San Francisco Small Business Advising And Lending
Supporting local entrepreneurs with small business loans and free business advising .
Free Business Advising
San Francisco-based small businesses can access BusinessAdvising.org’s pool of volunteer mentors and advisors for free! Sign up today, and we’ll waive your fees, thanks to special funding from the city of San Francisco.
Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs. Companies working with BusinessAdvising.org have increased their annual revenue by 20%, and added jobs at eight times the national rate. Our program matches entrepreneurs like you with volunteer business advisors and mentors from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to help your small business grow.
Some of the many businesses we’ve worked with include: Heath Ceramics; Timbuk2; 18 Rabbits; Flora Grubb; Taylor Stitch; FAZE Apparel; Equator Coffees and Teas; Benny Gold; and Seven Stills Distillery.Sign up here for free business advising >
*You can sign up using your email address or LinkedIn account — whatever’s easier!
Advised Company Heath Ceramics
Small Business Loans
We provide affordable small business loans ($10,000 – $200,000) to California businesses that are creating quality jobs in local communities. We make the loan process simple and transparent, and specialize in working with small business owners who’ve had a hard time accessing capital, like female borrowers, borrowers of color, and borrowers that may have been turned down for SBA or traditional bank loans.
Loans are made through our parent nonprofit — Pacific Community Ventures. If you’ve been in business for at least 12 months, and you’ve got at least 2 employees, then we’d love to work with you! We also specialize in working with small business owners who’ve had a hard time accessing capital, like female entrepreneurs, immigrant entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color, and borrowers that may have been turned down for SBA or traditional bank loans.Learn more about our loan program here >
Loan Fund Company Boba Guys
Microloans Below $10,000
If your small business needs capital below $10,000, PCV and Kiva have partnered to help. Kiva offers 0% interest loans to small businesses in the Bay Area. These loans can be used for any business purpose, and are crowdfunded on the Kiva website by people around the world who invest as little as $5 each. These lenders are not only investing in your company, but can also be potential customers, brand ambassadors, and advisors.Learn more about our program with Kiva >
Meet A Few Of Our Companies
Meet the small business owners that have created quality jobs and economic opportunities in their neighborhoods by working with an advisor.See our success stories >