Ecosystem

See what's happening in our community of innovators and ground-breakers.

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Asset Insurance Partners: Supporting Business Success

Stephen Doecke is the Owner and Insurance Director at Asset Insurance Partners, insurance and risk management providers based in Blenheim. Stephen’s company provide IQ-M (Intelligence Marlborough)...
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Don’t Break the Christmas Dinner Rule – How to Manage Conflict in a Family Business

Ten years ago a father decided to give 100% of his shares of the family business to his oldest son. He barely discussed this with his family and other children (a son and daughter) and after thinking...
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What Role Does IP Play in Business, and Why Should You Care?

Intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable but least understood asset of a successful business. It belongs to a broader class of assets known as intangible assets which according to a 2015...
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The Icehouse: It’s a Lot Warmer Than It Sounds

“I saw something on Facebook and want to know how I can apply for some investment in my startup”
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Four Tips for Effective Recruitment in a Candidate-Driven Market

Having the right talent in your organisation is critical to its success. People continue to be the most valuable asset, so you need to ensure you are hiring the best ones.
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Prioritise Your Way to Success

“Being productive and being busy are not necessarily the same thing.  Doing things won’t create your success; doing the right things will.” - Jeff Olson
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Mogul: Building 'Good Business' Through Confidence and Accountability

In 2007, George and Matthew Miller founded Mogul, a full-service, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Hawke’s Bay. Since 2015, they have engaged with Nick Egerton, a business coach at...
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Business Reflection: Are You 'Making Progress' or 'Mistaking Motion for Progress'?

Sometimes we get so caught up in running the business day-to-day, it is a challenge to take stock and ask how the business is actually doing. And for that matter, how you are doing as the owner and...
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Business Succession – Why Is It So Common to Do Nothing About Something That Is So Important?

One thing is certain one day every owner will leave their business.  The question is will this be by default or by design.  Most business owners find themselves too absorbed in leading and...
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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.
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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 the companies that...
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5 Ways to Prepare for the Cost of Raising Capital for Business

This blog was written by Mike Atkinson from Bellingham Wallace, a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Auckland. Since 2013, The Icehouse has worked with Bellingham Wallace to provide financial...
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Raising Equity: 10 Questions to Determine the Financial Health of your Business

This blog was written by Ash Clarke from Bellingham Wallace, a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Auckland. Since 2013, The Icehouse has worked with Bellingham Wallace to provide financial management...
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Raising Equity: Business Valuations and Calculating ROI for Potential Investors

This blog was written by Aaron Wallace from Bellingham Wallace, a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Auckland. Since 2013, The Icehouse has worked with Bellingham Wallace to provide financial...
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Business Succession Planning Begins With Life Goals

This blog post is written by Evana Lithgow, business succession expert and facilitator of The Icehouse's Succession and Transition workshop. This article was originally published in NZBusiness...
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10 Things The Best Founders Do

This blog is written by Barnaby Marshall, a Flux Managing Partner at The Icehouse.
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Conference 2019

23 May 2019 , Auckland
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How to Transform an "Interesting" Story into a Powerful Strategic Story in Just Two Moves

This blog is written by Elizabeth Brown, Chief Strategic Story Finder at Elizabeth Brown Co and business coach at The Icehouse. She writes on how to build a unique and powerful strategic story...
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Transforming a Senior Team to Manage Change

This blog is written by Bill Bain, culture and change management expert and Business Coach at The Icehouse.
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What Is Sustainable Growth and What Does That Look Like for Your Business?

This blog is written by Liz Wotherspooon, Head of Growth at The Icehouse
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