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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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Welcome to The Icehouse’s new co-working space

The Icehouse has unveiled its brand new co-working space in Auckland. The business centre is currently taking bookings for 35 fixed desks and ten hot desks.

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Leveraging Success In Hydraulics

This week we're shining the spotlight on one of our successful alumni. Richard Krebs is CEO at Hyspecs and participated in the first owner Manager Programme (OMP) in 2001. ...

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Owner Manager 101 – Part One: Managing People

Managing people – a broad subject and a daunting one for owners and managers. It’s daunting because using techniques and tools to motivate, inspire and satisfy all those ...

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Bringing technology to the charity sector

Welcome to the first of our new regular features where we focus on one of the amazing businesses who share our co-working space at The Icehouse HQ in Auckland. This is the ...

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Get Set For 2020

Run a marathon? Eat your greens? See more of your friends? Whatever your personal New Year’s Resolutions for 2020, the chances are you may have already slipped up – 80% of us ...

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How entrepreneurs and owners can recharge this holiday

We recently offered some solutions on how owner-managers can manage stress because running a business is a tough business.

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‘Yea, nah, humbug’ – the benefits of the staff Christmas party

It’s time to rethink attitudes towards the staff Christmas party. Rather than seeing it as a daunting necessity, owners and senior management can turn it into a valuable ...

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CHB firm leading the way...

What does good leadership look like? And how does great leadership lead to a better business?Tractor, machinery and engineering specialists Stevenson and Taylor may have been ...

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Better learning and training for small to medium-sized enterprises

Congratulations. You’re in year five of operating. You have a team of around 15-50+ employees, but you’re now in a position where merely adding staff to your workforce is ‘no ...

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Why a lack of training is hurting your business

Did you know it costs firms a minimum of 50-60% of an employee’s annual salary just to replace them? And that’s just the conservative estimate – Deloitte believes the true ...

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