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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: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Landscpae design and building
I fell into it after high school. A contractor noticed that I had a talent for design and I perused it as a career.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 17:24:53

NAICS: 711 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
Description: DJ service provider
I have been majoring in Business Management and it has always been of dream of mine to manage my own business when the opportunity came up to start my business with some close friends I thought here is my chance to get the experience. Having four partners makes the process easier especially when each one of us takes on the tasks that we each do best. One partner is the entertainment he is the DJ, another partner handles all the technical issues, third partner handles all the finances and I oversee the organization and management of the company. Our initial goal was to provide DJ services to friends, family and eventually branch out to other events such as wedding or other special events.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 16:06:38

NAICS: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: sell of flowers and ornaments
 To see the great demand that flowers and ornaments arragements can bring for all type of important dates and events which this country celebrate.  the main goal was getting many customers and give them affordable prices,made arrangements they will like to see,providing a great customer service,that will make the business profitable.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 15:29:57

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: cookie and ice cream shop
The goal for getting into my business was/is to supplement my income and get out of the “rat race”. I felt that I was spending too much time and effort working while only making enough income to pay bills.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 13:48:52

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Automotive Repair Shop
I was working on cars my whole life and my uncle got me a job at West Adams working as a welder's assistant.  After working there for a while I decided that one day I would like to own my own radiator shop.  In 2000, the owner's of the business were decided to sell the business.  I took the opportunity to call all my credit card companies and ask them to send me a check, borrowed money from the house, and used all my savings to buy the shop.  Later, I spoke with the landlord and convinced him to sell me the property as well.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 13:21:15

NAICS: 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Description: Furniture Manufacture
I decided to get into this buisness when my former employer went out of buisness. They where also a furniture manufacturer, so already having the skills and knowing the clientel made it the obvious choice.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 13:17:31

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: 1940s to 1980s vintage clothing
I started out working for someone who wanted me to sell at the flea markets. Realizing I can do it on my own, I in turn started my own business venture. The mark ups for clothing ranged 50% to 300%, making it a sufficient amount of income. Simply stated, the main reason is not really having a reason at all. It is just a passion I that I have and I made it into a career.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 13:09:49

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Automotive repair and maintenance
The first thought that came into my mind was that, there was always going to be work in this business. My goal was like any other entrepreneurial, which was to make money.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 10:21:35

NAICS: 524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Description: Multi-line Insurance Agency
When there is a demand in your business market for the people you are trying to service. Educate yourself so you may be effective, it's for all people because everybody needs it.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 09:18:07

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Recreational Goods Rental
He was initially hired to work as the controler for the corporate office of Wheel Fun Rentals, a national franchisor. The oportunity came up to become a franchisor along with his in-laws and he took it. His initial goal was to build the business to help his in-laws as well as stablish a solid location that would reflect well on the brand name of Wheel Fun rentals.  
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 08:45:32

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