Free Small Business Advising And Mentoring

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    We match small business owners with expert advisors

    to help them grow their revenues, seize new opportunities and overcome challenges, and create jobs for working people.

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    Companies in our program grow their revenues

    by 20% a year (on average) and create jobs in our communities at eight times the national rate.

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    Our advisors are seasoned entrepreneurs and active professionals

    from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies. Your small business can access a network of hundreds of expert-level mentors from dozens of fields, like marketing, HR, finance, operations, IT, and many more.

Resources And Advice To Grow Your Business

The Value Of Small Business Mentoring

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    Mentoring doubles your chances of success.

    According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only 30% of businesses make it to 10 years. But for small business owners with a mentor, the difference is striking: 70% survive to that ten-year mark, double the rate of other small businesses.

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    The day-to-day needs of making your business grow,

    and making that growth sustainable, are beyond the skills of any one individual. You started a great company — but now that you’re growing, how do you write a business plan? Develop a brand strategy? Having an outside advisor is crucial.

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    to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring at no cost that removes geography as a barrier. If your company is in the Bronx, and the best advisor for your business lives in Virginia, can make that match happen.

Our Success Stories

Meet some of the hundreds of small business owners who’ve worked with volunteer business advisors to grow their companies and create jobs for working people. mentors help small businesses succeed at twice the rate of other companies, and add new jobs at 167% of the national average.

Ciro’s Landscaping

La Plazita Preschool

Swell Spaces

See our success stories >

Our Seven-Year Impact

Since the end of the Great Recession, Pacific Community Ventures and our program have invested resources in small businesses across the country, having a big and lasting impact on working people and underserved communities.

Companies Served
Employees Served
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Paid To Working People