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1,278 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: 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

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: American burger stand
I used to own a couple candy/chocolate stores before this burger stand but unfortunately, they didn’t run as well and I had to shut them down. I noticed and saw where the economy was headed and I realized that the candy stores I had were a “want” business and not a “need business.” People don’t have extra money for things they want, like candy, but food is something that they need. My initial goal was simply to find a way to keep a roof over my family’s head and put food on the table, but I also want to play by my own rules, I like having creative control. Food is literally something that people cannot live without, so if I can do everything I can to make the highest quality and the best tasting food, and still be able to comfortably support my family, then why not?
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 07:33:36

NAICS: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: Automotive Paint alternative coatings
I initially got into this business in the late 90s re-selling stickers online. It was just a side business for additional income. After about a year of it being successful I bought a plotter and started printing bulk decals and even starting designing some of my own. It took off and I also started doing bigger jobs like for advertisement. After about 5 years I decided to partner up with a industry friend and we started doing commercial wraps on vehicles. After 1st year doing vehicles I was able to match my work salary and quit my day job to focus the vinyl wrap industry. As far as a goal, Initially it was to make 100k a year. My partner and I doubled that by our second year. After that my goal was to just make more money and do it with less effort. That required me to be open to the idea of constantly be open minded and learning. Even now 14 years in business I am always looking for new techniques and or tools for the industry. Cars change dramatically now from one year to the next. Very crucial to apply this or you will find your shop to plateau very quickly.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 02:43:21

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Hair Salon
I wanted to do something that would love to do every day and when I was a little girl I would always want to do my mother or sister hair for special occasions and it just stuck with me ever since. My initial goal was just to get into this type of industry but believe it or not I had never thought to myself once that I would be owing my own business, creating my own schedule, calling my own shots and deciding what my prices were going to be. It has all been surreal to me even now I look back and think what was my initial goal because too me its changing week by week and I am enjoying every moment of it.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 02:19:06

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Authentic Mecian Seafood
I decided to get in to the business because i knew that i was good at cooking and people enjoyed my food, i also needed a way to support my family. My initial goal was to live the american dream and be comfortable with my family.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-26 00:45:39

NAICS: 721 Accommodation
Description: Hotel and Motel
I decided to get into this type of business because it was introduced to me at a young age. Because it is a family business, my father would always have me help out at the business after school and as he kept on trusting me to do more and more with the business, I grew to enjoy the line of work, in which my boss is myself and the customers. With age I also grew an aspiration to make the businesses greater than what my father made of them. My initial goal with running and managing the businesses was to make a living with it in order to take care of my newly formed family, which was my wife and expecting child, at a young age. My initial goal also had the slight indication to take the business to a new level, but at the time it was not my main concern.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 23:43:39

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