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Bronwyn Reid

My name is Bronwyn Reid, and I am a small business enthusiast, or nut, depending on your perspective. I’m a serial small-business owner who has started three award-winning businesses from Regional Queensland, proving to myself (and others) that being a small-business owner in a regional area is actually a valid lifestyle choice.  Apart from starting and running businesses, I was a part-time university lecturer for 12 years. Now, I can combine my two main drivers – education and small business success (particularly in regional areas), through my speaking, writing, workshops, training programs, and advocacy. My specialty, and the subject of my first book, Small Company, Big Business, is the relationship between big companies and their small company suppliers. These two parties need each other, but they speak different languages. My job is to help them understand each other, and create valuable commercial relationships. I believe that without a vibrant small-business sector, Australia has no heart. It is small businesses that make communities successful. My second book ‘Small Company, Big Crisis: How To Prepare For, Respond To, And Recover From A Business Crisis’ takes on that theme – creating sustainable businesses.

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recessions

The next business crisis is inevitable – why are we always surprised when it happens?

While nobody can accurately tell what is ahead, even a small amount of preparation can be the difference between surviv...

The impact of force majeure clauses in contracts post COVID-19

Force majeure clauses are likely to get longer as they try to take account of different types of trigger events, and the...
failed venture start-up

Rising above failure

Failure should not be taken as the end of one's dreams or aspirations but a temporary setback that need not hinder the p...
underpreparedness

How SMEs can use the downtime to protect themselves for the future

The current downtime is an opportunity to think about the risks that face our businesses and make plans for just in case...

Why local businesses may become their neighbours’ saviour

Could you help local businesses in your area by stepping in and providing services they previously sourced from provider...

How SMEs can use their accountant for more than just tax returns

A good accountant will add much more value to your business than simply completing the tax returns and ensuring you comp...

The one leadership quality to rule them all

While there are many key traits one must have to be a leader, good leadership is, above everything else, is to be ethica...

Fraud prevention is better than cure

The lean, informal structure of a small business makes it prone to greater risk of falling victim to fraud by an employe...
late client payments, cash, law, customers

If cash is king, why have so many SMEs become its pawn?

Large companies extend payment times to their small-business suppliers to shore up their own cash reserves, putting huge...

When a small business wants to land a big fish

What it takes for a small business to land that first big client - a major step in proving its credibility and ensuring ...