By Zac de Silva, Icehouse business coach and Principal at Business Changing Are you a crossword doer? Medical experts recommend doing a crossword a day – they say it’s exercise for the brain; it supposedly gives it a workout, keeps it in shape and helps you stay mentally agile. But for...

The Icehouse | 08/11/13

Culture Flow

Hawke’s Bay language business has clear global vision

By Kate de Latour - Business Hawke's Bay This article about Icehouse Owner Operator Programme Participant Sarah Reo recently appeared in the pages of Bay Biz News. We love hearing stories of business growth and success! The next intake for this programme is November 1. Contact Michaela Vodanovich for more information -...

The Icehouse | 15/10/13


Growing your business: Have the “know-how”? Perhaps it’s time to find the “how-to”…

Knowing what to do and having the tools to do it are very different. This statement is true regardless of its context.  Whether you’re building a car, creating a piece of art, or growing a business - you need to know what you’re doing, and the tools to help you...

The Icehouse | 11/10/13

Tim for Blog

From Street Hustler to Smooth Operator

Tourism has always been in the blood for Tim Alpe, co-founder, CEO and self-proclaimed “chief JUCYfier” of fast-expanding vehicle hire company Jucy Rentals. A graduate of The Icehouse Owner Manager Programme, Alpe was named the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in recognition of his outstanding business flair. The...

The Icehouse | 24/09/13

World Moving Storage

The hard stuff: it ticks us off, but it teaches us the best lessons.

Raymond Dobbe, one of our Owner Manager Programme alumni and director of World Moving & Storage kindly shared an email he sent to his staff recently about learning from mistakes and negative customer feedback. It was too good not to share - in his message Raymond brings up some very important...

The Icehouse | 03/07/13

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