Xero | Icehouse Partner

Xero is proud to provide support, sponsorship, and scholarship funding for activities that help small businesses owners, and managers succeed and grow.

At Xero, we ‘re passionate about empowering Kiwi businesses to grow and enabling business owners to unleash their full potential. We are proud to offer support, sponsorship and sponsorships for programmes that enable small businesses, bookkeepers and accountants to thrive.

Taking Your Business Forward
$1,000 Scholarships

As a partner of The Icehouse, Xero are providing 10x $1,000 scholarships for business owners, towards our third Taking Your Business Forward Programme on the 2nd February, 2021.


Who's Eligible?

The scholarship is only available to Xero customers.

This is an interactive 3-month e-learning 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 $500,000 and $3M and employing between 5 and 25 people.


What's Involved?

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.

The programme acknowledges the unprecedented nature of the current environment and it recognises the need for owners to challenge traditional assumptions and think differently about what their business may need to look like in the future. It incorporates relevant elements of our flagship Owner Manager Programme.

Sessions are interactive and inclusive and will at times be deliberately provocative and challenging. Each element of the programme has been designed to keep participants interested and engaged as they think about what they need to do to retool and refocus their business.

You’ll complete the programme more prepared for the challenging business conditions we are currently facing. Moreover, the ‘best practice’ skills and disciplines you learn can be applied now and far into the future.


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Xero | Owner-Manager Programme

The Owner Manager Programme is a residential programme specially created for high calibre business owners in businesses with more than 15 full-time employees and $3M+ in revenue who want to develop a better awareness of what drives business growth, and understand how analysis and fine-tuning can solve business problems.


Watch this space

We periodically offer scholarships to our flagship Owner Manager Programme throughout the year. Subscribe to The Icehouse Newsletter to keep up to date on the next opportunity.



Xero | Leadership Development Programme Scholarships

The Leadership Development Programme is the only programme in New Zealand developed specifically for senior leaders in mid-sized, Kiwi owner-managed businesses who report directly to an owner or director, or want to expand their general business, leadership and people management skills.


Watch this space

We periodically offer scholarships to our Leadership Development Programme throughout the year. Subscribe to The Icehouse Newsletter to keep up to date on the next opportunity.



Xero | Check In With Your Team's Wellbeing

The Check In from Xero provides small business leaders with simple and straightforward actions on how to introduce wellbeing into the workplace ‘…a five-step guide to help support you and your small business clients to thrive. It is designed to be easy to implement and doesn’t need to cost any money,’ says Xero.

It’s packed with advice around the benefits of getting to know your team, fostering connections within that team, why it’s ok to ask for help, and everything else in between. The Check In is particularly timely as New Zealand’s businesses continue to adapt to current challenging working conditions.


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