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Mission Statement

Pacific Community Ventures engages small businesses, investors, and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone.

Description

PCV creates quality jobs and stimulates investments in underserved communities through two primary areas of programming :

As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) we offer Small Business Advising & Small Business Lending programs that connect small business owners to the expertise and capital they need to grow their businesses and hire new employees. Our Business Advising program uses an online platform and algorithm to connect small business owners with pro bono expert business advisors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance. Our Business Lending program provides loans of up to $200,000 to small businesses that have been turned down by a bank or the SBA.

Our Impact Advisory practice conducts research and evaluation to impact investors and policymakers to drive more capital to social good. We work with a wide range of organizations to define, measure, and communicate the social outcomes achieved from their impact investments in underserved communities.

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https://www.pacificcommunityventures.org

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by Greg F. (2016-10-23 11:20:29.0)
Pacific Community Ventures and Businessadvising.org offer an unparalleled opportunity both for volunteers and for small business owner clients. Volunteering as an advisor is a unique opportunity that directly helps our communities by supporting small business and actually creating jobs. I've personally been involved in supporting an Oakland business that has doubled their revenue and has hired two people! I also enjoy getting to roll my sleeves up and learn about new businesses, I've worked with a jeweler, a coffee roaster, and a janitorial service. Each has had its own unique challenges that have helped me grow as a business owner and entrepreneur.
by Rob C. (2016-10-20 15:58:05.0)
I was a small business owner and know the challenges of running all aspects of a small business. As a business owner, it's an impossible challenge to excel at what you do best while at the same time trying to be an "expert" in HR, finance, marketing, etc. As someone who has built a body of experience/knowledge, it's so rewarding to be able to give back to a small business owner. Helping a business owner overcome an issue or solve an issue has been so rewarding for me. My advice not only helps the business but I can see it helping the owner. They know they have a resource available and I can see them begin to lose a sense of isolation. Business Advising isn't a big commitment but I think it's a huge help for small businesses.
by Joe C. (2016-10-20 13:44:18.0)
I have enjoyed volunteering with Pacific Community Ventures and really like the people whom I have consulted. As a small business owner who has grown a business over time, it is enjoyable for me to help people in a similar situation. Not only can I give them tips and another point of view on their challenges, but they keep me on my toes too. One of the main challenges of running a small business is not having others around to discuss goals, strategies and other events and I can relate to that situation. A great benefit is to see their business grow as we work together.
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