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NAICS: 512 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Description: Music Production and Sound Facility
I wanted to do clinics and master classes. The clinics and master classes would teach others how to perform and establish their own music editing skills. Then I realized, how are people going to know about myself and the clinics? So I started a YouTube channel for sound design and sound production. Only once I was getting more well known on YouTube is when people would come to the studio and learn from my clinics.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 14:11:12

NAICS: 451 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Description: Custom Sportswear Unifroms
My family is involved in sportswear for the past 30 years, so it was natural for me to enter this type of business. Initially, I went into this business with my brother in 2005. We faced many difficulties in the beginning, but we remained persistent. We had a vision for our company and continued our planned path which eventually led to our success. In 2015, I opened my own business with my wife.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 14:08:38

NAICS: 512 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Description: Video production, entertainment industry
Initially didn’t have plans of being in this industry or owning my own business. I have a MA in political science and had every intention of either going to law school or working with the Women’s health organization. But in my last year of graduate school I found myself in an acting class. That class awakened something in me and changed the trajectory of my entire life. I booked a few acting jobs at first but along the way I noticed that there were so many limitations for black women in the industry and even more limitations for darker skin black women. So, I started creating my own content. Writing, producing and of course directing. I found myself behind the camera more and more and in front less and less. Once I started booking regularly, I got an unexpected opportunity arose with a small startup production company. They were developing a news show and since I had a master’s degree in political science the owner assumed that I would be able to manage a news show. With no previous experience he gave me control over his news show. I had to figure it out on the go and figure it out quickly. I learned to write copy, cast talent, produce as well as what post production is. The company evolved and with the help of my partner and myself the book of business grew exponentially. When the owner decided to go into gaming, we negotiated a deal to take over the book of business. Since we had been managing the various accounts it was a natural progression for us to take over. Again, I was in a position where I was unprepared but had to learn quickly.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 13:53:02

NAICS: 561 Administrative and Support Services
Description: Certified Public Accountant, Taxes
When I was in 10th grade I had to put a notebook together for which profession I wanted to go into and I chose to be a CPA. I know I like math and I enjoy numbers so I thought I would be good at it. I ended up becoming a CPA after going to college. I worked for Ernst and Young (one of the big 8 accounting firms at the time, now big 4). I always knew I wanted to open my own business. I am able to share my gift that God gave me with my clients. I enjoy what I do.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 12:38:18

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: Selling luxury lashes
My interest in makeup really grew during high school. I would do my makeup every day and became good at it. My friends would ask me to do theirs whenever there was a big event like prom or homecoming. After high school I went on to cosmetology school and eventually got my license. I was a freelance makeup artist for about 2 years when the curiosity of starting my own business started coming to me. I was already selling my service as a makeup artist, but I really wanted to get involved with the industry somehow. Then it just kind of came to me. My favorite part about doing my makeup was the very end where you would have you whole face completed, your eye look completed, and then lastly you would apply the lashes and the lashes are what really tied the whole look together. I love false eyelashes, I’ve worn or worked with so many styles coming from different competitors. I learned what I liked and didn’t like about each one and used that knowledge to come up with my own line of lashes. I saw that lashes usually had one band of lashes, but I always loved the dramatic look with multiple layers of the lash fiber to really create a bold eye. My initial goal with creating my line was to provide luxury lush lashes that catered to the demographic of makeup lovers who love a dramatic lash that’s also comfortable to wear and affordable as well.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 10:02:46

NAICS: 333 Machinery Manufacturing
Description: manufacturer of autoclaves
My two partners and I initially got into this business because our current employers were in need of an autoclave and all of the companies who offered to make one, charged way too much. We had the engineering education to create an autoclave and soon realized that we can create these autoclaves on our own. We also realized that if we can innovate it to cost drastically less to create, then we can make many sales to small companies who did not have the money to spend so much on an autoclave. It was very small in the beginning and the first few years we didn’t know if we were going to make it. We had one goal in mind and that was to make money. We worked hard and developed the company that exists today.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 01:57:41

NAICS: 453 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Description: The resale and wholesale of new and used industrial equipment
I did. It was there. I took some classes at the Cerritos [Community College] and couldn’t stand it, and I’d worked with papa and my grandfather since I was 14, so I just did. It was what I was good at, I liked the work, it was both a mental puzzle of solving people’s problems, with the hands on work of repairing and install machines. My goal, my goal?? To keep the business going. The changes at the time were huge. The cold war was winding down, civil defense was leaving the area, and huge machines were no longer in demand. So I learned how to use relays and electro-mechanical components, how to program PLCs. And now none of it works, it’s all about wholesale of new products, nothing used, which is where the money has always been.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 23:53:28

NAICS: 339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Description: Sign manufacturing
Back in the old days, I don't have any goal. To be honest with you, all I wanted is to make a lot of money and give my family a better life. In the 90s, China grows so fast, you could make money very easily. The sign industry just starts, and not a lot of people are paying attention to it. With limited of starting money, I choose to do this.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 22:07:02

NAICS: 445 Food and Beverage Stores
Description: Hawaiian Restraunt
I grew up in Hawaii and my family eventually migrated to California. Within the first few years in California, I realized that it was extremely rare to find a good (if any) Hawaiian restaurants. If I were to find a restaurant, it would taste unauthentic. My brothers and I decided to become investment partners and open our very first restaurant in Laguna Hills in the early 2000's. As our restaurant became more popular, famous surfers, skateboards, and influncers began visiting our restaurant. Word quickly began to spread and our restaurant would become extremely busy during lunch hours. Our initial goal was to bring something we had back home to California. Hawaiian food was (and even now) is so rare in Orange County. My brother and I thrived upon the success of our childhood food that we brought to our new home.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 22:05:50

NAICS: 551 Management of Companies and Enterprises
Description: Financial Institution
My initial had been to focus on nursing school and use this job as income while going to school. There had been part time positions and I was hired for part time. As I continued to go to school and be presented with new opportunities in the company, I began to grow a passion for job I was doing.
Date Submitted: 2019-03-17 21:35:16

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