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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: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Baseball Program
It was definitely passion that brought me into this business. My brother had been a baseball coach prior to me and I had played earlier in my life as well. I had a passion for the game and found myself wanting to teach it at an early age. I wanted to share what I had learned by playing myself and coaching was the perfect way to stay around the game. I had no initial goal other than to better youth kids in the game. I wanted to give them the shot I feel I didn't quite have.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 20:59:42

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Food Restaurant
I have always had a passion for food and have always had the drive to be a leader. I worked in different fields as a manager of people and processes. As the years went by, I began to seriously consider taking the chance of owning a restaurant. For a long time, I teetered back and forth and the “what ifs”. After all, it’s not just my life that I’m taking a risk with. Whether I’m a success or failure would have an impact on my family and my way of life. After my divorce I found my opportunity, and I seized it. Initially, my goal was to realize my dream and have a successful restaurant. I realized that I needed the guidance and support of those who are or have been in the field. That is an ongoing process which is never-ending, but I continue to evolve and learn. So far, I would day that my dream has been a success.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 20:54:20

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Bakery
Well I always grew up in a restaurant and that is kind of all I knew, the overall goal was to make a life for me and my family something a bit more sustainable.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 18:26:36

NAICS: 611 Educational Services
Description: Tutoring and Acadamic Skills Center
I always enjoyed helping people who wanted to be helped. The friendly environment for the center and staff generally helps students in need feel welcome and enjoy coming in for the help they need. My initial goal was to turn the small tutoring site into a bustling place to be for students who desire help.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-16 18:00:50

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

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