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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: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Apparel Retail Store
I thought it could be a wonderful and prosperous adventure that could involve all my loved ones in the work space.  Since the company is still fairly new, it may be a little premature to state whether my business will be successful or not.  My initial goal was to be able afford time off from work to attend my childrens' school and extracurricular activities.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 22:14:13

NAICS: 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Description: Whole sale clothing
I decided to get into this type of business through personal interest in the feild of fashion. My initial goal is to create my own brand.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 20:18:55

NAICS: 531 Real Estate
Description: Real Estate Sales/Brokerage
I like working with people and interacting with the community. There is a value to helping people achieve their goals in Real Estate. It is one of the few industries in which you can make money in no matter what the market does but only if you are constantly understanding the trends. My initial goal is to be able to invest in my own properties, flip, keep, leverage, manage and create an empire…
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 20:01:51

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Auto body
This is my dream job and my initial goal was to open up my own business.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 17:57:51

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: Spray Applied Fireproof on Buildings
 I graduated high school and I needed a job. My initial goal was to learn a trade and become a contractor.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 17:05:05

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Business to Business Networking
"I did not want to work for anybody.  I had a vision in my head of what I wanted to do and I knew that I had a niche in the marketplace to help business owners and entrepreneurs be known more.  My initial goal was to help people automate, network better, and bring fairly new network technology such as facebook and twitter to the marketplace."  
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 16:25:56

NAICS: 323 Printing and Related Support Activities
Description: Sign And Graphinc Printing
I was born with a natural talent for art and always wanted to get into a industry that would utilize my talent and of course make a profit as well.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 16:22:55

NAICS: 518 Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services
Description: Data Trasnfer Security
He was a sales rep. in 1996 for a company that provided computer hardware. He then found that there was a shortage of clientele that would continue to re-supply with that company. He quickly notice that it wasn't the company's hardware that wasn't producing the revenue, it was the lack of communication between the sales rep and vendors. The company had the proper goods to supply anybody in the industry, but it was the poor communication that crippled it. Having the experience in Information Technology, he felt that bridging the gape of communication is vital to the success of his business. In 2005 he started Singular Security, a Data Security Service that would specializing in providing a Compliance Framework for other companies and firms. By being specialized in Data Security Compliance he knew that it was be a risk, because you limit yourself on what you could really do. And on the other hand by being specialized he would stand out against the rest, there wouldn't be a whole lot of competition.And doing so his initial goal was not only to make money, but to provide good customer service with a bond between himself and the customer.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 16:21:40

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: Pet and pet supply store
I decided to enter this type of business because I like to work with animals. I have a lot of passion for this type of work. My initial goal was to educate the community.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 16:08:23

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Surf and Turf restaurant
Started off as a dishwasher in this business and worked up to the kitchen. Worked in the kitchen for 12 yrs. I knew the owner very well and when I got married my wife and I decided to purchase the business when the owner was deciding to sell it
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 15:57:16

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