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1,263 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: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: GETAWAY
The decision to get into business has to do with lack of opportunity and closed doors for people with a prior offense preventing the opportunity to get into any regular employment. My grandmother was a barber at the time of my release giving me the idea of going to school to become a licensed barber to provide myself with work. I later in life had two sons giving me the goal to leave them a source of income while they age. The goal initially started to provide myself with a livable income evolving into running my own business with the desire now to expand into multiple barber shops, and this journey has been a constant learning process with much trial and error.
Date Submitted: 2019-05-03 16:30:03

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Single/Multi family residential architect
Passion, pure passion. I love architecture since elemantry school. Went through 5 years of undergraduate architecture program I felt I have invested so much to quit. I also enjoy the jobs. Seeing ideas in my mind transform into real buildings is fulfilling. Most of people spend 80% of their time indoor, architecture shape their way of life. Also architecture is more than just about making buildings, it provides safe accommodation, it provides convenience and it provides comfort and delight to occupants. So Im inspired by that. And the incomes is decent.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 23:52:17

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Esthetician
I decided to get into this particular business because it has always been a passion of mine. When I was little, one thing my mom and I used to do was put facial cream on our faces and lay there just relaxing until we fell asleep. Skin care was always something that stood out to me to try making a difference in people's lives, as a teenager I had really bad acne and part of it was the lack of care I put into my skin, but another part was sports. Practicing so much in high school ends up giving you a lot of acne if you don't give it the right care, and that's a pretty good fraction of my clientele, teens with acne or exercise related blemishes. Another thing that pushed me to get to where I am and start this business was, my sister ran into some money and decided to buy her own building where she learned and went to school to be an esthetician on the side. Being the sweetheart she is, she hired me as her secretary when I was only about fifteen or sixteen. After that, I really got to see for myself what they do, and how they do it, and I fell in love with it. Not only just for the treating acne, but for skin care in general. It's a relaxing procedure that will leave you more confident and more relaxed, which was something I wanted to bring to the table. My initial goal was to go to school, graduate, leave my sister's spa after two years, and then buy my own building like she did so I'd be setting my business to expand, but I realized that my clientele followed me, and expanding would have made me making less than I already was. That's something I didn't mention earlier, if your business, even as small as it is, is working then don't be in such a rush to expand. Expand when you're ready and can afford it and then some.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 23:33:40

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: tshirt designing
Since grade school, my interest has always been mostly Arts. Back then I did not know that I would be into the type of business that I am in now. It was not until I attended courses in college that I realized that I had to figure out what to do with graphic design. I soon understood that I needed to major in business and minor in graphic design. Once I had figured this piece, I started investing in myself. Investing in myself finally gave me a chance to really put my ideas into perspective and want to start my business right away. My initial goal to start was to get 1 major client. I knew if I could get one client then more would follow and see that my business is worth taking a chance on.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 23:20:49

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Artisan cupcakes in a variety of flavors are featured at this pet
The reason I got into this business is since I can remember I loved to bake cakes and cupcakes for my family and friends. It slowly turned into a business from home. Once I decided this is what I wanted to do, I went to Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts as a Pastry Chef. After that, I was working at different restaurants and bakeries and my at home business was blooming so I decided to open my own business but I did not have the income to do it on my own. Someone that has always been my number one fan and best supporter has been my mom Melinda. With her help we came up with the idea and a plan. Soon we opened our own business in Ontario and we became one of the Inland Empire’s first cupcake bakeries. Our business has been growing since we opened and we have won many awards which we are proud of.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 23:08:04

NAICS: 484 Truck Transportation
Description: Trucking Transport Company
I got into this business because trucking has been in my family for a while, my father did it, and my uncles down in Mexico and when they moved to the states they expanded their business. mostly everyone in the family has their own trucking company, and I being the youngest learned from everyone else. My initial goal has always been to start my own company and have my own costumers and so far I have succeeded in that.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 22:25:42

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Restaurant
I always went to restaurants similar to mine and I noticed the people it would attract and I would go to other franchises like mine and was amazed by how full it would be every time I'd be there. The initial story of this franchise I loved and admired and I decided to invest. Me and mother decided to get into the business together and it has been a great experience and I enjoy the decision we made. My initial goal was to be successful with my first restaurant and later expand the brand either with the same franchise or start up my own. I have been looking to open a second restaurant in Northern California, but still need time to see how it could be managed since it is far from my home.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 21:42:04

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: residential roofing
I decided to get into this business because it was my dads business originally. So i grew up in the business and by the time i was a teen everything was second nature to me. When i first started looking for a job i didn't want to do this, i tried out a couple of other jobs but nothing i really enjoyed. I decided i liked the more hands on type of job like construction. I really enjoyed being able to work hard and see my results as soon as i finished. Plus getting compliments on what i do which made me really love the job. My main goal when i initially started was to provide for my family. Having kids at a young age fueled my fire to have to provide for them and continue providing for them for the rest of there lives.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 21:21:19

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: personal tax preparation
Well, I would help family and friends with their taxes and they would tell me that I should help their friends and Coworkers. They would all have problems, so that is when I found that it was a common problem and that I could start my business and help people with things that they had trouble with and also provide information. That is when I became certified and bonded and went through with the business.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 15:43:25

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Self employed Hairdresser
When I was a teenager in high school, that I wanted to become a hairdresser. I wanted to make women and men feel confident about themselves. I didn’t started becoming a hairdresser, because I ended up having my family. So right after high school I ended having a couple other jobs before I become a hairstylist. One of those was a waitress then was a bartender for while until I wanted to become a hairdresser. By the time I had my family around ‘93-‘94 that is was time to learn about becoming a hairdresser. Even though it took 20 plus years to get where I am at right now all it took was perseveres and waiting for the right time begin my career.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 15:01:11

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