INSPIRING STORIES2018-07-21T09:54:27+00:00

Read the inspiring business stories of our Venus members

Mary Fleming, VOLOM – Cambridge Group

What inspired you to start your business? The VOLOM approach to marketing business - getting to know a business, creating a strategic plan and then delivering on that plan - inspired us. We don't just give advice and walk away, [...]

Lindsey Carroll, Outbox Ltd – Albany

What inspired you to start your business? After many years working for a large corporate in London I had gained a wealth of skills in business, administration, IT and marketing. Adding to this my training in creative industries, I was [...]

Jes Magill, WebWriters – Howick Group

What inspired you to start your business? I know I have something special to offer with my writing and marketing skills, and it was time that I unashamedly presented myself as a package that truly adds value to any client's [...]

Sarah Crozier, Blue Bird Photography – Halswell

Tell us about your business? I'm a portrait and property photographer. So I take photos of everything from kids, their families, corporate headshots and personal branding images. Also I photograph property for real estate and businesses who build houses, design [...]

Melanie Mitt, AER Group Ltd – Albany

What inspired you to start your business? Be my own boss and in a position to inspire and help others. Tell us about your business? AER was established in April 2000 having recognised the need for a professional employment service [...]

Tara Jackson, Life Alignment Coach – Nelson

What inspired you to start your business? I started my career in the outdoor industry. It was there that my passion for personal development began. I was privileged to see people move toward their potential every day. Once my daughter [...]

Fay Drysdale, Build a Birthday – Petone

What inspired you to start your business? My daughter! When Jess was younger I use to spend a year organising a themed party e.g. Fairies & Wizards, Penguins etc. She had lots of friends and family that attended. They use [...]

Linda Crosbie, Salt Haven Ltd – Ellerslie

What inspired you to start your business? My own respiratory issues and having experienced the salt therapy wellness centres overseas that helped with not only respiratory issues but also got rid of my jet lag when I was in London. [...]

Claire Williams, New You 2017 Ltd – Hamilton North

What inspired you to start your business? The inspiration behind New You came about from a combination of passion and personal experiences. After a series of personal injuries I found Endermologie treatments and realised the multi-dimensional effects of these therapies [...]

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Anna Thomson, Roar Fierce Limited – Wellington East

What inspired you to start your business? I was unwell and stressed and investigated new ways to help myself and found Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy. It worked. I noticed a profound change in how I was dealing with emotions and pain [...]

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