Business Advising For Your CDFI Or Community Bank
Increase the impact of your small business capital in your community. Pacific Community Ventures’ platform gives your CDFI or nonprofit a turnkey solution to offer mentoring and technical assistance services to your small business clients, or supplement an existing mentorship program with targeted advising based on the specific challenges of your clients.
Benefits To Your CDFI Or Community Bank:
- A plug-and-play mentoring platform that your clients can access from anywhere
- Track prospective- and current-borrower engagement and manage risk ratings
- 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
- Drive equity with our unique focus on women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities
- Uniform brand and client experience with a customized landing page for your program or organization
- Custom technical assistance reporting for your loan portfolio or funders such as client demographics, revenue growth, hiring, and social impact outcomes
Support Local Businesses
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.
How It Works
Pacific Community Ventures provides you with a small business advising and mentoring platform that reduces barriers to offering technical assistance pre- and post-loan while giving you the ability to offer your clients expert advice and guidance on any issue their business is facing, without the need to hire an army of staff. Our platform and customer experience are designed to ensure your small business customers are matched with the right person to fit their needs.
Fill Out a Profile
Your customers take 10 minutes to tell us about themselves and their business needs and challenges.
We’ll propose potential matches, but leave the final decision on advising up to your customers.
We’ll provide the data you need to measure the success of your technical assistance programs and make decisions around risk and social return.
We’ll Fit A Plan To Your Needs
Offer a unique technical assistance and business advising experiences that adds real value to your small business clients. Businesses who work with our mentoring program see their revenues increase by an average of 20% annually, and they tend to create new jobs at 10-times the national rate. Whether you’re interested in a free pilot or providing business mentors to hundreds of clients, we’ll work with you to craft the ideal program to fit your needs and budget.
Low-Cost Pilot Program
Try us out with a pilot that fits your budget. You get up to 10 businesses, a basic enrollment report and an aggregate twelve-month results report.
Outsource Technical Assistance
Support loan programs and grant obligations. You get 11 – 100 businesses with unlimited matches, enrollment report(s) and detailed six-month and twelve-month results reports.
Custom Mentoring Program
We can build a program that meets your needs. You can get hundreds of business and advisors, custom metrics and reporting schedule, annual social impact data and more!
A Few Of Our Clients and Partners