Leveraging Online Support Communities

Summary

Small business loan recipients through Pacific Community Ventures automatically receive support and coaching through the online community of experts on businessadvising.org. The coaches hail from major banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies. They are expert-level mentors from dozens of fields, like marketing, HR, finance, operations, and IT. While periodic meetings are required with an advisor, loan recipients are also free to use this tool as much as they like as experts are primarily volunteers. It is because of support like this that PCV loan recipients are succeeding across the board while also never having missed a payment.

There is no specific geographic focus of the members of businessadvising.org. It can be accessed, either as a business or a volunteer advisor, from anywhere in the US. To view a map of where users are please see the resource section below.

Part of Solution

  • Providing Loans to Entrepreneurs Benefitting Low Income Communities

  • Additional Information

    Watch this example of a businessadvising.org success story

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    Resources

    • Sign Up

      A link to sign up as an advisor or small business seeking advice. A short application (<10) prepares you for the best match.

    • User Map