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Business Advising For Your Supplier Diversity Program

Increase the speed that your diverse suppliers can scale and develop to support your supply chain. PCV’s awardwinning BusinessAdvising.org platform gives your supplier development and supplier diversity programs a turnkey solution to offer mentoring and advising services to small business who need to grow and scale quickly to secure contracts.

Benefits To Your Supplier Development Program

  • Drive equity with our unique focus on women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities
  • A plug-and-play mentoring platform that can help your clients win contracts, and that they can access from anywhere
  • Easily meet your clients needs with the right mentor or advisor from a pool of hundreds of active professionals from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies
  • Uniform brand and client experience with a customized landing page for your program or organization
  • Custom reporting on client demographics, revenue growth, hiring, and social impact outcomes

How It Works

Pacific Community Ventures provides your company with the plug-and-play technology platform and custom-branded portal to easily manage business advising to your small business suppliers. Our platform and customer experience are designed to ensure your small businesses are matched with the right person to fit their needs and scale up.

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    Fill out a profile.

    Your small suppliers take 10 minutes to tell us about themselves and their business experience.

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    Get matched.

    We’ll propose potential matches, but leave the final decision on advising up to your small business suppliers.

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    Custom reporting.

    We’ll provide the data you need to measure the success of your supplier development programs.


Customizable Plans 

Offer unique skills-based volunteering experiences for your employees and add real value to your small business customers. 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.


Low-Cost Pilot Program

  • Up to 10 businesses
  • Basic enrollment report
  • Aggregate twelve-month results report
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Targeted Mentoring Program

  • 11 – 100 businesses with unlimited matches
  • Enrollment report(s)
  • Detailed six-month and twelve-month results reports
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Custom Mentoring Program

  • Can include hundreds of business and advisors
  • Custom metrics and reporting schedule
  • Annual social impact data and more!
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Support Local Businesses In Your Community

Our small business advising and mentoring program matches small business owners with pro bono expert business advisors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to help small businesses thrive. Companies working with BusinessAdvising.org increase their annual revenue by 20% on average and add jobs at ten times the national rate. BusinessAdvising.org also removes location as a barrier, so wherever you are in America, we’ll find the best advisor to help your companies grow.

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.


Supplier Development Success Story: Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 partnered with Pacific Community Ventures to bring our BusinessAdvising.org program for free to 400 of their Business Connect companies. These companies were all certified as minority-owned, women-owned, or disabled veteran-owned. BusinessAdvising.org provided them with intensive business mentoring to help them grow their business for the Super Bowl and beyond.

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