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1,278 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: 488 Support Activities for Transportation
Description: Freight Forward Services
I had been working for a company in a similar field. I knew that owning your own company was a personal goal I wanted. The company that I worked for was going to be bought out or closed. This gave me a chance to approach the owner and ask if I could start my trucking company while still working for him. This was huge because I wasn't under any pressure to succeed for survive I was able to ask many questions and get his views on how to proceed. My initial goals were to grow and maintain my business, while finding independence.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 09:44:36

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Clothing store
My husband is a car mechanic but business started to get slow as he aged he could do much work anymore. So we decided to start a business together i pick clothes he helps me with the labor and i do most of the organizing and hes like my assistant and takes me to places i need to go to. I also run the store and deal with financial issues.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-03 20:58:11

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Professional Hair Colour Salon
As a child, I knew I had a passion for the beauty industry, I really loved doing hair, makeup, and color!  So when I was able to I enrolled in beauty school at a Community College, graduated, worked at a beauty salon, I wanted to become an educator, so I became a educator junkie!   My intial goal is to change the way consumers view the beauty industry, to put more value into it.  To make every guest feel special and valued!
Date Submitted: 2010-10-01 13:16:08

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Photographer
3. Initially worked for another photographer, and started at the bottom, moved up to manage the business. Initial goal was to find a job while my children were young, and photography grew to become my passion. I decided to get into this business in order to become more creative with my craft.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 22:26:44

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Graphic Web Design
I had always wanted to go into Graphic Design since I was young.I always loved art. My goal was to own my own Graphic Design business.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 14:56:23

NAICS: 923 Administration of Human Resource Programs
Description: Leading head-hunting in Vietnam
Because of the high demand of this service in this fast growing market (many big companies invest to Viet Nam and they need to find talents). My initial goal is to be challenged  in this potential industry and to capitalize profits.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-29 11:35:05

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Bakery Bread And barkery manufaturing
1. it’s not easy to find a jobs. 2.just make living. 3.it’s our hobby, also developing of the interest. 4.make a sense of accomplishment.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-27 19:57:02

NAICS: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: Chinese Toys Manufacturing
The initial motivation is purely because of survival. He started with trading, then due to client's inquirey, he started his own manufacture site. He did not have particular future goal in mind when he started.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 12:52:46

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Barber Shop (Registered Hair Cuts)
I started doing allot of hours to get my barbers licence. MY goal was to manage a barber shop and make money not even working on just looking.  
Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 22:55:35

NAICS: 524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Description: Marketing Finacial Services
To learn about money.  Have a flexibility of time and help people by sharing what I learned with others.  Never thought I'd actually be making a good living at it, but the longer I stayed with it the more I succeeded in it.  With a combination of experience and membership and sticktuitiveness, she was able to make it happen.  Once visiting another entrepreneur, a cousin through marriage, she recalls a little saying that she still uses today when she's having a low, "Stick and Stay and Make it Pay".   
Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 17:35:40

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