So I'm having a tough time making my decision on going back to work at the golf course March 1st. I have been working grounds crew at a golf course the past 4 years and just this past Fall decided to start my own business. My original thinking was that I would work both jobs my first year. I got laid off in November and planned for some leaf clean ups and snow removal. I bought some items to help me with that including a 600 snow blower (it never snowed). Now I've found myself with 18 customers 12 of which I'll be mowing for on a weekly basis. The others I have a bunch of random jobs lined up with for lawn renovations in the fall and other tasks this spring and summer. I'm licensed and insured and am taking all necessary steps to do this the right way and allow my business to succeed. My shift at the golf course is 6-2 then 5-1 later in the year. I feel like I have the time in the day to handle doing both, but there's a lot more that goes into running a business than just the labor. And what about the weather...it could be a factor. What if its nice all day then starts raining when ive got lawns to mow. I also feel like the optimum time to perform most lawn maintenance duties are in the morning and early afternoon. I don't really have anyone I can get good advice from on this matter so I thought I'd turn to you. I only make $8 per hour at the course but it has MANY perks. (Free golf for 4 anytime in private golf course, I have a great relationship with the mechanic so that could come in handy if I have any breakdowns, free food, and 50% off all Nike gear in the clubhouse just to name a few). I would have a steady paycheck coming in of like 600 every 2 weeks from the course which would allow me to put all money earned from business back into the business. I'm torn down the middle on what to do. I have to tell them in a week if ill be back or not. They know I've started a business and said not to come back if it will interfere but if I can handle both they'd welcome me back. If I commit to going back ill finish the year out because I don't want to burn that bridge so I gotta make my mind up fast. I am fortunate to know the Editor of Tee Times Magazine and I have placed an ad in the mag for the whole year starting March edition so I expect growth in my business from all the advertising I've done and just from other randoms ill pick up mid year. I've lived off 8 bucks an hour for a while now and with my wife's income we get by just fine. But basically by the 2nd week of March I need to be bringing in my share again. 600 every 2 weeks isn't that much but I'd need more customers than I have now to make it work. Do you think it's possible to have a successful business and juggle a 40 hr a week job? I am willing to take the risk, I have no doubt I have the work ethic and passion to succeed. I just don't know if I should get a year under my belt first before going all in.