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How to Pay Yourself as a Business Owner: Updated

This is a repost of a previous blog from The Icehouse in 2019. Since we first published this article we’ve experienced COVID-19, multiple lockdowns, the introduction of wage ...

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Thank you to our retiring Icehouse directors

In late February 2021 we met up to celebrate the work of the three directors who retired from their Icehouse duties in 2020; namely Chris Quin, Tim Williams and Greg Tomlinson. ...

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Funding and HR round-up for Levels 2 and 3

This is an update on funding news from official agencies following the weekend’sannouncement that Auckland is in Level 3 lockdown and the rest of NZ in Level 2.

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Media Round-up as Auckland moves to Level 3

Here’s a small selection of news reports from the business media on New Zealand’s nationwide Level 2 and Auckland’s Level 3 move. Remember that for the very latest official ...

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Innovation key to New Zealand's economic future

In response to the request for feedback on the Productivity Commission’s draft report New Zealand firms: reaching for the frontier, The Icehouse has provided its thoughts and ...

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The Icehouse releases 2020 Impact Report

Icehouse Group alumni and startups generated $44.3 billion in total revenue for 2020 equivalent to more than 6% of New Zealand’s annual enterprise earnings. 

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Changes to NZ Employment Law for 2021

A raft of sweeping changes for employers and employees alike is expected to become law later this year. Particular areas of interest for employers will be the changes to sick ...

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Opinion: innovation + exports – the keys to productivity growth

Gavin Lennox, our Group CEO, responds to the Productivity Commission’s recent draft report on 'frontier firms', the top 10% globally competitive companies, and their impact on ...

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Changes to Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme – News Update

Missed the recent government announcement around the changes to the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme? Head to the IRD website for more information, read on and follow this ...

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Introducing The Icehouse… Ben Whittacker-Cook, Knowledge Content Curator

In a new and regular series, we’re profiling key members of The Icehouse team, so our wider network of alumni, current programme and workshop participants, partners and friends ...

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