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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: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Supplies Medical Products
It was that of necessity, I had been laid off from my current job at the time and had no income to provide for my family so through my contacts I networked. I knew I still wanted to be a part of the industry I studied, So i decided to open my own business.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 12:57:17

NAICS: 441 Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Description: Custom cars
"I always enjoyed fixing up my cars and my friends always needed help, but I ended up doing all the work most times and I was good at it."
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 09:03:00

NAICS: 523 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities
Description: Provide security for celebrities and events
I got into this business because i was a police officer and I saw other people providing security services and i wanted to start my own business and provide a better quality of service in the security field.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 07:28:35

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Fast food restaurant
If I could put it simply, I would say that passion got me into business in general. As far as my current business goes, however, it was previous knowledge of the type of business which enticed me to get in the action. I also have a personal love for business, the risk, the rewards, etc. For my current business, my goal is to expand and buy more franchises right now.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 23:55:35

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: cleaning services an excellent janitorial service
I went too ROP Janitorial services classes to become independent and in initial of my future. My initial goal was to build a corporation and hire dependable people.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 17:47:34

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Apartment Rentals
I decided on this type of business back when I was eighteen years old working for a man as a maintenance man, who owned rental properties. After seeing the return and type of business it truly was, it inspired me to start my own. Still continueing to work for this man, I saved a portion of every pay check until i was able to afford my own building and started from there. And from 1975, my business became to slowly grow to what it is today. What I have today may not be a massive corporation, but a business which provides a steady income to provide a great retirement and live a little above middle class.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 12:13:28

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Hair Salon
My initial goal was not to go to college! I went to college for half a semester, Mt. Sac, and I was taking an english class and a psychology, two interests to me but decided it wasn't for me. So after that I decided on beauty school so I could have a job to make money while I worked on what I wanted to do while I go to college. I opened a business instead!
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 10:42:46

NAICS: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: Manufacturer and exporter of electronic components
After my job as exporting sales for about ten (10) years. I personally found I have sufficient experience toget into this business and my initial goal to create sound international export and import company to fulfill myambition.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 23:30:48

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Complete Automotive Service
I got into this field because working on cars is my passion and is what i am good at. I had a lot of support from my family, friends and other peers to make this passion into a hobby. While thinking about this i hated working for other people and why not start my own business, be my own boss while making some money on the way. My overall goal was to make some money to take care of my family as well as myself. I knew what i was getting into and there was no turning back, i had support from people and a passion, so i thought there was no way i can go wrong.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 21:56:33

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: Smoking accessiories, Adult Novalties
Answer: I first got stated in this business so I could keep busy, and I was familiar with products,  and I wanted to establish a successful business that would be around for longer than a year or two. Also there was a demand in the area for a store that sold these products.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 20:58:30

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