The vision for PBI was birthed during a financial crisis in June of 2012. Mr. Hicks was abruptly terminated after being recognized for excellence as a defense contractor by the Executive Director of a $200M program, . The termination served as a catalyst for Mr. Hicks to pursue the road less traveled...entrepreneurship. Mr. Hicks formed BigNet Group, a full service brand consulting agency and never looked back. To date, the Hicks family owns and operates over 350 digital properties offering a wide range of services to consumers, businesses, and communities locally and abroad.
PBI is an opportunity to give back to our community through affordable education. As of March 2019, student loan debt reached $1.598T. The Hicks family agrees the rising costs of education at these levels are unsustainable and out of reach for many Americans. Their approach...offer fast-paced, real-world classes that teach students free enterprise. The best part...all classes are only $10 andone-hour in length. We believe affordable education is the key to economic empowerment and financial independence.