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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: 333 Machinery Manufacturing
Description: Air dots for Air conditioning
 It all started when i was working in a company that did sort of the samething that my company does now. I started working there making the air dots for the air conditioning and i  got pretty good at it and it got me to the idea to start my own business. I was like why not start a business of my own i had learned everything of the business where i was working on i learned how to make the product so thats when i decided to make a business making the same product but making it better.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 22:58:09

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Restaurant
Because it’s a family business, my mom and dad needed to open another business.  They were very fortunate to be successful with their first restaurant and so... my mom is a go getter, she’s like, “oh well it’s only money”.  It was initially a tax write off but turned into the next generation’s family business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 22:55:32

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Vintage Clothing Online Shop
I decided to begin my business when I started finding a lot of gorgeous vintage clothes that were not my size but I did not want to part with it. I thought it would be good to start a small shop but did not know where to start. I searched online for other vintage shops and found etsy.com. My initial goal was to sell part time and for fun. It has grown as I now have more business knowledge, loyal customers and an expanding inventory.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 22:45:36

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Website, clothing company
My goal the whole time was to get rich.  It sounds bad but it’s the truth, I have always wanted to be rich and have always thought that I had the means to do it, so the business is my way of putting my money where my mouth was all my life.  In the short term, the goal of the site is to gain enough of a following to expand a recognizable brand, and subsequently launch a semi-associated clothing brand.   As with any business, the long-term goal is to have the venture at a point where operations are running themselves and I can be the necessary amount of invested in my new project. I chose to start with an Internet site primarily because of the low overhead and mass audience.  As soon as the site went public, we were global!  Visuals and graphics are also my strong suit, and websites put heavy emphasis on this aspect.  Also, the theme of our website is very edgy and thus appeals to a specific market, and this market is by-and-large the heaviest users of the Internet.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 22:28:41

NAICS: 313 Textile Mills
Description: Textile Services
        The person I interviewed decided to get into the business after working in the company as a manager for 25 years. His knowledge of the company and service helped to ease him into buying the business from the owner. It was also pleasing to him because he felt that he was learning something new daily. His initial goal was to make more money than his salary as a manager and to have a legacy that he could pass down to his family.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 22:19:52

NAICS: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: Work boots
The main reason was supplemental income. As the years went by I learned that this company takes very good care of it's employees and it's customers. The customer of the company is the best in the nation and I am proud to be a part of it.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 21:54:22

NAICS: 325 Chemical Manufacturing
Description: Recycle paint facility
I started this business because I thought it had a long term growth, potential and it was a niche market. I was in warehousing business before, and it was pretty common and many people were in it. However, we handled hazardous materials in the warehouse and it was relatively niche in warehousing business, so it answers that it is important to find a business in the niche market. My initial goal was just build a business up. As a matter of fact, this business came from my partner's idea. He got this idea because he was working for another company, which is our competitor. There were two recycle paint companies in california at that time. When he left other company, we started this company together. Now there are still only three recycle paint companies in california including us.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 21:41:17

NAICS: 488 Support Activities for Transportation
Description: pressure washing company
My initial goal was to go back into business for myself and have recently done that. I decided to go into this type of business as an extra form of income.  I also chose this type of business because I was already familiar with using a pressure washer from the time when I had my trucking business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 21:01:42

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: commercial/resident tile innovations
As I was growing up, my uncle gave me the opportunity to work in his company as an apprentice.  My initial goal was to have as much money as I can and have fun at the same time. The fact that I was doing what I love and getting payed for it at the same time, gave me that extra push for that good quality work that supplies me with more and more business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 21:00:11

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Fix's shoes and hand bags
My third question is how did you decide out of all the other jobs to get into this type of business, and what was your initial goal in the end?  Well I’ve had much experience in my business before I went into it.  I got into this business because it seemed like good money.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 20:35:55

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