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How SMEs Can Make A Professional Website

You’ll be surprised how many small businesses still don’t have an online presence in 2019. Recent research shows it could be as much as 36% (Clutch).

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New Zealand’s Big Shot at Boosting Productivity

Every time I visit New Zealand, I’m amazed at how a country with a population the size of a Beijing suburb continues to achieve so much on the world stage. 

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Press Release: Icehouse Ventures a huge leap forward for New Zealand entrepreneurs

New investment partners join The Icehouse to give massive boost to entrepreneurs and innovation

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Announcing Icehouse Ventures

| Some might wonder, what now? Today we announced Icehouse Ventures, the investment arm of The Icehouse and a new business partnership with the objective of powering up access ...

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The Dilemma of Being a Non-Technical Founder in an All Tech World

At Blackball, we often meet founders with ideas for great new software products and I enjoy talking with them about how to develop and scale their platform as they take on the ...

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Why Would You Ever Create a Startup? (The Odds Are Horrible …)

What causes a founder to start their business? What do supporters or wider members of the ecosystem say to these founders when they are starting?

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Is the Flux Accelerator Programme Right for My Startup?

There is no lack of criticism for startup accelerators and incubators in NZ. Some of this is well warranted, and some of it we agree with. At Flux we set out to create ...

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The 8th Annual New Zealand Angel Investment Showcase: Who Pitched?

On Thursday 13 September, 12 companies and 1,000 investors made their way to Spark arena for the 8th Annual NZ Angel Investment Showcase. Below is a quick summary of each of ...

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10 Things The Best Founders Do

I believe in the old adage, “If you want to be great, learn from the things that great people do.” As investors, observing 100s if not 1000s of entrepreneurs, we are at an ...

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Intellectual Property and Investment Mythology | James & Wells

Intellectual property (IP) is an important consideration for investors when considering whether to invest in a business. At James & Wells we work with many businesses seeking ...

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