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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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The Icehouse - Meet the new Group CEO Gavin Lennox

We are excited to announce that Gavin Lennox has been appointed to the newly created role of Group CEO of The Icehouse.

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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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Interiors business sewing up high growth

Asha Payton inherited a love of interior design from her colourful Wellington grandmother Maddy. Asha loved her chic style, mixing antiques with bright European furnishings in ...

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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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