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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: 115 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
Description: Cut flowers, growing and shipping. Domestic/International
I bought it from one of my suppliers, and it was a good opportunity to grow as an entrepreneur.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-13 00:06:20

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Manufacturing of toy components
As a young r/c racer and employee of a hobby shop, it was almost pure nature that I would have to venture out on my own with my passion. I knew I could take what I've learned with my experience as an employee, and turn it into something that can be better and appeal to customers. My initial goal was to do whatever the hobby shop I worked at was, and do it better and make more money. From there, I stayed motivated and passionate and gave it 100%.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 20:06:53

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Massage and holistic remedies
Love working out and staying healthy. Loves doing healthy things for the family
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 16:24:43

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Fast food industry, multiple locations
I grew up in a family restaurant, and I wanted to stay in the food industry.  I believe that the demand for a restaurant is always there.  A person eats in the morning, and they will be hungry again in a few hours.  Unlike retail, if a person buys a shirt or a cell phone, that person won’t be back for awhile for another purchase.  While I was in college, I was looking into low cost successful franchises.  At that time, Subway cost only $40K to $100K to build.  After graduating from college, I worked in an office setting for over 10 years, before deciding to get back into the restaurant business.  When I opened my first store, I knew 1 store would not be enough for a comfortable living.  My initial goal was to have 3 stores.  We opened our 3rd store within 15 months.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 13:10:32

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Auto Body Repair
I grew up with a desire to fix stuff. Bicycles, motorcycles, and cars are what I liked to repair when I was a kid. I was passionate about it and eventually got into the car business. I purchased the business I now own from whom, at the time, was my boss. He was in the retirement age and wanted to get out of the business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 12:49:08

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: candy arrangements for different occasions
she had lost her job of 20 years and had always dremp of having her own business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 11:51:17

NAICS: 112 Animal Production
Description: Dog wash and Pet Supply
       This Business completely came by opportunity. A friend with a similar business in New York City had asked where pet owners living in downtown San Diego took their pets for Supply and Grooming. Then we realized that there was not a Pet store in the downtown area. So thats where we decided to make out move and open our business.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 11:26:18

NAICS: 721 Accommodation
Description: DAY SPA
I FEEL THAT MAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF IS VERY IMPORTANT. WHETHER IT'S GETTING A MASSAGE, A FACIAL OR EVEN EXERCISING. WHATEVER IT TAKES TO UNWIND FROM SUCH A STRESSFUL LIFE. FOR ME, IT WAS GETTING A MASSAGE . I REALLY ENJOYED THE WHOLE SERENE ATMOSPHERE. I STUDIED TO BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST TO HELP OTHERS WHO ALSO NEEDED TO RELAX FROM THEIR STRESSFUL LIVES. I WAS SOON HIRED AS A THERAPIST AT A SPA. IN LESS THAN A YEAR LATER AND WITH SOME MONEY SAVED, I DECIDED TO OPEN UP MY OWN SPA.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 09:07:38

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Cleaning houses and or offices
When I first came to the U.S.A I got a job in a cleaning agency, but I realized I was getting paid a little bit of money compared to all the work and effort I would put into the job. I sat down and wondered what it would take for me to open my own business, have my own customers and take all the profits home. At the beginning I saw it nearly impossible but still decided to try, so I did I got my business license and little by little started to grow bigger.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-12 00:56:17

NAICS: 443 Electronics and Appliance Stores
Description: electronic store
In deciding why I wanted to go into this business I realized that technology has been improving within the last decade, wanting to expand my horizon in electronics I wanted to create my own company.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-11 22:30:33

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