John Boitnott

John Boitnott

VIP Contributor / 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.

More From John Boitnott

Networking Events

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.
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.
New Year's resolutions

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.
First Impressions

6 Tips for Overcoming a Bad First Impression

People make up their minds about each other in an instant but nothing is permanent.
Business Mistakes

5 Behaviors You Need to Stop So Your Business Can Grow

An entrepreneur's business is a reflection of themselves. Sometimes, that's the problem.
Customer Loyalty

4 Reasons Why Customers Vanish Without a Word

Often, people are just too polite to tell you that you are screwing up. You need to find out for yourself.
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.
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.
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.
Password Security

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.
Email Marketing

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.
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.
Image

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.
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.
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