Tony Featherstone is a former managing editor of Business Review Weekly and Shares magazines. He is a specialist writer on small companies and entrepreneurs for The Age online, The Australian Financial Review and BRW. Tony’s blog looks at the human side of entrepreneurship and business failure, a topic poorly understood in this country.
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Tony Featherstone When was the last time you chucked a sickie?
Tony Featherstone Pessimism is highly infectious. Get your anti-negativity shot here.
Tony Featherstone We're mad as hell and we're not taking it anymore.
Tony Featherstone Why hire permanent staff when part-timers are so much hungrier for work?
Tony Featherstone Are you sick of doing more work for no more money? Join the club.
Tony Featherstone More small businesses want to lift prices next quarter, despite sluggish consumer demand. Yeah right.
Tony Featherstone When was the last time you heard a member of parliament use the word 'entrepreneurship'?
Tony Featherstone Is it time for free public education to be means-tested?
Tony Featherstone Our youth are idle, over educated and out of work. Their fault or ours?
Tony Featherstone The benefits of making your business look bigger than it is.
Tony Featherstone Unis should be cosying up to start ups, which should also be drawing on tertiary resources.
Tony Featherstone Start-up entrepreneurs need a mix of introversion and extroversion
Tony Featherstone Boom in Asian middle-class consumers is the opportunity of a lifetime…if Australia is smart enough to seize it.
Tony Featherstone Entrepreneurs still have a lot to offer big companies.
Tony Featherstone What can small business learn from the major manufacturers' pathetic attempts at 'customer care'?
Tony Featherstone Too expensive, too time-consuming and too much trouble for a small business owner - is there anything good to say about getting a masters?
Tony Featherstone Are you over-committed on their mortgage? Do you have unrelenting pressure to perform at work? Have you forgotten how to have a conversation with your partner, beyond talking about work or the kids?...
Tony Featherstone It takes 52 days on average for businesses to be paid in, according to the latest trade payments data. So what can a small business do to get paid on time?