Small Business Improvement Services

Helping you build your business knowledge, confidence, performance and profitability. By supporting you in your strategy, business development, planning and growth phases.

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Business Consulting

Our holistic consulting service evaluates issues; identifies opportunities; and improves performance.

Business Coaching

Our coaching can help you rediscover dreams, clarify your priorities and help you deliver on execution.

Business Knowledge

Our range of master classes and specialist workshops help you increase your business knowledge and take you and your business to the next level.

Business Confidence

We help business owners gain in business confidence through our coaching and mentoring programs. Our guidance and direction helps keep you on track for growth.

Business Performance

Our fresh perspective discovery sessions and strategic reviews supports your organisation towards better thinking, mutual understanding and improved business performance.

Business Profitability

With decades of business experience and insights, Helen Cowley is a cashflow coach and business planner who works with you to help improve business profitability.

Who Is Business Consulting For?

Business Consulting is ideal for business owners, managers and executives who are seeking out consulting or a sounding board for a specific topic, issue or problem they need to resolve. Consulting is also suitable for specific projects where you are looking for guided support  through the project’s process.

Who Is Business Coaching For?

Business coaching is best suited to business owners and managers who want to improve, grow and scale, and who want to create a more effective and efficient workplace. If you are seeking clarity in direction, goal setting and decision making – we can help you reveal the vision and define the pathway to achieving it.

What is The Process Like?

The business coaching process typically involves setting goals, developing a plan of action, and tracking progress. The coaching process will be tailored to the specific needs of you and your business.

Coach and client work together to identify the areas where the client wants to improve and create a roadmap for getting there. Coaching can be done in person or over the phone or internet, depending on your location and needs.

How does business coaching work?

Business coaching can work in a few different ways. Some coaches will work with you one-on-one to help you develop a plan and achieve your goals. Others will offer group coaching, where you and a few other business owners meet regularly to receive support and feedback. SBIS provides both one-on-one and group business coaching to suit the different stages and sizes of business.

How much does business coaching cost?

The cost of business coaching will vary depending on the coach’s experience and qualifications, as well as the length and complexity of the coaching engagement. SBIS has a coaching package for emerging business starting at $250/month. Our group coaching programs provide even more affordable access to a professional business coach.

What does business coaching help with?

Business coaching can help with a variety of things, such as improving communication, developing leadership skills, and increasing productivity. Coaches can also help business owners create a plan for growth and achieve their goals. It is important to remember though, that the responsibility to complete tasks and achieve goals lies with the business owner.

What does a business coach do?

A business coach helps business owners and managers achieve their goals by providing guidance, support, and accountability. They can help with everything from developing a business or marketing plan to improving personal mindset and team productivity.

What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?

Coaching is a specific type of mentoring that is task-oriented and time-limited. Business coaches work with clients to help them achieve specific goals. Mentors however provide guidance and support over a longer period of time. Mentors might typically take a more holistic view of the individual’s personal and professional development.

What is the difference between coaching and consulting?

The main difference between coaching  and consulting, is that coaching focuses on the bigger picture, future plans and visions and creating pathways to achieve them. While consulting is more oriented towards solving specific problems or projects. Coaching can help you develop your own solutions, while consulting offers pre-determined solutions. Coaching also tends to be a more ongoing, long-term arrangement, while consulting is more short-term or for the duration of a project.


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Business Coaching and Mentoring Packages

Online Only Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring Offer

If you are new to business coaching and mentoring our Online Only Special Offer will introduce you to the support and resources business coaching provides.

  • 1 hr Zoom call
  • Support and discussion
  • Ideas soundboard
  • Email support
  • Access to Friday chat lounge

$180 (+GST)


Chat & Accountability Buddy

For emerging businesses that need that extra support and accountability to keep them on track.

More Details
  • Online monthly meetups 1.5hrs
  • Email support
  • Discount to workshops
  • Access to Friday chat lounge

Payment Options

  • $250 / month
  • $1,379 / 6 months
  • $2,699 / 12 months
$250/mth (+GST)

On Track

Meet, Chat & Accountability Buddy

For businesses committed to staying on track with a strategy session and additional resources.

More Details
  • ​Initial strategy session
  • Monthly 1.5 hrs face to face
    (travel outside Brisbane region incurs extra charge)
  • Support and discussion
  • Ideas soundboard
  • Access to resources and templates
  • Email support
  • Brief phone call support
  • Discount to workshops
  • Access to Friday chat lounge

Payment Options

  • $550 / month
  • $3,036 / 6 months
  • $5,940 / 12 months
$550/mth (+GST)


Guidance, Focus & Accountability Buddy

Fortnightly sessions and weekly calls for business owners seeking  guidance during a specific project.

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  • Fortnightly 1.5 hrs face to face (travel outside Brisbane region incurs extra charge)
  • Support and discussion
  • Ideas soundboard
  • Weekly touching base phone calls
  • Guidance on a particular project or goal

Payment Options

  • $1,060 / month
  • $6,036 / 6 months
  • $11,619 / 12 months
$1,060/mth (+GST)


Working Together Buddy

Weekly face to face sessions and calls for those seeking someone to work alongside them.

More Details
  • Weekly 1.5 hrs face to face
  • Unlimited touch base phone calls each other week
  • Or weekly Zoom calls
  • Extra buddy days for support and meetings
  • Plus Project hours

Payment Options

  • $2,590 / month
  • $7,001 / 6 months
  • $13,560 / 12 months
$2,590/mth (+GST)

About Helen Cowley

Helen Cowley is a Business Coach and Consultant who mentors, coaches, trains and facilitates business people across a range of industries. She works to help them improve their knowledge, gain confidence, increase performance and profitability and make business life enjoyable.

With 38 years experience in business, Helen has encouraged many business people to take the next step, to be positive and to think outside the square.

Helen has a broad depth of learning to support her business knowledge such as building sustainable business and understanding the need for eco business, carbon accounting, franchising, commercialisation, community engagement, publicity and social and digital media.

SBIS Client Reviews

Helen Cowley helped me so much during our time together. As a new small business owner, she was able to provide clear and calm answers to my many frantic questions about an array of issues from financial reports to merchandise ordering and customer liaison. She was unfailingly helpful, knowledgeable and supportive. I have already put many of her suggested strategies into action with great results. I now feel much more equipped to operate my business into the future.

Carol Haffke

Owner, The Shoe Garden

We wanted our business plan to be an in-house project with guidance and direction from a professional source. [SBIS]… knowledge and understanding of the small business environment has proved to be excellent, and as such, achieved a remarkable result. Producing an excellent result with the Business Plan, and a Policies and Procedures Manual, a much needed document which will be well used. The result of this process has exceeded our original plans and gives the company the building blocks to plan for, and grow in the future.

John Kemp

Director, Pump Service Industries

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