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 Five ideas to stimulate entrepreneurship among generations Y and Z.
Tony Featherstone Forcing customers to wait means dead time and dead businesses.
Tony Featherstone Running a home-based business has great benefits and risks for the unwary.
Tony Featherstone Which companies make it too hard for customers to leave?
Tony Featherstone As skills shortages loom, companies need to think more about the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.
Tony Featherstone Is it worth going the extra unpaid yards in small business?
Tony Featherstone Nine tips to get the most out of your store opening, and avoid common pitfalls.
Tony Featherstone Why do businesses let their ‘corporate memory’ go when older workers leave?
Tony Featherstone Is hunger for business success wrecking your personal relationships?
Tony Featherstone Every so often, an interview sticks with you for weeks or months. I have thought about a refreshingly honest comment from Billie Goat Soap founder Leanne Faulkner, about the downside of media stories...
Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.
Tony Featherstone How believable are you as an entrepreneur? Lots of people say they are entrepreneurs, but in truth are small business owners, or unwilling to take true entrepreneurial risk.
Tony Featherstone One of my favourite reports each year is the BRW Fast Starters, which ranks and profiles some of Australia's fastest-growing start-up ventures.
Tony Featherstone Do you pitch proposals for the prize of being ripped off?
Tony Featherstone How many employers got sucked in by all the hype about supposedly demanding, hard-to-manage Gen Y employees?
Tony Featherstone Helping workplace strugglers improve can have a huge effect on overall performance.
Tony Featherstone Telling an employee off in front of customers is more damaging that most think.
Tony Featherstone Ageism destroys, not renews, Australia’s skills base.
Tony Featherstone More small business owners will have to consider their employment options as trading conditions deteriorate.
Tony Featherstone Have your say about how leadership speculation is affecting sentiment.