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Three Basic Marketing Tactics to Launch Your Startup or Small Business (Without Big Budgets)

So you’ve started a business! You’ve done all your homework, validated the market, built a team, sussed out your business model and developed the product/service. Now you’re ...

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Funding for University of Auckland Business School Research Finalised

The International Centre for Entrepreneurship Foundation has finalised its funding for the University of Auckland Business School (UABS) to conduct research, staff development ...

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Thinking Outside the Box Creates Robust Success for Hawke’s Bay Engineering Firm

This article about Icehouse Owner Operator Programme Participant Hamish Melville recently appeared in the pages of Bay Biz News. We love hearing stories of business growth and ...

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Women Business Owners Outperforming Men

New Zealand’s female SME operators are outperforming men in several key areas, demonstrating the strength of their contribution to the local economy, a national survey has ...

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Marketing MacGyver Style – Getting Results With Nothing but Paperclips, Ductape and the Right Attitude

I love doing marketing on tiny budgets! And no, I’m not being sarcastic. In the last 5 years I’ve done marketing for three different organisations, have been involved in two ...

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A Thank You From David Irving

We are incredibly proud of our co-founder, David Irving on his honorary award, of Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit from the Governor General.

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The Icehouse Makes a New Home in the South Island

The Icehouse is officially making a new home for itself in the South Island.

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Behind the Scences: Failing with Confidence

We are asking Kiwi start-up entrepreneurs to give us a behind the scenes look at what it is like to start a business. This month: Lance & Ivy Jimmieson share how they failed ...

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JUCY: From Street Hustler to Smooth Operator

Tourism has always been in the blood for Tim Alpe, co-founder, CEO and self-proclaimed “chief JUCYfier” of fast-expanding vehicle hire company Jucy Rentals. A graduate of The ...

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Garth Dye, Managing Director of GD Woodhaus, Gets Growing

Garth Dye, one of our Owner Manager Programme (OMP) alumni and Managing Director of GD Woodhaus, DFD Wood Floors and Cork Concepts, has a success story we, at The Icehouse, ...

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