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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: 331 Primary Metal Manufacturing
Description: metal company
My major is a business management.  At that time Taiwan was in the industrial development and already had the biggest volume of exports for dismantled the ship enterprise and the hardware industry.  I thought after Europe's and America's Industrial Revolution the metals waste and raw material belong to permanent elimination and recycling.  It is the industry of everlasting management, so I put into this industry. I hope I can have more businesses in whole world and China
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 07:58:23

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Sushi Restaurant
I worked as an opening restaurant consultant.  Every restaurant had their agenda as well as operations.  Working through multiple restaurants gave me the knowledge and understanding what was required as well as potential and goal for the organization.   I got into my business knowing the facts of restaurant business and the sales potential.   My original intention was to increase sales dramatically within a year and sell it in an inflated market.  However the business had a drastic increase in profit revenue.  Sales outbid the criteria for selling the business.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 07:38:07

NAICS: 315 Apparel Manufacturing
Description: Streetwear Clothing Company
My parents always owned a business when I was a child. When I was in college I got into art then got a job at a clothing company, after that then wanted to do clothing. No initial goal when it began, just wanted to actually do something I said I wanted to do. Came up with philosophy of randomness and saw it as the vision of the future and in my mind it was guaranteed success. I waas really shooting in the dark but didn't want to be like the people who always say they're going to do something and open their own "X" but never do it.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 02:49:33

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Tax preperation
The opportunity to start this business started after many years of struggle in different area's of the working spectrum. As a blue collar worker for so long, the need to get into a different business was drastic. Taxes was the canal towards the full potential and expansion of my business today. Within my own business I was able to help people understand their taxes and effeciently utlize their income and return, as well as provide for my family and create the successful business I have today.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 01:49:32

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Tea Place to Hang Out
I was out with my son and daughter the one day and they wanted to get something to drink. We went to the small Tapioca Express place near our house in San Gabriel and even though it was small, they had a lot of customers. The things they were selling also didn't cost a lot and it was very easy to make. Therefore I got the idea that I could do it too and so I call the franchise and they said they were willing to work with me. Starting the business was not as easy as I thought because I had to go through all the training and the briefings and the contracts and all these other agreements. You will see that in business, nothing is as easy as it seems. You have a lot of responsibility. I just wanted to make the easiest money possible so I thought why not just sell drinks for people to relax and enjoy.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 00:31:52

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

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