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NAICS: 713 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
Description: party rental equipment, party services
This business #10 came about out of pure desire to be independent.I didn't want to have to take orders from someone else. I also wanted to do what i do best, and that is to build trains, bouncers, and tables. My initial goal was to fill a need and get paid well for it.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 12:20:28

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: We cut men's hair.
When I was just a sweeper at a barber shop, I decided that one day that I wanted to cut hair. So I learned and then I set a goal that one day I would have my own barber shop. So I learned as many things possible and five years later, I opened up my own barber shop.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 00:49:57

NAICS: 425 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
Description: Broker for scaffolds and hardware
I luckily got a job from a trading company in Hong Kong and i got insight in the business. Later I quit the job and started my own business similar to the business I had been working for. Basically I created my business from someone else's idea.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 00:36:55

NAICS: 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Description: Manufacturing Exhausts Components Tube Bending
I've worked in fabrication and manufacturing ever since I was a teenager. I first worked at a company called Grizzly Manufacturing. It began as just a job that paid well. After years of working there, I learned to love my work. Once Grizzly went out of business, I was hired by a company called Injen Technology Co. I learned a lot from working at Injen, but I thought to myself that I had a great opportunity to start a business of my own. That was the initial goal, to start my own business with the skills I have acquired over the years and the relationships I've made by networking with individuals in the industry. It was rough at first, but I would have to say that starting my own business was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 16:00:40

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: cleaning and detailing business
I fell in to this business, unplanned, got laid off from selling motor vehicles and was given management to handle sales and operations of my moms cleaning company. Initial goal was to gain as many contracts to gain profit.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 13:39:07

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Information Technology (IT) and project management
Because I am a enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation I am actively involved many facets of my Tribe.  I had been toying with the idea of starting my company with a number of my closes friends.  It was however at the prompting of the head of the Choctaw nation (Tribal Chief if you will) at that time who encouraged me to utilize my status as a Native American that I decided to take the plunge back in June of 2003.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 12:16:34

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

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