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1,294 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: 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

NAICS: 492 Couriers and Messengers
Description: Same day delivery service
I got into this business through a close friend and fell in love with it. When i felt like I could do a better job on my own, I started my own company.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 20:32:44

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: graphic t-shirt lifestyle company
I, partnered up with Randy DeJesus because i saw great potential and future in the business.  I sensed a growing demand and also saw a nice little niche for the business to fill.  I believe that trends repeat and i feel like there was disney way back to looney toons, now there is a call for a new breed of cartoons and radisrad are definitely going to take over that area.  My initial goal was soley to make money.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 20:25:58

NAICS: 441 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Description: Custom automotive shop
it has been in the family business that has been ran by my father for several years and my dad has been in the trade for about 30 years plus. Therefore, I my self have been with my dad when I was about 7 so it has been a family bond that the interest has been grown to be a successful business where we have been able to open location in two states.  In addition, my goal would be opening a successful shop that could work on its own and having a good reputation for being a good shop and quality work for a reasonable price.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 20:16:20

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Skateboard and surf gear
Well growing up i always loved the thrill of extreme sports. I have skated for years and wanted to sell not only skateboards, but share lifestyle of skateboarding i had once lived. It brings young friends together and share what they love to do. that's was always my goal, other than making bank!
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 19:51:17

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