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The Best Business Advisors in Canberra

Emily Morris 20 November 2019
Guy Earnshaw Rubik3

Guy Earnshaw and the team at Rubik3 can advise you with all your business needs. Photo: Region Media.

Are you a business owner struggling to keep up with the many facets of day-to-day management? Maybe you’re looking to strategise a growth plan or build your wealth. Or perhaps you just need some help creating and sticking to a budget.

Whatever your business needs, a top-quality business advisor can help. Offering expert advice, a business advisor can guide you through the complex world of business, from valuations to strategy and finances.

In this article, we’ll share with you our picks for the top business advisors in the Canberra region.

What Makes a Reliable Business Advisor?

While most business advisors promote growth and prosperity, few can actually deliver. Here are the key traits you should look for in a business advisor.

  • Years of experience. The best business advisors have years of valuable experience. They have seen it all before, and know exactly how to work their client’s way out of a sticky situation.
  • Industry expertise. Running a business is complex; there are so many distinct facets that require attention and management. The best business advisors in the Canberra region have expertise in areas of finances, strategy, growth, bookkeeping, staff, and more.
  • Passion. When you work with a business advisor, you want to be 100 percent sure they are on your side. They should have your best interest at heart, and share your passion and commitment to the future of your business.
  • Results-oriented. Advisors can help you make big changes to the structure of your business. The question is, are these changes producing profitable results? Opt for a business advisor that is driven by results.
  • Compassionate. When it comes to business, things don’t always go our way. Unexpected events, personal challenges, and family issues can block our paths to success, if only temporarily. Look for an advisor with compassion and patience, who understands not only the business side of things, but also the human.

The Top Business Advisors in Canberra According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.



Boutique consulting firm Rubik3 specialises in government and private sector consulting. When it comes to business advisory services, Rubik3 helps organisations implement strategies to increase the maturity of the finance function – ranging from technical accounting advice through to developing strategic plans to support organisational change programs.

6 Lonsdale Street
Braddon ACT 2612
RSM Australia

RSM Australia

For more than three decades, the passionate team at RSM have helped Canberra’s business owners with everything from accounting to auditing and consulting. From learning how to reduce costs to creating a fool-proof growth plan, RSM Australia works closely with its clients to get to know their pain-points, goals, and ambitions. From there, they can assist in navigating legal accounting and compliance requirements, and formulate a strategy to achieve business dreams. RSM has a proactive attitude and commitment to client success, so you can rest easy knowing your business is in safe hands.

Phone: 02 6190 1277
Equinox Building 4, Level 2, 70 Kent Street
Deakin ACT 2600


Callaghans has worked with Canberrans for over 40 years. Based in Belconnen, its experienced team can help you buy and sell a business, as well as with planning, budgeting, cash flow issues, leasing, tax planning, and other financial issues.

Callaghans’ goal is to help you attain personal wealth and financial independence, so that you can work on your business, not just in it.


Nexis was founded in 2004 and provides holistic, innovative financial solutions to Canberra businesses and individuals. Its focus on building two-way, trusted relationships means the majority of its business comes from referrals.

Whether you run a start-up or have been in business for a while, Nexis’ comprehensive range of advisory services can play a key role in ongoing success and growth.

Your Experience with Business Advisors in Canberra

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra business advisors. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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