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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: 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

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Auto Details
Actually I’m into antique cars and I keep then clean and in tip top condition. It is a hobby of mine and over time people asked me what I did to keep my cars clean and looking good. Then a few people asked me to do their car and I bought the products and started to perform the task at hand.  I realized I used a lot of gas mileage and was burning out my products extremely fast. So I started the business to write off the products, mileage, and to get paid for my skill. Next thing I know it grew and more and more people came to me and I was established.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 20:08:44

NAICS: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing
Description: Tree services and Landscape
Answer: I decided to get in the business because a friend intoduced me to it and after analyzing the profit that i was going to obtain i decided it to buy it off. My initial goal was to get familiar with the business and increase profit.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 19:58:55

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Water damage service
I came here to this country in 1989 and got involved in the cleaning business. After a couple years I started to clean the floors in malls, dealerships and movie theaters. I attained these business opportunities through contacts I made along the way. In 1996 I bought a van and carpet cleaning machine. I cleaned carpets from then on, and about two years ago I found out about the water remediation industry/business. My goal at the beginning was to start my own business in water restoration because of the equipment I already had. Instead I, along with my business partner, purchased a franchise.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 19:20:34

NAICS: 316 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
Description: Van and luxury truck seats manufacturing
I jumped into this business because it is family owned. I did not finished college nor my brothers, so getting a job somewhere was kind of hard and eventually we started going to the old warehouse and started working. I did not have any initial goal when i started here, but eventually we decided to take the business to a higher level. My brothers and myself got the goal to grow the family business and we did. We worked really hard and after some time we needed a bigger place. We did not move until it was really necessary, so thats how we moved to this warehouse.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 15:58:26

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Restaurant Equipment Installations
The business was started at a young age I used to install restaurant equipment for my father and he encouraged me to start my own installation company. Our initial goal was to become a productive installation company, a company that our clients would want to choose over all the others.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 15:39:34

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