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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: 444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Description: Hardware store
I like to work with the public. Who is the public? the public are my costumer,friends,vendors  and intentions and goals for my business is to grow more.What i mean by grow more is more satisfied  costumers and grow more as in open more stores and ditribute more.Also that my business can be successful in the long run.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 14:40:02

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Convenience Store
This business has always  been on my mind.  i have worked here since i was a kid when my dad owned it and now it my turn. I have to say i have reached my goal.  i was never in it for the money.  i was raised here its who i am.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 13:26:45

NAICS: 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Description: Elderly Care
I originally got into this business after my mom had a massive strok. I moved in with my mom and dad and took care of both of them for twelve years until they passed away. As the years passed I began wondering how I wuold survive finacially one day. So I told my parents that I would turn their home into a facility and I would still be able to care for them and start a career at the same time. I realized I had been trianed for this the last twelve years. My mom passed away in 2006, but my dad came to be my first resident before passing away a few months after my facility opened.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 12:48:32

NAICS: 524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Description: financial advisor
My dad had an insurance policy with them and thats how i found out the business. i want to be able to help poeple and save them money and so i could make some money.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 12:39:08

NAICS: 531 Real Estate
Description: assisting in selling/buying residential & commercial properties.
I have passion for Real Estate as I grow up; I was just trying to fulfill my dream. My initial goal was to be a millionaire.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 12:02:04

NAICS: 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Description: Awnings and patios, shade structures.
The reason I entered this business, is because I was challenged to with making my store having more visibility at a retail store making furniture for high end casinos, and homes, like a luxury, and I realized how important it was capturing the customers attention. I took it very personnel and spent a lot of money on signs and realized that overall the awnings had 90% more visibility that any other signs, but were higher priced because it to was like having an awnings was a luxury, and I felt in my heart that all store fronts would greatly profit by there customers not having to guess where the customers were not having to guess where there locations were.  My initial goal was to sell awnings to all store fronts in all of California, and to factories in different main cities, and to be accessible. It was in my eyes a way of making a good profit and expanding fast and successfully.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 11:00:20

NAICS: 326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Description: Faimliy, Production, Respect, Honest, Prepartion
Well i got into this bussiness because I used to work for one the biggest company's that distruibuted plastic as well and they now are biggest competior. I didn't plan it that way but that's the way things happen. My intinal goal was just to make money and fast. But we all know that making money fast is everyone's goal in life. I wanted just have some support for my wife and kid, I was a father and a husband at a very young age and i knew working a plant would not cut it. but after getting everything started I noticed I need to watch every thing build and become bigger and bigger. I wanted to make a name for my self and make my company know around the world to show people that I can be succesful.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 10:53:58

NAICS: 454 Nonstore Retailers
Description: Health and Beauty supplies
I got into this health & beauty supply business to make money of course. I choose to sell health & beauty supplies and most of my customers are females. Because there’s an old saying “it is easy to make money by targeting women and children as your customer”. I worked as a salesperson in a beauty supply store 2 years ago. During that time, I became friends with the owner of that store. He helped me provide the resources that I need. Most important, I also learned a lot of stuff from his entrepreneurial experience.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 10:42:55

NAICS: 518 Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services
Description: Employee Benefits Software Solutions Provider
I was employed by nation's largest third party [benefits] administrator in Los Angeles, California.  After four years, decided there was an opportunity to build a better software "mousetrap."  Sold my home, developed the product. Former employer became the company's third client.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 10:06:00

NAICS: 484 Truck Transportation
Description: Trucking Company
My wife was between jobs and a friend was working in a failing company doing the business we now do - so she decided to start a company. The friend understood the business and needed a job. Judi was a good manager and I was a transportation attorney so we had sufficient knowledge to set up and run the company. Our cousin was a computer whiz who put together the first billing program so we could automate billing and improve cash receipts so he was added as well.Our goal was to give a friend a job and for Judi to run a company. I kept practicing law so we had a cash flow.  Our business plan was based on an awareness that federal deregulation of trucking was coming and that we could create a lean operation using owner-operators (independent contractors) which could quickly expand and contract without significant capital investments. I had exceptional expertise in that part of our industry.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-13 08:38:49

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