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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: 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Description: Lighting
I originally wanted to go into the computer programming field. As I gained experience, I changed my major to production and Management. I wanted to be involved in manufacturing since it was a big industry at the time. I kept computer programming as a minor which came in handy as companies began implementing computerized systems in production.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-12 20:53:34

NAICS: 811 Repair and Maintenance
Description: Roy's 76
Answer: Like most entrepreneurs they did not plan this path out. They were working for a tire business within 76 Inc but decided corp. life was not for them. An opportunity came up and they took it and now have own their gas station, their gasoline contract supplier is 76. The owner built on from their past relationship with the company so it might benefit both parties. 76 is has been used as the only gasoline supplier for decades and the owner's station is displayed as a respected company 76. Overall the owner did not have any initial goal by to make a career out of whatever came his way. The owner also points out that you must enjoy the business you are in to be able to succeed. 4.In hindsight, if you could go back in time and study any three topics just before you got into your business, what would they be? Please explain why each of these would be helpful to you
Date Submitted: 2019-03-12 19:43:25

NAICS: 112 Animal Production
Description: Horse boarding, Training, Pony Rides and Lessons
We decided to get in this type of business because we love horses, and needed a job to do but not one where you sit behind the desk all day. We wanted to do something with horses whether that be; there working with the horses everyday or working with clients and teaching them how to do certain things with the horse or even showing them. Another reason we got into this business is because its a passion and no I don’t mean a hobby, it is a passion something you want to always go and do. We have the passion because it's never boring and it stays interesting everytime and you don't know what is gonna happen always but that's how it became a passion. Our initial goal is to make the business successful, and improve the business by making it better and build it. We wanted a business where you don’t start from starch and have a business that was already up and going and build on it from there.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-26 00:16:21

NAICS: 444 Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Description: Landscaping Services and Construction
It’s funny. I had no plan into getting involved with this industry I actually hated this type of work. It all started with my dad doing gardening and him inviting me over to work I then grow love and passion to what I do today. My initial goal was to become a registered nurse. It really took me work and a lot of punishing to get me to attain passion to this industry. So my intentions were nowhere being involved with remodeling homes etc. it just grew with time and as I mentioned it wasn't the best times when I had to demenstrtate work skills because I lacked them all but my dad figured a way to deal with me patiently and later on see all my talents I had hidden which he found.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-26 00:00:11

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Pizza sport restaurant
3. Well I actually I used to own a small coffee shop and next door to me and a tiny little pizza place called Pizza Co and a good friend of mine reached out to me and I closed my little coffee shop business and and built a bigger place for our pizza company and I never knew it was going to do so good in business but people in hacienda heights love our pizza. My initial goal was to build a local place where people all over the city can come and enjoy a nice slice of pizza and the kids can be distracted in the arcade while the parents drank beer and watched sports. I just wanted to create unity towards our community and I think I have really succeeded in that and I’m beyond proud and grateful of everything we have accomplished.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 23:47:50

NAICS: 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Description: selling children playhouses
Well i mainly got into this business because of my partner’s interest in it. My partner pitched me the idea of them finding the customers and dealing with their orders and and what they want, while I would build and deliver the products to them. I accepted the offer, I thought it would be an easy way to earn some extra money. So far it we have been fairly successful. I may have not accepted the offer but, my partner is also my long time girlfriend, and I did not want to upset her by declining the offer. Our goal was to just earn more money for us to have together to use on the side. To this point the business has been been running smoothly and has gone above and beyond our goal for it.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 23:23:51

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: Portrait Photographer
I have always loved photography ever since I can remember, I remember picking up my first camera and imagining a future as a gazed at it. I knew the minute I picked up that camera I wanted to be a photographer. At the time they had just introduced that digital camera and it was a challenging thing because it meant I had to learn everything I knew about the use of a camera. I was a bit anxious but I knew that where the future of photography was, once I was able to learn from the inside out the new world of the digital photography I was able to combine what I knew then to what I know now and everything is the same just how you develop the film itself from a film roll to an instant digital card dealing with megapixels. I got into this kind of business because I am in love with this art and it has been my craft, I turned my passion into a business and my initial goal was more of a challenge to myself. My goal was to be able to live from my passion, I started with babies' steps seeing how far and stable of a business this can be? When I finally realized that this profession has a big respected market for various things I knew I needed to sharpen my skills in everything from taking the photograph to the composition from there it went to lighting and in lighting there is no exact formula so many ways to throw light at your subject some very challenging like photographing glass or any shiny materials to very easy self-portraits. Once I got passed all of this next was being able to figure out in what branch of photography do I belong? What am I good in photographing and I landed my business in commercial portrait photography.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 22:15:34

NAICS: 311 Food Manufacturing
Description: Kettle Corn maker
This information is available on my website for all my fans to see but I will give you a basic summary of my life changing adventure. In March of 2016 I was laid off work and knew it would be very hard to get back on my feet after taking such a sudden but impactful turn in life. However the following event would forever change my life, I was browsing social media one night when I came across a fellow family member eating some kettle corn and recently moving into another country gave me a certain interest to see where and if this was being produced over here. To my surprise there wasn’t anybody who had decided to make and produce kettle corn. I saw this as an opportunity and invested all my time, money and effort and in the end, on July 2016 my business was born. My goal was never to make profit but rather provide all that my family needed and bring a product that people who have never tried such as thing could enjoy!
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 22:11:05

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Table Top Game Store
I was very stupid, like to the extreme. I bought the business from my friend when it was going under and was about to close. I got emotionally attached and didn't want the place to close. I though I could turn it around with some hard work and a partner, my friend at the time. First goal was to keep it from closing and then to get it up and running as a profitable store. Things did not go well at all but, a few years some debt and getting rid of the partner/friend, I managed to not let it close and to have it start to lessen the debt and make a little bit of money. In hindsight I really never should have bought it, it still hasn't made back the money I put into it.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 22:03:26

NAICS: 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Description: pallet furniture
The business almost came by accident although I do not believe in accidents but divine appointments. Before retiring I knew I wanted a business I did not know what type of business but I knew I wanted something that would generate income with none of the stress of deadlines that I had experienced in the workforce I wanted to do something that required minimal work. Once retired a friend of mine asked me to meet her for coffee as we met for coffee I showed her a picture of a bench from reclaimed wood that I wanted. She said, “we can build that”, I thought she was joking the closest I had come to using any type of building tool at that point in my life was the use of a hammer sometimes to hang a picture. At a later date we purchased a pallet from Home Depot we took it apart with the help of her husband (remember I wanted minimal work). She showed me how to use a chop saw, a table saw, a sander, how to stain. I painted the American flag on the bench and then distressed it. I had so much fun! A friend asked me to build her a bench and put some art work on it and I did, then a sister in-law ordered a bench and I did some art work on it. I found out how much I loved creating, the building of the furniture is another matter over a bit of time. I got my husband to help build, he is precise with cuts and measurements, he is now the building department. I am the stain, sanding and art department. I am the advertising department and the customer services department. That same Summer we inquired into local Farmer’s Markets where we could sell and although we got a lot of likes and lots of compliments people were not buying the way I felt they should be buying, we were in the wrong markets.
Date Submitted: 2018-10-25 20:14:26

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