Hired 2 times
13 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Leadership / professional development,
Community / team building,
Health / lifestyle,
Customer service / sales,
Empowerment / positivity
John is a very good choice to make if you are an entrepreneur and looking to take your company to the next level. John has an ability to zoom in on the source of a problem and then come up with a plan to move forward. I have worked with John for more years then i can remember. I can say that this was the best choice that i made to ensure that my company has the correct person watching our back! I highly recommend hiring John to help your company achieve it's maximum potential.Jun 27, 2018
Working with John has been fantastic in this transitional period in my business. He's helped me refocus on my numbers, goals, and expected outcomes. His ability to quickly understand my complex business has really helped me get an outsiders point of view. He's taken on the help in a serious way and it's great to feel like I have a "business partner" without the hassle of having a business partner. I can't recommend John enough.Jun 14, 2018
John McAdam of Pioneer Business Ventures is an amazing coach and mentor! As the owner of a start-up food company I am often faced with new challenges that need the advice and knowledge of a seasoned business expert. John is that go-to guy that always understands the situation and provides great advice. He knows how to open my mind when I am faced with big business decisions and new situations. Diane Holtaway, Owner, Heirzoom BakeryJun 14, 2018
John McAdam has given me great advice and mentorship in developing the business plan for my investment company. His insight and revisions were always useful and cut right to core issues, surfacing flaws and highlighting values. This streamlining effect is what I've benefitted from most, but the attached network value along with certain other qualities - consistency and promptness of response, confidence building, an easy going tone to the working relationship - have really made working with John a pleasure. Highly recommend.Jun 13, 2018
John has played an integral part in growing my business. He has helped me establish my competitive rates, find leads, and hone in on my niche. He is truly gifted.Dec 18, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Most of my clients generate between $10 Million and $50 Million in Revenue. My intention with pricing on Thumbtack is to offer expert advisory work for less for businesses doing less than $$10 MIllion in Revenue. I am willing to do this if there is an opportunity for a long-term business advisory relationship and not simply a transaction. That's where I have the most success with clients.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?As a business advisor, my goal is to enable my client to be more successful and profitable while advised by me. That said, my typical work engagement phases include: • Pre-meeting research and preparation • Client assessment - a lot changes between advisory meetings • Strategic alternatives • Experienced-based suggestions • Formal recommendations • Client quality control check • Follow-up and next steps
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?When I tell people that I teach Strategic Business Planning at arguably the best business school in the world, they usually think that's cool and stop questioning my credentials, as they should. However, what makes me a top business advisor is that I've made most of the mistakes as a business owner and entrepreneur. My mission is to help my clients minimize their mistakes, save years of time, and their life savings. My work as an author, instructor, and practitioner in business gives me access to thousands of businesses. This network of experienced-based resources through me enables my clients to excel.