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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: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Sandwich and coffee shop
What initially drove me was it was my family business. My parents and my aunts and uncles originally started my business, and when I was older I took over my own store. It wasn't my initial goal to take over the family business but working with my parents and my family made me passionate about it and in time I wanted to carry on all of my family's teachings and work.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 16:21:35

NAICS: 531 Real Estate
Description: Buy/Sell properties
I Always had an interest in building and developing buildings and homes. My initial goal was to create revenue so this is my side business on my own. I have a day job to support my living expenses incase I do not make enough money because like I said before, real estate is very unpredictable.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 16:15:47

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Tree Trimming and Removal Service
Arturo (my husband and business partner) was working part time at a golf course for the City of Anaheim. He was working about 32 hours per week to provide for our family. In his spare time he would help his brother cut down and trim trees. Most of his days he would start early, finish early and then go help his brother for the rest of the day. His brother would tell him that he had talent and that he should go get his own business started. So his brother and I encouraged him to start a business part time after he would finish with work. Later, he was given a great opportunity to work full time for the City and we were forced with the decision to either work with city or our newly founded business. However my husband had already developed a passion for this new adventure and opportunity so we took a chance on the business.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 16:08:21

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Local house cleaning services
I started this business because my kids were in school when I first started so I wanted to make my own schedule, and have it been convenient for me. I liked working around the hours I am available. I get to work with a great employee. I already knew how to clean because my mom taught me since I was very little doing chores around the ranch I grew up in. I don’t speak English fluently but just enough to get by and this job doesn’t really need lots of talking. It was cheap to start too because I can find good deals on cleaning supplies and make my own cleaning solutions that is more affordable. My goal was I just needed something to keep me busy and make money on the side while my husband was at work. Now it has become a full-time thing which is a bit tiring.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 15:26:48

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Classic American Restaurant
I started at Cold Stone Creamery, and we wanted to transition into a business that was more enjoyable and stable since ice cream business fluctuates a lot. So we decided to open a Johnny Rockets because we enjoyed the fun environment that each restaurant provides.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 14:46:49

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Fast-food restaurant
I have always known I wanted to go into business. When I was 8 years old, I liked buying and selling things for profit. I sold corn and eggs. I even had a coconut stand. When I decided to open my own Chick fil A, it was mainly to provide for my family. I left my teaching job and made my decision to buy into the franchise. Money is not everything, but having that as a resource helps.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 09:37:13

NAICS: 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Description: Live Aquarium shrimp wholesaler and retailer
I have always been passionate about sea creatures, I often go fishing and have an interest in the aquarium. I always wanted to start a business and I am a business major as well. I started off buying shrimp from a friend and was given wholesale price for it. I realized that since I was able to get shrimps for wholesale price I can sell it for more. I then began buying shrimps in bulk and started selling on ebay and social media for a year. I was able to make a lot of revenue. Then I met people with the same interest/hobby as I do and we decided to merge. My initial goal is to turn my hobby into a career as well as expand my knowledge, create awareness about shrimps, and grow my business. Provide wholesale and expand retail locations to make sure everyone in the United States will be able to have access to buying shrimps that they want. To expand my business I am trying to move part of my company to Chicago since it would be cheaper and less competitive.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 09:16:14

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Womens' Health Product
I did a market research consulting class through Cal Poly Pomona and the client really liked me and hired me to work permanently for their company. It just so happens that I really enjoy the health and wellness industry and trying to better the women's community. My initial goal was to work for a top fortune 500 company and have a career with job security. I have to say though, that I really enjoy working in a start-up company where their success is my success. I get a greater load of responsibility as well being able to work with high profile clientele and agencies. It gives me a sense of satisfaction to work on a project whether on manufacturing or advertising my day to day is never typical I am working with multi-aspects at a time.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-15 22:57:58

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: Retail Garden Gifts and Decor
I have always loved gardening and all that is associated with it. As a young girl i would garden with my mom. Every summer we would replant the garden so it would fit a theme that we thought was doable by just the two of us, So as I got older i wanted to own a gardening and craft store. Aslo it would provide a second income.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-15 21:44:12

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: small burger cafe
I got into this by a fluke. I was actually asked to help the prior owners market their place as a favor to a friend. Then my dad and boyfriend both had severed health problems at the same time. My prior occupation involved traveling approximately 7 months out of the year and mostly out of state. The owners contacted me while I was in Arizona working and said they were going to close and made me an offer that was easy monetary entry. So, I made the move into this industry purely to be close to my family, help care-give to both of them, and have the flexibility of making my own hours. I never - ever even thought of doing anything in the restaurant industry personally, so it came as a shock to many that know me, still is to me at times.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-15 19:53:48

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