Where we began

Established in 1989, until 2017 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.

Our Philosophy

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.


Connect with experts, other business owners, and prospective customers; and get access to opportunities to showcase your business with small businesses across the whole of Sydney.


Energise your mind with access to education and expertise that can teach you new, motivating knowledge to help you realise your goals.


Grow your business with expert advice and actionable steps that improve efficiency and productivity in your business.

Our Advisors

With over a combined total experience of over 200 years, our team has the experience and expertise to help you build your business and realise the growth opportunities that await.

In her 21 years of business banking and retail banking experience, Judy has managed relationship portfolios with tens of thousands of customers across a range of industries such as import and export, wholesale and retail, aged care and health care, professional services, tourism, transportation, manufacture, pharmaceuticals, property construction, development and investment.

Amanda has owned and sold a variety of businesses over the last 20 years, and recognises from a business owner perspective the value of tailored business advice and support. She is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and business owners to help them achieve their goals and develop plans to take their business to the next level.

Chris has a wealth of business management experience in both the corporate and small business markets, and has run his own business and marketing consulting practice specialising in small business. Over the last 15 years Chris has helped small businesses in a wide range of industries including IT, Medical Services, Legal service, Tourism, Building and Construction, Allied Health Services, Retail, Fashion and Entertainment.

Yesica has a mission to empower small businesses and startups to unlock their full potential so they can thrive and make the most out of the digital era. For over 6 years, she has made an impact in the industry by being the voice of truth for businesses and startups. Yesica has a background in Strategic Marketing through Google and Facebook Ads, Website Analytics, and Graphic Design and she enjoys sharing this knowledge with small businesses to help them succeed. 

Business Coaches for Business owners

We’re business coaches for business owners. Make your business work for you. For established businesses looking to take their business to the next level. Find out more about our Realise Business Academy Coaching program

Build a successful business with Mastermind Group Coaching

Our Realise Business Mastermind group coaching program is an affordable business coaching option, that allows you to gain facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring in an open, non-competitive and supportive environment. Find out more here

Our Government Funding

Realise Business is Not-for-Profit, and 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. Becoming a member gives you access to our growing network of other Sydney businesses, regular events and education for every stage of business.

10:00 AM – Bookkeeping Basics
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11:30 AM – Women’s Business
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Bookkeeping Basics
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Session Bookkeeping can be a daunting experience without the right guidance. It helps you understand your business financials whilst helping you assess your profitability. […]
01 Mar
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Online Workshop Learn how to build your brand online with Google where we all search for products, services, and for information. Today we live in […]
How To Create A Pipeline Of Quality Prospects
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Workshop Scroll down to book your seats today! Have you ever found yourself having more coffee conversations than sales conversations? Would you love to […]
08 Mar
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Online Workshop The last 2 years have been tough on Australian consumers and small businesses. For customers, it has been a mixed bag of emotions. […]
How To Start A Business
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online Workshop Get your business off the ground at speed. Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to start? Let’s make this […]
Women’s Business
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Are you a female business owner wanting to scale your business? Studies show that women often find it harder to raise finance to start and […]
Pub Biz
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grow your network, grow your business Pub Biz is a free networking event series for small business owners across Sydney. It is a unique opportunity […]
Use Email Marketing To Drive Business Growth
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online Workshop Purpose has become a hot topic in the last few years!In this 2-hour online workshop, Purpose & Brand Consultant Justin Cooper willexplore: Why […]
Networking Masterclass
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Online Workshop Using a combination of concept presentation and break-out groups to workshop new techniques, this Introduction to Strategic Networking will give you a new […]
Cyber Security – How to Protect Your Business Online
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Online Workshop How do you you identify risks and navigate your business in the ever-changing world of cyber criminality? Cyber crime has risen significantly since […]
Face-To-Face Marketing Bootcamp
9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Face-To-Face Workshop This half day face-to-face workshop created by Best Selling marketing author Therese Tarlinton will accelerate your sales and get your marketing in shape.  […]
How to Create Epic Videos for Social Media & Websites
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Online Workshop Did you know, video gets more exposure (and engagement!) than any other content you put out there? On average, people watch over 2.5 […]
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