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NAICS: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: Lighting manufacturer
Taking the opportunity during a time when the industry was going through a shake-up. The initial goal was to generate sufficient revenue to start another business.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 15:37:43

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: mex wanna be fast food
This one is tuff , But initially, I didn’t wanna open a restaurant matter of fact I wanted to become an engineer, but I had to do what was best for my family. I always wanted to have something that can make me an income while still having enough time for my family and personal life because I can hire and train management to the best of my ability, so in the long I can minimize the amount of time I spend on my business and help my team by developing certain skills that will help in the long run. And after sitting down and seeing the numbers and breaking down everything surely helped in the decision.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 10:22:51

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Washing and drying clothes
When I was a little boy my father would take me to his job when he worked at a cleaners and I seen him use all these machines that were professional and different that you use at home to wash your clothes. These professional machines where incredible and fast because they would wash your clothes fast and gentle, and my father had these different chemical solutions that would unstained clothes and make them look new, like if someone just bought them from a store. I wanted to get into this type of business because my father wanted to make his own business and be his own owner, so he showed me all the ways of how to wash different colored clothes with special detergent and how to dry clothes in special machines. So basically it became a family based cleaner business because my mother and brother also started working with us and eventually it came to life. Our initial goal was to help our community and customers around our location, and be a established family own business, and keep moving forward into bigger projects.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 10:10:24

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Film
That way that I got into this kind of business was purely by accident. I always had passion for filming and one day I looked at the tv and said out loud, “I can do that”. My initial goal was to help people find what kind of videos that they were looking for because videos can be very precious to people. Filming videos helps people in a way that creates and seals great memories for the past to look back on. Money was also a main motivator for me doing this kind of job because it really can be limitless as long as you always put the effort and work ethic to finding people as best as you can anywhere you go.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 07:25:59

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Pet Sitting Business
I decided to get into the pet sitting business because I was an assistant in a bank in Colorado where it is freezing cold and was in a career that was stifling, boring, and I did not like my boss. I fell in love with a man that lives in Southern California where it is warm, so I relocated to live with him. I wanted a career to where I could work with animals because of my great love for them and to do something with purpose and that would satisfy my soul. I now love my boss because it is me. The type of business that I am now in is never boring because the pets that I sit range from dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, tortoises, iguanas, peacocks, chickens, and frogs. I am open to pet sit other types of animals, but I am up front that I do not pet sit snakes and spiders. It is a soul satisfying job because I help people by taking care of their pets and I have a sliding scale for my services to give a break to senior citizens who need their pets to help them feel good about life. I can offer senior citizens a price break because I have so many other customers that are vying for my services and are more than willing to pay full price which is not extravagant. I visit pets during the day when their owners are gone for $15 for seniors and $20 for regular customers. The overnight pet sitting costs $50 for seniors and $75 for regular customers. My initial goal was to only have a positive part-time job working for myself doing pet-sitting, but through word of mouth I find myself working full-time.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-18 02:31:00

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Airsoft manufacturer
To be honest, I never thought I would be into the airsoft industry as I was a former paintballer, starting in high school. When I graduated from college, I tried working in Corporate America, and I did not enjoy the experience in the slightest. Later on, I worked as a paintball sales associate and I loved every moment, and it helped start an aftermarket accessories company in paintball and slowly merged its way into dealing with airsoft products. Although, this was not the goal, as my main goal was to work hard and simply never be broke or in debt. Within time, I started to really fall in love with airsoft, and from there, I moved on to be a sales associate and marketing manager within the company.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-15 19:20:07

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Beauty Salon
Answer: “I got into this business by Chance through a sudden change in my family, one day I was happily married, the next day, I was single and penniless. I thought my life was complete before this lost. I moved my children to California to have a fresh start. A friend helped me by given me a job and a place to live until I get my feet on the ground. I worked part time learning the Art and management of the Service Diverse hair Saloon Business. I chose this employment because I have some experience previously in my home land. On arrival with my family, we settled in our shared accommodation, children at school, my hours, part time. I started training and learn as quickly as I can, to increase my pay, also to start my own business in the future. During my tenure, I spoke with other workers, after we settled in our shared accommodation. The children at school, my hours’ Pay. I started training and learn as quickly as I could, to increase my hourly Pay. I need to start saving some money towards starting my own business soon. During my tenure, I spoke with other workers, about my plan to own my own business, they supported the idea. In (2018) a customer informed me a saloon space is available for rent. I applied and it was rented to me with recommendation. The lease was for two years a with all fixtures included.I was lucky to be given this opportunity to start a new life.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-06 21:56:39

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

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