Pacific Community Ventures has always been a forward-looking organization, and in 2012 we launched a new platform to transcend the barriers that small business owners face when it comes to finding affordable and qualified advice.
Many small business owners began their companies after early success pursuing their skills and passions: be it designing jewelry, curating a retail shop, opening a restaurant, even starting a small farm or landscaping company. Then they start wearing all the hats: CEO, marketing, product development, supply chain, and sales. Who has time for all this?
This is where having an advisor or mentor is crucial. Our program merges technology and volunteerism to offer a number of ways for you to get unique, relevant, and timely support. Many small business owners say they lack available mentors. Yet, mentoring can double your chances of success. The small businesses that work with our pro bono mentors and advisors grow revenues (by 20% on average) while creating tens of thousands of jobs for working people in local communities.
Our award–winning program matches entrepreneurs with business advisors and mentors from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies who provide free tailored, confidential assistance to help you meet your small business challenges and seize new opportunities. Over the past decade we’ve helped thousands of small businesses thrive, grow, and create tens of thousands of good local jobs. And since our platform can connect a small business owner anywhere in America with the most qualified advisor to meet their needs, regardless of where that advisor lives, it became a game-changing innovation.