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Pacific Community Ventures

Small business mentors.

As coronavirus spreads across the globe, state and local governments are banning large events, and companies are playing their part in encouraging or mandating that all employees who can work from home, to stem the tide of the virus. One unfortunate side effect of this is that companies are having to cancel or postpone volunteer engagements with groups they often supported in person. PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org platform enables companies to offer scalable volunteer opportunities that are 100% remote - you can volunteer on the phone, over Facetime and video chat, or even on email.

If you have expertise in finance, HR, marketing, and other areas that are specifically helpful to serve as a thought partner with small business owners suddenly facing a challenging economic environment, your skills are especially needed now.

Small businesses that work with a mentor through PCV’s BusinessAdvising.org platform grow their revenues by 20% on average, and create jobs for working people at ten times the national rate. Consider this easy and engaging way to volunteer-because chances are, remote volunteering will enable you to volunteer more often. And really, what’s better than that?

If your company is interested in finding ways to support small businesses across the U.S. with free advising and business coaching in these difficult months, contact us today to find out how to partner with PCV to engage with the businessadvising.org platform as we try to ramp up our reach to more SBOs in this time of crisis. You can send us your employees as volunteers, share the platform with small businesses in your client base or supply chain, or support the platform nationwide.

Volunteering-so many people want to do it, but in our busy lives it’s safe to say that many of us don’t feel like we’re doing it enough. Whether you have a tight schedule or are finding it difficult to find your volunteer-niche, remote volunteering can offer a flexible solution.

You might be thinking, "Who has time to volunteer?" But the truth is, 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. Our team will match you with the right small business based on what you can contribute.

How does it work?

  • Create Your Profile: Take 10 minutes to tell us about your career experience, skills, and other areas of expertise.
  • Get Paired: We’ll propose matches, but the final decision on who you mentor is up to you.
  • Start Connecting: We’ll provide some structure and guidance to get you started.
Get started here: https://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/volunteer

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About Pacific Community Ventures

Location:

1700 Broadway, Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Sales Marketing
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Financial Planning
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Benefits

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 5 hours per month

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