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How SMEs Can Make A Professional Website

You’ll be surprised how many small businesses still don’t have an online presence in 2019. Recent research shows it could be as much as 36% (Clutch).

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Where Can Owners Turn For Advice and Learning?

As the owner of a small business, you’re probably used to doing most things yourself. Overseeing every aspect of your growing organisation is exhausting, demanding and can be a ...

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New Zealand’s Big Shot at Boosting Productivity

Every time I visit New Zealand, I’m amazed at how a country with a population the size of a Beijing suburb continues to achieve so much on the world stage. 

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How to grow your team, and how to know if you’re ready to!

Are you an owner-manager looking to recruit? Maybe you’re a family business searching for expertise outside the family circle for the first time, or a start-up who’s growing ...

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Four Steps to Protect Yourself as a Business Owner

If you read our blog about paying yourself as a business owner earlier this month, you’ll want to know what comes next – what steps to take to protect your finances as your ...

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Six Tips on Business Etiquette with Overseas Clients

Every Kiwi business owner understands the value of export. We’re an island nation (well, two), with a relatively small population, so it’s hard to survive and thrive on the ...

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How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner

Doing something you love and getting rich from it is a wonderful dream. However, when it comes to paying yourself, it’s surprising how many business owners don’t know where to ...

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One of the coolest CEO roles in NZ up for grabs as Andy Hamilton signals next move

After 18 years as the founding CEO of The Icehouse, Andy Hamilton has today signalled his intent to continue broadening his passion for growing New Zealand businesses by ...

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After nearly 20 years, it’s time for a change…

In another day in the life of The Icehouse and the cause to help Kiwi business owners and founders reach their potential, after more than 18 years I will be transitioning out ...

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Test, Measure, Change: Influencing Go Rentals as a Managing Director - James Dalglish

This is Part 2 of our Good Business series, where we interview Icehouse alumni on their business journey, what up-skilling means to them, and advice they would give to other ...

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