Business Owner Programme

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This is a practical 6-month academy for business owners – where you’ll have the opportunity to learn new business skills, network and redesign your business for the future. The programme is designed for owners of businesses with revenues less than $3M.

What it it?

The Icehouse Business Owners Programme provides a unique learning environment for owners of Bay of Plenty businesses. The programme will provide you with the tools, support, and connections to drive progress and create a better business.

Learn new skills to run your business including:

  • Deciding where your business will operate and how you will win in the future
  • Driving growth from the top - Leadership, Mindset & Resilience
  • Building a high performing team and culture in your business
  • Transforming how your business wins sales and why customers choose you
  • Generating growth through digital / social media channels
  • Understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • What it means to prepare to exit or sell your business

One-on-one coaching

In addition to the monthly workshops, you’ll meet with an Icehouse business coach every month for a 1-hour one-on-one session to help you build and track the progress of your Business Growth Plan.


Your Programme Facilitator

Jamie Brock is the leader of The Icehouse in the Bay of Plenty region and works with a number of Icehouse SME customers, helping them to improve their business performance. He challenges business owners’ thinking, pushing and encouraging them to go further than they thought possible.

Jamie is an experienced senior executive, who prior to joining The Icehouse led some of New Zealand’s largest sales and marketing teams. Jamie’s clients value his practical experience gained hands-on across several industries and companies.

Regular Guest Speakers and alumni of The Icehouse will also be invited to share their experiences with Business Owners Programme participants.

Want to learn more?

"My approach is to help teams to get aligned on where they are wanting to take their business, how they need to behave and what strategies they need to implement."

Jamie Brock
Icehouse Coach and Facilitator