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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Is it wrong to whinge about the boss?

Tony Featherstone We've all done it - but what does it say about us? Why work for a business you say you hate?

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Help! My Gen Y boss is a nightmare

Gen Y

Tony Featherstone Getting used to ever-younger managers is a huge issue for an ageing workforce.

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Stop wasting my time

Tony Featherstone Here are seven tips to stop tyre kickers invading your life.

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Sense of humour failure

Tony Featherstone Have we lost our sense of fun at work?

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Keep the fever out of the cabin

Cabin

Tony Featherstone From too much Oprah, to too many Tim Tams, how can you manage the downsides of working from home?

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Why are savers always slugged to help borrowers?

Nest

Tony Featherstone Retirees and some small businesses take it on the chin as rates are cut.

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Numb to the message

Ads

Tony Featherstone Ads are everywhere from toilets to petrol pumps to ATMs - but do they still work?

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Small business: the forgotten portfolio

Special Minister of State Gary Gray

Tony Featherstone Why is small business an after-thought for governments?

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How bad are banks for SMEs?

Banks

Tony Featherstone Despite the advertising hype, the small business sector has never had such a raw deal.

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Will confidence lift after the Federal election?

business_thumb

Tony Featherstone What will it take to get consumers spending more, saving less?

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Death of the great Australian sickie

Woman with a hangover, flu, cold, sick, ill.

Tony Featherstone When was the last time you chucked a sickie?

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Tatt's ok

Tattoo thumb

Tony Featherstone Are tattoos still taboo at work?

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Are you surrounded by relentlessly negative people?

Sad emoticon

Tony Featherstone Pessimism is highly infectious. Get your anti-negativity shot here.

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Retail rage on the rise

Rage

Tony Featherstone We're mad as hell and we're not taking it anymore.

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Keeping it casual

stress

Tony Featherstone Why hire permanent staff when part-timers are so much hungrier for work?

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Will you get a pay rise this year?

Tony Featherstone Are you sick of doing more work for no more money? Join the club.

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Tell ‘em they’re dreaming!

Australian dollar

Tony Featherstone More small businesses want to lift prices next quarter, despite sluggish consumer demand. Yeah right.

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Pollies fail start-ups

start-up

Tony Featherstone When was the last time you heard a member of parliament use the word 'entrepreneurship'?

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School of hard knocks

school kids

Tony Featherstone Is it time for free public education to be means-tested?

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Saving 'generation jobless'

School student.

Tony Featherstone Our youth are idle, over educated and out of work. Their fault or ours?

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