Tips for Being a Startup Advisor by John Boitnott

In a recent interview from the Startup Grind conference in Mountain View, California, John Boitnott from DealflowSF.com chats with Murray Newlands about being a startup advisor and how you can help emerging companies become successful.

To find out more, watch the full interview here:

  • John has been a startup advisor for the last 4 years, specifically in the area of social media and marketing. His focus is typically on generating more traffic, helping improve SEO, and overall doing better business.
  • In the interview, John offers his personal tips for other advisors to use in their daily work with startups. He says that patience is the number one virtue that a startup advisor must possess, but that you also can’t be too sensitive. He says that because smaller companies are often moving at a breakneck pace to accomplish their goals, they may ask for your advice in a particular area, but never actually utilize that advice as a result of oversight. John explains that maintaining a level head and being patient with employees is paramount to being a good advisor.

If you have any questions after watching the video, feel free to ask them in the comments section below!

The original version of this story appears on yourstory.com.

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