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1,294 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: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: Sells flameless candles
I decided to get into this business with one of my associates. Him and I had goals to bring something new to the market that we think the average consumer would enjoy and find interesting. At the time, the product wasn’t invented yet, which gave us the motivation and drive to work to get this new product out to the public. We thought since we had a fresh new idea at hand, we definitely couldn’t sit there and not let this happen. My goals were to own my own company, grow, sell, and eventually make a lot of money in the process. We thought that being innovators in our field, we would benefit from the profits due to the high demand for this new and fresh product.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 00:12:58

NAICS: 522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Description: Morgage Loan
No goals, and no particular reason when I first started working in this business. I started out answering phone as a Receptionist, later I’ve moved up to Data Entry position and to a Loan Processor. I didn’t have any goals at the time. I decided to start up my own business for better financial opportunity.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 21:52:26

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: Animal Feed Store
I decided to get into this type of business over 30 years ago. My family and I have always been very close and we have been in the dairy business for generations, so we wanted to start a business that we can all be a part of, so we decided to create an animal feed store. Everyone in my family loves raising animals, especially farm animals, we wanted to create a unique store with our own environment and pursue our passion. We created this business from scratch and come to think about it we did a really good job in keeping up with our competitors and having spectacular customer service. My favorite part of staring this business is that it has kept our family together and is growing even larger. We appreciate our customers and hope to keep succeeding.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 20:51:17

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Women"s Clothing Boutique
I have always wanted to own my own business. I have worked in sales before and I love clothes and fashion so it just seemed like a good idea. I first started off the business with my sister but she is always doing other stuff and so I just chose to do it myself. I think having a store is fun. It’s a small boutique so I can handle just about anything. I get to go shopping for the clothes i want to sell. I advertise the clothes online and sometimes when I can’t get a baby sitter I can bring my toddler and put him in his crib and work at the same time. I am my own boss and that is what I have always wanted to do. I figured having a clothing store for women who are my age would be easy. I know the types of dresses that look nice when I want to go out with friends we talk about it all the time. We wear different colors and styles to different events and its fun to able to give advice to my customers on what I recommend, Its like we are friends shopping together and I love that I am able to dress up for my job.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 20:49:44

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Designing and Building golf clubs
I got into the golf industry by my father simply because he recommended it to me because I need to help support my family. My family was super poor, so I had to help support my family at age 14. I really didn’t decide to get into golf, but I had to do whatever I could to support my family, so I had no option at the time. Once I was at the company for a period I learned that I could make I big impact not only at the company but also in the golf industry as well. Once I had figured out how the company operated, my goal was to take over the company and do thing my own way and that exactly what I did.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 18:49:56

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Hair salon
What made me want to get into this business was working in a hair salon as a receptionist and seeing how dysfunctional it was. The salon I worked for was going under and knowing things that could’ve prevented that made me want to own my own salon on day.My Initial goal was to open a hair salon and do everything I can to make it successful and make it attractive enough so it catches peoples eyes as they drive or walk by.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 17:32:55

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Hair salon
I decided to get in this type of business because when I was in high school I got really bad haircut and I lost all my confidence in myself. I never really thought a bad haircut could really just change the way I looked at myself. So I decided to go to cosmetology school. I wanted to help people feel good about themselves. I wanted people to leave my salon more confident about themselves. I knew if I can have my clients leave happy every time they come and more confident , then I’m doing a great job. My initial goal was to do something I loved doing. I wanted to make a living by doing something that didn’t feel like I was going to work everyday. Being a hairstylist never feels like work to me because I love to do it.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 17:25:12

NAICS: 115 Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry
Description: Imports, grows, and sells air plants
My business started as a hobby, mostly me obtaining a large collection of air plants and learning all about how to maintain their health. I was able to find a way to financially support this hobby by finding a demand for this product by others around the world. I found that there weren’t too many sellers of similar products yet and I saw that as an opportunity to become one. My initial goal was to not only enjoy the job I was working at but to have a passion for it. And also to allow my schedule some more freedom so I would be able to finish school faster than with working my full time job at the time in Orange County and driving back and forth to school in Pomona. I felt my product could sell and make profit if I offered it at lower costs than the competition and with variety bundles available to my customers.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 14:40:02

NAICS: 551 Management of Companies and Enterprises
Description: Film/Movie Production
I got into the film business because I use to own a record company that was contracted with Warner Brothers. Prior to buying the business I had an employee that was in the film business. He then proposed a business offer to me, asking if I was interested in investing money to fund a film. To me it was a business decision that was a gamble but made sense. As an entrepreneur it is always a gamble investing money, but always has the chance of a high output for a big profit margin. The first film was Dysfunctional Friends, which released in 2012. After realizing how profitable the industry was, I decided to buy my own production company. After that it was just a snowball effect allowing me to produce films and make my company extremely profitable.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 13:58:17

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: quaint italian restaurant
I decided to venture into the restaurant business because of my love of food and talking to people. I have learned to listen intently to comments made by people in my other businesses in putting out either better products or foods. Hearing reviews, suggestions and occasional grips that they might have and have found it very helpful.I chose to open this type of business so that my family could be involved in it. I wanted them all to get firsthand knowledge and learn about the various aspects of owning and operating your own business, from the janitorial duties to the management positions, it is necessary to learn how it all works together. I want to offer great foods to my customers at a reasonable cost.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 13:53:13

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