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http://motionledtechnology.com/about/ I’ve had occasion this week to re-visit my Business Lessons From Africa #6 Blog post – but this time in Australia. We are currently undertaking a job for an Australian mining company…

Business Systems? Do you really need them? This will help you decide

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http://motionledtechnology.com/?p=20 Why have Business Systems?  You just have to… Anyone who has looked into getting contracts to supply goods or services to a resources company (or any other large organisation) knows…

BHP Chief highlights the Productivity Challenge, and what SME’s can do to help

Last week I spoke with a group of business owners in Moranbah at an event entitled “Can your business run a marathon, or only a quick sprint”.  The event was hosted…

Micro-Monopoly; Why I’m anti-competitive and you should be too

This blog has been re-posted with permission from Glen Carlson and the team at keypersonofinfluence.com. Micro-Monopoly; Why I’m anti-competitive and you should be too. What would your business be like if…

Preventing Fraud – Trust is not enough

Over the past few weeks, I have come across three separate instances of fraud being committed on a small or medium sized business, so I was prompted to write a…

Writing Tenders – getting the basics right

Tenders – Getting the Basics Right I was fortunate at the end of May to spend 3 days in a workshop with 21 motivated business owners and senior managers – all…

Safety Leadership – Expert Reference Group

I’m delighted to let everyone know that I have been appointed to the Workplace Health & Safety Queensland’s Safety Leadership at Work Expert Reference Group. The Safety Leadership at Work program is designed to improve…

Daunted 2 Done Podcast

My friend Tracy Sheen has started her own Podcast – “Not Another Business Show”.  And it isn’t.  Tracy has departed from the normal Podcast format of her interviewing one person…

50 Key Players Who Control Almost Everything Australians Buy

I know that the National Press Club Address telecast on ABC TV is not the highest-rating TV show in Australia, but I took the time out one lunchtime recently to tune…

Is “Business Growth” the Elephant in the room?

When business owners start their business, there are a few recurring themes. Most people start a business to gain freedom from being “in a job” – they’ve got a great…

A fresh approach to business development

After 18 months of planning and hard work by a few dedicated individuals, the Bowen Basin Business Development Initiative will be launched on September 18th in Moranbah. [bs_button size=”md” type=”info”…

Mining For Business is a Business Awards Finalist!

I’m very excited to let everyone know that the Mining For Business has been named as a Finalist in the Central Highlands Development Corporation Business Excellence Awards. The judges are…

How to write a good procedure:

10 Rules – Your Procedure Template is on its way Thanks for requesting a copy of our Mining for Business ‘Procedure Template’ An email is on its way to the…

Pop-up shops, and how small business can help each other.

COMING TO CAPELLA | Parent Trap and Roses n Things will be in Capella over the weekend. I just love this story that I found in the CQNews today. The…

Australia`s First Small Business Ombudsman

The new Small Business Ombudsman in Canberra, Kate Carnell [right], pictured here with Small Business Minister Kelly O’Dwyer [left] Thursday 28 January 2016. Photo: Andrew Meares Congratulations to Kate Carnell –…

A note to job seekers from a small business owner

12 ways to make sure you don’t get the job you applied for. Last week, a company of which I am a Director advertised to fill two positions. The advertisements…

A follow up to my “Note To Jobseekers From A Small Business Owner”

My recent post about job applications created a lot of interest and clearly touched more than a few nerves with other business owners,  I received a lot of replies from business owners…

Who stole my boom? (And what do I do now?)

By now, we’re all certain that the resources boom is officially over.  Maybe even cremated – like Tony Abbott’s Work Choices Legislation. We’re watching the thrashing of a dying body…

Just because it’s profitable, that doesn’t mean it’s right

How to trash your brand – #2 A few months ago, the news was full of the story about Nurofen, a very well-known brand, and how they’ve been caught using misleading…

Small Business Week

Happy Small Business Week everyone! This week is officially 2016 Queensland Small Business Week – when the State celebrates the contribution that small businesses and their owner make to our…

My Smallville Article

Don’t go to any more workshops … unless you’re actually going to implement what you learned. My last blog post was about 2016 Queensland Small Business Week, and the events that…

Brexit, NAFTA – Your Company

Brexit, NAFTA – Your Company – What they all have in common This is a guest post from my friend Ian Dainty of MaximizeBusinessMarketing.com. While Ian talks about the UK and…

Anti-competition Policy

Anti-competition policy saga takes another step forward Small and Medium Businesses can see some light at the end of the tunnel. After more than 3 years, the prospect of better…

Trouble at the Top

Trouble at the Top. Would “Ethics Moments” help? Hands up if you’ve ever been involved in a “Safety Moment”.  A Safety Moment is when a work group has a brief…

