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    Mentoring doubles a small business' chances of success.

    According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only 30% of businesses make it to 10 years. But for small business owners with a mentor, the difference is striking: 70% of small businesses that receive mentoring survive to that ten-year mark, double the rate for non-mentored small businesses.

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    The actual day-to-day needs of making a business grow,

    and making that growth sustainable, are beyond the skills of any one individual. You started a great company — but now that you’re ready to open a storefront, how do you find investors? Write a business plan? Develop a brand strategy? And who has the time for all this? Having an outside advisor who knows your industry and has been there before is crucial.

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    BusinessAdvising.org leverages an online platform and volunteerism

    to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring at no cost that removes geography as a barrier. If your company is in the Bronx, and the best advisor for your business lives in Virginia, BusinessAdvising.org can make that match happen.