PCV Small Business Advising Program

Testimonial

"My involvement is all about giving back to the community. My knowledge and experience can be leveraged to help PCV companies create jobs and economic opportunities. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to see the clients I advise come to their own solutions through my guidance."

Volunteer Advisor Sanjay Sinha, Vice President & Relationship Manager, California Bank and Trust

Our Business Advising program matches small business owners with volunteer business advisors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to help small businesses thrive.

Small business owners receive the strategic support they need to scale, including strategy roundtable sessions, educational events, promotional opportunities, and access to BusinessAdvising.org.

We’re glad you found us, and welcome you to join us as we continue to create jobs for those who need them most. Get started below: 

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For Small Business Owners

Click here to find out more about what PCV’s Advising program has to offer our small business owners and operators.

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For Volunteer Business Advisors

Are you interested in giving back to your community by volunteering your unique business skills and expertise? Click here to find out more.

Latest News and Publications

October 14, 2014

Marketing 102: Understanding Your Market And Customers

Your small business to understand its customers, its competitors, and where it fits in. In the second installment of our Marketing 101 series, we take you through a few simple things you can do to get your marketing started! 

October 07, 2014

New Blog Series: Marketing 101

As a small business, marketing is integral to your success, but if you don’t have past experience where do you start? In our new Marketing 101 series!

September 17, 2014

Catching Up With Petit Collage

Last year Petit Collage received $150,000 through PCV’s loan program, plus free expert advice through our Business Advising program. So how is Petit Collage doing?

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October 22, 2014

LGBT Career Fair

November 04, 2014

Grow Your Restaurant

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January 06, 2014

2014 PCV Annual Luncheon Sponsorship Packet

Impact investing has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason. Impact investors look to make a profit while also making a positive social impact in communities that are overlooked by mainstream investors. By investing for both financial and social returns, impact investing helps to create an economy that works for everyone.

Over the past 16 years, PCV has been making impact investments to high-growth small businesses through our equity and debt funds, and also by investing intellectual capital to build these businesses, all while carefully monitoring the social impact that we are creating. This impact evaluation gives us the data we need to identify best practices in impact investing, and we share this expertise with investors around the world to grow the impact economy.

Join us for our 2014 Annual Luncheon as an event sponsor and help us celebrate PCV’s unique ecosystem of programs that is helping to grow small businesses and social enterprises and create jobs where they are needed most. This year’s event will look at the policy work that PCV is doing across the globe to advance the impact investing economy, and will feature case studies that show how PCV’s work is creating an economy that works for everyone, where everyone who is able has work.

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November 25, 2013

2013 PCV Holiday Gift Guide

The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is here! Every year, PCV-advised companies give the PCV network exclusive deals on gifts and services as part of the Gift...

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April 16, 2012

PCV Annual Report 2011

With your support, in 2011 PCV stepped up our efforts to get people working again. And not just working, but prospering. To prosper means to flourish;...

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