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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: 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

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Provide landscape maintenance
"It's a family business. I decided to get into this type of business, because I wanted to learn more about what my dad did. I wanted to better the service he used, as well as offer what's best for our clients. I'm not the newest generation, but with the differences that separated him and me from technology were enough to let him let me introduce different ways of looking at our service." Asked him like what? "(thinks about it)...For example when he had his own business he just did his own thing and moved on with little interaction with clients, and when I joined I mentioned making business cards and tried talking to them."
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 15:34:22

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Urban lifestyle clothing store
In Grammar school I would take a backpack with Jolly Ranchers and sell them for 5 cents each. My family is business minded and I grew up with the knowledge, so it came automatic and they did not even question my schemes. At that point my goal was to have money to spend on toys and video games and fun stuff. As I got older I continued selling whatever I could to friends. I was a surfer and skateboarder as a teen and visited the beach whenever I could. I found my first job at an OC surf shop right off the beach. It was all about the girls, talking to girls in bikinis daily was exciting to me. In the process I developed a passion for chatting with customers and serving them and my knowledge for urban culture brands was born. The history of clothing brands is something I have always prided myself in. I know what and whom I sell and know it well.  
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 14:19:52

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Italian and Pizza Restaurant
I got into this business when my friend, who owns 5 other Graziano's Pizza Restaurants, came to me and asked me if I would ever want to open one up. I considered it and had the money so I thought it would be a great opportunity to invest in. In the beginning we opened the restaurant as a partnership, but four years ago I bought my business partners other half, and now I am the sole owner. Once I became the sole owner I changed a few menu items and did some reconstruction on the restaurant and since then the business has flourished like never before. My initial goal was to keep the customers happy so that they would continue to come back and make the business.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 14:17:52

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Refurbishing refridgeration cases for grocery stores.
I decided to get into this business because my father was in it and I liked this type of work. It was something I felt I was good at it. The other reason to stay in this business is that I work with my brother and love working with him. My initial goal was to build the business and make a decent living while making my dad proud and showing him my brother and I could build on what he started. Along the way we have achieved many goals while building our business and watching it grow. We have had the opportunity to coach our kids in many sports and take off work when needed to attend many if not all of the important events in our kids lives while they were growing up. We may have been able to expand the business more but so far we have achieved our main goal. My second goal was to build the business and then sell it but that has changed since my kids and nephews became interested in the business so the goal now is to keep building the business and teaching our kids how to run the business and then turn it over to the kids by passing what I have learned over the years.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 14:10:18

NAICS: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: Rechargable Battery Pack Refurbish
I was an Internet business consulting director for one of the major business consulting firm.  I learned that the battery pack was the one of the items that only available to order or to find through Internet.  So, I decided to open online battery pack refurbish business after long research.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-06 13:23:59

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