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1,263 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: 236 Construction of Buildings
Description: Industrial Building Construction & Manufacturing
My partner and I worked in the industry for years as part of other organizations. BEI was the last place we worked together before starting this company and without that experience it would've been much more difficult to get started. The initial goal was to leave BEI and begin working for ourselves. We decided that since BEI was dropping their construction division, we'd be without jobs, and the company offered us the business. We decided to leave and start Kila in response to that. We saw opportunities and took it.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 16:36:19

NAICS: 524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
Description: Non-standard Auto insurance Carrier
This was not my first career. I attended college and got a degree in Marketing and went into sales immediately upon graduation. I did not LOVE sales. I did, however, learn how to use and program a computer and this was my passion. So I went back to school for a year and became a programmer to help people do their jobs better. I loved what I did. So, again, it is so important to do what you love to do. Making money and helping a community and helping people. When people cannot find help, I would like helping business. I want to help people and I love it. When you saw someone really get what they want, you will also feel good. This is the reason that why I decide to get into this kind of business.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 14:50:42

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: waxing and spa
From a very young age I always loved the beauty industry; I just didn’t ever think I could make a living in it. My initial goal was to be independent and honestly I saw being an esthetician as a game I played on the side. I kept my corporate job whilst seeing clients at odd times and weekends. There weren’t many people in my area specializing in what I did so I got busy pretty quickly. I quit my full time job for a really full time job!
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 12:50:13

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: collectibles shop
I actually started off just selling as a hobby and never thought of it as a business until I noticed that some collectors would pay a fortune just for an antique figure. So from that day on my hobby became my business. My initial goal was just to make enough to live comfortably and make money doing something that I love, which was easily accomplished but now I’m beyond that, my goal now is to become the size of amazon and become the biggest toy/collectable distributor in the U.S.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 12:03:35

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Fast food restaurant
I decided to get into this type of business because I was very interested in managing a business. I wanted to get the experience to work with others that want to work in my restaurant. I decided to get into the food industry because it brings in good money and I was an employee of a fast food restaurant before and saw how things worked and decided I would manage a restaurant too. I decided that I was capable of running a business as well since I was a manager for three years in a fast food place. Also, I wanted to be my own boss. My initial goal when opening a restaurant was to run the restaurant as best as I can to make money to give my family a better future. Also, to make a difference and to get people to try different types of food in which my restaurant sells Korean food.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-24 23:04:30

NAICS: 446 Health and Personal Care Stores
Description: About beauty
When I was a teenager, I worried about my facial skin. There was a lot of acnes, and I was very upset all the day at that time. I did not want to go outside, eat a little, and feel very unhappy every day. Therefore, my sister was very worried about me. She decided to go to Hong Kong, and learn some skills about how to eliminate these acnes. When she came back, I did not believe her. However, after two months, these acnes were gone. I thought it is very miraculous. Finally, we started our beauty business. The initial goal that was make more and more people beautiful and happiness.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-24 22:35:58

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Agent of IT talent (consultant) who draws contracts and negotiati
Initially, it was to become a full-fledged attorney in a courtroom, but I preferred the appeal of having freedom over my own schedule, to be able to have multiple businesses, and be my own boss. Being a traditional attorney, you were placed in an inflexible position which wouldn’t have allowed for this. Contract and transactional attorneys also tend to do more “boring work”. Whereas what I do now allows for the more “fun” aspects of what a traditional attorney has to do. In other words, I was able to have my cake and eat it too. As for how I got into this business, I have a lot of friends in the legal and tech field, so I wanted to connect the two in the Orange County area. In the Orange County area, there are a lot of people who want a lot of projects that need to be done. This need allows me to combine a side contract job and to deal within the legal aspect of it while incorporating technology.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-23 20:34:10

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Seafood Restaurant
I used to work in a company as hole sell business and I used to sell seafood to other companies. I had the opportunity to meet people and the business as well. At that point I learn the needs that society had and how much money I could be making by myself. Then in decided to try my abilities taking the challenge to start a new business. In the beginning my goal was to pay my rent. I decided to keep working in the place where I was working but I needed extra money because my family was moving from Mexico and I wanted to have a place to offer them. In my thoughts I wanted to be able to work for myself and not for others. In the beginning I was renting the place of my business, then I though what if I buy it, it was in a good area and there was not a lot of competence around it about a seafood restaurant so I took the risk.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-23 12:22:11

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: family owned fast food restaurant
One of the most significant reasons why I decided to become self-employed is that I feel I can make good money. Profits are very attractive. In essence, the purpose of a business is to make money. If a company is succeeding in what they do, it means that the business is generating more profit and more profit can lead to a better lifestyle. However, having own business has not only advantages, but also disadvantages. Own business is a great possibility to make a career. As a result, the boss becomes famous and extremely rich. On the other hand, it is connected with a huge responsibility. As a boss i have always think about what is the best for my restaurant.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-22 20:16:13

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: seafood restaurant
My father had a restaurant and it was very profitable, when I was teenager, I used to help my father, and I learned everything about the business, and notify a lot of things that I did not like it, even thought my father was not a good businessman, he made quite good money . I learned that restaurants were great business with great margins; when my father was 60 years old, he passed me the restaurant, so I remodeled and I made the restaurant even more profitable, and then opened up a second one with loans, and my own money. My initial goal was to make money, and since I knew a lot of this business, I took advantage of it. Now I have 7 restaurants.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-17 15:41:53

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