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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: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Beauty Salon
I decided to get into this type of business because I knew I would be good at it. I love to style hair and make my clients look good. I worked at a salon for a few years so I could gain experience and observe how a salon is managed. My initial goal was to have my own business because I do not like to work under people, I like people to work under me. I like to be independent and I like being able to make my own hours and apply the ideas I have to my business. I worked at a salon for a few years so I could gain experience and observe how a salon is managed.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:31:44

NAICS: 236 Construction of Buildings
Description: Construction management and related services
I was a manager of a company in the same feild and another co worker and I decided to start a business of our own because we thought we could do it better and not have to listen to a boss. Our initial goals were to accomplish the start up of the new business and be succesful with it.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:08:24

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Landscape
Well when I was 16 I had a kid.  Responsibility led me to what my dad did for a living.  It was a convenient thing for me to do and I actually like it.  Sometimes you have to do something because you’re forced to.  In my case it was raising a child at a young age but I'm glad It was something I enjoyed doing and was able to start my own business
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 22:05:33

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Clothing/Hobby Store
I decided to get into this type of business because of my passion for skateboarding. I was skating for a long time, I still skate till this day. Then I got my first job at a local skate shop, I was working there for about six years then that store closed do to poor business. That was the only skate shop around here and now the people that skated had no where to buy what they needed to skateboard locally. I saw the demand for a skate shop because skateboarding was becoming more and more popular so that's when I decided  to open my own skate shop. My initial goal was just to give the local skaters a place to hang out and buy what they needed to continue to skate.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 21:47:15

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Super Market
I got into this business because of my husband. We didn’t know what to really do first because we were still a little confused, but then we decided to purchase our first supermarket just to have an income coming in and then sooner or later we just had the opportunity and started purchasing a couple more liquor stores because it was a pretty good idea at the time since it gave us a steady income. My initial goal was to be able to buy this store and then sell it back in just a couple of years to be able to start the occupation of my dreams. However as I stated before, we just kept on buying other stores and ended up where we are today.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 21:44:45

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Sewing company
I decided to get into this type of business because I had been doing the sewing job for a long period of time and i had some experiences about it through the working I had from the different companies. Some of my friends said that I had a very good talent in fashion and I could do the business with this talent because I could tell how the clothes was made from many pieces by looking at it. To me, sewing clothes is just like my hobby and I really enjoy to do it. At the beginning, my initial goal was to make more money to support my family in Vietnam. Now my goal is a little changing because instead of making more money, I want to make my company becoming bigger and stronger in the area.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 21:14:34

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: A Donut Shop
My wife and I got into this business because it was simple to do, I knew the methods, easy to get into and I could keep it a part of my family. Our goals were really to just not have to answer to anyone, we determine when we work, how we work, and it provides a sort of personal stability.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 19:03:56

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Landscape Service
I decided to get into this business becuase at the time it was the easiest thing for me to do. I had just come from mexico I had no money in my pockets, no education under my belt, and to top it all off I knew very little english, and it was just a hard time for me. My initial goal was to work and make money so that I can feed myself but now I see it as a profesion that has helped me get to where I am at now.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 18:48:38

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Domestic & Foreign Car Repair
I first started fixing my own car at home when I was 18. Ever since then, I knew that I wanted to work on cars as a steady source of income.  However, I didn't want to work for someone else for a living.  My only goal was to work for myself.  I don't have the patience to take orders from someone else.  I like the freedom of making my own decisions and being solely responsible for my success.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 18:48:05

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Cupcake and Cake Bakery
I decided to start selling my product due to numerous requests for my cupcakes/cakes.  My initial goal is to provide the "best" tasting, and of course, the most professional looking product!  
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 16:37:46

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