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1,253 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: Authentic Mexican Food
I decided to get into this type of business because of many reasons. One of them was because many of my family members have restaurants and owning a business just caught my attention. Although that wasn't the main reason why. My mom had always cooked so many different Mexican dishes and I can just say that she inspired me. Little by little I started cooking the same type of dishes she would do and one day opening up a restaurant came to mind. Obviously I started to learn how to expand my cooking. Cooking was what made me want to open a business. Cooking was something I enjoyed and when I do cook I get in a state of relaxation. My goal was to experience the feeling of owning a business and opening it up to do something that i’m good at. I wanted others to get a taste of what i’m good at doing literally.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-27 04:35:37

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Home Made Fudge Candy
Thirty years ago, my father acquired this company by a chance meeting. He happened to be surveying in the area, and the previous owner was looking to retire. My father saw an opportunity for investment, and a way to involve his family in his business. Although the initial goal was to see what profit the company could bring us, it ended up being a venture that most of the family has been involved in at some point in time. We’ve adopted others into this family, regulars who work with us at the fair year after year. I acquired the business from my father in his late age, and when I soon retire I hope that my daughter would take an interest in leading the company forward.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 21:27:43

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Ice cream coffee bakery
I never intended on starting my own business. When my son was 19 years old, he and a friend had an idea for nitrogen frozen ice cream. They thought they would get a chest, and deliver it on bicycles. I thought it was a glorified experiment, even though Andrew, my son, had gone to culinary school. After tasting his first batch of ice cream, I knew it was different from any product in the area. From then on, I knew I could start this business, make a difference for my family, and bring some happiness to my community.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 20:25:36

NAICS: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: wholsale and retail for gold
I got into the business because I really enjoyed retail and I liked precious metals like gold and silver. My initial goal was just to be my own boss and have my own store. This goal was not easy and I had to learn the craft from the bottom up. I started working for various different people in the industry and tried to learn as much as I could with the hope of one day owning my own jewelry business. Eventually I saved up enough money to make my dream a reality.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 20:13:35

NAICS: 622 Hospitals
Description: Dental Clinic
I attended UCLA dental school and after obtaining a D.D.S. I decided to open a dental practice. My initial goal was to utilize my skills in treating different dental problems, but eventually my skills further helped diagnose patients with different disease that manifest in the mouth such as, diabetes, Periodontitis, oral cancer, and many other infectious diseases.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 20:11:58

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Restaurant
I decided to get into this business since I was young. My inspiration came from my grandma's recipes as well as my mothers. As a kid they used to serve the best mexican food for our family. My initial goal when creating my business was to make a living by carrying on our family tradition of really good home style mexican food. I wanted to bring our family recipes to the people and share it so others can enjoy it as well as I did growing up. Now I constantly try to improve upon my business and grow it . I try to find more ways to make more money , while still serving high quality food , and providing great customer service.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 20:05:49

NAICS: 237 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Description: Trip hazard removal service
He decided to get into this business because it was a service that helped the public and handicap. This is a big reason because there is a very high demand for the handicap and lots of money in it. The initial goal was to grow the business as best and he could and help the employees and their families live a good lifestyle.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 19:43:20

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Korean BBQ Restaurant
The return metrics made sense. It was a good opportunity for me at the time of purchase. I wanted to work hard and allow other servers to do their best to earn experience and also give great customer service. The initial goal was to take over, understand and stabilize the business. There was a chance for profits and it was something that I wanted to try.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 16:22:49

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Pool and Spa cleaning and repair service
She decided to get into business because she wanted to make her own hours. She said she had a friend that ran a very successful pool business in Anaheim and walked her through the process of starting a pool service business. She had worked many jobs before but needed more control of her hours for her family. Something that was not too complicated and had more flexible hours. She also wanted to have control over her own income. She wanted to be able to determine how much she made. She wanted more control over her life without the restrictions of a common job and its limited ability on wages. She says she has always been a person that loved to have control over whatever she does. .
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 15:53:49

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Frozen yogurt and coffee shop
While traveling coffee houses were the inspiration for what they would be doing during their retirement. They enjoyed the experience of people sitting and talking having a personal environment where they can interact and socialize. The idea of frozen yogurt was something healthy and the surge of frozen yogurt shops mushrooming across the states made it an easy choice to want to go that route. Having the opportunity to provide that experience within the community was exciting. The name business name was for sale, so there is no franchising involved allowed for personalization of the shop and creative freedom. It also provided an opportunity for our son to become involved in the business as well.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 09:08:12

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