Homero and Higdalia Bracho

Homero and Higdalia Bracho

Entrepreneurs and StartZone Clients

Small business owners Homero and Higdalia Bracho came from Venezuela four years ago. Both completed their degrees in marketing in Venezuela and brought with them over 20 years of business experience. Now they call Burien home.

Like most immigrants they face many challenges. Their challenges include missing support from their homeland, finding adequate jobs, adapting to a new culture, dealing with financial constraints, adapting to the weather, and transferring their credentials.

With the help of StartZone, the Bracho family obtained a home-based business license under the name Piñatas-USA, selling handcrafted piñatas and centerpieces.

“We want to grow our business to offer jobs to others and give back to our local community,” said Homero Bracho. “We believe piñatas are the key ingredient in any type of celebration such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, graduations and baby showers.”

The Brachos’ story is just one example of the success that community members can find through StartZone, which is an initiative of Highline College. StartZone plays an important role in supporting entrepreneurs as they start microenterprise businesses in Southwest King County. Support comes in the form of education, funding opportunities, business plans, referrals, peer support and networking.

See examples of the Brachos’ creations at Piñatas-USA.

Thanks to StartZone for sharing the Brachos’ story.