Some business owners find it hard to ask for help because it may look as if they aren’t running their business as well as they could. However, considering a business mentor is worth asking for help. Business advising can really help you run your small business better in areas that might not be your strong suit.

Some business owners find it hard to ask for help because it may look as if they aren’t running their business as well as they could. However, considering a business mentor is worth asking for help. Business advising can really help you run your small business better in areas that might not be your strong suit.

 

Back in September 2017, Opportunity Fund partnered with Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) to provide you with free small business advising. With their Business Advising program, you can easily get a mentor to help you in your industry, on your schedule, and with your goals in mind. For free!

Now that we’ve gotten your interest, keep reading for reasons a small business mentor can really help.

Get Personalized Help For Your Specific Challenges

Nobody expects you to be an expert in all areas of running a business. You started your small business because of a passion you had, not because you knew everything about the business world. This is where having a business advisor can really help you work on your business, not in your business.

A mentor can offer advice for challenging areas you face as a small business owner. Online resources and group workshops can only help so much. Business advisers focus on your specific business challenges. Do you have a great product but not sure how to best market it? Have you hired new contractors but don’t know how you’re supposed to document and pay taxes for them? A business adviser can answer these questions for you.

Business Advising Can Actually Grow Your Business

Companies that go through PCV’s Business Advising program have shown a 20% revenue growth and job growth at eight times the national average. The reason why their program is successful is because they recruit hundreds of professional mentors that are industry experts to volunteer their time. These mentors aren’t doing it to get a paycheck, they genuinely want to help you grow your business. That is the recipe for real success.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only 30% of businesses last 10 years. But for small business owners with a mentor, 70% survive ten years – double the rate of those without a mentor. If you’re invested in your small business for the long-haul, you’ll want to work with a mentor.

Think You Don’t Have Time? Think Again!

Small business owners are entrepreneurs and are naturally extremely busy. Business seminars, workshops, and community center programs often require a significant amount of your time and prior planning to attend. You might feel that you don’t have the time to meet with a business advisor in person.

However, online business advising with PCV is the perfect solution. With the option of meeting with an adviser online, you cut out the problem of geography and meet instantly wherever you are. Enrolling is easy and doesn’t take more than a few minutes out of your day. Meet with your personal adviser when you need the help.

Get started today!

Enrollment only takes a few minutes.  Visit now or call 415-442-4300 and reference this special offer from Opportunity Fund.

 

For information about Opportunity Fund’s small business loans, please contact us at 866-299-8173 or loans@opportunityfund.org.  For questions about your existing loan or other customer service questions, please contact us at 866-299-8173 or sbhelp@opportunityfund.org.


Opportunity Fund is California’s largest and fastest-growing nonprofit lender to small businesses. In FY16, we made $60M in loans to help more than 2,200 small business owners invest in their businesses.  Opportunity Fund invests in small business owners who do not have access to traditional financing. As a founding member and signatory to the Borrower’s Bill of Rights, we believe in the important role small businesses play in our community and the economy, and we aim to help owners financially succeed.

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