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Customer Experiences: The Sustainable Competitive Edge

In the business world everyone is always looking for that extra something – the product or technology that will give them that competitive edge. But no matter what is found, ...

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Champion New Zealander: A Tribute to Ian Elliott, 1946-2019

I first met Ian Elliott when he came on The Icehouse AGRI3 (agribusiness) programme. Immediately I knew we had someone who knew more than us all combined. We connected as two ...

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The Icehouse Annual Letter 2018

Hi Icehousers It’s The Icehouse Annual Letter time – yep, its coming to the end of 2018! It’s time again for us to look back on the year that’s been, look forward to the year ...

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Four Financial Tips to Take On Board in 2019

Haven’t quite got your head around the financial numbers in your business? Or sick of a silent room and nodding heads when sharing financial reports with your senior leaders? ...

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7 Myths of Flexible Working, Busted

The demand for flexible working conditions is a growing trend in New Zealand, and with benefits linked to increased productivity and happier staff, it’s no wonder a growing ...

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Masters Plumbing: Mastering the Plumbing Business

Working as a travelling plumber in the Aussie mines gave Tim Masters the experience to manage large scale projects but it provided little guidance through the minefield that is ...

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Asset Insurance Partners: Supporting Business Success

Stephen Doecke is the Owner and Insurance Director at Asset Insurance Partners, insurance and risk management providers based in Blenheim. Stephen’s company provide IQ-M ...

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Don’t Break the Christmas Dinner Rule – How to Manage Conflict in a Family Business

Ten years ago a father decided to give 100% of his shares of the family business to his oldest son. He barely discussed this with his family and other children (a son and ...

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What Role Does IP Play in Business, and Why Should You Care?

Intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable but least understood asset of a successful business. It belongs to a broader class of assets known as intangible assets ...

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The Icehouse: It’s a Lot Warmer Than It Sounds

“I saw something on Facebook and want to know how I can apply for some investment in my startup” “Oh, The Icehouse? I heard that you invest in tech startups aye?” “Icehouse as ...

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