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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: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: family medical care
before i opened my clinic, i already worked in another clinic,and i get to know the current situation at that time. when i know how the clinic important they need, i decided to open. because at the year i open my clinic, The citizens of the countries to the medical health also do not perfect.If we want to have a healthy body, the medical examination is necessary. and the initial goal for me was to improve myself by opening the clinic and serivce for the patients.also, making money is important for me becasue i have a big family.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 17:24:55

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Quality workboots, accessories and apparel
“I made the decision when I was offered the opportunity to own my own business while working for the corporation. I was involved in the supervision and training of all California’s Locations in Northern and Southern California. My original goal was to get as far with the corporation as my abilities allowed me and build up a retirement for my family and me.”
Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 09:15:45

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Local Fair Services
I decide to get into the business when my father first had taken me to the fair and all i saw was the same food over and over again.  It was then when I decided that one day I would open my own concession stand at the fair with more outrageous food.  My initial goal was to give the customers a hot, delicious product that they would never forget after their visit to the fair.   
Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 02:38:41

NAICS: 922 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
Description: Bails bonds office
After I graduated with a degree in criminal justice it was time to find a job, and by chance I fell into the Bondsmen business. I took a part time job with a bails bonds company and found out that it was a very lucrative business. So after getting the hang of the business I started my own company with one goal in mind. “Too get rich”.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-21 22:38:56

NAICS: 221 Utilities
Description: Electric Company
I had many businesses before with other partners that didn't last long. Before getting into this business, I was a bit apprehensive. It took a long time for my co-partners to convince me to join them. At the end, I did join because there was a lot of potential going into the business. I saw that Power Plant would be built in an area that was being developed into a new community. The need for electricity was there.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-21 16:26:50

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

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