Looking for high-impact, meaningful volunteering opportunities using your skills? Interested in helping small businesses create good jobs? Consider becoming a mentor for small business owners across the country and support job creation through Pacific Community Ventures BusinessAdvising.org platform.
America's unemployment rate is at a half-century low. At the same time, we have a job-quality problem that affects nearly half the population, and is only getting worse with continued pressure from automation, globalization, and rising wealth and income inequality. 44% of U.S. workers are employed in low-wage jobs that pay median annual wages of $18,000. You can help reverse that trend.
Pacific Community Ventures has just announced Good Jobs, Good Business, a platform that equips small business owners with the practical tools and resources to offer good jobs in a way that boosts the business’ bottom line with the needs of employees. We created this toolkit to remove the guesswork from the "how to" of creating good jobs, raising wages, and offering benefits.
However, we small business owners cannot do it alone: we’ve seen that business owners paired with advisors have higher success rates. Having access to your practical advice and insights makes all the difference!
As an advisor, you’ll have the opportunity to:
Use your unique skills and business knowledge to help small business owners create new jobs in lower-income communities
Serve as a mentor by working with a small business owner to discuss their challenges and give specialized advice and guidance to grow their business
If you can, open your network to small business owners to empower them to strengthen local economies across America
Help a small business create new jobs for working people in their local communities. You might be thinking, 'Who has time to volunteer?’ But the truth is, this is one of the highest impact ROI opportunities out there, as you can volunteer from your own desk or home and it only 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.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.