MBE Spotlight: Bell Imaging

I started my career in printing at a graphics company as a porter. While at work one day, I asked Kevin, one of the graphic arts operators, if he could teach me what he knew. Kevin told me if I was serious about learning the job, I would have to purchase a mac computer system and he would teach me various skills and programs that I would need to move forward. I was ready for a better life for myself and my family so I saved my money and bought my first Mac computer.

From this experience, I learned valuable lessons that I would carry with me to this day. I learned that in order to reach my goals, I would have to invest in myself and trust in my abilities. I also learned that you have to ask for what you want and the person responsible for your success is you!

At my new job, I met Max, a friend who taught me to be better, faster, and more competitive. After some time, I was promoted from a mac operator to a system manager. Soon, I transitioned into sales.

I still remember the days when I got to work two hours early to sell before my 12:00 pm shift as a system manager. There were many days and sleepless nights when I wanted to give up. They say nothing worth having is easy to get, so I remained strong. Dedication and hard work paid off. My first big account was the United States Postal Service.

After a successful 15 years in sales; I knew it was time for me to take a major step in my career. I decided to start my own business. I have been the proud owner of Bell Imaging Inc since 2004 and we have been in business for over 15 years.

Bell Imaging Inc. is a thriving minority print manufacturer. With the help of the NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council we have done business with: Major League Baseball, New York State, Walmart, Lord Abbott, Bronx Community College, Canon USA, and LaGuardia College; just to name a few.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I look forward to working with you.

Your friend,
Terrance Bell, President