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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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How to grow your team, and how to know if you’re ready to!

Are you an owner-manager looking to recruit? Maybe you’re a family business searching for expertise outside the family circle for the first time, or a start-up who’s growing ...

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Four Steps to Protect Yourself as a Business Owner

If you read our blog about paying yourself as a business owner earlier this month, you’ll want to know what comes next – what steps to take to protect your finances as your ...

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Test, Measure, Change: Influencing Go Rentals as a Managing Director - James Dalglish

This is Part 2 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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How Your Core Brand Values Make Your Business Distinctive, Meaningful and Relatable

Have you ever discussed with your team what your collective business beliefs are and what things your company stands against?  It’s a good exercise and should lead to ...

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People and Culture Matter: 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Business Results

I am often asked “What should I do around people and culture that will help grow my business?”. It’s a great question because for many businesses their investment in people ...

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The Show Will Go On: R&V’s Rise to a Flagship Festival

Rhythm and Vines is New Zealand’s leading three-day music festival held in Gisborne, popularly known as the first festival in the world to bring in the New Year. Hamish Pinkham ...

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The Importance of Future-Proofing Your Business

Taking a futuristic view of your organisation, what would you look back on that you would be most proud of with what you have accomplished? Will it just be about the bottom ...

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Having Transparency, Integrity and Sustainability in Business - 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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