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.
Email him at tony@xpressinfo.com.au
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Save our local shops!

Tony Featherstone What can help local retailers thrive? Relaxed parking and better marketing would be a start.

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What higher uni fees mean for you

Tony Featherstone Businesses will fill the training void when students can't afford a degree.

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Seven tips for a great home business

Dell cat

Tony Featherstone Use these ideas to build a thriving venture – while having a fantastic lifestyle.

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Could you leak sensitive information?

Tony Featherstone Nine tips to keep small business information out of the wrong hands.

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Stop giving away free advice

Tony Featherstone Here are the seven signs your clients are milking you for work for which they have no intention of paying.

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Are you cut out to be an entrepreneur?

Tony Featherstone If you're not prepared to chuck in your job, burn through your life savings and put your reputation on the line, forget the dream.

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What is your personal succession plan?

Tony Featherstone It starts with being able to name a few team members who could do your job.

Does your boss steal your ideas?

Tony Featherstone Staff are seeing red as managers take credit for their work.

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How many job ads are fake?

Help wanted

Tony Featherstone Candidates are wasting time applying for jobs that were always going to be filled by internal candidates.

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More ‘seniorpreneurs’ please

Tony Featherstone How can we encourage more entrepreneurship among older people?

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How long is too long in the same job?

Older worker.

Tony Featherstone Job boredom no good for workers or business.

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Tell me how much you make

Money

Tony Featherstone Is talking about how much we earn really one of the last taboos anymore?

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Too many public holidays

Tony Featherstone So which ones should we axe? Anzac Day? Easter Monday? You choose.

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Is uni worth it?

Uni

Tony Featherstone School's back, but for some it's just an expensive waste of time.

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Help! I'm having a mid-career crisis

Crisis

Tony Featherstone Where are you going? What are you doing? If that's what you're asking yourself, don't panic - be bold.

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Death of the suit

generic business meeting

Tony Featherstone Once the office uniform worldwide, is the good old 'bag of fruit' going the way of the dinosaur?

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Don't you want our money?

Tony Featherstone Too many businesses are slack about taking our money.

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Beat the back to work blues

Tony Featherstone Face it, summer holidays are over. Here are some tips to get back to business.

How risky is working for yourself?

Tony Featherstone Not very, given the insecurity of full time employment.

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Should employers help obese staff lose weight?

Tony Featherstone They don't have much choice if they want to lift productivity.

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