The Activate! Agency

Small Bars and restaurants

Specialists in the establishment of small bars and boutique licensed restaurants

The Activate! Agency can advise on site suitability and probability for a proposed business and its complex array of stakeholders in relation to process around planning controls such as Development Application, zoning types, clustering, local objectors, access, acoustic requirements night time trading hours as well as licensing process which has its own unique.

Staff can also advise on business plan, modelling, strategy, market placement, design, stock staffing, and targets.   New licensing rules as at 1st July 2013, will offer new and existing businesses a whole new range of opportunities and options to establish a licensed premise in NSW.


Whatever your opportunity or the unique challenge in retail it may present. The Activate! Agency can advise.


The Activate! Agency is aligned with fashion retail trends globally and can advise on business plans and models for specialised retail online or real world.

This knowledge can also be applied as a third eye to your business. You may not be sure and just need an independent advisor on location of your business as well as further advice on how to take your designs and designers to market.


Location and marketing of a destination space such as a gallery is a critical factor in developing a successful start up in this sector.

The Activate! Agency’s knowledge and understanding of the hidden spaces of cities, those opportunities that exist within the built fabric for destination places such as Galleries can be a pivotal moment in the decision making for the business.

Pop Ups

Pop Ups, Meanwhile Spaces, In-between, however you may wish to view these spaces, they offer a unique opportunity for aspiring businesses to test who and what they are.

These spaces may or may not require planning approvals, these spaces may or may not be understood by their owners for the short-term potential opportunities they present to the market. The activate! Agency has the knowledge, experience and understanding to maximise the idea into the opportunity of the space.

Music Industry

The Activate! Agency has staff that set up a ground breaking record label in the UK. The staff has music industry management, technology, band and record label experience.

So if you’re a band wondering how to get your music online and make money from it, a manager wondering how to get your band known using technology or understand the basics of the record contract, packaging deductions etc. or a record company, independent or major, wondering what the band and manager are talking about, we can translate and make it happen… all of it!


Whatever boutique, unique, interesting or innovative business you may run, the insight of The Activate! Agency can bring a new perspective and understanding to what may be a new, unique or age old problem.

Health Check

If you’ve been trading a week, a month, a year. If you’re tracking at expectation, or below, even above, sometimes you just need another experienced voice that can understand you, your business and the outcomes you are trying to achieve.

Like you, from time to time, your business may just need a check up to ensure all is well and there is nothing hidden in the shadows of your business or outside influences such as market trends or the social or political environment that may impact on your direction.


Online, offline, word of mouth, tweeting, blogging, whatever your idea, there are now numerous ways of bringing customer awareness to your business.  But it’s not just about what you do, but how you do it. Know how to target who you want.

Having been involved in some of the most successful music industry campaigns through to some of the most successful new businesses in Sydney, the team at The Activate! Agency can offer interesting and innovative angles to achieve outcomes for your business.

We can also offer advice on concept, branding and customisation, whatever you may know, or think you need we can access an outcome.