Realise Business is Sydney’s premier small business advisory service, providing trusted and affordable business advice, education and support for thousands of businesses across Sydney since 1989.
Realise Business is a Not-for-Profit enterprise, and are proud to be funded by all levels of Government, which means you can get advice from our highly experienced Business Advisors for a fraction of the cost of private business coaching. Plus, membership gives you access to our growing network of Sydney businesses, regular events and education for every stage of business.
What are the benefits of being a Realise Business Member?
Connect with an engaged business community at our regular networking events.
Promote your business to our ever-expanding member network.
Grow your business and join exclusive mentoring programs for CEOs and business owners.
Learn from industry experts by attending regular workshops.
Get more referrals by listing in our Member Business Directory.
Free tickets to networking events.
On-call team of Business Advisors to keep you on track.
As a provider of the NSW Business Connect Program (funded by the NSW Government Dept of Industry) and a provider for the Federal Government Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS), we receive direct funding from these Government programs, which enables us to retain expert Business Advisors with years of experience operating their own successful businesses and running large corporations. As a result, you can benefit from commercial quality business advice at a reduced (and often free) rate. Joining Realise Business helps you access affordable business services that are tailored to the stage of your business growth.
Established in 1989, until last year we were known as Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) Southern Sydney. We originally offered support to businesses based in Southern Sydney and Sutherland Shire. In January 2017, we were proud to have been awarded the NSW Business Connect contract to provide free one-to-one business advice sessions, business advisory services, and training workshops to small businesses and disrupted industries across the Sydney area; including Southern Sydney, Inner West, Sydney’s CBD, Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, and Northern Beaches. Also in 2017, we re-branded as ‘Realise Business’ to enable us to evolve and expand our business to service this larger region.
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The Realise Business name speaks to the emotional realisation business owners experience throughout their journey from start up to growth, and beyond. There are always new things to learn and new opportunities to realise. The name also speaks to the ultimate goal of all business owners, which is to realise success and growth, whatever that means for them. Whatever stage of business you’re in right now, our team will take the time to get to know your situation and help you connect, energise and grow your business.