The effect that COVID-19 is having on small businesses, especially those owned by people of color, can’t be overstated. We’re here in solidarity with you, our community, to help you reopen safely and build back better.
The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO) is working to create a positive impact on Filipino businesses and the Oregon Economy. That’s why we have joined up with Pacific Community Ventures to create a one-stop-shop for you to help get free business coaching and mentorship to survive the pandemic and develop long term resilience.
(When you sign up, select PACCO in the “How did you hear about Pacific Community Ventures?” dropdown.)
The BusinessAdvising.org platform connects small business owners like you with expert advisors who help you meet your challenges and seize new opportunities. PCV puts volunteerism to work for local communities by managing a national network of seasoned entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and senior leaders from major banks, consulting firms, and bigger companies who want to use their hard-earned business know how to create more opportunity in our communities.
Enrolling is easy and only takes a few minutes. All advice is completely free and confidential. PCV’s program is set up to support remote business advising via phone or video.
How Does It Work?
- Let us know your small business’ challenges and opportunities
- Pacific Community Ventures will find you a qualified free advisor or business coach to work with
- You’ll schedule time at your convenience to connect with your advisor (over the phone, email, on Google Hangout, Facetime, or Skype — whatever’s easiest and best for you)
- You can work with your free advisor or business coach for as much time as you want, whether that’s one month or one year — we’re here to help your small business!
PACCO is a welcoming and inclusive community organized to promote economic empowerment and resiliency for historically marginalized, economically disadvantaged, underserved and under-resourced communities. We ground our efforts in racial equity and promote entrepreneurism, education, professional growth, civic engagement, and business development by providing scholarships, leadership training programs, technical assistance, and relevant workshops.
Meet A Few PCV Success Stories
Meet the small business owners that have grown their companies, and created good jobs and economic opportunities in our neighborhoods by working with an advisor.