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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: 321 Wood Product Manufacturing
Description: Custom made cabinets
The number one thing to get me working into this type of business was to give my family a better life. I wanted to grow myself from where I was working previously and make my own business to do things I wanted to. Seeing my customers' faces of satisfaction when I first started working made a really huge impact on me. It made me feel like I was really helping them out and I was bringing their dream into a reality with my business and to this day seeing my customer satisfied faces inspires me to keep going and growing my business. Keeping my customers satisfied is a number one thing I feel like will bring me new customers and whenever I see a customer come back to me that’s when I feel like I know I did a great job.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-21 04:48:48

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: Babershop
When I was little, I always imagined myself being a mechanic or a firefighter. In my family we have my sister who is a dentist assistant and is succeeding in life. I have always looked up to my parents for being such hardworking people, but I want to outdo them. I want to be able to provide for them and make them happy. As I grew up, I went to the same barbershop for 15 years and that's where I met an amazing barber named Mario. Going every 2 weeks made me love barbering. It was something that helped people make themselves look good and feel good. I want to be able to leave my legacy behind for my kids and future grandkids. I want to be successful and make my family proud, not just have my career and life set but something that I can call my own.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-21 03:41:06

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Gas station and on the go food
I decided to get into this business by comparing all similar franchises in the field and talking with as many operators already in business to gather information. I did my research very carefully so I can be ready for future problems so that I don’t fail as an owner. I wanted to run a successful business to provide for my family and to be able to provide jobs for people that I can employ and to learn and grow as a person along the way. My initial goal was to be a successful writer for an important magazine in my city. I have had a passion for writing since I was a little girl. The passion that I had as a writer still sits with me even until this day. I planned to write my first book and I did it. While writing this book it took a lot of effort and time from my life that I am grateful to look at this day. The satisfaction I got from finishing this book is a feeling that I am very proud of. It took me time but I finished. I only gave it to my close friends and family as a gift. I am thinking to write my second book when I retired.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-21 02:52:54

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Coffee Shop
Well, I am a bit old, so I’ve been in this business for a while, but what made me decide to open up this business is because I met my now supervisors, who gave me this chance after we all connected, and I looked at it and looked at all the benefits this company had to offer for both myself and the employees and I thought it was such a great opportunity. I know one might think, I still have supervisors, how am I in a better place, but the way I take it is that at least I know that I have some people to advise on things that I have troubles, and it’s important to acknowledge I have weaknesses and it’s important to have people who will help me fill in whatever blanks I stumble upon, and I don’t expect them to give me the answer, I expected to advise me enough so I can be able to handle these things on my own.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-21 00:37:18

NAICS: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: Lighting manufacturer
Taking the opportunity during a time when the industry was going through a shake-up. The initial goal was to generate sufficient revenue to start another business.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 15:37:43

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: mex wanna be fast food
This one is tuff , But initially, I didn’t wanna open a restaurant matter of fact I wanted to become an engineer, but I had to do what was best for my family. I always wanted to have something that can make me an income while still having enough time for my family and personal life because I can hire and train management to the best of my ability, so in the long I can minimize the amount of time I spend on my business and help my team by developing certain skills that will help in the long run. And after sitting down and seeing the numbers and breaking down everything surely helped in the decision.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 10:22:51

NAICS: 448 Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
Description: Washing and drying clothes
When I was a little boy my father would take me to his job when he worked at a cleaners and I seen him use all these machines that were professional and different that you use at home to wash your clothes. These professional machines where incredible and fast because they would wash your clothes fast and gentle, and my father had these different chemical solutions that would unstained clothes and make them look new, like if someone just bought them from a store. I wanted to get into this type of business because my father wanted to make his own business and be his own owner, so he showed me all the ways of how to wash different colored clothes with special detergent and how to dry clothes in special machines. So basically it became a family based cleaner business because my mother and brother also started working with us and eventually it came to life. Our initial goal was to help our community and customers around our location, and be a established family own business, and keep moving forward into bigger projects.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 10:10:24

NAICS: 532 Rental and Leasing Services
Description: Film
That way that I got into this kind of business was purely by accident. I always had passion for filming and one day I looked at the tv and said out loud, “I can do that”. My initial goal was to help people find what kind of videos that they were looking for because videos can be very precious to people. Filming videos helps people in a way that creates and seals great memories for the past to look back on. Money was also a main motivator for me doing this kind of job because it really can be limitless as long as you always put the effort and work ethic to finding people as best as you can anywhere you go.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-20 07:25:59

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Pet Sitting Business
I decided to get into the pet sitting business because I was an assistant in a bank in Colorado where it is freezing cold and was in a career that was stifling, boring, and I did not like my boss. I fell in love with a man that lives in Southern California where it is warm, so I relocated to live with him. I wanted a career to where I could work with animals because of my great love for them and to do something with purpose and that would satisfy my soul. I now love my boss because it is me. The type of business that I am now in is never boring because the pets that I sit range from dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, tortoises, iguanas, peacocks, chickens, and frogs. I am open to pet sit other types of animals, but I am up front that I do not pet sit snakes and spiders. It is a soul satisfying job because I help people by taking care of their pets and I have a sliding scale for my services to give a break to senior citizens who need their pets to help them feel good about life. I can offer senior citizens a price break because I have so many other customers that are vying for my services and are more than willing to pay full price which is not extravagant. I visit pets during the day when their owners are gone for $15 for seniors and $20 for regular customers. The overnight pet sitting costs $50 for seniors and $75 for regular customers. My initial goal was to only have a positive part-time job working for myself doing pet-sitting, but through word of mouth I find myself working full-time.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-18 02:31:00

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Airsoft manufacturer
To be honest, I never thought I would be into the airsoft industry as I was a former paintballer, starting in high school. When I graduated from college, I tried working in Corporate America, and I did not enjoy the experience in the slightest. Later on, I worked as a paintball sales associate and I loved every moment, and it helped start an aftermarket accessories company in paintball and slowly merged its way into dealing with airsoft products. Although, this was not the goal, as my main goal was to work hard and simply never be broke or in debt. Within time, I started to really fall in love with airsoft, and from there, I moved on to be a sales associate and marketing manager within the company.
Date Submitted: 2022-10-15 19:20:07

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