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.
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.
5 Lessons Golf Teaches About How to Succeed at Your Business
Lessons

5 Lessons Golf Teaches About How to Succeed at Your Business

There is no such thing as a perfect round of golf, just like there has never been a business that went flawlessly from launch to profitability.
4 Ways Your Company Benefits From Giving Back
Philanthropy

4 Ways Your Company Benefits From Giving Back

Using profits to improve the community that hosts your company doesn't hurt the bottom line, it helps immeasurably.
5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business
Innovation

5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business

Innovation results from the ideas we have and the ideas we encourage other people to share.
3 Technologies You Want to Be Using Before Your Next Business Conference
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3 Technologies You Want to Be Using Before Your Next Business Conference

Being unfamiliar with the latest tech is exactly the first impression you don't want to make.
Disciplining and Firing

How to Fire an Employee So You Don't Get Sued

Terminating an employee, even one who deserves it, is already traumatic. Don't make it worse by setting yourself up for a lawsuit.
7 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Business
Insurance

7 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Business

Starting your own business is taking a smart risk, operating without the right insurance is not.
5 New Year's Resolutions That Set Up Entrepreneurs for Disappointment
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5 New Year's Resolutions That Set Up Entrepreneurs for Disappointment

The best resolutions are those for which we can't blame anyone else if we don't keep them.