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1,308 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: 621 Ambulatory Health Care Services
Description: CHAP accredited Certified Homehealth Agency
I had young children and wanted to create my own work hours while generating income. My initial goal was to work from home and stick to basic caregiving where I would go and take care of ill elders for the time they needed help. But then I grew popular and as the demand for my services grew, my personal space become too open to the public
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 19:14:43

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Star Certified Emissions Testing Station.
I decided that I wanted to own my own vehicle emissions testing business because I was already a smog technician that was working for others. Being a smog technician and working for others guaranteed me a stable income. The regulations for cleaner air in California have only become stricter over time. Vehicle emissions testing in California is not going to go away any time soon. I realized that if I was to continue as a smog technician that I would rather work for myself instead of being under the yoke of another. My initial goal was and still is to make money for myself and to build a business from my own fortitude and guidance. To be a successful entrepreneur, a person must sacrifice and invest more of their own time into making it successful versus the person that works for someone else. The ending result though is a sense of pride that you work for yourself.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 04:34:09

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Apparel suppliers to Department stores
3. I got into this business as a mid-life crisis. You know I came to the U.S. went to school and got my degree in economics. I thought that’s what I wanted to do so I worked with taxes. Eventually I got to that point where I didn’t want to do tax work anymore so I stopped. I had my mid-life crisis and I got approached by a former business partner and we went into business together. He was the one that got me into it. He had already been looking into it and I just joined because I saw an opportunity to do something else and now over 20 years 9later here I am still doing it. I work with my wife now and I am much happier now than I was doing C.P.A work.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 00:48:35

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Manufacturer of luxury golf bags, purses, backpacks, and luggage
I decided to get into this business because I had the experience in the industry. I had 15 years of experience so I saw a unique opportunity and started. I think what helped was the fact that my parents are business owners also so I wanted to start my business as well. My initial goal was to diversify outside of manufacturing. I liked the idea to go into the sports industry and provide quality bags for golf players because I enjoy golf myself. I also wanted to create a brand that will deliver quality handbags for women. I want to eventually compete with Michael Kors. I want our brand to be known for our customer service and top quality. I know we will get there with time.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-16 20:51:58

NAICS: 517 Telecommunications
Description: Multi-Media promoters and photography
James had just sold off most of his last business and was in transition looking for another venture to invest into when he was pitched by a friend of a friend that know he was very personable and business savvy and pitched him the idea. His partners initial goal was to help promote small businesses through social media.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-16 14:12:04

NAICS: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: Lighting
I originally wanted to go into the computer programming field. As I gained experience, I changed my major to production and Management. I wanted to be involved in manufacturing since it was a big industry at the time. I kept computer programming as a minor which came in handy as companies began implementing computerized systems in production.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-12 20:53:34

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Roy's 76
Answer: Like most entrepreneurs they did not plan this path out. They were working for a tire business within 76 Inc but decided corp. life was not for them. An opportunity came up and they took it and now have own their gas station, their gasoline contract supplier is 76. The owner built on from their past relationship with the company so it might benefit both parties. 76 is has been used as the only gasoline supplier for decades and the owner's station is displayed as a respected company 76. Overall the owner did not have any initial goal by to make a career out of whatever came his way. The owner also points out that you must enjoy the business you are in to be able to succeed. 4.In hindsight, if you could go back in time and study any three topics just before you got into your business, what would they be? Please explain why each of these would be helpful to you
Date Submitted: 2019-03-12 19:43:25

NAICS: 112 Animal Production
Description: Horse boarding, Training, Pony Rides and Lessons
We decided to get in this type of business because we love horses, and needed a job to do but not one where you sit behind the desk all day. We wanted to do something with horses whether that be; there working with the horses everyday or working with clients and teaching them how to do certain things with the horse or even showing them. Another reason we got into this business is because its a passion and no I don’t mean a hobby, it is a passion something you want to always go and do. We have the passion because it's never boring and it stays interesting everytime and you don't know what is gonna happen always but that's how it became a passion. Our initial goal is to make the business successful, and improve the business by making it better and build it. We wanted a business where you don’t start from starch and have a business that was already up and going and build on it from there.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-26 00:16:21

NAICS: 444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Description: Landscaping Services and Construction
It’s funny. I had no plan into getting involved with this industry I actually hated this type of work. It all started with my dad doing gardening and him inviting me over to work I then grow love and passion to what I do today. My initial goal was to become a registered nurse. It really took me work and a lot of punishing to get me to attain passion to this industry. So my intentions were nowhere being involved with remodeling homes etc. it just grew with time and as I mentioned it wasn't the best times when I had to demenstrtate work skills because I lacked them all but my dad figured a way to deal with me patiently and later on see all my talents I had hidden which he found.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-26 00:00:11

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Pizza sport restaurant
3. Well I actually I used to own a small coffee shop and next door to me and a tiny little pizza place called Pizza Co and a good friend of mine reached out to me and I closed my little coffee shop business and and built a bigger place for our pizza company and I never knew it was going to do so good in business but people in hacienda heights love our pizza. My initial goal was to build a local place where people all over the city can come and enjoy a nice slice of pizza and the kids can be distracted in the arcade while the parents drank beer and watched sports. I just wanted to create unity towards our community and I think I have really succeeded in that and I’m beyond proud and grateful of everything we have accomplished.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 23:47:50

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