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1,263 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: 813 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
Since I was young I was brought up to be a business person. In my country I had to help my grandmother and my mother sell things at parks and other crowded areas to make money. The people that couldn't afford to go to a university usually went to a technical school to learn how to have their own business or work in one. When I got to the United States, I had to look for a job that was related to or similar to what I studied and I found a job with a man who worked with Immigration. I decided to open up my own Immigration filing service and I've been in the business since. My reasons for starting my own business were to be more independent and to be successful money-wise as well.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 00:19:18

NAICS: 443 Electronics and Appliance Stores
Description: Edifier speakers authorized retailer
It was serendipity, luck, and a little good fortune; it happened by accident. It was my husband’s friend who was doing this in another province, and he invited my husband and I for a visit and suggested I give this a try, and I did. More than a decade later, here I am, still going at it. My initial goal was to attempt to go into business by myself. I had always been an adventurous person and trying new things is what I love to do. I wanted to try my hand in running a business.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 23:25:47

NAICS: 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Description: Precision Aerospace Machining
I actually inherited this business from a family member.  My intitial goal was just to control my family's securities and make sure I'm able to support them.  It's as simple as that.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 23:23:46

NAICS: 623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
Description: Acupuncture Clinic
How I got into this business and my initial goal are basically the same reasons. I wanted to treat people, make people happy, improve their health..possibly their life. I wanted to help people.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 23:15:35

NAICS: 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Description: RAID Hardware in the multimedia industry
I decided to get into this type of business because it was the only thing i had knowledge about. RAID hardware was the only thing i new about from from Taiwan to try and make a living in the states. My initial goal was to try to make a living and then as time passed, I wanted to continue to do better everyday. My goal now is to continue to develop a revolutionary product and to keep on improving my products.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 22:41:01

NAICS: 484 Truck Transportation
Description: Trucking Company
He decided to get into this business because at the time it was failing and now it has been turned completely around. The company is now grossing 35,000 dollars a week per truck. The initial goal was to own a trucking business.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 22:14:10

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: Industrial Painting and special Coatings
A)   I grew up around this type of business and my father was a family business owner. I always wanted to try running the business for myself and finally got the chance to realize my dream in 2008. B)   My initial goals were to become a successful contractor like my father once was and taking care of my family was also a great motivation for this.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 21:35:09

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Restaurant
My decision to start up this type of business was my father. He had kept asking me to start him a restaurant for a while. So I finally gave it to him. I just wanted him to have a successful business that we knew, can grow.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 21:24:43

NAICS: 531 Real Estate
Description: Commercial Retail Space
I was working at awful part-time jobs, working as a salesperson, road worker and even fast food jobs.  I did it all to get a quick buck.  I realized that I was breaking my back for little or minimal profits.  So I saw an opportunity to buy a new building at age 20 and took the opportunity.  It was a building that was self liquidating, meaning that the tenant that was in it was paying for the rent but I owned it.  Within two years, the building doubled its value when I sold it.  This inspired me to get my Finance degree, and my Law degree.  I figured that it was smart owning property that gets you income but you do not have to be there all the time.  From then I began to always look for the opportunity to find a great deal on a building or a town center to buy.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 20:58:03

NAICS: 332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Description: Metal Fabrication
 I had experience in my field. I believed I could do it better, cheaper, and faster.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 20:27:07

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