PCV Small Business Advising Program
"My involvement with PCV is all about giving back to the community. My knowledge and experience can be leveraged to help PCV companies create jobs and economic opportunities in California. 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
PCV’s 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 access to Strategy Roundtable sessions, educational events, and promotional opportunities within the invaluable PCV network.
We’re glad you found us, and we welcome you to join us as we continue to create jobs for those who need them most.
Click here to find out more about what PCV’s Advising program has to offer our small business owners and operators.
Latest News and Publications
August 08, 2014
Parties That Cook, a San Francisco-based small business, had their 5th Strategy Roundtable at our office earlier this week!
August 08, 2014
San Francisco-based design firm, Interior Design Fair, had five employees and a growing list of commercial clients in 2012. In order to ensure further expansion, Founder Kassin Laverty realized she would need capital to invest in marketing and to hire more designers and operations staff, and that's when she found PCV.
July 08, 2014
At the CGI America’s Denver meeting, PCV publically committed to taking our existing Business Advising program to scale nationally through the innovative platform, www.BusinessAdvising.org.
January 06, 2014
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.
- Kendra Ott | Associate Director, Business Advising