John Boitnott

John Boitnott

Journalist, Digital Media Consultant and Investor
John Boitnott is a longtime digital media consultant and journalist living in San Francisco. He's written for Venturebeat, USA Today and FastCompany.
7 Ways the Perfect Host Makes Guest Bloggers Feel Right at Home
Guest Blogging

7 Ways the Perfect Host Makes Guest Bloggers Feel Right at Home

Among the most effective strategies for keeping your site lively and fresh is inviting other bloggers to post. Mind you etiquette and you'll build your brand and your network.
Answer These 6 Questions Before Sinking Money Into Some Entrepreneur's Great Idea
Investing strategies

Answer These 6 Questions Before Sinking Money Into Some Entrepreneur's Great Idea

Investing in a startup requires believing in the founder. Due diligence is as much a gut check as a fact check.
How the Sharing Economy is Booming Without Hurting the Environment
Sharing Economy

How the Sharing Economy is Booming Without Hurting the Environment

The emerging sharing economy is perhaps the premiere example of how technology and social media create wealth by making use of what we already have.
5 Apps That Never Forget Your Passwords and Require You to Remember Just One
Business Circle

5 Apps That Never Forget Your Passwords and Require You to Remember Just One

The most common mistake people make with their online security is to have one password for everything but now you can do it safely.
7 Ways to Know You're Sending Marketing Emails to People Who Might Read Them
Business Circle

7 Ways to Know You're Sending Marketing Emails to People Who Might Read Them

The unhappy truth is that most email pitches are ignored most of the time, but there is much you can do to improve your odds.
9 Apps That Make Certain Nobody Ever Again Loses Your Paper Business Card
Business Cards

9 Apps That Make Certain Nobody Ever Again Loses Your Paper Business Card

Exchanging cards remains a pleasant custom but bring it into the digital age with these shortcuts into the other person's contacts.
7 Steps to a New Image for Your Small Business Without Spending Much
Business Circle

7 Steps to a New Image for Your Small Business Without Spending Much

A bit of color, tweak the logo, optimize for mobile and, voila! It's a fresh new look.
How to Pitch Your Brilliant Idea Without Making the People You Need Feel Stupid
Communication strategies

How to Pitch Your Brilliant Idea Without Making the People You Need Feel Stupid

When you need your boss or an investor to back your cutting-edge innovation, explain how it is useful in language they will understand.
4 Design Strategies That Make a Compelling Call to Action
Websites

4 Design Strategies That Make a Compelling Call to Action

Information overload is a problem everywhere but a crisis on your ecommerce site. Make it easy for customers to see what you're encouraging.
5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star
Networking

5 Tips For Networking Like a Rock Star

Aside from insincerely kissing rivals, the music industry has a lot to teach about cultivating the people who can help you.
Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes
Success Stories

Take a Break From Embracing Failure and Be Inspired By 6 Huge Business Successes

Entrepreneurs need to be stoic about the long odds against a new business thriving but it's also true that the greatest successes of our time started small.
4 Ways Kickstarter Can Boost Your Brand in Addition to Raising Money
Crowdfunding

4 Ways Kickstarter Can Boost Your Brand in Addition to Raising Money

Kickstarter campaigns allow brands to introduce products to an interested audience, tweak marketing and, if successful, prove they have a winner.
6 Ways to Adapt Hiring Practices to the Improving Job Market
Hiring

6 Ways to Adapt Hiring Practices to the Improving Job Market

As the economy improves, employers accustomed to a big selection of eager candidates will have to look harder for the right people.
5 Steps to Plan a Safe International Business Trip
Business Travel

5 Steps to Plan a Safe International Business Trip

Don't let scary headlines keep you from pursuing opportunity overseas. Arm yourself with information and some basic precautions.
How to Deal with Employees Who Insist on Always Getting Their Way
Problem Employees

How to Deal with Employees Who Insist on Always Getting Their Way

Collaboration and cooperation, with a minimum of hierarchy, is the workplace ideal but sometimes you just have to be the boss.