Hector García: First-Generation Small Business Owner
Hector García is the president of MBN Design Inc., a Hispanic-owned company located in Anaheim, California. His company has been in business for almost 15 years and specializes in branding and design of consumer packaged goods. The majority of his business focuses on food and beverages, in addition to cosmetics, healthcare, office supplies and a variety of other areas. MBN Design employs eight people, five of whom are minorities, according to García.
García was the first in his family to venture into business.
"This endeavor was like blazing a trail without having anyone to follow or guide me. I grew up in a rough part of Los Angeles and narrowly escaped being a statistic of the ghetto," he explained. "It humbles me greatly when I see where I came from and reflect on how truly blessed I am."