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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: 531 Real Estate
Description: Real Estate
I decided to get into this business because I wanted to be an investor and I really wanted to own lots of property.  My initial goal was to sell homes to other people.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 21:46:50

NAICS: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing
Description: pruning, removal, and planting trees
I decided to get into this type of business because I wanted something small and independent. I saw something I can run and it was family related. I was happy about starting the business my father made. I was also excited to be a small business man. My initial goal was to have a business, run things, make a difference, and wealth for my family.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 20:28:31

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Fixture Refurbisher for Grocery Stores
I got into the business because my father and brother offered me "an offer i couldn't refuse". I grew up working part time in the family business but went to college and then into practice and earned my CPA. Due to family issues, it became evident that my father wished to sell the business. My brother had extensive practical knowledge but not much financial background.  I was the opposite.  We decided we could do it together and over the past 21 years have grown the business 8 fold. My expectations were that owning my own business would allow me to establish my own schedule and provide a great living for me and my family.  The business has provided a great living, but i learned very quickly that I don't control my schedule, my customers needs control it. When i learned that, the business did much better.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 20:19:09

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: General Electronic Appliance Repair Shop
I've decided to get into this type of business because I have noticed that every household has a minimum of 2 cars and so the the market for this business would be huge. My initial goal was to become the best electronic technician.
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 18:07:27

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

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