Business Advising For Your Supplier Diversity Program
Increase the speed that your diverse suppliers can scale and develop to support your supply chain. Pacific Community Ventures’ award–winning 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
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
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 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.
Fill Out a Profile
Your small suppliers take 10 minutes to tell us about themselves and their business experience.
We’ll propose potential matches, but leave the final decision on advising up to your small business suppliers.
We’ll provide the data you need to measure the success of your supplier development programs.
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
You get up to 10 businesses, a basic enrollment report and an aggregate twelve-month results report.
Targeted Mentoring Program
You get 11 – 100 businesses with unlimited matches, enrollment report(s) and detailed six-month and twelve-month results reports.
Custom Mentoring Program
You can get hundreds of business and advisors, custom metrics and reporting schedule, annual social impact data and more!
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.