The cost of business ethics

ETHICS MOMENTS Last month I wrote a post suggesting that businesses could benefit by adopting the practice of “Ethics Moments”. Like Safety Moments, Ethics Moments are the times when you…

Raising company valuations

by over $1b. It’s all about knowing your “Capacity” and “Capability”. I have just listened to this episode of the highly regarded Dent Podcast. In this episode, Glen Carlson interviews Tim…

The one document you need

The one document you need to start doing business with big companies: Your Capability Statement A short while ago, I received some panicked phone calls from a couple of small…

Be Bold For Change

Be Bold For Change and make your company more profitable. On International Women’s Day 2017, I had the honour and pleasure of being the MC at a “Women Leading the…

Avoid “Invoice Rejected”

9 Tactics for Getting Paid On Time by Your Big Customers Landing a contract with a big company is the stuff of dreams for many Small Business owners. At long…

Payment Times Report

At last – a possible end to small businesses being used as “banks”. The Payment Times Inquiry Report is finally released. For a very long time now, I have been expressing…

2017 Budget

What goodies were in the 2017 Budget for Small Business? Last night, the Federal Treasurer released the 2017 Budget. Of course, the media is full of commentary this morning –…

30 Day Payment Terms

Good news on Payment Terms. Rio Tinto goes back to 30 day terms … But only for “Small” business. It seems that the pressure (and media spotlight) put on one of…

Unfair contracts

Some big companies still don’t get it. Every small business owner can tell stories about how their company has suffered at the hands of a large corporate wielding unfair contracts….

Tender Process

How to Make Sure Your Tender Doesn’t Fall at the First Hurdle Recently, I attended a workshop about writing Tenders with the procurement team of a very large, multinational company,…

Rural Business Collective Article What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? For some businesses, re-branding is a bit like jumping off a cliff. “I was terrified,” says Bronwyn Reid.  “But you remind yourself why you were considering…

Ignite Magazine: What’s In A Name?

IGNITE Volume 1 What’s In A Name? For some businesses, re-branding is a bit like jumping off a cliff. “I was terrified,” says Bronwyn Reid.“But you remind yourself why you were considering…

Access to Justice for Small Business? What a great idea

… Anyone who follows my blogs will know that I’m a great fan of Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman and the work carried out by her office….

The Risks of Building Your Business on Just One Customer

The rise and fall of Alex’s cleaning empire I read a story in the news this week about a small business owner (Alex) who had lost his entire business –…

A Valentine’s Day Special On Loving Your Business. Do you REALLY love what you do every day?

As it’s Valentines Day today, I thought I would do a post on the subject of Love – but not the romantic, hearts and flowers stuff that you will no…

Alumnus Determined to help small companies

ALUMNUS DETERMINED TO HELP SMALL COMPANIES GROW OUT OF THE ‘STRUGGLE ZONE’ Published:08 June 2018 PHOTO: CQUni Alumnus Bronwyn Reid. BELOW: Copies of her first book, ‘Small Company, Big Business…

Small Business cash-flow crisis … Have your say

When an issue you have a strong opinion about is being discussed on TV, you wave your finger at the screen and (loudly) tell anyone who will listen what your…

Turn Adversity Into Advantage

Connect . Develop . Inspire One of my favorite volunteer roles is as a Board member of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network, and the QRRRWN Annual Conference is…

5 day payment terms in New South Wales

Who wants to move to NSW and get paid in 5 days? Payment Terms to Small Business is a hot topic at the moment. If you follow my posts, you…

Time Management in Business . Not Another Business Show Podcast

PRESENTER : TRACY SHEEN . NOT ANOTHER BUSINESS SHOW INTERVIEW : BRONWYN REID .TIME MANAGEMENT IN BUSINESS My friend Tracy Sheen hosts the Not Another Business Show Podcast. Instead of interviewing one person, Tracy…

Business Over Breakfast . 14 Sep 2017

PRESENTER . BREE JAMES INTERVIEW . BRONWYN REID . NO.26 If you haven’t experienced a challenging time in your business, be prepared. It’s coming – sooner or later. In this episode…

Entrepreneur Podcast . Network Interview

PRESENTER . ERIC DYE  – ENTREPRENEUR PODCAST NETWORK . USA INTERVIEW . BRONWYN REID I had the pleasure of chatting with Eric Dye of Entrepreneur Podcast Network in the USA recently. Eric…

Parliamentary Inquiry into the Mining Industry . ABC Radio Live

PRESENTER : ARLIE FENTON-TAYLOR – ABC RADIO LIVE SPEAKING WITH:  BRONWYN REID The Parliamentary Inquiry into how the mining industry can assist regional businesses heard public submissions in Rockhampton on 29th…

Late Payments to Small Business – Again

Now it’s your turn to speak up. I know I go on about this, but really, it’s very important! And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Following an…

The REAL reason for most small business failures

The greatest cause of business failure I know that everyone (including me) tells you that the biggest cause of business failure is lack of cash flow. While that is certainly…

What were the big issues for Small Business in 2018?

