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1,253 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: 443 Electronics and Appliance Stores
Description: providing mobile phones, services, and accessories
When I came to America my main goal was to own my own business I wasn't quite sure what exactly I wanted to do. I talked to my sister about opening up our own business, I figured two heads are better than one and there’s no one else i’d rather run a business with than with her. We came up with the idea to open this store together. The store is located very close to where we live, that is the area we wanted it at. The plaza where the store is located this is the only store that provided this kinds of services and products. We knew our neighborhood and we knew who our customers would be and we knew there was a market for what we wanted to do.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 09:27:58

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: art dealer
I decided to go into this business when I went to UC Santa Barbara, in the beginning, I didn't really know what I what direction I wanted to go in: however, I didn't want to restrict myself by going into a specific kind of job that limits me from creating art that I wanted to draw. So frankly, I wanted to draw to create happiness for people on things that make them happy such as animals, landscape, and memories. This took me to the goal I wanted to pursue by creating happiness for people. So the only way is to start up my own business and run it on how I feel like it should be. I am not sure in which direction I will go down the line in the next 5yrs, but it will be something meaningful.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 09:17:58

NAICS: 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Description: Selling Gold
I decide to get into this type of business. “I love it because is my hobby is something that you want to do. I enjoy it. Most people like to buy gold because it’s the most for sale. The gold never lose the worth and your money can be safe if you put it in gold. Your time is important, so it is a good idea to invest it in the business you like. I got into this business to have money, to invest in the gold to enjoy it, to have friends and loyal customers.” There will be customers loyal they will comeback to buy more jewelry.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 08:54:48

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Wine Buesiness
The reason I got into the business world was because I wanted to work for myself. I came from Iran to make money in America for a couple of years. The plan was to save some money for a while while in the states and go back to my country and own a house over there and live there. I worked for my brothers in his business when I got to America, I ended up meeting my wife which made me change all of my plans so I opened my own business. Before I had my wine business, I had a pizzeria business. Now I opened a successful wine business for the past 20 years. I make good money with my business. I had a lot of adversity in my business life where I was unemployed for 3 years looking for a location to move because my lease was not renewed. I moved locations 2 times currently and I do not plan to continue to move. My main goal I would want in life is to own another wine business somewhere else in downtown Los Angeles.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 08:37:26

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Application of lash extensions
I decided to get into the beauty industry because I have always had a passion for art. I love making other women feel and look beautiful which in return it brings me happiness. After graduating, I realized that I had the patience and attention to detail to pursue a career in the lash industry. I always struggled financially and it created that hunger for me to succeed. Being a young mother was also probably one of the biggest influences on my work ethic. My initial goal was that I did not want to work for anyone else, I wanted to be my own boss. Ever since I was 18, I became my own boss where I created my own path, made my own rules and career.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-24 22:29:17

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Vegan Bakery
I was never interested in baking growing up, but always had a sweet tooth, so when I went vegan in 2009, I was forced to satiate my sweet tooth myself. And through baking for myself, I found that baking was something that I was (and am) very passionate about. My goal since starting my baking career was to have my own bakery.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-24 21:24:45

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: High Voltage Electrical Design
I, along with my 2 partners had been in the industry for about 6 years before we decided to quit our jobs and develop our own business. I was a manager and had the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the business. We saw how much opportunity there was and decided we could do it better and make money for ourselves instead of for a big corporation. Our goal is to build generational wealth and in the industry we are in, we have that opportunity if we stay focused on growth and diversification. The company we previously worked for is on their 4th generation of family owners and is worth billions. We would like to follow in those same footsteps for ourselves and for our families.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-24 14:59:27

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Specialize in mens' grooming
I decided to get into this business because I wanted to be more self-reliant and more independent. I wanted something I can own, not something shared or have to say it is ours, I wanted to be able to have something of my own. Being able to be on my own and have something I can call my own, was something I wanted to go for and decided to make it a reality. This was also a way of expressing myself in my own way to others. I wanted to say this is what I wanted to do and show to others. Another big thing was being financially independent and rely on myself for a cash income, not rely on my husband being the only cash flow we have.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-23 19:51:50

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Tree services
I decided to get into this business because I really do like trees, I wanted to help the environment and because I already had prior knowledge to this. I like trees and I like the vibe they bring. Whats a house without trees it is pretty much nothing. The trees are what gives life to the house if they are obviously right for the spot where it is at and if they are maintained properly. Trees are really helpful for the environment, they give us life. Trees help out the environment in many ways as in shooting out oxygen and bringing more life with them. They help us with many things and supply us with a lot too. I also worked in this ever since I came from Mexico when I was 16. I have done everything and I know many things due to experience and that is why I chose to do this. My initial goal for this business was to support my family and provide them with something better. I did not want them to suffer like how I did.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-19 15:16:24

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Full Body Waxing and Skin Care.
I have always hated school, so I knew college was not something for me. I loved facials and waxing. When I applied at a waxing salon called Pretty Kitty in Chino Hills, I fell in love with it. It was easy, fun, and something new for me. I then decided to get my esthetician license. After getting my license, I learned even more about waxing and skin care. After 4 years of working there, I saw how easy it was to wax, manage a business and make money. I wanted to have my own business. I hated following schedules, getting told what to do, and having a boss. Being my own boss would make me happier. My initial goal was to have a waxing salon. When the opportunity came, I rented a place out and I never thought I would be this successful. Thankfully my business has been blooming since 2016.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-19 17:47:50

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