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Customer growth and Taking Your Business Forward

Taking Your Business Forward is our first interactive digital programme. To mark its imminent launch, we caught up with Gareth Bayliss, Maryse Dinan and Chris Michaels – our ...

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A Serious Conundrum – An Opinion Piece by David Irving

David Irving, Chair of the ICE Foundation, outlines his personal thoughts on the Business Guarantee Scheme. The International Centre for Entrepreneurship Foundation was ...

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RBP Case Study: Babysitters Club

Find out how Georgia Meek, founder of the Bay of Plenty-based Babysitters Club, worked with Jamie Brock at The Icehouse and RBP to get critical funding during COVID-19. This ...

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May 15th  2020 – Weekly webinar series recordings available now

The latest round of webinars are available for you right now. They address the successes and failures of small business loan schemes, and reimagine the business landscape for ...

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Level 2 and how to sanitise expectations. Three things to try.

It’s positive news that so many SMEs can metaphorically open their doors for business at Level 2 –we just may have to sanitise our expectations. And, as Jacinda ...

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On the fast track to customer onboarding success

Miriana Lowrie, CEO and founder of 1Centre, a digital customer onboarding platform for businesses, sets out her global ambitions for the organisation.

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Cost of Raising Capital for Business

If only securing finance was as easy as a handshake or a verbal agreement. The cost of raising capital can be in the tens of thousands (depending on the size of your business ...

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Raising Equity: 10 Questions to Determine the Financial Health of your Business

Before you consider raising equity, it’s important to get your finances in order. Here are ten questions to ask yourself to help determine the financial health of your business.

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Raising Equity: Business Valuations and Calculating ROI for Potential Investors

If someone asked you how much your business is worth - and they will if you're trying to raise equity - could you provide a confident answer? Determining the value of a ...

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Pitch Perfect: How to Sell Your Idea to a Roomful of Investors

A good pitch does a lot more than simply communicate a business idea—it excites, intrigues and makes people (people with money that is) want to get behind it.

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