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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: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Pest Control
I got into this business because i realized that pest control is an unsaturated field of work, it will always be in demand. My initial goal was to start a micro business and eventually expand it to the point where i would have several trucks to run routes.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 22:44:45

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Catering with entertainment for all your needs!
I always enjoyed cooking and loved food, and my initial goal is to be a millionaire.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 22:32:39

NAICS: 624 Social Assistance
Description: Day Care
Laura stated that she decided to get into this type of business mainly because she was a mother of three kids and she wanted to spend more time with her children. Her initial goal was to educate her children and other kids that would come to her day care. Laura’s desire to spend time with children led her to become focused on the education and developmental growth of children.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 22:25:44

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Aids with weightloss and nutrition
I have had a lot of lifetime experiences in this field. I studied nursing and took anatomy. I worked a various gyms and consulted a lot of people. This field is great for me. My initial goal was to just own my own business. Be my own boss. Make my own money.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 22:19:35

NAICS: 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Description: Strike and sale medallions
Back before I started this business, I was a big time coin collector.  I was to the point that I worked at the ANA Coin Conventions designing the badges that the workers at the convention would ware. Teaming up with an old friend of mine we started Masterpiece Medallions in 1963.  Turning our hobby into a career wasn't easy, making many mistakes in the early years, however our goals were to spread the joy we shared in collection coins and medallions to anyone wish to buy our stricken medallions.  After working with my partner for many years I bought him out of the business due to his older age.  Since that time I have been the sole owner/operatior of the business.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 22:15:36

NAICS: 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Description: International shoe manufacturer
I decided to do this kind of business because I believe I had enough experience to start up my own business.I also wanted to start my own business as I saw it could be a big revenue for my family and I was willing to take the risk. My initial goal was to keep a stable income for my family but the jobs I worked at was not constant as I was laid off or did not like the work environment.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 22:01:35

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican food catering service
Well ive always wanted to be a leader and i also was craving success. And my intial goal is to make as much money for the company as i can.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 21:57:01

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Apparel Design and Manufacturing
Being one of the many loyal customers of various brands such as Ed Hardy, Vans, and the like, I have witnessed firsthand the inferior quality of the fabrics that they use.  Thus, it was my goal as it still is today, to manufacture the same fashionable hats using only high-end fabrics such as wool, bull twill, brushed twill, and emerized twill.  Although the endeavor proved to be successful, perhaps I may have changed some of the mechanics if I were to go back.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 21:48:22

NAICS: 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Description: Manufacture and fabricate wire products
I was forced into it by my Father, but I gladly learned it. My initial goal was to receive a paycheck to support my child and family. I also had high hopes to become a wealthy man,and most importantly be my own boss.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 21:38:30

NAICS: 492 Couriers and Messengers
Description: Same Day Delivery Service
I decided to get into this type of business intially as a business investment. My initial goal was to make more money in the courier business. In all businesses, couriers are used at least once and most of the time, more than once.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 21:21:48

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