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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: 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

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Selling health products, such as vitamin.
Getting in this type of business is because of his uncle. I was lack of education because I was just graduated at high school. It’s hard to get a good job confront to the people who graduated in the University. Then my uncle hired me to work at their facility. My initial goal is to do the manager of this company. As I started working in this company; I achieve my goal after 4 years.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 11:46:03

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Western Rooter Plumbing
Well i have always been a hands-ons person and my Father was very good at plumbing and i saw the income he would make, it was good money for the time he put in so when i grew older i decided to give it a shot and it would out perfectly.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 08:28:45

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Quick Service Resturaunt
I was hired at Chick Fil A when I was in my teens and I immediately fell in love with everything about it. I loved the fast paced atmosphere, the way employees get along, and the opportunities that are available. As an owner of my own Chick Fil A I enjoy that I am able to provide for my family, give back to my employees, the platform of the business, and the support from the corporate office.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 07:56:17

NAICS: 517 Telecommunications
Description: Temp Agency
Christy has a strong background in accounting as well as human resources. Her initial goal is to help people and companies find jobs.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 01:14:23

NAICS: 236 Construction of Buildings
Description: Contractor
Well I was working at Douglas Aircraft at the time
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 00:47:39

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