Monthly Archives: July 2014

UPDATED – Pricing for start-ups

Pricing for start up businesses | Debra Chantry | Business Coach

I was recently contacted, through The Icehouse where I work as an Executive in Residence & Business Coach, to answer some questions for www.stuff.co.nz on pricing for start-ups. Here are the questions that I was asked and my full answers. 1. Is there a temptation to price too low? What are the risks of just […]

Making business planning fun – is it possible?

Business Planning | Business Strategy | Business Plan

It can be overwhelming to put pen to paper and come up with a workable, detailed and water-tight business plan. You know it’s important because without a plan you have no direction, and of course you’ve been told by every business guru around, without a plan you are doomed to fail. No pressure, right?! You […]

Gigabit Town Judging

Gigatown competition driven by chorus

Last week I was I was asked to judge the videos for the Gigabit town competition on behalf of The Icehouse. (Where I’s a Business Coach & Executive in Residence) What is Gigatown? Its a competition run by Chorus where businesses and towns compete to become a ‘Gigatown’. To quote their website (www.gigatown.co.nz): Gigatown can be the most […]

Wendyl Nissen – Charging forward

Wendyls - Business Coaching | Business Strategy | Business Planning | The Icehouse | Debra Chantry

It has been my absolute pleasure to work as a Business Coach for Wendyl Nissen & Daniel Ellison of Wendyl’s through The Icehouse. Wendyl & Dan have an amazing philosophy to help people live a healthy eco life and you won’t find people more passionate about it! They started their business a few years ago and as Wendyl puts […]