I'm coming up on my 2nd year here at my current job. I'm trying to figure out where i stand, how valueable i am, and the direction I should take. I'll try and make this as brief as possible... Current stats: -23 years old, graduated summa cum laude from DeVry w/a BS in computer information technology -currently at 22/hr w/benefits for a mom & pops company that services and distributes parts for commercial grade vehicles (national contracts for Waste Management and other hug trash companies) -I am the sole IT guy here, i do everything from A-Z... physical wiring for networks, to writing simple SQL reports on our database. -I have it real good here, especially with my boss... he treats me as one of his own. My dillemma: -I don't see how i can further my IT career here. I know a little about alot.. but not alot about a little. -I don't know if working for a big corporate company would be better for me (I'm already very accustomed to the appreciation and recognition I get at my current job) -I just bought a house... and need to step up my income Should I start looking to get more specific in my career? My goal is to eventually have my own consulting firm... I'm real good at figuring out how to make things happen (the big picture), I'm not good at the actual tasks (ie programming) to do so.