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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: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Skate, Surf Snow board shop
I decided to get into this business because it was directly related to the activities that I am passionate about. I didn't have any goal. I just wanted to be able to make a living. And if I can make a living making flip flops than it fit perfectly into my lifestyle.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 21:11:36

NAICS: 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Description: Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
I got into this type of business because my father was a resident doctor at Queen of Angels hospital 30 years ago and he still is.  He started his business in the health care industry creating a skilled nursing facility as well as expanding his expertise in the home health care and hospice care business.  From an early age, I did rounds with my father at the hospital and ever since then, taking care of the disabled and elderly has been my passion.  With a solid network already established, my initial goal was to expand our territory to other counties and provide our quality care to other elderly and the convalescent.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 20:14:22

NAICS: 213 Support Activities for Mining
Description: Eye Care & Examinations
I decided to get into this type of business because I wanted to make my own money. I no longer wanted to work for someone else. I wanted my name to stand for something great and I wanted to see a change. Also, i wanted to make a difference. Not only in the community but in the city as well. My inital goal in my business is to ensure that our children's will provide them with confidence to see into the future. Because we provide eyewear for our children, we are providing hope for the future.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 18:41:24

NAICS: 221 Utilities
Description: cleaning business
Worked for a cleaning buisness,worked hard but didn't make enough money.Was not able to live well with the income. Have my own buisness, and see if i  could make it on my own.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 18:18:01

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Job shop that does precision machining & engineering
I always had an interest in machines and engineering and while attending high school and college I worked part-time at a machine shop. After working there for seven years the owner of the shop at the time made a decision to sell the shop. Saving money over the years from work, I made the decision to buy the shop after seeing the opportunity to make big money. So i always had an interest and when the opportunity came i was prepared. My initial goal was to simply run a successful enterprise and i can remember wen i was in my early twenties i convinced myself that i'd earn $50 million dollars by the time i'd reach 50". I knew the only way this was possible was through ownership.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 18:15:45

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: specialty cake shop
I'm a fourth generation baker I guess you can say I was born to do it. My family has always had bakeries but they mainly focused on the cookies and the pastry part of it. They're great to eat but I was always interested in the specialty cake part of it. My initial goal was to last a year and we've made it three. I cant imagine doing anything else.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 12:52:25

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Taiwanese Restaurant
The first restaurant is a small business founded in the City of Arcadia. Originally, the restaurant was run by my older sister. In the very beginning, my older sister owned the property herself, and other family members such as: my younger brother, my parents, and I were hired. After a good reputation was established in the City of Arcadia, I decided to open another franchise in the City of Rowland Heights. The second store is owned by me, my younger brother, and my parents, who are my career partners. Since my older sister owns this restaurant property, I only paid a little fee to my older sister to become a franchise. My initial goal is to make delicious products and have my own store in order to earn more money, even though this restaurant’s image and brand are already established, and customers are always more comfortable purchasing items from a familiar name or company they trust. Since I have prior work experience, I have also discovered a new market area, the City of Rowland Heights, where there are a lot of Chinese but only a few Taiwanese restaurants. Thus, I launched new firms to become a franchise to meet these needs. My restaurant has products almost like the one in Arcadia, but our prices are a little higher, and we have a few products that the one in Arcadia does not have.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 12:32:25

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: Air Conditioning and Heating
I went to Mt. SAC for AC/Refrigeration because a friend told me that no matter how much the economy fluctuates there will always be a need to air, heat, and refrigeration. My initial goal was to just get a job, the option of having my own business came about due to the amount of side jobs I was doing just trying to supplement my income for my family. After 12 years of side jobs I had so many clients/ customers that I was able to open my business full time and quit the company I was working with.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 12:30:46

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Commercial Cleaning Services
I never decided to do it, it just kind of happened to me. I was working at a company, supervising a cleaning crew and the people that I was managing told the owner some things about me. For liability reasons he could no longer employ me, but are relationship was so good that he helped me start a cleaning business of my own. He paid for my license, insurance, and ID to get started. And then he became my first client. He was a great mentor, backer and friend.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 10:28:51

NAICS: 442 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Description: Window Covering Manufacturing and Installation
My main goal was to become independent. Before starting my business, I was a car salesman. I enjoyed working with customers, and I felt very capable of selling the "product," in that case the cars. I was paid by commission, and the bad economy affected our sales. When the business I was in was no longer doing good, I decided to start working for another company selling window coverings. In the car sales business it was very easy and comfortable to just stand and "look pretty" waiting for the customers to come. In this new business I had to go out and look for the customer. It was more difficult but it was definitely more gratifying. After learning the business, I decided to become independent and start my own company.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 05:01:55

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