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Here you will find blogs from The Icehouse team and guest contributors with fresh content posted all the time across a wide range of topics.
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Business Owner Programme and the bay of opportunities

The Bay of Plenty is sitting at the top of the current rankings for annual domestic GDP, according to figures from Stats NZ released in March 2021. ‘Boosted by construction and ...

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Business Coaching Expert Spotlight… Steve Gow

Steve Gow is the subject of our latest coaching profile. Steve has more than 30 years' business experience, holding senior management positions across a range of sectors and ...

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Time to plug the gap in your skills shortage?

Any sudden change in the structure of a domestic or global economy inevitably leads to an uneven shift in job openings across industry and sector. How do you address this if ...

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Introducing The Icehouse… Liz Wotherspoon, Head of Growth

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

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Why build a big business framework into an SME?

There’s plenty that big business can learn from SMEs; lean-thinking, quick decision-making and informal processes, but the opposite is also true. Developing a big business ...

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The Art of Keeping Your Employees: Updated

This is a repost of a previous blog from The Icehouse in 2016. As relevant now as it was then, the points raised address today’s challenges around skills and talent shortages, ...

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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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Introducing The Icehouse… Kate de Lautour, Customer Growth Partner

Kate de Lautour is Customer Growth Partner and Operations Manager for The Icehouse in the Hawke’s Bay region, and the subject of our latest team profile.

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What is business resilience?

You’ve probably got a good idea about your personal definition of resilience, and how much of it you have. To many, ‘resilience’ is tenacity, toughness, grit, fortitude – ...

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