Are you a Business Owner / Executive struggling with challenges in your business or industry?

Get targeted solutions and real outcomes implemented in your business

Take advantage of our combined business, legal, financial, commercial, operational, procurement, risk, compliance and HR expertise to solve your business problems

Do you need a Business Consultant who rolls up their sleeves and helps you IMPLEMENT their recommended solutions?

Do you need a skilled Construction Lawyer, Contract Lawyer or
Commercial Lawyer to advise on your Project or Business Challenge?

I need help with...

I need help with everything combined!

This is why we formed Blaze Business & Legal, and why we're so different from other Consultancy Firms and Law Firms in Australia!

The best Business Advisers

for your Business!

We work with you. To help your business work for you. We are skilled Business Advisers and both Rachelle Hare and Shannon Drew have advised thousands of businesses in Australia over our careers. 

We combine business, legal, financial, commercial, sales, procurement, compliance, risk and HR advice in your Industry

At Blaze Business & Legal, we combine Business Advisory with Legal Services (in Construction Law, Commercial Law and Contracts Law) and Management Consulting to provide you with broad advice that works for your business and in your Industry...with no gaps!


But we don't just advise and make recommendations.


We then work with you to implement our recommendations and get actual outcomes and results for your business.

Industries

Construction | Civil | Infrastructure | Mining | Manufacturing | Transport | Distribution | Energy & Renewables | Health | Agriculture | Training/RTO |

Let's chat about how we can help your business

Rachelle Hare and Shannon Drew, Blaze Business & Legal
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • No-Obligation Quote for our Services
  • We Work to your Budget and Timeframes

 Call Rachelle Hare on 0407 050 907 or Shannon Drew on 0434 543 212, or fill out the form below and we'll contact you

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Get our Free Insights about your Business

  • Identify some of the challenges in your Business
  • Get no-obligation suggestions from us about how you can overcome those challenges

What are the Challenges your Business Faces?

Does your business have:

  • Cash flow challenges and financial instability
  • Difficulty attracting and retaining clients/customers
  • Confusion about leadership direction and goals
  • Inefficient processes and operational bottlenecks
  • Inability to adapt to market trends and customer demands
  • Employee management and motivation issues


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How do these Challenges Limit your Business?

Are you and your leadership and management:

  • Struggling with cash flow challenges and financial instability
  • Finding it difficult to attract and retain clients/customers
  • Experiencing confusion about leadership direction and goals
  • Dealing with inefficient processes and operational bottlenecks
  • Unable to adapt to market trends and customer demands
  • Facing employee management and motivation issues



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What our Clients think about Blaze Business & Legal

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Rachelle took the time to understand and take us through thought process which enabled us to develop solutions

Tanya M - Director of a large government business enterprise

I had the pleasure of working with Rachelle Hare on an extraordinarily complex contract matter. The matter pertained to Commonwealth law, State and Territory Residential Tenancy Law and Contract Law. Rachelle has a unique ability to consider all of the legal aspects as well as comprehensive understanding of commercial operational requirements.

Rachelle was engaging and took the time to understand and take us through thought process which enabled us to develop solutions.


Rachelle went beyond and developed work flow charts that not only assisted in assuring the process was sound but also enabled us to educate the senior executive in a simple yet informative manner.


I highly recommend Rachelle, she is personable, professional and brings a range of experience that is challenging to find, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

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Within the first 3 minutes, it was obvious how deeply both Shannon and Rachelle understood my business and industry. They know so much about business, about the legal side, about business finances, construction contracts and how businesses operate, I got the feeling they knew before I even opened my mouth the type of problems I was having.

Robert f - owner of a mid-sized civil construction company in brisbane and the sunshine coast

I was at a massive low point in my civil construction business when I came across Rachelle Hare and Shannon Drew at Blaze Business & Legal. They were recommended to me by another business owner I trust and had helped that business owner restructure his whole finances of his Queensland business. That business owner has now increased his capacity and his projects, and Rachelle even helped him win the bid for his first government contract.


With all that in mind, I gave Shannon a call and we set up a meeting. Rachelle and Shannon both attended at my offices in Brisbane, made it clear that the meeting was free and no obligation, and started talking to me about my business and the challenges I was having, plus what I was happy with. Wihin the first 3 minutes, it was obvious how deeply both Shannon and Rachelle understood my business and industry. I have never spoken with consultants before who could ask me a single question, understand the challenges I was having, and immediately tell me 6 or 7 ways I could take action to fix issues in my business. They weren't guessing, either! They know so much about business, about the legal side, about business finances, construction contracts and how businesses operate, I got the feeling they knew before I even opened my mouth the type of problems I was having.


I never usually write reviews, but I needed to write this one because I was so impressed by their insight.


We spoke for an hour, and then I got my second surprise - Shannon and Rachelle offered to give me a document summarising our discussions and the problem areas in my business, and their recommended solutions. And then they actually offered to come into my business and help me fix those problems! I've never heard of consultants who help implement their own recommendations - needless to say, I said yes. They even visited my Sunshine Coast worksite to see how we operated.


