Business Advising For Your Company
Drive employee engagement, create real impact, and knit your business and your community together in a new way. PCV’s award–winning BusinessAdvising.org platform gives your company a turnkey solution to reach your target market, strengthen your brand’s relationship with your customers, and offer skills-based employee engagement and volunteer opportunities. We’re a nonprofit small business accelerator that matches small business owners from economically underserved areas with skills-based volunteer advisors and mentors, just like your staff.
Benefits To Your Company
- A plug-and-play skills-based volunteering platform that your staff can access from anywhere
- Uniform brand experience with a customized landing page for your program
- Strengthened CSR and CRA reporting with custom data on the social impact of your employees’ volunteerism
How It Works
Pacific Community Ventures provides your company with the plug-and-play technology platform and custom-branded portal to easily manage your employees volunteer experience or provide custom business advising to your small business customers. Our platform and customer experience are designed to ensure your employees or small business customers are matched with the right person to fit their needs.
Offer unique skills-based volunteering experiences for your employees and add real value to your small business customers. Companies who work with our mentoring program see benefits in talent development (hard and soft skills), recruitment (give your employees purpose-driven work), retention, and new support for efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2016 small businesses working with our program grew their revenues by 20% (vs 7% for comparable small businesses) and had 44% job growth — surpassing national (1.7%) rates.
Support Local Businesses In Your Community
Mentors will work with entrepreneurs to help them troubleshoot, overcome challenges to reaching their goals, and build their network. Your staff members can volunteer their time in ways that work for them: they can meet in person and/or virtually (over the phone, or on Skype, Facetime, etc) with their advising match.
Volunteer advisors donate 5 hours of their time each month, and in the last few years they’ve empowered hundreds of small businesses to create and maintain tens of thousands of jobs for working people in underserved communities.