Get personalised advice to start, run or grow your small business

Working with a Business Advisor helps small business owners to navigate challenges, make the right decisions and strategic plans to ultimately, do business better.
This service is delivered in a one-to-one format, between a qualified Business Advisor and a small business owner. The sessions are either help online or in-person across Sydney.

After working with a Business Advisor, you will have gained clarity and confidence on how to move forward with your business and a feeling of being in control of your business, your life, your life.


Business Advice Sessions are funded by the NSW Government Business Connect program. Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.

What can you work with a Business Advisor on?

  • strategies to start, build and grow your business
  • developing a business or recovery plan
  • marketing to reach new customers
  • implementing digital tools such as ecommerce
  • managing cash flow and accessing finance
  • objective advice on your business
  • step-by-step instructions to overcome problems
  • managing change
  • innovating
  • connecting to other support including government programs and professional services.

How much does it cost?

The first four sessions with the Business Connect Program are free. After this, you can continue to work with your Business Advisor and access up to 30 hours of advices at a subsidised rate of $25 per hour. This is tremendous value, compared to what you would pay at a commercial rate.

Please note: As small businesses have done it tough as a result of the ongoing pandemic, we are waiving all fees for the remainder of 2021, meaning all additional hours are free-of-charge.

Who is this for?

  • small business owners in Sydney and across NSW
  • those looking to start a business in Sydney and across NSW.

Meet our Advisors

Our Business Advisors harness their experience from a diverse range of industry backgrounds to offer business advice specific to your circumstances. They are accredited professionals with first-hand experience running their own small business.

With over 20 Business Advisors part of the Realise Business team, we have expertise in nearly every industry. As part of the Business Connect Program, you can also meet and work with several different Advisors, to work through different areas and specialist areas of your business.

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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. Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business Find out more.