that I was lucky to get. I really prefer to do the dirt work, but I need to work now . I am doing the house out of necessity for work. I have been doing all the odd jobs I can get until now. Here's my delimma: Should I try to get more construction work? (I started a company right before the recession and had to close because of a lack of work.) Should I try to start a grading/site work business of my own? Or Should I just try to get a job somewhere? What would you guys do?