• Are you a small business owner in Australia who wants to grow your company by selling to large organisations?
  • Do you have all the pre-qualification requirements that are demanded by your potential big customers?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by what needs to be done in order for you to stand out and be noticed by big companies?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this book is for you.

Aimed at Australian small business owners who supply goods and services to larger organisations, Small Company Big Business will walk you through everything you need to know and do, based on the experiences and expertise of Bronwyn Reid and Ian Rankine.

Small Company Big Business is a step-by-step guide to simplify the unnecessary complexity that goes hand in hand with becoming a supplier to large organisations such as corporates, Government, Councils, or even Not For Profit enterprises, so you can significantly increase your chances of securing and retaining major contracts. We use proven small business solutions, technology, systems and processes to help you do this.

This book answers that burning question all small family-owned businesses have:


How do I get my existing small business prepared to do better business with large organisations - with minimum complexity and maximum compliance?

The author, Bronwyn Reid, has written this book after almost 20 years as a small business owner and consultant in the resources industry, successfully growing their micro business into a thriving small-medium enterprise, while surviving two mining industry downturns. This book helps other business owners avoid costly and frustrating delays and missed business opportunities.

If you believe this book - Mining for Business: Getting your small business ready to do business with big business - could be the solution for your small business, please sign up to be advised when the book is published and we will send you a chapter excerpt that you can download now.

"I attended the Small Company Big Business Workshop recently.  The workshop covered a number of areas that will assist GT HOSES in growing.  In particular, a better understanding of how large companies perceive and respond/interact with small business, and that there are great opportunities to be gained from being a small business."

Rachel McDowall | GT Hoses

The '5 easiest ways to lose money on a contract'. ​

"I found this timely for me and something that I find most businesses don't take enough to time to consider. I really appreciated the quick concise overview of the content on this topic and would encourage business to look at their internal project management strategies to best manage cost leaks of the ventures they undertake. In software development we call it feature creep, one and the same really. Keep up the good work!"

Michael Clisby

"Bronwyn this was so fortuitous! I am helping a client to preliminary work for a tender with a mining company. This is just what we need to make a value proposition. Thanks a million."


"Thank you for the inspiring and informative day. I left with renewed enthusiasm & resolve to focus on my 'plan' & have already started taking action steps forward!!!"

Laurette Power (Lou) | Power Johnson Family Trust

"Hi Bronwyn, Thank you for these - I really love your articles. I think they provide immense value - especially to CCIQ audiences. xx"

Carla Schesser | Andrew Griffiths Enterprises | CCIQ

"What an absolutely fantastic article and template! This had added value to my business straight away. Love this thanks."

Drew Browne | Sapience Financial and Investment

"Great guidance, bringing those who might not have been in the competition (for tenders) right to the centre so they can compete. Very useful. Thank you."

Rosemary Shapiro-Liu | The Mentor Within

"Thank you for this excellent article Bronwyn. Partnerships can make or break a business, and with the right ones business can be real fun. It’s tricky to build the right partnerships and to make them work, but I’m confident that following your advice will help me make better choices and avoid some painful mistakes."

Anetta Pizag | "Create a Thriving Workplace" | Author

"Bronwyn your article was timely. Thanks for the tips."

Andrea Doyle | Doyle Solutions

"This is a great post Bronwyn. While I'm in a different business, this process can be used, in part, by new suppliers to our company. Thanks for the information."

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Ed Horner | Founder of Canadian Outdoor Press

"The webinar on writing business proposals was fantastic. I really liked the importance of writing the personal story in the proposals. In fact, I have used the strategy in writing one yesterday. Hopefully we'll be able to win the business".

Chentan Zabde

"Dear Bronwyn,   Just a quick note to thank you so much for your time on Wednesday afternoon, it was great to meet you -  I very much appreciate your contribution to my study."

Katie Meissner | UQ Connect - PhD Research Project

"The owners are to be congratulated for the level of business maturity exhibited in their business. Continually search for innovation and technology to improve and expand their service offering and expanded their capability through strategic alliances."

Laurence Stitt  | Industry Capability Network - Major Project Supplier Program | Assessor

“Over the years Bronwyn has provided a great deal of support and advice to me as a business owner as we experienced the ups and downs of self-employment. She was open to discussing business systems and efficiency, different rates and types of work, and how to continuously improve processes. I always appreciated being able to talk such matters through with someone in similar circumstances.”

Claire Barret | Central Highlands Regional Resources Use Planning Cooperative | Executive Officer

"Bronwyn is an inspiration!"

Dallas McMillan | Influential Digital

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