Improving Business Planning and Performance

Improve your position, increase your market share and be smarter than your competition.

2-Day Workshop

$1745 +GST (per person)

What is it?

This two day workshop will challenge your thinking, help you to identify new opportunities and then figure out how to turn them into reality. You will learn how to employ, organise, and motivate the people in your business. You will develop a 12 month action plan with the facilitators that will help you stay focused and reach milestones to drive the business forward.

Who is it for?

Business owners who want to set the business up for the next stage of growth but have yet to identify which specific areas need focus.

What will be covered?

  • Evaluate your current business, the product or service, and market opportunities
  • Dive into the financial side of your business and discover ways to improve the financial performance
  • Learn how to employ, organise, manage, and motivate the people in your business
  • Identify critical issues within your business and develop tactics to approach them
  • Develop a strategy for your business which includes your 12 month action plan

Where and when?

12 March 2019, Christchurch

14 May 2019, Blenheim

13 August 2019, Auckland

5 November 2019, New Plymouth


This workshop costs $1,745 + GST.

A special discounted price of $1,545 + GST is available to all Vodafone Business customers, Chartered Accountants NZ members and Xero customers. Find out more here.

The Icehouse workshops are registered for Capability Development Funding available through the Regional Business Partner Network. The value of the vouchers vary and they can be used to cover up to 50% of the workshop cost (capped at $5,000 per annum). We can connect you to your local Regional Business Partner for more information.


Workshop Facilitator

Chris Woods

Associate Professor, Department of Management, and International Business, The University of Auckland Business School Director, Coal Spud Group Life Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK. Kiwi born and bred, Chris’s interest in entrepreneurship and the small to medium business sector was sparked after working in Malawi as a small business advisor. Instead of catching malaria she caught the entrepreneur bug, becoming ‘hooked’ on the passion and energy that entrepreneurs bring to what they do. She currently teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Maori Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Auckland. In 2003, Chris was instrumental, with the PostGraduate Students Association, in establishing Spark* entrepreneurship challenge. She has been involved with The Icehouse business growth programmes since their inception in 2001. Her consultancy work is with SMEs and Family Businesses in strategy development, learning and business growth.

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Improving Business Planning and Performance

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