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Business In Development

September 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The B.I.D Academy

Business In Development

Are you looking to diversify your business income? Are you looking to learn how to add government contracting to your current business model? Are you looking to learn how to do business with the State of Texas through the HUB program?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the B.I.D Academy is for you!

BID Academy Info graphicAbout B.I.D.

The Community Economic Development unit at Prairie View A&M University has been meeting with the Texas Comptroller’s Purchasing division to focus on strategies that increase bid participation and sales among Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB’s) who can provide goods and services to over 200 Texas agencies, universities, school districts, and large industries that participate in the statewide bidding process.

The B.I.D. Academy teaches you the essential business skills and effective strategies for working, managing, and doing business with government agencies. This academy is a FREE 9-week curriculum that will take your business through the process of not only getting HUB certified but business planning, marketing, and developing a winning bid proposal!

Classes include

  • HUB Program Overview
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting
  • Taxes and Insurance
  • Business Planning/Marketing
  • Subcontracting
  • Nontraditional Financing
  • Bid Proposals/Graduation

Who Should Enroll

The B.I.D Academy is for new or existing businesses looking to do government contracting.

Earning the Certificate

The courses are offered in a classroom format and in person.  Therefore, it is essential to attend all 7 classes to earn the certificate.  Each course may consist of powerpoints, assignments, homework, online research, and a final exam.




Please fill out the online application to be accepted into the program and allow 5 business days for application review.


September 22, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Andie Everett
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Tigua Business Center
9180 Socorro Rd.
El Paso, TX 79907
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