John J. McAdam

John J. McAdam is the Author of The One Hour Business Plan™ (Wiley). He works with people who need a business plan before they spend big money or years of time before starting anything new.

John is a “been there, done that” hired CEO and serial entrepreneur with decades of real-world experience in both private and public companies and an MBA from the Wharton School. Through his consulting company Pioneer Business Ventures, John focuses on helping companies increase sales, reduce expenses, and optimize processes to make more money. He has a proven track record of growing businesses through strategic business planning, acquisitions, internal growth, new product and services development, and strategic alliances.

John is passionately committed to helping small businesses succeed. For years, he has been sharing his experience and expertise with Philadelphia-area entrepreneurs as an instructor in strategic business planning at the Wharton Small Business Development Center and as a guest host and speaker for NBC 10 Philadelphia Small Business Week and Money Matters TV.  He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Success Magazine, Business News Daily, and The Capital Gazette, Wharton Alumni Magazine, and Crain’s New Your Business among others.

John has started or bought many companies during the course of his entrepreneurial career. He has worked with over 1,000+ business plans as an entrepreneur, investor, advisor and instructor.

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from The University of Pennsylvania. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215.898.4861. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.