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Michael Reid talks about Cisco, it's market position and role in the Queensland market

Thu 7:49am 11 Jan 2018
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Cisco powers and connects a large portion of corporate networks and the internet. That size of market power and market share gives them a commanding position. With the position comes power, and Michael talks about his vision for involvement in the marketplace, equal opportunity and community.




Meet our resident experts

Robert King

Robert King

Accountant

Robert is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent & Xero Guru. He spends his time helping clients through all stages of the business cycle from setting up a business through to its eventual sale.

Laura Sillano

Laura Sillano

Mortgage Lending

Laura is a Residential Mortgage Broker with over 11 years experience. She is passionate about educating her clients about their options, and provides mortgage lending advice that is grounded by life experience.

Helen Baker

Helen Baker

Financial Planning

Helen Baker, founder of On Your Own Two Feet, is an experienced financial adviser and firmly believes in the benefits of having a strong team of professionals to underpin your financial foundations.



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