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Kicking off 2020 with a bang

More than 30 members of The Icehouse team met up in central Auckland this week to talk ambition, aspiration and anticipation at The Icehouse 2020 Kick-off.

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Knowing Your Numbers 101: Getting on your Working Capital Cycle

If you’ve ever looked at a profit and loss statement and see only hieroglyphs, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

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Partnerships – You’re In Good Company

We discussed recently how alumni scholarships have played a significant part in shaping success for some of our fantastic alumni.

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Alumni scholarships: Very Forward Thinking

You’ve probably heard about ‘Pay-It-Forward’. In the case of The Icehouse, it refers to donating to The Icehouse Alumni Scholarship Fund – often after being the recipient of a ...

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Leadership Development 101: Your leadership style and why many leadership development courses don’t work

In our recent blog on How To Be a Better Leader in Three Minutes, we investigated the importance of top-to-bottom training, giving your people time, communicating well and ...

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Top Tips For Exporting

We’re profiling some of the great work done by The Icehouse partners. This article by James & Wells, the intellectual property law firm, was first published in Bay of Plenty ...

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Leveraging Success In Hydraulics

This week we're shining the spotlight on one of our successful alumni. Richard Krebs is CEO at Hyspecs and participated in the first owner Manager Programme (OMP) in 2001. ...

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Owner Manager 101 – Part One: Managing People

Managing people – a broad subject and a daunting one for owners and managers. It’s daunting because using techniques and tools to motivate, inspire and satisfy all those ...

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Bringing technology to the charity sector

Welcome to the first of our new regular features where we focus on one of the amazing businesses who share our co-working space at The Icehouse HQ in Auckland. This is the ...

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Get Set For 2020

Run a marathon? Eat your greens? See more of your friends? Whatever your personal New Year’s Resolutions for 2020, the chances are you may have already slipped up – 80% of us ...

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