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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.

From the author

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 ...