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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: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Grocery Items and Meat Market
I decided to get into this type of business because when I was younger my family had their own meat market which allowed me to work in the environment at a young age. I really saw how hard my parents worked to keep the business running since they were working almost everyday and stayed late nights in the shop to prepare for the next day. Their motivation quickly spread to me because I first hand experienced our down falls, but also got to experience our successes. My parents ended up handing down the business to me and my main goal was to keep the legacy going at a successful rate. I wanted the meat market to be even more well known and adapt to as many possible trends as it could so that it can gain popularity. I was so appreciative of what my parents built for our family and want to keep it alive for as long as possible because it is where I grew up and was given an opportunity in life. Even today I still have the same goal and now also focus on changing people's lives by offering them a food service and making sure that many of them can go home with the food necessities that they need.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 06:37:51

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: E-commerce clothing boutique
During the very first lockdowns of the pandemic in 2020 it gave me and many others lots of time to think about what I truly wanted to pursue. I have always had a passion for beauty and fashion, but I really wanted to take my knowledge to the next level and share my passion with others. My business actually started with only beauty products because of the high interest in makeup during the pandemic, but as time passed and the lockdowns subsided I added clothing items to my website and it ended up doing well. Clothing is now my main focus and my goal is to grow steadily until I am able to open up a brick and mortar store. My hope is that having an in person store will grow the business in a different way than social media can and then I can potentially open up more than one location.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 06:21:13

NAICS: 452 General Merchandise Stores
Description: A dollar store and the convenience store
How I got into this business is mainly due to the inspiration that my father gave me when he owned a dollar store when I was a kid. He would always tell me he wanted to go back to being a part of something bigger like when he owned the old store, so when I turned 18 I told my father that we should start a business but this time hiring only family to keep the money close in our circle so we can expand our business. We are continuing to diversify our portfolio so we can take advantage of other expanding markets.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 04:58:09

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: repair cars or you can make your car louder
My initial goal with my business was to survive and to deal with what I have at the moment, when I started my business It was a shot in the dark because with my business I had many slow days and days when there weren’t any customers when I was in Mexico I came to America and was working in a tire shop for 4 years and then I got tired of working for someone so I decided to open up a business but the problem was that I didn’t have any money so I told my father about the idea of opening up and that I didn’t have the money right away, so my father decided to give me nine grand to use that towards my own shop and wasn’t ex0pecting it to be quick and earning money.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 03:25:44

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: plumbing and construction
Well, when I decided to go into this business, the first thing that stood out to me, was the lack of integrity in my particular field. There are a lot of untrustworthy workers out there, and I wanted to provide a service that my customers could rely on. I wanted to create a worry free, easy going, service in a field that was the complete opposite of that. This company was built from scratch by my father who taught me the importance of valuing your work. He believed that prideful work will always beat fast paced service. And I believe this to this very day. Avoid cutting corners and do the job right the first time. That’s how you run a successful business. No problems, only solutions.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 02:42:35

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Party rentals
My family was the main reason why I started this business. I wanted to help them with the house expenses. They motivated me and initially started helping me out with my business. I usually have my parents and siblings helping me set up for all my party rentals. Having my friends and family supporting my business was what motivated me to keep pushing forward. My first initial goal was to pursue it as a side hustle but once I saw that I was making profit, I started investing more into my business. I started purchasing more party supplies such as ceiling drapes, chandeliers, tables, chairs, and much more. I’m still in the process of growing my business, and there’s still a lot to learn about running a small business.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 02:15:38

NAICS: 323 Printing and Related Support Activities
Description: Mailing and Printing Business
This business is a family owned business, therefore I was brought up into it. My dad began to train me when I was just a teenager. I began to learn the basics around the business. My father had told me that he wanted me to eventually take over the business, seeing that my twin sister didn’t have much interest in the business. I had no issues against taking over the business, it was something that kind of excited me. My father was the one that initially opened the business with my mom. They hired and trained me until I had a good understanding of the business; then they promoted me to be the owner of the business and my father stepped down. My mom went to find a job at a bank. My goals for this business was to take over it successfully and to streamline it so it can become more profitable.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-22 01:43:01

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Online women's clothing store
I got into the clothing business through my interests in fashion throughout my life. I loved creating and designing and was always an entrepreneur. My initial goal was to make clothing pieces that I could wear myself, and once I started doing that a lot of my peers would ask where I got it from and how they could purchase it. I started off by creating every piece myself then it grew to the point where I needed to find a manufacturer and outsource. The first items I ever sold were sweatshirts, I designed them myself they were cotton but had satin lined on the inside of the hoods and rhinestones on the chest to give it more of an expensive feel. They sold so well I was able to create the design in six different colors before creating other types of clothes.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-21 21:04:04

NAICS: 114 Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
Description: Aquaculture fish, processing fish, sales
I was in the site management team for two new factories, during that period, I met a lot of experts in the field of animal nutrition, fish farming etc. Those people brought me into a completely new area that I’ve never been digging into it before. I see chances on the booming cold water fish market. It only took nearly 2% of the whole annual production volume in China, which generated more than 12% of the market profits. And import volume took 70% of the 2% by the Year 2015. I saw a huge business opportunity in some data, and that's one of the reasons I got into this business. My goal is to increase our market share, which will increase revenue. I can see this as an opportunity, and I think it's doable.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-21 07:42:13

NAICS: 111 Crop Production
Description: Flower Shop
I decided to get into this business with the love of designing flower arrangements. I have been in the industry for about 38 years. I first got into this industry because of my friend who worked at a flower shop and with the help of her getting me a job. I had no idea that I would like working at a flower shop. At first I started working at an arcade, a pharmacy, and even restaurants, but I realized that it wasn't something I enjoyed doing. When I started working with my friend, I started off as a sales person. As I kept working there I realized that I wanted to start making arrangements, not just clean the flowers and help customers. The owner was mean and unapproachable but one day I made this one arrangement. My manager asked if I made it, even though I thought I was in trouble I still said yes. Unexpectedly, my manager complimented my work and said I had potential to start designing. Hearing someone say something nice who isnt can mean so much more. My initial goal was to open up my own business. After asking my husband if it was a good idea to do so, he disagreed but instead of agreeing with him I still did so.
Date Submitted: 2022-04-21 02:42:58

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