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1,308 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: 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

NAICS: 236 Construction of Buildings
Description: General Contractor
"The developer I was working for was closing their doors, so I decided to begin my own company. My initial goal was to make a living and support my family."
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 19:49:45

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Clothing designer and marketer
When I was growing up, my whole family was about fashion. Every day I would get up and my mom would be working on the magazine for her company. Sitting at the dinner table every night would be time for fashion talk. When I moved out to Los Angeles back in 1983, that is when it just became what I wanted to do in my future. Los Angeles is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Walking down Rodeo Drive or Hollywood Blvd. you see fashion all around you. So when it was time for college applications, F.I.D.M, The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, was my first choice. And now, I’m living that dream life that I grew up around. As for our initial goal when we first started off our company, it was to try to get our product and ideas out there in the fashion world. As our company started to grow, our motives changed. Once we got our first motive accomplished, our next goal was to make something out of our company and its products. Each day, our motives are constantly changing. Once we accomplish one, we have a new one. Our main motive in making a company that would always stick out with us was to keep our customers happy, and always reaching for the best.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 19:26:51

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Taxes and Accounting
I chose this business because it is something i like doing. I have always liked numbers and figures and accounting.I decided to go into bookkeeping and accounting and taxation because individuals and services need this type of services on a continuous bases.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 18:45:18

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Commerical Construction Facilities Services
The companies I bought were being bought out and we were given the opportunity to start our General Contracting business. Me with my contractors licenses and facilities management knowledge and with my accounting background made it work. Hired people that had skills lacked. To save enough money to retire.   After 15 years we now have grown the company to pass on to our sons.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 18:12:51

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: Swimming pool construction
"I got a job where somone wanted an apprentice and I enjoyed it. I like building beautiful pools and I saw opportunity to grow."
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 18:09:18

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Hair dresser, Hairstyling
     I started my business because I myself am a hairstylist, I feel that it is a great and very clean environment to work in. It makes me happy when my customers walk out my salon feeling amazing. I also like dealing with the customers or having a one on one conversation, and just being there. I know from when before I started my business that if I was treated and welcomed and in addition to that, knowing the owner or know who the owner was, I felt welcomed. So I try to have an atmosphere that my customers like and want to come back to.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-08 17:26:01

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