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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: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Food Restaurant and Bar
I decided to get into this type of business because it looked interesting and I got drafted by my parents. They gave me an offer that I couldn’t refuse. They basically offered me my own business on a silver platter and me being a 22 year old business major student  at Cal Poly Pomona and having the opportunity start my own business right away without waiting so I did.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-07 00:46:07

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Pet Grooming
I’ve always loved animals, so I new my initial calling was to work with animals. As I was growing up I wanted to be a Veterinarian but when you think about it pretty much every little girl does. So getting older I older I worked in a salon for animals for ten years until I was able to save up enough to open my own grooming business.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:55:12

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Toy Store for Kids
I decided to get into this type of business because it was the right time to become an entrepreneur and my initial goal was to hopefully be able to open a wholesale business in the same field.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:48:19

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Acupuncture
Surgery, said the doctor when my grandfather injured his back. But Grandpa went to an acupuncturist instead. In just five treatments he was back on his boat, catching yellowtail, tuna, and flying fish. I was fascinated and decided to make acupuncture my life's work. So I became an apprentice in Tokyo, where I studied acupuncture, bone setting, and massage. I then won a scholarship to China, the birthplace of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal of my service that I like to do is to have a patient that have coming to my office to be treats as they would like to be treated and also I do best service for my patients
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:39:43

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Sun tanning salon
Well, I always been very social. I remember my best friend telling me "Wow Vicky! Your very good with people, ever thought about using that to your advantage?" I had a good laugh to that, but she was right. Most people have natural talents and being social happened to be mine. So when i first found out about Mary Kay, I decided to give it a shot. The job itself is all networking,and i was delighted by the fact. I started in rural parts of my city and slowly began venturing into other cities and states. I was slowly becoming a little celebrity, that jumped all over the country. People knew when I was in town, I would hold seminars and conferences, inviting all who wanted to be able to grasp a pliable future. My initial goal was to have fun by taking taking a risk, but my new goal was to better people's lives throughout my products and give them a new perspective to life, that was backed up with experience.  
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 23:37:24

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

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