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Here you will find blogs from The Icehouse team and guest contributors with fresh content posted all the time across a wide range of topics.
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Business Coaching Expert Spotlight… Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey is the subject of our latest coaching profile. Based in Christchurch, Kevin has worked for all four of New Zealand’s biggest banks and has been a business mentor ...

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Financial upskilling for a stronger business: Updated

Gaining and maintaining financial control of your business is a superpower for owners and managers. This blog from 2020 outlines the many advantages in your key non-financial ...

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Business Owner Programme and the bay of opportunities

The Bay of Plenty is sitting at the top of the current rankings for annual domestic GDP, according to figures from Stats NZ released in March 2021. ‘Boosted by construction and ...

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Leaders Exchange: The value of leadership reset and reconnection

Jo Clayton, Programme Facilitator at The Icehouse, outlines why there’s never been a better time for leaders to reset and reconnect with their businesses through The Icehouse’s

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How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner: Updated

This is a repost of a previous blog from The Icehouse in 2019. Since we first published this article we’ve experienced COVID-19, multiple lockdowns, the introduction of wage ...

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Business Coaching Expert Spotlight… Steve Gow

Steve Gow is the subject of our latest coaching profile. Steve has more than 30 years' business experience, holding senior management positions across a range of sectors and ...

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Time to plug the gap in your skills shortage?

Any sudden change in the structure of a domestic or global economy inevitably leads to an uneven shift in job openings across industry and sector. How do you address this if ...

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Introducing The Icehouse… Liz Wotherspoon, Head of Growth

In our regular series, we are profiling key members of The Icehouse team, so our wider network of alumni, current programme and workshop participants, partners and friends get ...

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Why build a big business framework into an SME?

There’s plenty that big business can learn from SMEs; lean-thinking, quick decision-making and informal processes, but the opposite is also true. Developing a big business ...

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The Art of Keeping Your Employees: Updated

This is a repost of a previous blog from The Icehouse in 2016. As relevant now as it was then, the points raised address today’s challenges around skills and talent shortages, ...

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