We believe in the extraordinary potential of New Zealand business owners and entrepreneurs.
New Zealand is a country of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), this sector is extremely important to the NZ economy and we believe that to unleash the economic potential of our great country, we need to lift the capabilities and aspirations of owners, entrepreneurs and SME businesses to enable them to take the business forward.
Since 2001, with this vision and purpose we have worked with over 5,000 ambitious owner-managers and entrepreneurs who on average grew revenue by 12% every year, meaning they grow 2.5x faster than the average NZ business.
We are so proud to be delivering in 2020 our 50th 'Owner Manager Programme' and 1,000th 'OMPer' attending.
To celebrate this fantastic opportunity that has been given to us, we have a range of scholarships available to business owners and managers to provide some assistance to utilise our services and grow their business into the future.
Application Form Below
Entries close 31st July
The programme in a nut-shell? Real skills. Development. New opportunities. A challenge. Refreshed perspective. Significant changes. Better results.
On this residential programme you’ll attend sessions over the course of five months to help you explore new ideas, have your assumptions challenged, and develop new skills to give you the confidence to drive progress and achieve better results for you and your business.
We’ve combined the best in academic teaching and practical learning to develop a unique experience which has a big impact for businesses with revenue $3M+.
This is an interactive 3-month programme for business owners – where you’ll have the opportunity to rethink aspects of your business and reset for the future. The programme is perfect for owners of businesses with revenue between $1M and $3M and employing between 5 and 25 people.
The programme combines online content, facilitated sessions and self-moderated peer group discussions, giving owners from around New Zealand practical sessions with a highly skilled and experienced Icehouse facilitator, subject-matter experts and owner-manager guest speakers.
Tap into the wealth of knowledge of a coach who has the skills and experience you might be lacking. A coach is someone who will make sure you focus on the activities that matter most to your business.
A coach is often more objective and less caught up in the day-to-day activities of the business. This fresh perspective can help you to identify opportunities you might have not seen on your own.
Business coaches are often very well connected people and can make introductions and connections for the businesses they work with.
Knowledge is power so whether it's learning how to read a balance sheet, coaching a sales team to close more deals or developing a plan for the next growth phase, or even to successfully exit.
These workshops deliver the knowledge to make better business decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Knowing Your Numbers
Building Sales Structure And Skills
Building A Better Business
Founder - Valocity Global
OWNER MANAGER PROGRAMME - 36
"When I was explaining to people why I was doing the Owner Manager Programme, I was saying it was like a little mini MBA. It was a whole end-to-end of the business, to understand and focus across the whole board. And then there was this whole networking effect of actually like-minded business owners sharing war stories. So these are things you don't read about, no one shares the case study of where they stuffed up and over dinner and over the lunches those were the things that came out from the other owner managers, which were just invaluable lessons."
Owner - Pic's Peanut Butter
OWNER MANAGER PROGRAMME - 32
"Production went up, I couldn’t believe it. People were happier and just everybody worked better and production went through the roof, all from this mysterious inkling that maybe there was something there. People kept saying ‘If you do that, then it’s amazing’ but I really didn’t believe it until I tried it. It was really cool"
Business Development Manager - AB Food Industries Ltd
OWNER MANAGER PROGRAMME - 41
"The best thing about attending OMP was looking forward to the info packed workshops, the friendships and fun of fellow attendees, and coming away from it inspired and remembering what I’m in the business for and that it can and will be done. OMP really gives you a boost for, not only how to get to the next level, but also the mental push required. Business owners don’t take enough time out of the business to be inspired by great ideas, dream big and doing OMP definitely recharges and energizes."