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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.’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

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Provide consulting services
Initially I started doing consulting during a job layoff where I also did consulting.  I was without a job and had bills to pay.  Luckily, I had built a good reputation with my clients at my previous job and before I knew some of my previous clients were calling me for some consulting. They then began referring some of their friends and I decided it was time to begin my own consulting business. Consulting was something that I knew how to do and I had bills to pay so I decided it was time to start up my own business. My goal of opening my consulting business was to make money. Money that would help pay my bills. It was my experience which has allowed me to be successful in running my own business.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-16 15:44:56

NAICS: 531 Real Estate
Description: BROKER'S Family Business
My initial goal was mainly to upgrade my own education. My husband was a Real Estate Sales Agent, and that gave me motivation to go into that field. When I received my Real Estate License, I went to work for a Broker. Later on I Study for my Broker’s License which I acquire. That was when I decided I could own my own Real Estate Broker's Office, Which I pursued, and gratefully I have been successful.
Date Submitted: 2010-09-14 11:58:52

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Family owned pizza restaurant
It was really just an open oppertunity that fell into my lap from pre-teen to adulthood it was the first job offer that i had recieved at 19. It was definitely not a personal goal at first, was more of my spouses choice that I owned up to.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 14:59:24

NAICS: 441 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Description: Performance Racing Parts
The business started out as a hobby for me and when i found out how much of a demand there was in the market for someone who could do what I am doing I decided to further pursue this industry.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-14 21:46:41

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