Small Business Advising and Mentoring
Pacific Community Ventures invests in people. We leverage technology and volunteerism to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring, at no cost.
Our award-winning BusinessAdvising.org small business advising and mentoring platform matches business owners who are beyond the startup phase with pro bono business coaches and mentors who provide tailored, hands-on advising. All advice is completely free and completely confidential. Companies working with our mentors increase their annual revenue by 20% on average. Our platform also removes location as a barrier, so wherever you are in America, we’ll find the best advisor to help your company grow.
Volunteer As A Business Advisor
PCV’s award-winning Pro-Bono Business Advising program facilitates impactful mentorships between Small Business Owners and advisors like you, who have unique and hard-earned skills in digital marketing, HR, finance, banking and business management among other crucial tools and resources that are the foundation for turning any dream into a working, thriving reality.
By applying to be a Pro-Bono Advisor with our Business Advising program, you will not only partner with Small Business Owners to elevate their work, but you will also:
- Join a network of over 2,000 Business Advisors who have helped small business owners grow their revenues by 20% on average and create jobs at ten-times the national rate.
- Have access to free webinars and workshops that can enhance your skills and knowledge base in a subject matter of your choosing.
- Take your current skills to the next level by learning how to coach businesses in what you know best. Mentorship is a coveted skill and can help you widen your network, jump-start your own entrepreneurial dreams, and expedite your growth as a leader in your field.
- Give back to the people who help our communities thrive. Our advisors have some of the most gratifying experiences as they witness small business owners blossom, tackle obstacles, and maximize the overall success of their businesses.
While experience starting or running your own business is preferred, your expertise and guidance in your field is equally as valuable to many new and emerging small business owners. Either way, our amazing team of Relationship Managers will match you with the right small business that can best benefit from your skills. As you continue to work with our clients, you will have more opportunities to network with fellow advisors, paid opportunities to coach fellow advisors, and more.
When small businesses thrive, our entire economy thrives. At PCV we are committed to supporting you and the small businesses we both care about, for the long run!
Partner With Us
Small businesses are the backbone of our country and the character of our communities. America’s small businesses account for almost half of our economy and employ almost 60 million people. Since the COVID pandemic began in March, it’s estimated over 100,000 small businesses have closed forever, and close to one million more are at risk.
Pacific Community Ventures is bringing together a rapidly growing coalition of companies and organizations invested in the success and resilience of small businesses across the United States. Members of the PCV Small Business Support Circle are helping to get millions of dollars of free advice into the hands of job-creating small business owners by leveraging and scaling PCV’s unique BusinessAdvising.org platform to provide small businesses the support they need to survive and thrive, pivot, and reopen safely. And more members are joining every day.
We’re here for you and here for the community. Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped thousands of small businesses grow and create tens of thousands of jobs. Meet some of our clients:
From the beginning, Equator set itself apart by focusing on a triple bottom line that weaves social responsibility and sustainability into its metrics of success. Along the way, Helen and Brooke sought advice and mentoring. They have been working with Pacific Community Ventures for over a decade.