And what do they mean for 2019? Now that everyone is back at work for 2019, I am going to stick my neck out and join the chorus of commentators…

SCBB Book Launch . Bronwyn Reid . ABC Live

ABC PRESENTER . JACQUIE MACKAY | INTERVIEW WITH BRONWYN REID Following the launch of my book, ‘Small Company, Big Business’, in October 2017, I was interviewed by ABC presenter Jacquie Mackay…

Channel 7 . News . Bronwyn Reid

Channel 7 . Bronwyn Reid PRESENTING EVIDENCE AT THE PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO: HOW THE MINING INDUSTRY CAN ASSIST REGIONAL BUSINESS  On Location . Rockhampton Bronwyn Reid | August 2018 Watch the video…

100 Faces of Small Business Award

AWARDED TO BRONWYN REID 2018 . BQ MAGAZINE . FEATURE VIDEO . ARTICLE Bronwyn’s Company 4t Consultants was selected as one of Queensland’s 100 Faces of Small Business. Bronwyn was successful in her category and…

Beating Around the Bush – Bronwyn Reid & Fleur Anderson

PRESENTER . FLEUR ANDERSON INTERVIEW . BRONWYN REID Beating Around the Bush is the official podcast of the Rural Business Collective. This is where Fleur Anderson joins other entrepreneurs, experts, business…

St Vincent de Paul Partnership Event. Bronwyn Reid

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. Bronwyn Reid CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS EVENT: How Corporate Social Responsibility helps business profitability and value ERM Power. Brisbane Bronwyn Reid |26 September 2018 PLAY BUTTON LINK…

Trust-The new employer/employee contract

Each January, I eagerly await the publication of a particularly interesting piece of research – the Edelman Trust Barometer Global Report. This influential piece of research uses a worldwide survey…

About 50 People Determine What We Buy

Yesterday I took some time out of my day to watch the National Press Club Address on ABC News 24. I know that this can seem to be a rather…

Small business safety is essential

Small Business safety is essential, to achieve it we need to be aware of the barriers and proactively address them. One of the volunteer roles that I feel very strongly…

I know you want to win that big client, but are you fit and ready?

Being ready when that big client comes along means you have put in the groundwork required.  Running a successful business is a bit like running a marathon. You can’t just…

Increase your small business

How BHP actively helps regional small business, and why others should follow. My own businesses have not reached this heady height, but I was overjoyed this week to learn that…

It’s not all bad news for small business with the election

Chalk up another win for the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell. The fact that a Federal election is looming didn’t hurt either. All political parties are tripping…

Why your Small Business needs to make the world a better place

Your customers, investors and employees are watching you, how is your Small Business helping to make the world a better place? You’ve heard all the sayings “Do what you love,…

Worried about your computer security? It could be a competitive advantage

Published in Kochies Builders July 2021 Every week, we see another media story about a cyberattack, where unknown computer hackers have broken into the network of a company and corrupted,…

Is OGSM a good approach to performance measure?

Is OGSM a Good Approach to Performance Measures? JUNE 18, 2019 BY STACEY BARR OGSM needs a clearer distinction between its component terms of Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures, to…

Sometimes the greatest inspiration comes from the Quitest people

There are millions of amazing Small Business stories, so why can’t we hear them? I recently heard from some amazing business owners and was reminded that sometimes the greatest inspiration comes…

Are you really a small business or not, and why it matters

I recently presented to an audience of procurement professionals from large organisations on the topic of creating better relationships between Small and Large Business. I was the sole ‘Small Business’…

Who is welding the political and economic power in Australia

Maybe I’ve just become attuned to this trend, but I am definitely noticing an increase in content on the topic of political and economic power in Australia, and who wields…

Business partnership can get you noticed by the big buyers

In all my research and experience with Small Businesses trying to land contracts with big buyers, there is one problem that really stands out – getting noticed. One of the…

Small Business is booming in Australia

BE YOUR OWN BOSS Starting your own sole-trader or small business is an exciting time. When you’ve got specific skills and services that people want to pay for, being your own boss can give…

Extended payments terms threaten our excellent Australian wine

I’m confident that, like me, many Smallville readers enjoy a glass of excellent Australian wine. Maybe two. Consequently, I’m also confident that our readers won’t be happy about yet another…

