San Francisco Small Business Advice And Capital

Supporting local small businesses with loans and free advice.


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; Extreme Pizza; Three Twins Ice Cream; Flora Grubb; Taylor Stitch; FAZE Apparel; Equator Coffees and Teas; Benny Gold; and Seven Stills Distillery.

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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 our 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! 

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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.

Cupcakin’ Bakeshop

Lila B. Design

CORE Foods

See our success stories >