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1000+ Insights Shared With NZ Business Owners

Over 1000 New Zealand business owners and leaders have completed The Icehouse Persona Quiz to see what kind of NZ bird business owner ‘persona’ they are.

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Staff Shortages Mean Change Is Essential

Many people in business and the general population will well remember the days when we used to say “last one out turn off the light” and discussions would rage about how to ...

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35% of Founders Are Likely to Suffer a Partnership Breakup; Here’s What We’ve Learned.

Co-founder splits are seldom discussed but happen maybe more than you think. I wanted to take the opportunity to write a bit about something we have experienced a number of ...

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MVPs – Why Developing the Bare Minimum Is the Right Strategy

The founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman once famously said “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late”. If you take this ...

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Roofline Canterbury: A Business Plan for Years to Come

Colin and Kerry Megaw have been directors of Roofline Canterbury for over 14 years, a Canterbury owned and operated roofing and cladding manufacturer.

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Four Financial Tips to Take On Board in 2018

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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Flux Reveals Five Startups for Their 2018 Cohort

The Icehouse’s Flux Accelerator kick-off their class of 2018 with five early stage ventures.

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5 Tips to Grow the Leaders in Your Business

I often hear Owner Managers asking how they can get more accountability from their senior team. They wonder why some of their managers are not stepping up or showing more ...

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Of Course It’s Personal: 5 Tips for Creating Customer Loyalty

  Many businesses focus their marketing efforts on acquiring new customers. And yes, new customers are important. Ultimately, however, acquiring new customers is not as ...

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Lodges, Hotels, Wine, and the Importance of Strengthening Your Brand

When I asked my American travel agent friend about which luxury lodges she recommends to wealthy clients planning a trip to New Zealand, her answer gave me the idea for this ...

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