Pacific Community Ventures invests in people. Many small business owners started their companies to pursue their passions: designing jewelry, helping care for people, opening a restaurant, even starting a small farm or manufacturing company. Then they start wearing all the hats: CEO, marketing, product development, supply chain, and sales. Who has time for all this? With our BusinessAdvising.org platform, we take a personalized approach to helping small business owners like you solve the unique problems that hinder your growth and ability to create good jobs.
Our BusinessAdvising.org platform connects small business owners like you with expert advisors who help them meet their challenge and seize new opportunities. We put volunteerism to work for local communities by managing a national network of seasoned entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and senior leaders from major banks, consulting firms, and bigger companies who want to use their hard-earned business know how to create more opportunity in our communities.
Signing up is fast and easy — and free. We’re a nonprofit, so you’ll never be asked to pay for any of our services.
The Value Of Small Business Mentoring
All advice is completely free and 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. The entrepreneurs we work with typically own or operate brick-and-mortar businesses that have the potential to create new jobs for working people.
About Our Program
Our business advising platform is a game-changing innovation. It’s common for entrepreneurs like you to seek advice from community organizations with limited capacity and industry expertise, or hire costly consultants and coaches. Pacific Community Ventures leverages technology and volunteerism to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring, at no cost, in any way that you need. You can be matched with a pro bono advisor in your town, or the most qualified advisor to meet your needs anywhere in the country. If your company is in downtown Atlanta, and the best advisor for your business lives in Dallas, we can make that match happen. Most of the participants in our program tend to meet the following criteria:
- Operating history of at least a year (beyond the start-up phase)
- Annual revenues of $100,000 and up
- 1+ employee (part- or full-time)
- Located in the United States
We also make exceptions for businesses with compelling social missions or who create jobs for people from economically underserved areas. Remember, we’re flexible! If your company doesn’t meet these exact criteria, contact us anyway. We’d love to find a way to work together.
Are There Fees? None! We’re a nonprofit so all mentoring matches are made for free thanks to our funders and sponsors. You’ll never be asked for money or to pay for anything — ever.