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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: 484 Truck Transportation
Description: Trucking Transport Company
I got into this business because trucking has been in my family for a while, my father did it, and my uncles down in Mexico and when they moved to the states they expanded their business. mostly everyone in the family has their own trucking company, and I being the youngest learned from everyone else. My initial goal has always been to start my own company and have my own costumers and so far I have succeeded in that.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 22:25:42

NAICS: 722 Food Services and Drinking Places
Description: Mexican Restaurant
I always went to restaurants similar to mine and I noticed the people it would attract and I would go to other franchises like mine and was amazed by how full it would be every time I'd be there. The initial story of this franchise I loved and admired and I decided to invest. Me and mother decided to get into the business together and it has been a great experience and I enjoy the decision we made. My initial goal was to be successful with my first restaurant and later expand the brand either with the same franchise or start up my own. I have been looking to open a second restaurant in Northern California, but still need time to see how it could be managed since it is far from my home.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 21:42:04

NAICS: 238 Specialty Trade Contractors
Description: residential roofing
I decided to get into this business because it was my dads business originally. So i grew up in the business and by the time i was a teen everything was second nature to me. When i first started looking for a job i didn't want to do this, i tried out a couple of other jobs but nothing i really enjoyed. I decided i liked the more hands on type of job like construction. I really enjoyed being able to work hard and see my results as soon as i finished. Plus getting compliments on what i do which made me really love the job. My main goal when i initially started was to provide for my family. Having kids at a young age fueled my fire to have to provide for them and continue providing for them for the rest of there lives.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 21:21:19

NAICS: 541 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Description: personal tax preparation
Well, I would help family and friends with their taxes and they would tell me that I should help their friends and Coworkers. They would all have problems, so that is when I found that it was a common problem and that I could start my business and help people with things that they had trouble with and also provide information. That is when I became certified and bonded and went through with the business.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 15:43:25

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Self employed Hairdresser
When I was a teenager in high school, that I wanted to become a hairdresser. I wanted to make women and men feel confident about themselves. I didn’t started becoming a hairdresser, because I ended up having my family. So right after high school I ended having a couple other jobs before I become a hairstylist. One of those was a waitress then was a bartender for while until I wanted to become a hairdresser. By the time I had my family around ‘93-‘94 that is was time to learn about becoming a hairdresser. Even though it took 20 plus years to get where I am at right now all it took was perseveres and waiting for the right time begin my career.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 15:01:11

NAICS: 443 Electronics and Appliance Stores
Description: providing mobile phones, services, and accessories
When I came to America my main goal was to own my own business I wasn't quite sure what exactly I wanted to do. I talked to my sister about opening up our own business, I figured two heads are better than one and there’s no one else i’d rather run a business with than with her. We came up with the idea to open this store together. The store is located very close to where we live, that is the area we wanted it at. The plaza where the store is located this is the only store that provided this kinds of services and products. We knew our neighborhood and we knew who our customers would be and we knew there was a market for what we wanted to do.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 09:27:58

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: art dealer
I decided to go into this business when I went to UC Santa Barbara, in the beginning, I didn't really know what I what direction I wanted to go in: however, I didn't want to restrict myself by going into a specific kind of job that limits me from creating art that I wanted to draw. So frankly, I wanted to draw to create happiness for people on things that make them happy such as animals, landscape, and memories. This took me to the goal I wanted to pursue by creating happiness for people. So the only way is to start up my own business and run it on how I feel like it should be. I am not sure in which direction I will go down the line in the next 5yrs, but it will be something meaningful.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 09:17:58

NAICS: 423 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Description: Selling Gold
I decide to get into this type of business. “I love it because is my hobby is something that you want to do. I enjoy it. Most people like to buy gold because it’s the most for sale. The gold never lose the worth and your money can be safe if you put it in gold. Your time is important, so it is a good idea to invest it in the business you like. I got into this business to have money, to invest in the gold to enjoy it, to have friends and loyal customers.” There will be customers loyal they will comeback to buy more jewelry.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 08:54:48

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Wine Buesiness
The reason I got into the business world was because I wanted to work for myself. I came from Iran to make money in America for a couple of years. The plan was to save some money for a while while in the states and go back to my country and own a house over there and live there. I worked for my brothers in his business when I got to America, I ended up meeting my wife which made me change all of my plans so I opened my own business. Before I had my wine business, I had a pizzeria business. Now I opened a successful wine business for the past 20 years. I make good money with my business. I had a lot of adversity in my business life where I was unemployed for 3 years looking for a location to move because my lease was not renewed. I moved locations 2 times currently and I do not plan to continue to move. My main goal I would want in life is to own another wine business somewhere else in downtown Los Angeles.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-25 08:37:26

NAICS: 812 Personal and Laundry Services
Description: Application of lash extensions
I decided to get into the beauty industry because I have always had a passion for art. I love making other women feel and look beautiful which in return it brings me happiness. After graduating, I realized that I had the patience and attention to detail to pursue a career in the lash industry. I always struggled financially and it created that hunger for me to succeed. Being a young mother was also probably one of the biggest influences on my work ethic. My initial goal was that I did not want to work for anyone else, I wanted to be my own boss. Ever since I was 18, I became my own boss where I created my own path, made my own rules and career.
Date Submitted: 2019-04-24 22:29:17

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