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How to Create Commercial Value for Your Business: 10 Focus Areas

We business owners often get so buried in the day to day, that we forget the myriad of essential building blocks required to be kept in check, in order to create, build, ...

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Sustainable Success: IdealCup’s Path to Becoming a Market-Leading Kiwi Business

Steph Fry is the co-founder of IdealCup, a New Zealand-designed and made reusable cup, made in Wellington. IdealCup have been in business for just under 10 years and in that ...

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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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