Business Advising For Your Company
Many small business owners, particularly women, people of color, and those far from major metro areas, lack access to advisors and networks that could help their businesses thrive. This puts these job-creating entrepreneurs at a disadvantage. 70% of small businesses whose owners have an advisor survive at least 5 years—twice the rate of businesses whose owners lack advisors.
Pacific Community Ventures is fighting the small business advice gap with our nationwide platform, BusinessAdvising.org. Through scalable tech paired with dedicated Client Experience Managers, PCV matches entrepreneurs with pro bono experts on any challenge they have, such as customer acquisition, improving financial management practices, or increasing their digital presence. Because they meet virtually, entrepreneurs are matched with the best possible advisor for them, regardless of location. This is a tremendous advantage to busy entrepreneurs, as well as those in underserved or rural areas.
Our average client receives 15 hours of free advising—worth more than $2,900 according to Taproot Foundation’s valuation of time donated by professionals. A multi-city pilot with a partner organization in 2018 showed that entrepreneurs who worked with PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org were twice as likely to create jobs, and had 14% higher average revenue growth than those that did not.
Support Small 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.
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.
1. Sign Up Online
Entrepreneurs and volunteers provide details about their challenges or expertise.
Talk With Us
Our Experience Managers screen applicants to gather more information.
We use a custom algorithm to help us pick the best match.
Kick It Off
Entrepreneurs and advisors connect at their convenience.
We Can Partner In Different Ways
PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org is a cost-effective plug-and-play solution for any organization looking to provide high-quality mentoring to small business owners in their community. BusinessAdvising.org provides pre-investment support to entrepreneurs to organize their finances to access capital as well as post-investment support to grow and thrive. BusinessAdvising.org is the perfect complement for those invested in the success of small businesses.
Complement to Small Business Services
Working with companies and organizations like Ebay and Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, PCV provided mentoring to business owners in economically distressed areas, creating supportive relationships beyond the end of the short-term corporate-sponsored programs.
Employee Engagment Tool
PCV has partnered with companies that create tools for small businesses, including
Intuit and Google, to connect their employees with the small business community they serve.
Invested in the success of small businesses, companies PayPal, Google.org and DoorDash partnered with PCV to offer BusinessAdvising.org to their merchants, strengthening their brands as platforms that care about success for business owners.
A Few Of Our Clients and Partners