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.

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.

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

Grow.

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.


With over 12 years’ experience in banking and financial services as a cash flow lender, Amy has assessed and reviewed the viability of hundreds of companies, across many industries, both domestically and abroad.
Amy focuses on the key drivers of a business, using their financial reports to unravel underlying issues and potential risks to consider the best financing solutions for her many small business clients.

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.

Chris is a results-driven leader with a wealth of knowledge derived from his more than two decades of service across the NGO, corporate and government sectors. As a current business owner, prior work as a highly successful, growth-minded CEO and strong background working with disability organisations that serviced vulnerable populations, Chris is deeply passionate about the NDIS, small business community and the central role they play in the fabric of our society.

Our Memberships

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.

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Introduction to Realise Business
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Introduction to Realise Business
Memberships benefits
YesYesYes
Access to Pub Biz
Access to Pub Biz2 Guest passesUnlimitedUnlimited + Guest
Access to Digital Resources
Access to Digital ResourcesYesYes
Team coaching
Team coachingYesYes
One on One coaching, on site
One on One coaching, on siteYesYes
Basic Directory Listing
Basic Directory ListingYesYesYes
Premium Directory Listing
Premium Directory ListingYesYes
Discounts on Workshops and Seminars
Discounts on Workshops and SeminarsYes
Access to Free monthly Webinars
Access to Free monthly WebinarsYesYesYes
Access to Realise Business Mastermind
Access to Realise Business MastermindYes
Payment Options
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