Proven strategies backed by science for success.

Make Digital
Work For You

Digital Solutions is a comprehensive program designed to empower small businesses with digital solutions, resources, and expert guidance to accelerate their growth, productivity and efficiency in the digital age.

Do any of the following
resonate with you?

Confused by the complexity of...

digital commerce?

Unsure on how to...

develop a digital plan?

Overwhelmed by..

the constant updates and changes to digital?

Frustrated by the money...

you have already invested on expensive digital advertising?

Concerned that you're falling so far behind...

other businesses, that it’s too hard to even get started?

If so, you are not alone...

The content areas of the
Digital Solutions Program

Intro to Digitalising Your Business

Websites and Selling Online

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Using Small Business Software

Online Security and Data Privacy

How the Digital Solutions
Program is

Personalised Digital Roadmap

Work with an expert business advisor to create a tailored digital action plan for your business.

1:1 Advisory

Up to four hours of one-one-one support with industry experts, focusing on your business goals.

Live Webinars

200+ live webinars each year. Find a webinar that suits your digital needs and learn from the experts.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Learn from industry experts and network with your peers, in face-to-face workshops.

Digital Content Library

A library of resources including videos, webinars, podcasts, reading material and images.

Special Events

Live events, seminars and presentations from our team of digital experts.

We specialise in growing businesses with our team of advisors and coaches.

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How it works

Step 1

Fill in the application form
Complete the registration form - it won't take any longer than 5 minutes.

Step 2

Decide between full or partial access
Full Program Access includes: Your Digital Action Plan, up to 4 hours of 1:1 advisory support, the content library and all workshops and webinars for just $45 +GST. Lite Program Access: allows access to just workshops and webinars for free.

Step 3

Start growing
Depending on your chosen access, you’ll receive a welcome email and a digital needs assessment to get started. Next, schedule your online appointment with a digital advisor.

This program is made possible by Australian Government

Highly experienced in the business-coaching and small-business sector, the Realise Business team have worked with more than 30,000 small businesses across Greater Sydney and NSW. As part of its diverse service offering, Realise Business delivers advisory and event programs for various NSW and Commonwealth.

Meet our digital experts

Our team of advisors, subject matter specialists and industry experts are here to help you on your digital journey.

Luke McIlroy-Ranga

Business Advisor

Deb Barwick

Business Advisor

Hear our clients

Our upcoming events

Join the program now to access online webinars, face-to-face workshops and other special events, by leading digital experts.

The NSWICC is a non-Government, not for profit, community-led organisation whose biggest asset is our expertise and partner value proposition.

We have leveraged this expertise to create a self-sustaining chamber model that ignites the entrepreneurial spirit of Indigenous people, accelerates Indigenous business and employment growth and, facilitates relationships and networks that enable sustained economic and social inclusion.

Other states

If your business is based in Victoria or Tasmania, your Digital Solutions Program provider is the Melbourne Innovation Centre. Visit their website for more details: www.melbourneinnovation.com.au

If your business is based in Western Australia, Queensland or Northern Territory, your Digital Solutions Program provider is Business Foundations. Visit their website for more details: businessfoundations.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

– Tailored Strategies for Your Business
We believe that one size does not fit all. That’s why we craft tailored strategies that are aligned with your unique business needs and goals. Our personalised approach ensures that you receive the precise tools, resources, and advice necessary to achieve outstanding results.

-Access Business Advice from Industry Experts
Under the program, you will have access to up to four hours of one-on-one business advice sessions, to work exclusively on your personalised strategies and digital plans for your business.

-Gain Confidence
With Digital Solutions, you’ll gain the confidence to tackle any challenge that comes your way. Our tailored strategies, expert guidance, and comprehensive resources will equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital landscape with certainty.

– Expert-Led Webinars and Workshops
Gain exclusive access to over 200 live webinars and workshops, delivered by industry experts who understand the challenges and opportunities facing Australian businesses like yours.

-Boost Efficiency and Productivity
Discover cutting-edge digital tools and techniques to streamline your operations, enhance productivity, and save valuable time and resources.

-Affordability with a Federal Government subsidy
We understand the financial constraints faced by small businesses. That’s why our program is designed to be accessible and affordable. For $45 (+ GST), you can unlock the full potential of our program, with the Australian government generously providing a subsidy of over $800.

In the program, you’ll discover cutting-edge digital tools and techniques to streamline your operations, enhance productivity, and save valuable time and resources. You’ll gain the confidence to tackle any challenge that comes your way. Our tailored strategies, expert guidance, and comprehensive resources will equip you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital landscape with certainty.

