Helping you design success!
The BID Academy Consortium provides comprehensive business advocacy and financial management training, to rural and urban start-ups and expanding small businesses. Our goal is to assist our clients in obtaining sustainable growth and success.
Your business is our business. We believe in making your dreams and goals a reality and our experts know just how to accomplish that. We are prepared to assist you at any level, from providing battle-tested, reliable business advisement and comprehensive, specialized training, to expert one-on-one counseling.
With a 40 plus year proven track record of strategic planning and economic development, our business development team consists of banking, loan packaging, financial, non-profit/for profit local, state, and federal regulatory compliance, housing development, marketing, web management, and procurement professionals. We combine our expertise with an intense passion for helping our clients understand new and complex processes while developing, obtaining, and exceeding their business and personal goals.
With over thirty years’ experience in community and economic development. Working with the Texas Legislature and Governor’s office to develop the first comprehensive Statewide training program for minority, women, and service disabled veterans who procure goods and services for government as part of the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) program. He also specializes in non-profit business incorporation, working with churches and non-profit businesses on IRS compliance issues. He has been designated a Certified Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has completed training as a Commercial/Housing Developer through the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Neighbor Works Program.
Hebert is recognized by many as the top HUB trainer in the State of Texas. He understands the linkage between well trained state HUB’s and their ultimate success as federal contractors.
Achievements: In 2014 he received national recognition from the 1890 Extension Administrators as the outstanding economic development practitioner.
Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Lamar University
Masters Degree in Community Development from Prairie View A&M University
30+ years of proficiency and is highly respected as a specialist in planning developing, and implementing operational strategies the fields of entrepreneurship, small business and non-profit development and administration to include financial services, local, state, and federal government organizational administration, banking, commercial and residential real estate development, sales, and financing. Other areas of expertise include oil and gas royalties as well as entertainment and media management.
Nominated in 2019 for the National Bonnie Theater Community Development Award recognizing passion for the rural development research and Extension outreach mission within Land-Grant Schools.
Received a National recognition for a Drug Elimination Program by HUD (Housing Urban Development).
2014 recognized by Middle Rio Grand as a Community Leader
Revolving Loan Manager
Public Housing Manager
Community and Economic Development
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Sul Ross State University