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Start House

Start House

Opportunity + Sustainability
through innovative practices

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Innovation programs for Start Ups, Scale Ups, Individuals & Teams

You only pay $on request

Program value $from $3000

Talk to us about your needs, we will share our solutions

The Business Centre

Newcastle + Hunter + NSW

How It Works

We work with Start Ups, Scale Ups, Individuals and Teams to solve their customer problems. Through our Start House programs, bootcamps, toolboxes and pitch events, we give you the tools, knowledge and confidence to develop and test ideas, create new channels to market and keep you connected to the Innovation Ecosystem.

How It Works
What we do

We know that operating a business with the world of the NDIS can be complicated and challenging. We understand that you started your business to make a difference to the lives of others, but now you feel bogged down in the grind of running your business. You have likely come along way from your passion of using your skills and qualifications to help others and find that your days (and nights and weekends!) are spent trying to figure out admin, marketing and sales. At Human Services Business Hub (HSBH), we work to make business easy for you. Our learning support programs have been carefully designed in accordance with the principles of best practice and tailored specifically to operating within the human services sector including the NDIS. We will support you to take control of your business with support to learn how to implement systems, leadership and management, understanding your finances and building your sales and marketing process.

  • One to One Business Advisory

    Our experienced business advisors can support your journey to a sustainable business model. Be part of a mentoring program that steps you through the 9 key areas of business and develops your skills as a business owner

  • Projects

    Need help with a particular job or task? Our team can work with you on your project to make it happen. From Audit Readiness to new policies and procedures, our team will scope our your needs and provide a quote to get the job done.

  • Materclasses

    Experience HSBH's intensive Masterclass with  Chantelle Robards, the NDIS Business Advisor. To register your business with the NDIS or not – that is the red hot question of the moment. The registration process can be confusing, difficult and expensive. You should make this decision with all the information in your toolkit. The good news is that we have spent the past year supporting businesses in New South Wales to make this decision – and then to successfully complete the process. Come along to our NDIS Registration Demystified masterclass and work through the process with us.

  • Toolbox

    The NDIS business toolbox has been created for all of the service providers that are fantastic and delivering services to clients but are unsure about the business side of things! We have put together a toolbox that will support you through the most challenging areas; strategy, communicating your value to the customer, creating a sustainable business model, understanding the profit margins of each product and service in your business and a simple yet effective one-page business plan.




This program is delivered by our innovation-centric team who facilitate learning in boot-camps, facilitated outcome based workshops or 1:1 advisory sessions.

Lena Vestad Hansen
Lena Vestad Hansen Business Advisor

Marketer with a global perspective

Gordon Whitehead
Gordon Whitehead Business Advisor

Tech head and tech mentor

Brooke Philips
Brooke Philips Education Manager

CXO, passionate people person and leader

Barrett Campbell
Barrett Campbell Chief Financial Officer

Our grounded, thought provoking CFO

Michael Hilsden FAIM, FACS.
Michael Hilsden FAIM, FACS. Senior Business Advisor

International experience but passion for the Mid Coast

Reda Haddadeh
Reda Haddadeh Business Advisor

An international strategist with a big heart for community

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