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Small Business Improvement Services support you in your Strategy, Business Development, Planning and Growth phase.
Our goal is to develop general performance and profitability improvements in your business.





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

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

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SBIS master classes and specialist workshops transform you and your business to the next level.

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We are Small Business mentors, and deliver programs designed to enhance business skills and profitability.

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Supporting your organisation towards better thinking, mutual understanding and shared outcomes.

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Helen Cowley is an informative and audience involving key note speaker for events and seminars.

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We Facilitate and Coach You in Your Projects and Development.

Are your goals SMART?

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic and Rewardable
  • Time Based

What are the obstacles stopping YOU from achieving YOUR GOALS?

Follow these 5 basic rules and understand and overcome 3 basic obstacles to enable a better outcome and achievement.


1. Be Specific: What is it that you really want to obtain? Write down the exact outcome that you are trying to achieve.

2. Make It Measurable: Does it have a clear measurable outcome. (loose 9 kgs in 6 weeks). Make sure you can break your Goal down into sections so you can take the necessary steps to achieve each section and not try to take one giant step in the hope of achieving your Goal eg 3 kgs in next two weeks.

3. Be Realistic and make it Achievable: Ensure you aren't setting your sights too high and that you are being realistic in your Goal choices. There is no point in aiming so high that it is just unrealistic. This comes back to breaking it down into smaller chunks so that you can take necessary steps in achieving your end Goal.

4. Make it Rewardable: In other words at the end of each step give yourself a tick or pat on the back- for achieving that step towards your main Goal. Rewarding yourself this way it will have a huge impact on your endurance for the remainder of the steps to be taken.

5. Give Yourself a Timeline: We of the never, never, never gets done! Be realistic in allocating the time you are giving yourself to achieve your Goal. Once again give each step towards your Goal a set or proposed time that you would like to or for see when it will be achievable. This way, you are cutting your end time into smaller time zones to achieve your final Goal.

There are three types of Obstacles:

1. Personal Obstacles - believe in yourself.

2. Social Obstacles - you can not control everyone’s behaviour but you can create a win/win situations and change your attitude to the people you work with.

3. Environmental Obstacles - see the situation clearly – “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.. it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Basically you are the one giving FEAR a leg to stand on – your mindset.

You can make excuses or you can make it happen but you can’t do both.

Now – Set your Goals and Dare to Dream!



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Brisbane based Small Business Improvement Services (SBIS) provide small business coaching, small business consulting, small business mentoring and small business training for small business owners in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Gold Coast, Toowoomba and South East Queensland.

Helen Cowley of SBIS offers various programs for building a better business, business networking, business workshops and training, group business coaching, business analysis and small business solutions.

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 Address: Mt Lindesay Hwy Munruben, QLD

  Phone: 07 3297 0242

  Mobile: 0418 769 531

  Email: helen.cowley @


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