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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: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Hair salon
I decided to get in this type of business because when I was in high school I got really bad haircut and I lost all my confidence in myself. I never really thought a bad haircut could really just change the way I looked at myself. So I decided to go to cosmetology school. I wanted to help people feel good about themselves. I wanted people to leave my salon more confident about themselves. I knew if I can have my clients leave happy every time they come and more confident , then I’m doing a great job. My initial goal was to do something I loved doing. I wanted to make a living by doing something that didn’t feel like I was going to work everyday. Being a hairstylist never feels like work to me because I love to do it.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 17:25:12

NAICS: 115 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
Description: Imports, grows, and sells air plants
My business started as a hobby, mostly me obtaining a large collection of air plants and learning all about how to maintain their health. I was able to find a way to financially support this hobby by finding a demand for this product by others around the world. I found that there weren’t too many sellers of similar products yet and I saw that as an opportunity to become one. My initial goal was to not only enjoy the job I was working at but to have a passion for it. And also to allow my schedule some more freedom so I would be able to finish school faster than with working my full time job at the time in Orange County and driving back and forth to school in Pomona. I felt my product could sell and make profit if I offered it at lower costs than the competition and with variety bundles available to my customers.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 14:40:02

NAICS: 551 Management of Companies and Enterprises
Description: Film/Movie Production
I got into the film business because I use to own a record company that was contracted with Warner Brothers. Prior to buying the business I had an employee that was in the film business. He then proposed a business offer to me, asking if I was interested in investing money to fund a film. To me it was a business decision that was a gamble but made sense. As an entrepreneur it is always a gamble investing money, but always has the chance of a high output for a big profit margin. The first film was Dysfunctional Friends, which released in 2012. After realizing how profitable the industry was, I decided to buy my own production company. After that it was just a snowball effect allowing me to produce films and make my company extremely profitable.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 13:58:17

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: quaint italian restaurant
I decided to venture into the restaurant business because of my love of food and talking to people. I have learned to listen intently to comments made by people in my other businesses in putting out either better products or foods. Hearing reviews, suggestions and occasional grips that they might have and have found it very helpful.I chose to open this type of business so that my family could be involved in it. I wanted them all to get firsthand knowledge and learn about the various aspects of owning and operating your own business, from the janitorial duties to the management positions, it is necessary to learn how it all works together. I want to offer great foods to my customers at a reasonable cost.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 13:53:13

NAICS: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: controller, display of electric bicycle
I built this company when I was still young. I didn't have many great ideas before setting up my company, such as making a product that changed the world. The initial reason for building the company was ignorance and poverty, and hope to make money to improve family's living conditions. I didn't know how complicated it is to run a company. I believed that my business would be succeed as long as my hard work. But in fact, it's not. Initially, I thought that business would be successful with core competitiveness. For example, a good idea or a solution of technology problem. I found the technical, marketing plan, design, develop new products, manufacturing are all the necessary conditions. Business with these conditions will not necessarily succeed,but it will definitely fail without any of the conditions.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 00:11:55

NAICS: 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Description: American Manufactured Safes and Vaults
I decided to go into business even though I had no idea what I wanted to do. I took some ideas of mine and thought maybe I should put those ideas to use in a business. The only goal I really had in mind was to be successful at something before my time was up. Lucky for me, after only a couple years I was able to take off from working at home to having my own building where production could take place for my product. I still didn’t have any other goals in mind at the time, but my hope to be successful was all the drive I needed to push my business forward. The business seemed to be going in a certain direction and I just followed it along with the best of my ability.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-23 16:13:07

NAICS: 444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Description: bathroom sanitary wares toilet basin
I worked in this business for several years, I know the market and products. And know others are doing fine and not more competitor in this city. My initial goal is thru my hardworking and profession to serve the customers and set up my own business
Date Submitted: 2018-10-22 22:26:02

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Limited Service Restaurant
I started in this line of business(food) because I like to go out dining myself, and I feel that I can provide great service, being on the side - knowing how we like to be served. My goal was to make a living, while maintaining a steady schedule where I would have enough time for my family.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-22 22:20:14

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: Installing Kitchens
Ever since I was a child I have been around this type of business because of my family. My father first introduced me to this business and I quickly got the hang of it. I thought about leaving the business when I was in my late teens but everything I tried to do just didn’t fit me. I eventually came back to help my father and grow his business even more. Over time as I grew older I decided to move to the united states. My initial goal was to move to the states and start my very own business there. After I moved and got settled in my new goal was to just make an honest living and I eventually did just that over time.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-22 16:02:53

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Laundry room machine leasing to aprtment complex
Mechanics, this would have been the perfect asset for me, since laundry machines can break down it would have saved me long hours in trying to figure out how to repair them it took an additional year and saved me time because it took an additional year to get my business up due to the inexperience I had. Business Administration, I knew nothing about business and budgets, I was scammed plenty of times due tGrowing up in Venice, there was a lot of poverty, I would see some of my friend’s mother’s travel far to get their clothes washed at the local laundry mats, I thought it would be so convenient if their apartment complex had on site laundry rooms, just like the ones on the other side of town. I then began researching how much laundry equipment was and enrolled myself in repair classes, because I thought I need to get into a business which I understand and know. That was my beginnings, I purchased laundry room equipment from an old man who was retiring, biggest break but also a great hurdle. The old man who had been in the laundry room equipment business for years had a reputation, now here comes a young white boy to take over and as you can imagine I was not welcomed well. I had to learn to understand the apartment owners their background and culture.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-21 14:11:48

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