For Small Business Owners

Get the resources and advice you need.


Grow Your Small Business Today

Many small business owners say they lack available mentors. Yet, mentoring can double your chances of success. The small businesses that have worked with our pro bono mentors and advisors over the past decade grow revenues (by 20% on average) while creating tens of thousands of jobs for working people in local communities.

We recruit the nation’s brightest business minds to volunteer their expertise to help small businesses like yours grow. Through BusinessAdvising.org, your company will be paired with the right mentor or advisor for your needs. We have a pool of hundreds of professional mentors from all industries and areas of expertise. Our advisors are seasoned entrepreneurs, active professionals with in-demand skills, and senior leaders from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies. BusinessAdvising.org also removes geography as a barrier. Wherever you are in America, we’ll find the best advisor to help your company grow.

Do you have questions about finance, marketing, operations, sales, IT, or HR? We’ll work hard to solve your biggest business challenges, with custom advice just for you! 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


Many small business owners like you began your companies after early success pursuing their skills and passions: be it designing jewelry, curating a retail shop, opening a restaurant, even starting a small farm or landscaping company. You start wearing all the hats: CEO, marketing, product development, supply chain, and sales. Who has time for all this?

This is where having an advisor or mentor is crucial. Our program offers a number of ways for you to get unique, relevant, and timely support. We have hundreds of advisors, offering expertise in:

  • Marketing and sales
  • Finance and accounting
  • Executive coaching and business planning
  • Human Resources and operations
  • Scaling up for new contracts
  • And more

Here’s How it Works


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    Fill out a profile

    Tell us about yourself, your business, and your challenges and opportunities

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    We’ll find you a qualified advisor to work with

    And we’ll introduce you to your first advisor via email

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    You’ll schedule time to connect with your advisor

    It can be over the phone, email, Facetime, Google Hangout, or Skype — whatever’s best for you

About Our Program

Online business advising 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. BusinessAdvising.org leverages technology and volunteerism to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring, at no cost, that removes geography as a barrier. If your company is in downtown Atlanta, and the best advisor for your business lives in Dallas, BusinessAdvising.org 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 (i.e. beyond 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.


Meet Some Of Our Advisors

Danielle Petersen

Marketing

Sanjay Sinha

Finance

Sherry Bijan

Investment Advisor

Meet our advisors >