We need to get smarter about managing perceptions

We need to get smarter about managing perceptions because living in a regional area does not automatically strip someone of all education, innovation and ability. Sometimes, when I venture out…

Regional Inequality affects us all

The last week of August was a very busy one for me, apart from my normal schedule, I got to appear before not one, but two Parliamentary Inquiries. A Parliamentary…

Setting KPI’s- Think it through or you might just get what you asked for

In case you haven’t heard, Australia is going to have a Federal election this year. That means we will be subject to all manner of prognostications and promises from the…

Be careful of “The Adani Boom” hype: Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder

Be careful of “The Adani Boom” hype: Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder EXPERT OBSERVER State Government approvals which appear to green light the Adani coal project represent a clear and present danger for property…

Trust Me, I’m An Expert

Queensland still mystifies too many politicians but its needs are surprisingly simple The dust has well and truly settled on Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in this year’s federal election but opinion…

Why big projects like the Adani coal mine won’t transform regional Queensland

What regional Queensland really needs is politicians to abandon short-term economic fixes, in favour of a sustainable long term vision. Policies would have greater impact if they focused on skills…

Benefits of the boom?

Effective local strategies are the key to regions capturing long term benefits from theresource boom. KEY POINTS Jobs and wealth derived from resources projects flow mainly to connectedcapital cities and…

Top 10 business risks facing mining and metals in 2019-20

Does operating in a time of disruptiontake more than a license? The themes of license to operate and disruption runthrough this year’s risks as mining and metalscompanies have to deal…

B2B Clients

B2B CLIENTS “I’ve never met Ian Dainty – he’s from Canada –  but we’ve been talking and emailing for some years now. Ian has a lifetime of experience in B2B…

Recession proof your business

4 QUALITIES THAT WILLRECESSION-PROOF YOURSMALL BUSINESS ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THE LAST TIME AUSTRALIA HAD A RECESSION? That was 25 years ago – when the unemployment rate rose…

Are you in love with your business?

BLISSFUL MEMORIES Last year, we spent a blissful two weeks in the United Kingdom with friends. We were actually working, but the ‘blissful’ part was that the day we left home,…

A threat to Australian Wine

EXTENDED PAYMENT TERMS THREATEN OUR EXCELLENT AUSTRALIAN WINE I’m confident that, like me, many Smallville readers enjoy a glass of excellent Australian wine. Maybe two. Consequently, I’m also confident that our readers…

Contributor in the Spotlight

Interview with Bronwyn Bronwyn is a Small Business owner and serial entrepreneur whose driver is Small business success in regional areas. Bronwyn has successfully started and runs two award-winning businesses…

Big Contracts

Landing a contract with a big company is the stuff of dreams for many Small Business owners. At long last, there is a regular income from a big customer, and…

Regional Inequality affects us all

The last week of August was a very busy one for me, apart from my normal schedule, I got to appear before not one, but two Parliamentary Inquiries. A Parliamentary…

Business Excellence Award

4t CONSULTANTS BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD 2019 INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME AWARD 2019 4t DIRECTORS Our favourite power couple in business, mentors and inspirational leaders, Ian Rankine & Bronwyn…

We need to challenge perceptions of regional Australia

We need to get smarter about managing perceptions, because living in a regional area does not automatically strip someone of all education, innovation and ability, writes Bronwyn Reid, a small…

6 Things You Should Know Before You Pitch to a Big Customer

This article was published in The Asian Entrepreneur, November 16 2020 Almost every small business owner starts their business venture with the hope of eventually landing a big-name company as…

Terms and Conditions – IG Competition

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SWEEPSTAKES PARTICIPATION (Comments Giveaways in Instagram) 1.- PROMOTION ORGANIZER The business Small Company, Big Business located at 15 Topaz Street, Emerald, Queensland, Australia  and identified by…

Business Excellence 2017 . 2019

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Business Excellence Award 2019

BRONWYN REID 2019 . 4t CONSULTANTS . FEATURE PHOTOS. 4t TEAM Co-Directors Bronwyn Reid and Ian Rankine. What a night!  4t Consultants is my first company startup and recently we...

100 FACES OF SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

AWARDED TO BRONWYN REID 2018 . BQ MAGAZINE . FEATURE VIDEO . ARTICLE BRONWYN REID . 100 FACES Bronwyn’s Company 4t Consultants was selected as one of Queensland’s 100 Faces of Small Business.  Bronwyn was...

Checklists – your invisible expert

Starting the process of getting your business systems under control can seem overwhelming and so many business owners avoid it.  Documenting everything you do?  Where do you start?  It all…