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Start A Business Workshop

Starting a cafe/restaurant in the new year? Turn your food and drink dream into a successful business

Starting a new hospitality venue is an exciting time for new owners. It is also one of the most crucial times to get things right.  It is not what you know you need to get right that’s the problem, it’s what you don’t know and as they say, you don’t know, what you don’t know.

So much of the future success of a venue can be influenced by owners actions at the start of their process. Even before the doors are open. Attend this presentation if you want to make sure you get the best start to your new venture and set up your food and drink dream to not just be a great venue but also a successful business.  

Presenter | The Hospitality Nerd 

Nathan-Moses In 2012 Nathan Moses was a young budding restaurateur with not much more than an idea and the drive to make it happen.

Nathan's background before starting his first restaurant was in finance as a derivatives trader on the Japanese stock market. Nathan understood numbers but had little experience in operating a restaurant.  

And today... Nathan has owned and operated a successful restaurant in Darlinghurst for the past 5 years.

  • Nathan has successfully relaunched a restaurant, changing the cuisine and restructuring the service of the venue whilst still retaining customers.
  • Dimmi Diners voted Nathan’s restaurant the #6 best restaurant in Australia in 2016.
  • Broadsheet voted Nathan’s restaurant in the top ten dates spots in Sydney.
  • The Good Food Guide has included Nathan’s restaurant in their book every year.
  • Nathan’s restaurant has a consistent regular customer base, is stable and most importantly operates profitably.
Start A Business Workshops

This government subsidised, introductory workshop is facilitated by professional business advisors from Realise Business. The workshop draws participants with a wide variety of experience and diversity of business skills and knowledge.

Enrol for this essential workshop to gain a wide-ranging view of the key areas you will need to start and manage a business and ensure successful outcomes.

At the workshop, you will:

  • Gain a wide-ranging view of the key areas you will need to start and manage a business and ensure successful outcomes
  • Undertake a feasibility check on your business idea
  • Better understand the financial aspects of managing your business
  • Gain an understanding of your business compliance responsibilities
  • Become aware of the roles of a business owner
  • Receive a Statement of Attendance – Start a Business.

This workshop is perfect for anyone thinking about starting their own business or who has been in business for less than 12 months. There is a small fee to attend. Online bookings essential. 


North Ryde Train Station is a comfortable 12 minute walk from venue, and due to limited parking and traffic congestion this would be the ideal method of travel. However if you choose to drive note t
here is limited parking on Richardson Place so please allow extra time for parking. You are permitted to use the limited parking spaces marked ‘Reserved for Council’ in front of Building 0 and sign in at Reception (Level 1) to avoid any parking fines. 

This Realise Business workshop is hosted by the City of Ryde.

Date & Time

Tuesday 12 December 2017 / 10.00AM - 2.00PM


Business Connect
Phone: (02) 9545 5900


$49 per person. Online registrations essential.

Register Online


Woolwich Meeting Room - City of Ryde North Ryde Office, Level 1, Building 0 (Binary Centre), 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde 2113 View Map

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Level 1, Building 0 (Binary Centre), 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde New South Wales 2113

Woolwich Meeting Room - City of Ryde North Ryde Office

Level 1, Building 0 (Binary Centre), 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde 2113

Last updated on 4 December 2017