Blaze Business & Legal made sure their fees were within my budget, and I would engage them for this alone. But they also add so much value in understanding my business, knowing what needs to be done to help improve the bottom line, and helping fix all the niggling challenges I have been having. I feel like I can relax for the first time in years and that I've finally learnt how to delegate right.


As one example, Rachelle Hare helped me to fix my contracting processes. She's a specialist construction lawyer and contract lawyer and it shows. She tightened my contract templates up, improved my standard terms and conditions, and made it so my business has less risk when we enter into contracts. She gave me extra tips about how I can contract better with government clients and show them value for money. And she gave me a stack of legal advice and helped me with a contract review, even while she was helping me with the business consultancy advice as well. I've never met a Lawyer who combines business advisory and legal services, and I have to say I'm impressed - she knows so much about business you don't even know she is a skilled lawyer too, until she starts talking construction law and contracting with you!


And Shannon basically tore my finances apart - in the best way possible - he found that my accounting and bookkeeping wasn't working properly for the business, streamlined the processes and procedures, and put systems in place to help with cash flow forecasting, which my accountant can't do. Again, I've never seen a management accountant and business adviser (Shannon) team up with a lawyer and business adviser (Rachelle) before - they covered the whole range of issues I had with my business, and I didn't have to engage anyone else to help me.


So, long way of saying that Blaze Business & Legal is like no other consultancy firm and law firm I've ever worked with. I will be returning to them over and over again, and I'm even talking to Shannon about being my remote CFO and Rachelle about being my remote General Counsel.


5 stars, A+++

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Rachelle and Shannon rolled up their sleeves and helped us restructure our RTO business

Megan - general Manager of a successful queensland-based rto

Rachelle and Shannon have 40 years of combined experience, and it shows in every dealing we have with them. They worked closely together to make sure their knowledge and expertise was passed on to our staff, while they rolled up their sleeves and helped us restructure our RTO business. The results are already showing for us.

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Incredible experience and confidence was clear to see

Renee - Owner SME Coaching Business

I simply cannot thank you enough for your help. It was the very first time that I’ve needed to seek advice I had no idea what to expect. I certainly did not expect such an outstanding competent service but that’s exactly what I got! 


I absolutely know that I made the right decision coming to you at Blaze Business and Legal, my go-to from now on for sure! You are absolutely brilliant at what you do, and your incredible experience and confidence was clear to see.


However, you were also so amazingly kind and reassuring and I felt so confident about the next step I needed to take after talking to you. 


There is no doubt that I will recommend Blaze Business and Legal to anyone I know, I know that they won’t be disappointed at all. I look forward to working with you in the future. 

Thanks again.

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Your genuine support and professionalism you exhibited throughout allowed me to find a calmness and confidence to see it through

Michelle M, Owner, SME Product Supplier

When recently faced with an incredibly distressing event - a prior joint venture gone bad, your genuine support and professionalism you exhibited throughout allowed me to find a calmness and confidence to see it through to an outcome that I quite honestly, would not have managed without you. 


I will be forever grateful to you. Once again, thank you so very much."

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Rachelle Hare
Managing Director and Principal Practitioner
Blaze Business & Legal


Rachelle Hare is an expert Construction Lawyer and Contract Lawyer in Queensland, Australia, with over 23 years of experience in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Construction Firms, Top Tier Private Practice and Government. She is known for her integrated practice as a Senior Legal Adviser, Strategic Business Adviser, and Management Consultant - she combines aspects of each to give her clients holistic advice to help them unlock their business potential and achieve sustained growth.


Rachelle is also the Owner and Director of Blaze Professional Learning, our sister site that teaches Non-Lawyers and Contracts Professionals how to work better with Contracts (and other Professional Skills and Professional Skills Development).

  • Construction Lawyer Brisbane
  • Contracts Lawyer Brisbane
  • Strategic Commercial Adviser
  • Business Adviser Brisbane
  • Management Consultant Brisbane
  • Construction Contracting Lawyer
  • Construction Law
  • Building and Construction Law


Shannon Drew
Senior Commercial Adviser, Strategic Analyst and Management Accountant
Blaze Business & Legal


Shannon Drew is an expert Senior Business Adviser, Commercial Analyst and Costs Accountant, with over 20 years of experience in Large Business and SMEs. He is known for his integrated practice providing Strategic Commercial Advice and practical Financial Strategies for businesses of all sizes. Shannon combines his different skillsets to give his clients holistic advice to help them unlock their business potential and achieve sustained growth.


Shannon is also a Director of Blaze Business, our sister company, and CSM Business Services.

  • Business Adviser Brisbane
  • Management Consultant Brisbane
  • Management Accountant Brisbane
  • Strategic Commercial Adviser
  • Costs Accountant



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