Since 1989, Realise Business has provided trusted and affordable business advice, education and support for thousands of business owners across Sydney.
We operate as 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, FREE membership gives you access to our growing network of up to 300,000 other Sydney businesses, regular events and education for every stage of business.
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 and most recently known as Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) Southern Sydney, we originally offered support to businesses based in Southern Sydney and Sutherland Shire. From January 2017, we are 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 up to 300,000 businesses and disrupted industries across the Sydney area; including Southern Sydney, Inner West, Sydney’s CBD, Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, and Northern Beaches.
The strategic decision to re-brand as ‘Realise Business’ was made to help us evolve and expand our business to service this larger region. The Realise Business team are excited to now be able to support up to 300,000 businesses across Sydney.
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How We Work
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.
What are the benefits of being a Realise Business Member?
The ability to reach and network with up to 300,000 businesses across the whole of Sydney, providing you with even more business to business opportunities, and the ability to form working relationships with a broader range of people and skill sets
Access to our growing number of events and workshops held in multiple locations across Sydney
Access to highly experienced and qualified Business Advisors at a sustainable low cost to help you grow your business
Multiple ways to promote your business to our ever-expanding network, including our website and online directory
Access to news and information relevant to your business and up-to-date changes to Government and local regulations
Access to special events, such as our Breakfast with an Entrepreneur, Members Morning Tea and Expert Talks where you can learn from successful entrepreneurs and experts in their field