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'Good Business' with IdealCup Co-Founder Steph Fry

This is Part 1 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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James Dalglish: Driving Go Rentals to NZ Tourism Success

GO Rentals is New Zealand’s largest independent car rental operator, with branches located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and most recently Dunedin. ...

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Why Small Businesses Need an Innovation Strategy

Interestingly over the years, the term "innovation strategy" may have been something for corporates or the ‘in’ or ‘cool’ companies. What small-to-medium sized business owners ...

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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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Prioritise Your Way to Success

“Being productive and being busy are not necessarily the same thing.  Doing things won’t create your success; doing the right things will.” - Jeff Olson Prioritising work so ...

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Business Reflection: Are You 'Making Progress' or 'Mistaking Motion for Progress'?

Sometimes we get so caught up in running the business day-to-day, it is a challenge to take stock and ask how the business is actually doing. And for that matter, how you are ...

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Transforming a Senior Team to Manage Change

As they say, change is the new norm. Whether you’re having to change your business direction to adjust to advancing markets or you just need to change to improve value ...

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What Is Sustainable Growth and What Does That Look Like for Your Business?

Growth matters but growth by itself isn’t the answer.  A business can fail to reach its full potential by growing too fast and too slow. Growth should be deliberate and ...

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