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Grow Your Small Business Today

We recruit the nation’s brightest business minds to volunteer their expertise to help small businesses like yours grow and to create new quality jobs for working people in underserved communities. Our companies have shown 20% revenue growth and job growth at eight times the national average, and our nonprofit program has helped hundreds of small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs for working people in local communities.

Through PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org program, your company will be paired with the right mentor or advisor for your needs. We have a pool of hundreds of professional mentors from all industries and areas of expertise. Our advisors are active professionals from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies. BusinessAdvising.org also removes geography as a barrier. Wherever you are in America, we’ll find the best advisor to help your company grow.

Do you have questions about finance, marketing, operations, sales, IT, or HR? We’ll work hard to solve your biggest business challenges, with custom advice just for you! Signing up is fast and easy.

Here’s How it Works

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    Fill out a short profile

    Tell us about yourself, your small business, and the challenges and opportunities you have.

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    We’ll find you a business mentor to work with

    And, we’ll set up an introduction for you and your first advisor via email.

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    You’ll schedule time to connect with your advisor

    It can be over the phone, email, Google hangout, or Skype — whatever’s best for you.

PCV’s online business advising program is a game-changing innovation. It’s common for entrepreneurs to seek advice from community organizations with limited capacity and industry expertise, hire costly consultants and coaches, or think they’re too busy to find a local mentor. Enter: online mentoring. BusinessAdvising.org leverages technology (an online platform with an internal, proprietary matching algorithm) 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 downtown Omaha, and the best advisor for your business lives in Dallas, BusinessAdvising.org can make that match happen.

Program Criteria

Most of the participants in our program tend to meet the following criteria.

  • Operating history of at least a year (i.e. beyond start-up phase)
  • Annual revenues of $100,000 and up
  • 2+ employees
  • Located in the United States
  • Creating jobs in, or located in, economically underserved communities OR have a compelling social mission

Remember, we’re flexible! If your company doesn’t meet these exact criteria, contact us anyway. We’d love to find a way to work together.

What We Offer

Our advising program offers a number of ways for small business owners to get unique, relevant, and timely support, from one-on-one mentoring to network events and promotional opportunities.

We have hundreds of advisors, offering expertise in:

  • Marketing
  • Finance and accounting
  • Executive coaching
  • Business planning
  • Operations (supply chain, B2B, B2C)
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • And more

Advisor Commitment

Volunteer advisors are asked to commit 5 hours per month, per advising match. They’ll answer your questions, and give you the specific tools and problem-solving skills you need to sustainably grow your business. Some volunteer advisors enjoy this program so much they happily provide more hours than this too.

Are There Fees?

None. All BusinessAdvising.org matches are made for free thanks to special funding from our partners like Capital One and the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development. This special funding covers small businesses anywhere in America.

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*You can sign up with your email address or LinkedIn account — whatever’s easier!