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1,278 entrepreneurs were asked: "How did you decide to get into this type of business, and what was your initial goal?" These were their responses, which can help us to try to figure out what type of business we might like to start. Please scroll below:

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NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Major Appliance Repair
I started this business because it was a great opportunity given the demand. You are able to work year round no matter the weather. There is easy accessibility to see what's on the market and to meet that demand. The demand is constant since there is always a repair needed over time for an appliance and since it is something that I'm good at and like to do. There's plenty of opportunities and profit to make along side of helping others.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 12:18:51

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Bagel Shop
Food and beverage has always been my passion. I got experience in the industry through some experience in college as a hospitality major. This introduction of the industry motivated me to continue on with this line of work. It was not the sector of work I necessarily went into right away as a graduate. I did real estate to be able to financially support myself and my family during the beginning of the takeover process. It wasn’t until YEARS until I found the right person to make a deal with, the right age, and the right location with better financial support.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 07:40:36

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Renting party and banquet equipment
This job was always something that I liked to follow and watched closely. When I was young and I’d go to parties I loved seeing how people can transform ordinary places into a stunning scenery. I saw the potential, and I knew this was something that every party host would be willing to pay to have. I want my clients to remember their events for the good, for how beautiful it was. I want them to remember the event by what theme the venue had going and what I did to bring it out. At first, I didn’t focus on how competitive [the industry] was. I put my effort into learning. My goal initially was not to come up with something new, but just to take the things I saw to another level, whether that was to make it more visually appealing or cheaper to make.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 06:53:16

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Grocery Items and Meat Market
I decided to get into this type of business because when I was younger my family had their own meat market which allowed me to work in the environment at a young age. I really saw how hard my parents worked to keep the business running since they were working almost everyday and stayed late nights in the shop to prepare for the next day. Their motivation quickly spread to me because I first hand experienced our down falls, but also got to experience our successes. My parents ended up handing down the business to me and my main goal was to keep the legacy going at a successful rate. I wanted the meat market to be even more well known and adapt to as many possible trends as it could so that it can gain popularity. I was so appreciative of what my parents built for our family and want to keep it alive for as long as possible because it is where I grew up and was given an opportunity in life. Even today I still have the same goal and now also focus on changing people's lives by offering them a food service and making sure that many of them can go home with the food necessities that they need.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 06:37:51

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: E-commerce clothing boutique
During the very first lockdowns of the pandemic in 2020 it gave me and many others lots of time to think about what I truly wanted to pursue. I have always had a passion for beauty and fashion, but I really wanted to take my knowledge to the next level and share my passion with others. My business actually started with only beauty products because of the high interest in makeup during the pandemic, but as time passed and the lockdowns subsided I added clothing items to my website and it ended up doing well. Clothing is now my main focus and my goal is to grow steadily until I am able to open up a brick and mortar store. My hope is that having an in person store will grow the business in a different way than social media can and then I can potentially open up more than one location.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 06:21:13

NAICS: 452 General Merchandise Stores
Description: A dollar store and the convenience store
How I got into this business is mainly due to the inspiration that my father gave me when he owned a dollar store when I was a kid. He would always tell me he wanted to go back to being a part of something bigger like when he owned the old store, so when I turned 18 I told my father that we should start a business but this time hiring only family to keep the money close in our circle so we can expand our business. We are continuing to diversify our portfolio so we can take advantage of other expanding markets.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 04:58:09

NAICS: 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Description: a dollar and convenience store
“How I got into this business is mainly due to the inspiration that my father gave me when he owned a dollar store when I was a kid. He would always tell me he wanted to go back to being a part of something bigger like when he owned the old store, so when I turned 18 I told my father that we should start a business but this time hiring only family to keep the money close in our circle so we can expand our business. We are continuing to diversify our portfolio so we can take advantage of other expanding markets.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 04:51:08

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: repair cars or you can make your car louder
My initial goal with my business was to survive and to deal with what I have at the moment, when I started my business It was a shot in the dark because with my business I had many slow days and days when there weren’t any customers when I was in Mexico I came to America and was working in a tire shop for 4 years and then I got tired of working for someone so I decided to open up a business but the problem was that I didn’t have any money so I told my father about the idea of opening up and that I didn’t have the money right away, so my father decided to give me nine grand to use that towards my own shop and wasn’t ex0pecting it to be quick and earning money.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 03:25:44

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: plumbing and construction
Well, when I decided to go into this business, the first thing that stood out to me, was the lack of integrity in my particular field. There are a lot of untrustworthy workers out there, and I wanted to provide a service that my customers could rely on. I wanted to create a worry free, easy going, service in a field that was the complete opposite of that. This company was built from scratch by my father who taught me the importance of valuing your work. He believed that prideful work will always beat fast paced service. And I believe this to this very day. Avoid cutting corners and do the job right the first time. That’s how you run a successful business. No problems, only solutions.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 02:42:35

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Party rentals
My family was the main reason why I started this business. I wanted to help them with the house expenses. They motivated me and initially started helping me out with my business. I usually have my parents and siblings helping me set up for all my party rentals. Having my friends and family supporting my business was what motivated me to keep pushing forward. My first initial goal was to pursue it as a side hustle but once I saw that I was making profit, I started investing more into my business. I started purchasing more party supplies such as ceiling drapes, chandeliers, tables, chairs, and much more. I’m still in the process of growing my business, and there’s still a lot to learn about running a small business.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 02:15:38

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