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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: 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

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

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