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Why Having a Business Strategy Isn’t Too ‘Fancy-pants’ for Your Business

This is part one of a six-part series explaining how agile strategy-making can get you to where you want to go, faster.

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Show & Tell Video: A Brand Strategy Is More Than Just Recreating a Look or Logo

Five years ago, Michelle Sokolich founded Show & Tell, a video production agency based in Auckland. In 2017, she completed 6 months of business coaching with The Icehouse ...

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Digital Opportunities: Why a Digital Audit Is a Good Idea

Change is coming. Change is already here. If you’re accessing this content on a digital device, then you’re already actively engaged in using digital tools.

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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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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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3 Top Tips for a Better Work/Life Balance

Work/Life balance is something we are all trying to get right, especially now with modern technology and employers encouraging flexible working hours, the boundaries are ...

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Motivating You and Your Team: 3 Simple Steps to Success

I’ve worked with many senior leaders and business owners who struggle to drive their business to the next level. They know they need to do things differently but can’t find the ...

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Spray Shop: Moving the Business to the Next Level

Greg Deck grew up in the world of horticultural spray technology – his father Miles founded Croplands in Wellington in 1972. Some 40 years later and Greg manages the national ...

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Ready, Aim, Fire: 4 Tips on Validating and Launching a Product or Service

Between 65% and 95% of new products (or services) fail. I’ve helped many businesses decide what, when and how to launch a new product or service. I’ve learned that patience is ...

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