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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: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: mowing lawns, turf care
I decided to get into this business because I had previously worked with a larger landscaping service. I knew that I could make a lot more money If I went out on my own and take a leap of faith. I also decided to get into this business because I could hire my family members if they did not have a job or if they just needed a little more money. My goal when I started my business was to provide customers with service that was not only cheap, but provided the best service available.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 23:08:39

NAICS: 522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Description: Mortgage Loan Brokerage and Originator
“So it was an accident, I think I told you once but I was supposed to be a doctor. I was in pre-med at UC Irvine and I had applied and had been accepted into medical school. I came home for dinner once with my family and my father was about to close a mortgage brokerage he had, We were just talking about it over dinner and he was telling me how he couldn’t seem to make money at it. So I told him, I was 20 years old at the time, to let me run it. I told him if I made money at it then him and his partners should give me one third of the stock of this corporation. This was 1986 and in six months I had made several thousand and I got one third of the stock.” “So I then decided to pursue that as a way to pay my way through school. Changed majors, didn’t go to medical school, went into economics at UC Irvine and then off to real-estate development with an emphasis on real-estate finance at USC graduate school. This mortgage company paid my way through the whole thing. It was accidentally working at. I wasn’t working at it full time and was working at it haphazardly but I was sometimes making eight to ten thousand a month in my early twenties.” “So then I decided to go build homes and kept the mortgage company going. I made some money building homes but the mortgage company kept making me more money than me being in construction. So after eight or nine years of fighting against going into the mortgage industry full-time, I realized I would probably do better if I focused my efforts on that side of the industry. So I went full-time into the industry and my career path and business accelerated from there.”
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 23:05:29

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: Jewelry Store
I got into this business because of my parents. When they came to America they wanted to own their own business and ironically, they both hate jewelry but they decided to open a jewelry store because they saw it had a lot of potential. The initial goal was to make as much money as possible and then get the F*** out and get into real estate and make passive income through that. However, they did that and Inherited the business and now I'm on track to do the same thing. The reason for getting into real estate though is because gold is a cash based business and its better to invest in real estate because that’s where income is made without trying. You can open an apartment lot one time and make millions and hire employees to manage it for you.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 21:31:45

NAICS: 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Description: vaporizers and juice retailer
I decided to get into this business because I saw this as an opportunity to get into something that I thought will in the near future, blow up into something big. I personally do enjoy vaping and feel it is a better alternative than smoking cigarettes and if I can move people away from smoking I feel I am changing their lives and their family's lives from the second hand smoke.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 17:49:34

NAICS: 424 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
Description: Cannabis Extracts Wholesaler
My initial goal, I haven't met yet but my initial goal is to own, operate and manage my own dispensary. I'm still working on that, though. How did i get into the business, mainly being a partaker in the act! i'm a weed smoker, that's a big thing around me. I also have a medical background, i'm a registered nurse so being in that field, you see the medical and health benefits that go into smoking marijuana so that is particularly important to me. So my initial niche in my market or industry is medical,, RSO. We focus on the healing properties, some of the things that are going to give people a more quality life. And that is definitely something i'm passionate about.
Date Submitted: 2017-10-25 16:52:16

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

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