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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: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
I decided to get into this business after working in "Corporate America"for years. I simply lost the passion for this way of making a living. I then decided to turn this hobby into a business. This talent that I have is a highly requested service within the entertainment industry." A picture is needed for everything and it is also worth a thousand word's". My initial goal was "To be the best that I can be" I figured that If I give 100% of self, and 100% passion then other people would see it. I decided that I was going to make a living doing what I love.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 23:37:13

NAICS: 236 Construction of Buildings
Description: Greedy Family LLC
 On July 4th 2010 my father passed away shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. After my father’s passing I was left to pick up where he left off. This did not come easy for me with any experience or schooling, but was determined to continue the legacy my father had built for my family. My goal now is to continue my father’s vision, to educate my children so that one day they can run the business that there grandfather had built for them. I still have so much to learn in continuing success but am prepared to take on the challenge.   
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 23:06:29

NAICS: 531 Real Estate
Description: Realestate agent
"I decided to get into this type of business because you make good money and was an growing marketing opportunity for me and was something that I was interesting in doing. My initial goal in the business I choose was for many reasons but mostly because im great with people and a very people person, also I like to work with other and help people out and there was a lot of fraud going on doing the time I decided to start real-estate even I was a victim to that circumstance".
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 22:40:27

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Subway Restaurant
       I have always wanted to own a business growing up and I was supposed to take over my parents' restaurant business in China but I didn't want to move there.  I believe that I had a better opportunity over here and Subway just seems to be the right choice at the time.  I was skeptical at first but their seminar and training programs convinced me that my decision was a good one.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 01:39:35

NAICS: 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Description: Selling flowers and arrangements
One reason that we decided to get into the flower wholesale business was because major wholesale business were closing and this was our oppourtunity to bring out our wholesale flower business.The economy caused so many flower business to close in the area of Chino that it made me realize who was gonna provide flowers by wholesale and arrangements. We took the risk and our intial goal was just to get it started and later start earning in the ten thousands.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 14:39:11

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: American Food Restaurant
I already had experience in the restaurant business. Also, I enjoy working with the public, working with food, and I love to eat. When I first came to this country, the first job I had while going to school was working at Denny's as a cook and eventually a manager. I really enjoyed cooking. So when I had a chance to open a business, I decided to open my own restaurant. I firsst opened a small fast-food persian restaurant in the food court of Del Amo Mall. That was going well and I enjoyed the business and decided to open my first full service restauarant a couple years later. However, I soon realized it is much harder to run a full serice restaurant than a fast-food restaurant. My initial goal was just to increase the gross sales of the business, by increasing the traffic, giving great service, and great food. My second goal was to do well enough to open a second location.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 23:59:09

NAICS: 323 Printing and Related Support Activities
Description: Exhibit and graphic display
I started by working at Cannon and I would travel around the west reagion of the United States and all of Canada. I would sell basic printing equipment to companies who sold display. Since I travel all over clients would ask me about other clients who I also sold to that printed projects; maybe at a lower cost or more efficiently becuase they all specialized in different things. I started giving information and before I knew it instead of being the yellow pages I was an agent for these firms. I was making money by helping them outsource diffent job from clients I meet working for Cannon. I thought of this as a hobbie but business took off and I had to open the doors to my business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 23:51:39

NAICS: 484 Truck Transportation
Description: Owner operator commercial truck driver
I got started in this business because of the money that I was told that was possible to earn from becoming an owner operator. I also enjoy the freedom that you get by being your own boss, working the hours that you want and not having to report to anyone, not having to clock in or out and have to deal with other superior over you. My initial goal was and is to duplicate and expand my business/company as in getting more trucks and having more drivers work for me.  
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 23:23:58

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: Painting apartments to be re-rented.
At first I only started this business as a side business but it blossomed into a pull time business. My initial goal was just to have extra money for a rainy day. A lot of customers started to call back and to see their satisfaction of the appartment being done make everything worth while. Also the money was good.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 23:11:32

NAICS: 454 Nonstore Retailers
Description: Catalog sale service
My initial goal was to enter a business that was customer oriented. I decided to get into this business because it revolves around the customers service, needs, and likes.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 23:03:53

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