To be eligible for the program, you must be a for-profit business and:

✔️ Be based in NSW or the ACT
✔️ Hold an active ABN
✔️ Have under 20 full-time equivalent employees

Having a plan will help you to assess the next step in transforming your business so you can continue to
– Increase efficiency, saving time and money.
– Deliver a better experience for your customers.
– Stay ahead of your competitors.

The program’s duration varies based on individual business needs. It offers a tailored approach, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Workshops are held in different locations throughout NSW and the ACT.
Once you sign up you will receive an email and a link to sign into the online portal. You’ll gain exclusive access to over 200 live webinars and workshops held each year, and to a range of resources in the digital content library.

Absolutely! At Digital Solutions, we understand that each individual has unique goals and aspirations. That’s why we go the extra mile to provide tailored strategies, resources, and insights that cater to a diverse range of personal needs, ensuring the information is relevant and applicable to your individual growth journey.

By focusing on your specific needs and aspirations, we empower you with the knowledge and tools that will fuel your personal development and help you achieve your individual business goals. Whether you’re a solopreneur, freelancer, or small business owner, our program is designed to cater to your personal growth and foster your success in the digital realm.

Digital Solutions provides expert guidance and support throughout your digital transformation journey. Our team of seasoned professionals will be available to answer your questions, provide advice, and offer assistance whenever needed.

Can I interact with other business owners within the program?
Yes! Digital Solutions fosters a vibrant community environment. You’ll have opportunities to network and collaborate with like-minded business owners through our live webinars, workshops and special events.

After completing the program, you’ll have gained valuable knowledge, skills, and digital tools to implement in your business. However, the support doesn’t end there. Digital Solutions offers ongoing updates, new content, and access to the community, allowing you to continue growing and refining your digital presence.

For any questions or assistance, please contact us on 1300 528 010. We are committed to ensuring your Digital Solutions experience is smooth and rewarding.

The cost of the program is $45 (+GST). If you wish to speak to us about an exemption, please contact us on: 1300 528 010.

Luke McIlroy-Ranga

A social and economic inclusion strategist and advisor within Australasian and North American markets, Luke has advised on supplier diversity and economic inclusion at all levels of government. He has spearheaded several impact ventures, and led the reshaping of traditional policy and practice within the private sector to aid in solving some of society’s toughest social and environmental issues.

After a decade within financial services, Luke co-founded a global Indigenous procurement consultancy in 2015, and more recently has divided his time between working within some of Australia’s most remote communities to establish grass-roots economic models, and travelling regularly as an academic within the fields of social enterprise and ethical business. He currently serves on several board and in advisory roles, and as a lecturer with the University of Sydney’s Business School.

Luke’s unique background within corporate leadership, entrepreneurial venture and community development affords him the ability to effectively navigate boardrooms, organisations and diverse population groups through alternative engagement methodologies and communication styles.

Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Luke’s whanau background is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Toa and European descent.

Specialist areas include:

– Supply Chain Diversification and Inclusion Practices

– Public, Shareholder and Government Relations

– Impact Investment and ROI Modelling

– Social Enterprise and Venture Development

– Funding Acquisition and Donor Management

– Six Sigma, Transformation and Change Delivery 

Deb Barwick

Deb Barwick is a proud descendant of the Gamilaroi Nation, CEO of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and a national and international award-winning entrepreneur and business owner who believes that Indigenous people themselves are the solution to social and economic parity and that “the enablement of Indigenous leadership regionally, nationally and globally is a strategic and wise investment toward a stronger Australian Economy and Nation.”

Debs many professional achievements include establishing Australia’s first Indigenous Chamber of Commerce in 2006. She then went on to establish the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce in 2009 as the first state peak body for Indigenous entrepreneurs, business owners and enterprising community organisations. In 2015 Deb led the national network of Indigenous peak business bodies to establish the First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry to provide the sector with a national voice and advocacy vehicle. Her vision was and continues to be for a model whereby Indigenous business owners operating in every region across Australia are positioned to inform the country’s economic and social policy agenda. 

Deb is a recipient of the ‘NSW Premiers Award for Excellence’ recognising the impact of her work over many years to support the establishment and growth of Indigenous owned businesses in NSW and to advocate for their inclusion in the supply chains of government and industry.  

Deb Barwick’s accomplishments as one of Australia’s leading grass roots advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business owners are complemented by her successes as a private business owner. Her company Winya Indigenous Furniture, established in 2016, has won multiple regional, national and international business awards including the grand Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) award.

In 2018, Winya made history as the first Australian company to ever win a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals award. Today, Winya has showrooms across the Country including Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra.