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.
25 Businesses That Make Life Simpler for Other Businesses
Business

25 Businesses That Make Life Simpler for Other Businesses

Running your business involves a thousand tasks that don't sell your product. Other people have businesses to do that for you.
How to Handle Requests to 'Pick Your Brain'
Free Advice

How to Handle Requests to 'Pick Your Brain'

A sure sign you are a recognized success is when people begin trying to wheedle free advice from you.
These 7 Startups Exemplify NYC's Buzzing Startup Scene
New York City

These 7 Startups Exemplify NYC's Buzzing Startup Scene

New York City's association with Wall Street, big banks and hedge funds eclipses the fact it is home to a thriving startup culture.
Wearable Tech Is Improving Employee Productivity and Happiness
Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech Is Improving Employee Productivity and Happiness

Companies around the world are finding ways to boost productivity, safety and wellness using wearable technology.
These 3 Organizations Are Working to Boost Female Entrepreneurs
Female Entrepreneurs

These 3 Organizations Are Working to Boost Female Entrepreneurs

Women remain a minority among entrepreneurs but there is increasing attention on leveling the playing field.
9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision
Intellectual Property

9 Affordable and Effective Ways to Protect Your Entrepreneurial Vision

The idea that will make you rich likely needs to be protected long before you are rich.
10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day
Productivity Tools

10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

A growing array of tools is available to handle routine business tasks, helping to keep overhead low and time free for building the business.
6 Companies That Are Teaching Educators What Good 'Disruption' Means
online education

6 Companies That Are Teaching Educators What Good 'Disruption' Means

From Khan Academy to Udemy, entrepreneurs in education are making a difference in our schools.
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Relieve Stress
Stress

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Relieve Stress

Follow these suggestions in order to escape the unpleasant health-related consequences of stress.
Why Ownership Is Now a Favorite Employee Benefit
Employee Stock Ownership

Why Ownership Is Now a Favorite Employee Benefit

Many people agree that giving employees an ownership stake, especially at a startup, is a surefire way to motivate them to bring their very best to the company.
4 Signs Your Startup Has Officially Matured Into an Established Enterprise
Growth Strategies

4 Signs Your Startup Has Officially Matured Into an Established Enterprise

While every business begins its life as a startup, here's how to determine that you're on the growth path.
3 Ways Inventory Management Software Makes Tax Time Less Painful
Tax Tips

3 Ways Inventory Management Software Makes Tax Time Less Painful

Automating your inventory tracking keeping taxes in mind will save you stress and probably money, too.
4 Options for Raising Capital From Friends, Investors or Even the Feds
Raising Capital

4 Options for Raising Capital From Friends, Investors or Even the Feds

Few entrepreneurs are self funded, all the rest need to jump through hoops and negotiate a web of rules.
4 Reasons Why Nobody Can Write Your Business Plan Better Than You
Business Plans

4 Reasons Why Nobody Can Write Your Business Plan Better Than You

Consultants and editors can polish your plan but only you can infuse it with the passion that drives your dream.
Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need
Feedback

Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need

Friends and colleagues will be politely reluctant to tell you your product has problems, unless you ask in a way that makes it safe to be honest.