Business Connect Program

Funded by the NSW Government


$0 (100% Government Subsidised)


Each session ranges from 1-2 hours.



Are you a business owner dealing with....

✔ You want to do more for digital but you don’t know where to even begin. It’s all too overwhelming! 

✔ You don’t know which social media platforms to use or what’s actually worth using for your business.

✔ You have had a look for digital marketing assistance but you’ve found it really expensive … and you don’t know what these tech people are doing.

✔ You may have even sampled and done your own digital marketing ads but you’ve found the platforms annoying and confusing. 

✔ On top of that you may not have found it gave you any results, or a few sales or leads at best….

You’re not alone… thousands of business owners experience this as well

What you can get out of the Business Connect Program

The Business Connect Program is funded by the NSW Government. It provides 1-1 support to help small businesses thrive in their digital needs. Here are things you can get out of the Business Connect Program:

Find out if ads are profitable for you​

Find out whether online ads can bring you a positive ROI in your business.

Learn to create or update your own website

Save thousands of dollars in development fees by learning how to update your website.

Learn to interpert your own web analytics

Setup your tracking and learn to read the data to your online marketing activities.

Social Media Scheduling & Management

Find a way to post and manage your social media so that it doesn’t take up hours of your time.

Set up your own online ads like a pro

Set up your own online ads with the best practices.

Be Productive Using Digital

Digital doesn’t need to be time consuming. You’ll get personalised advice on how to run your own digital strategy and software without it taking up hours every time.

Our Advisors

Sara Berry

Specialties: Marketing, Business Planning, Sales, Social Media, Strategic Planning

Yesica Alfonso

Specialties: Digital Marketing, Social Media, Startup, Sales, Marketing, Market Research

Chris Wilborn

Specialties: Sales, NDIS, staffing, Legal/Leases/Disputes, Disability Sector

Syane Macedo

Specialties: Sales, Marketing, Disability Sector, Budgeting

Megan Hauptfleisch

Specialties: Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Start Up, Competition

Therese Tarlington

Specialties: Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Strategy, Competition

Liza Taylor

Specialties: Business Planning, Market Research, Business Disruption, Social Media

Get Your First Free Session Today!

How the Business Connect Program Works

Service NSW Business Connect provides free, independent, tailored business advice from experienced advisors in one‑on‑one sessions. We offer practical insights and business skills development. Services also include events and resources on a range of topics for small businesses.

Working with a Business Advisor assists small business owners to navigate challenges, and 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. 

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 and your life.

Business Advice Sessions are funded by the Service NSW 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.

Our Client Success Stories

French Affair
Triple ROI on advertising ($3 for every $1 spent)
Nomad Chocolate
Increased online performance by 5x and manage their own Google ads.
My Resolve
Self managed call enquiry ads at $10.53 per call.
Playball Australia
Self managed lead generation ads at $50 per qualified lead.
Lisa Gumieniuk
Facebook/ Meta Ads at $5.40 for every $1 spent
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Step 1: Fill Out This Enquiry Form

To ensure you qualify for the program, 

please fill out this form and then you’ll be taken to a page where you can choose which advisor you’d like to speak with.

Martin Rogers
Chief Executive Officer

Martin holds an extensive background and certification in Business, Marketing, and Strategy with over 20 years’ experience specialising in Strategic Thinking, Business Growth, Leadership and Team Development, across a number of industries. Martin utilises a collaborative leadership style and has a thirst for problem solving, understanding the latest trends and identifying the uniqueness that gives businesses their edge.

Mark McCrea
Chief Operations Officer

Mark McCrae stands out as a highly efficient Operations professional, known for his strategic oversight and management prowess within the corporate landscape. With years of experience under his belt, Mark has become synonymous with operational excellence, streamlining processes to enhance productivity and drive sustainable growth. Mark's forward-thinking approach and unwavering commitment to excellence have solidified his reputation as a cornerstone of operational success.

Razz Khan
Chief Marketing Officer

With over a decade of experience, Razz has a proven track record of driving growth and enhancing the digital footprint of various brands across multiple industries. His expertise spans across SEO, PPC, content marketing, social media strategies, and analytics. Razz is known for his innovative approaches to solving complex marketing challenges. Razz's passion for digital marketing, combined with his commitment to client success, makes him a valuable asset to any team looking to elevate their digital presence..

Greg Kay
Chief Commercial Officer

Greg has more than 25 years success in working with many for the development and implementation of growth strategies for businesses by building strong relationships through effective partnerships. Greg constantly strives for opportunities to have a positive influence in the personal and business lives of the people he works with.

Chris Wilborn
Contracts Manager And Advisor

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

Lindsay Munns

As a long term member of the Realise Business Board, Lindsay has temporarily stepped into this key role to facilitate the changeover of Chief Executive as part of our CEO succession strategy. Additionally he is busy leading the roll out of a major new Government contract that will take Realise Business up to the next level of its vital place in the NSW Small Business Advisory scene.

Marisa Barresi
Office / Client Coordinator
- Business Connect

Shanice Bangar
Events / Client Coordinator - Digital Solutions

Mona Bucog
Event Coordinator

Over the past 12 years, Mona has honed her skills in customer service, specializing in managing and addressing a wide range of customer needs. She’s dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring customer satisfaction. Her experiences have helped her develop skills that assist organizations in achieving their goals. Her ultimate aim is to help them focus on what they love, and she will take care of the rest!