You can use the professional skills and business experience you’ve earned on the job to create good jobs for working people and economic opportunity across America. Pacific Community Ventures' BusinessAdvising.org program recruits skills-based volunteers to work as mentors to small businesses in underserved communities.
You might be thinking, "Who has time to volunteer?" But the truth is, it takes less than 5 hours a month to make a big difference in someone else’s life. Don’t worry if you’ve never worked for or run your own small business. We'll match you with the right small business based on what you can contribute. And, skills-based volunteer advising can be done through email, phone, or Skype - whatever’s easiest for you.
In the last few years, people just like you have volunteered over 13,000 hours and created more than 15,000 new jobs for the people and communities that need them most.
Pro bono business advisors are needed with skills and experience in:
Marketing (Digital marketing; Social media; Sales; and Strategy)
Banking; Financial services; and Investment
Human resources and job creation
Get started as a mentor at http://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/ - you can even sign in with your LinkedIn account to create your profile.
Pacific Community Ventures envisions a world of thriving communities where everyone has a fair shake. Our mission is to invest in small businesses, create good jobs for working people, and make markets work for social good. We achieve our mission through a through a "Good Jobs, Good Business" model that combines affordable loans with pro-bono advising, tools and incentives to create quality jobs, our national BusinessAdvising.org mentoring platform, and social impact evaluation and field building research.
Building a successful small business involves overcoming many challenges, and it’s even harder if you’re new to the country or don’t have money from your family to help you get started. We give entrepreneurs hope by helping them knock down structural barriers and arming them with resources, advising, and investment. Pacific Community Ventures has two primary programs that strengthen small businesses located in and/or hiring from underinvested areas.
Our Business Advising program connects small business owners 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 knowhow to create more opportunity in our communities. Pacific Community Ventures leverages technology to provide small business owners with high-quality mentoring, at no cost. All advice is completely free and completely 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.