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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

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Manufacture Ladies Fashion Clothing
I got into this business 35 years ago as a designer but this company began as a combination of teaching the business idea and a desire to combine forces with my daughter to create work for both of us.  
Date Submitted: 2010-04-14 19:14:59

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Auto Mechanic
Well I always had a passion for cars. When i was little i remember my dad taking me out to work on his '58 Mustang. He showed me many of the things that I still use today in my shop and his knowledge was my first lesson. But ever since then I knew I wanted to work on cars but i did not want to work for someone else. Which is why I opened up my own shop!
Date Submitted: 2010-04-14 17:39:03

NAICS: 517 Telecommunications
Description: Network, Telecom, Surveilance, Access Conrol, Service
I was working in the field for about 20 years and decided that it was time to start my own company in the same field.  My initial goal is to have a substancial amount for retirement and provide a comformtable lifestyle for my family.    
Date Submitted: 2010-04-14 00:03:18

NAICS: 814 Private Households
Description: Day Care
My reasons for getting into the day care business is my passion for loving children, being a part of the development of children, having an impact on their future school years and also being a big part of their childhood memories.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-13 21:15:59

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: We provide full service document solutions
You know what? I’m going to sound like a fly by night, but I was having a late night snack with my best friend Jung at a Denny’s and we were talking about striking it rich. We threw out many different ideas, some of which I am unable to verbalize on a public interview. I declared aloud that I am going to launch a small notary service company while looking for a full time position at an established company. With my background in financial services and already having a notary license, I decided this was a perfect fit for me at the time. Don’t get me wrong, I still feel this is a perfect fit for me. There was something in my heart to disprove everybody that I am somebody and that despite all of my personal challenges, I can be successful. The next day, I drafted an initial business plan and began to research for the next several months. In June of last year, I officially launched the business.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-12 23:55:25

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Portrait
I decided to get into this business, because we started the business at home, and began to grow, this job is rewarding and exiting to meet and work with people.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-09 15:23:18

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