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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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What can owner-managers do to manage stress?

Being an owner-manager can be an isolating business. The stress and worry of running the business, making smart decisions that will affect colleagues and family, and much more, ...

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Why Learning Soft Skills is the Key To Success

Now more than ever, employers and employees are looking for perfect symmetry between hard and soft skills.

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Can AI Help Your Business?

As buzzwords go, it’s hard to escape AI. And it’s even harder to avoid in everyday life. From the portrait mode selection on your smartphone to getting to your next meeting ...

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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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