Don B. Bradley III

Dr. Bradley is an internationally known small business consultant having worked for many years in promoting and advising small business owners. He has served as the Vice President of Publications for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and has served as a Board Member-at-Large for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Bradley currently is the President-Elect of ICSB. He retired December 31, 2015 from the Small Business Institute Director at the University of Central Arkansas and has worked very closely with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) for over 40 years. Bradley has served as the national President of the Small Business Institute, the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Marketing Education Association. He served as President of the Arkansas Chapter of the Institute of Supply Management (NAPM, Arkansas). Bradley previously served as Senior External Vice President of the International Council for Small Business, Vice President of ICSB, family business Vice President and program chairman of USASBE. He, along with the help of U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, is the founder of the Small Business Advancement National Center at the University of Central Arkansas. For many years he has worked as an advocate for small business in Washington, D.C.

His work experience has included being a salesman, advertising director, chief executive officer of a bank, and Vice President of a training and development company. Since 1971, he has been President and Chief Consultant of a family-operated consulting firm, American Marketing Group LLC of Conway Arkansas. He was a monthly contributor to the business section of The Log Cabin Democrat newspaper on issues pertaining to entrepreneurship and small business and is currently an editor for the weekly newsletter published electronically by the Small Business Advancement National Center, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. This newsletter services over 86 different countries and is one of the leading contributors to entrepreneurial and small business education throughout the world. Dr. Bradley is now the editor of the Small Business Institute Journal. He was also instrumental in the founding of the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Family Business, and the Journal of Small Business Strategy. The Small Business Advancement Electronic Resource (www.sbaer.uca.edu), which is a part of the SBANC ideal, is an online resource provider in many aspects of small business. SBAER has been a leading innovator in entrepreneurial and small business education, as well as training, since its inception in 1991. It has pioneered many new innovations over the Internet as it has grown to becoming truly an electronic library.

He has worked with the Small Business Administration on the district, regional, and national levels. He is the recipient of the SBA Veteran’s Small Business Advocate of the Year at the district and regional levels. Dr. Bradley also received the 2002 Small Business Journalist of the Year, from the SBA Little Rock District Office. Bradley has directed and worked on numerous SBI cases at the University of Central Arkansas and is currently serving as Executive Director for the Small Business Advancement National Center, which received an award for innovation from the Southwestern Business Dean’s Association. Through grant writing, he has been instrumental in gaining over $4,000,000. Currently, Dr. Bradley is working with Winrock International on rural economic development.

Internationally, Bradley has worked with universities and small businesses in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, South Korea, Singapore and Wales.

Bradley has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a MS from Indiana State University and a BS from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). He has presented numerous articles at professional meetings, published several journal articles, authored a text book on retailing, and has been the recipient of the outstanding paper award at the International Council for Small Business’ International Conference in Sydney, Australia, as well as the outstanding paper awards at the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Small Business Institute Conference (SBI) and Allied Academies. Dr Bradley has received the Small Business Institute’s Homer L. Sanders Mentor Award at the Small Business Institute’s National Conference. Bradley also received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD) and the FBD’s Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Outstanding Educator Award at the FBD Conference. He is an author and former executive board member for the Virtual University (Canada) for Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises and noted as an international leader in web course development for entrepreneurship and small business. Bradley is a Fellow of the Small Business Institute, the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Allied Academies. Dr. Bradley has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and many other noted business publications.

He is married to Jan Bradley who is retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation and is co-owner of the American Marketing Group, LLC. Dr. Bradley has three children: Christina Relyea PhD, who has a doctorate from Idaho State University in Biology (Stream Ecology). She is a Director of the Honors College at Flathead Valley Community College and in charge after of the Environmental Science Program. She has one son, Dale; Angie Huselton MBA, who is Arkansas Sales Representative for Reliant Healthcare in Monroe Louisiana. and is married to Chris and has a daughter Kalyn and a son Ryan; and Don B. Bradley IV MBA, who is a Senior Vice President Lending Manager at Simmons Bank in Conway, Arkansas, is married to Sara and has a son Don V (Bradon) and a daughter Bree.

 

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