Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

Black-owned small business

Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.

So Many Resources To Find New Hires

bwhiteSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

Work for Warriors is a state and federally-funded, free, direct placement program within California. The intent of the initiative is aimed at reducing the unemployment rate among California Service Members in the Guard and Reserve by directly placing them into gainful fulltime employment. WFW is open to all currently serving National Guard and DoD Reserve personnel, Post 9/11 Veterans, as well as Spouses and Gold Star Families. If you’re outside of California, check out the U.S. Department of Labor’s site for hiring qualified Vets. They provide employers with assistance in finding qualified transitioning service members and veterans in your area, and also check out Swords to Ploughshares’ successful employment programs with a reputation of producing qualified veteran talent in all job sectors. Defy Ventures operate as a free search firm placing veterans in companies. They’ll take the job description, screen the candidates, and present them to you, the business owner. … Read More

Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

small business owner grants

Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.

We Need Your Small Business’ Voice

Patrick DugganPCV News, Quality Jobs, Small Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Loans

quality jobs survey

Here at Pacific Community Ventures, we’ve seen firsthand though our work with small businesses that job creation alone is insufficient to create lasting economic change in underserved communities and for working people. We view the advancement of quality jobs as an important avenue to better support underserved communities and address rising income and wealth inequality across the U.S. As part of our vision to make quality job creation the norm, we must equip small businesses with the practical tools and resources they need to offer higher quality jobs in a way that balances their business’ financial and operational needs with their employees’ interests. We’re committed to empowering small business owners to succeed – and believe a simple, practical quality jobs toolkit will help them to improve job quality for their workers, thereby reducing turnover, improving productivity and revenue, and boosting brand reputation. In order to create a resource that meets … Read More

3 Reasons To Start A Skills-Based Employee Volunteer Program

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring

skills based employee volunteering

If your company hasn’t explored skills-based volunteering, you could be missing a major employee-engagement and CSR opportunity.  When you think about an employee volunteer program, what comes to mind immediately? A bunch of your staff wearing matching t-shirts and cleaning up a beach or local park? A few team members here or there volunteering once a year at a food bank or animal shelter? While all of those cause are noble – and the need for volunteer help is real – there is another major opportunity that can help your business while you’re doing good. What is skills-based volunteering? While nonprofits and charities in your community have a need for bodies to stuff boxes and envelopes or hand out supplies, they also have the same needs that your business does. Every day nonprofits struggle with marketing themselves to reach more people with their services. They have issues with their websites … Read More

Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

small business ecommerce

Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.

Fundamental HR Management for Smaller Businesses

Robert PorterSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

small business hr management

You went into business because of a passion for a product or a service and built a business around that. At some point, you hired your first employee and soon discovered HR management is a necessary part of a successful business. Your success is now partially dependent upon your employees, their performance, and how they interact with your customers.  Hire the Right People for the Job Hiring the right person takes time, and the right person on a small team is critical. You’ve invested in your business and it’s equally important you invest the time to do the following: Reevaluate your business – What does your business need to be truly successful? Resist the temptation to react to an immediate issue. Instead, think about the skills your business will need not only today but next quarter, and perhaps even next year. How will that affect your staffing needs, the skillsets, … Read More

Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

small business cashflow

Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news. Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.

Advisor Appreciation and Networking Event

Patrick DugganPCV News, Small Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

advisor mixer

Pacific Community Ventures is excited to invite you to our first Advisor Appreciation & Networking Event! Our advisors are the heart of our small business mentoring program, and all of our program’s success is due to your commitment to see small businesses across America succeed. This night is all about you! We want to show our appreciation for the time and talent you continue to donate, and to provide a long-requested opportunity for our advisors to network with each other. Please join us: Thursday, May 25 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 25 Lusk 25 Lusk Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 Light fare and drink tickets will be provided We’ll host a brief program sharing the impact your advice made on our small business community in 2016, a raffle featuring products from advised small businesses — and most of the evening is reserved for you to network with each other.   Thank … Read More

Small Business Resources Roundup

Patrick DugganSmall Business Advising And Mentoring, Small Business Resources

small business credit

Each month, we bring you the latest roundup of resources for small business owners bootstrapping their businesses and creating quality jobs in their communities. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @PCVtweets. Every Monday we post a new collection of new must-read small business resources, articles, and news.   Are there any specific areas your business needs advice in? Let us know, and we’ll search for what you need to add to our monthly roundup.