About & FAQ’s
If you’re serious about growing and developing your business Venus Network is the community for you.
Through the Venus Network you can:
- Fast track your business growth by tapping into the power of the collective group and getting solutions to your business challenges faster
- Improve your community of support by developing mentors and friends
- Tap directly into a rich source of qualified business referrals
- Give back by helping grow other member businesses
For women who want to GROW;
their business, their network, themselves
What is a Venus Group?
As a group member you can improve your community of support by developing mentors and friends. You can tap directly into a rich source of qualified business referrals. And enjoy giving back by helping support and grow your members and their businesses. Meet some of the women in the Venus Network >>
How does it work?
Within the Venus Network you have the opportunity to develop a qualified, consistent and dynamic circle of networking partners who can provide you with referrals for new business. Group members, over time, get to understand the businesses represented in the group and develop trust and confidence in the goods and services provided by the members. Over time you develop trust in the relationships you build within your group and knowledge in the businesses of your members. Through this trust and a commitment to look for opportunities to refer and connect members referrals happen. Find out what our members think about Venus >>
What is word of mouth marketing?
Referral or word of mouth marketing is a smart way to market your business that is cost effective. Research has shown that this form of ‘verbal advertising’ can make a significant impact to your business performance with over 80% of new business generated this way. Read more >>
When do you meet?
Our meeting times are either 9 – 10am or 9.30- 10.30am
We have scheduled our meetings then to work around women’s schedules and believe it is part of what makes Venus unique. This start time allows for managing children, households and other commitments you may have. Check out our group directory >>
What does it cost?
You can join the Venus Network for 6 months for $320+gst or 12 months $550+gst.
There is no additional joining fee involved in joining Venus. Because of our meetings times you do not need to buy a meal. You are welcome to buy a coffee or tea however this is optional.
Can i pay my membership monthly?
Yes we do have a monthly installment option if you would like to spread your membership subscription over a number of months. Our monthly installment plan is a 12 month commitment and is $57.96 a month. We use a company called Debit Success for this payment option and they direct credit your monthly subscription once a month. There is a $15 sign up fee to set you up with Debit Success.
What is included in my membership?
- Group Meetings
Fortnightly meetings where you get to build strong business alliances, promote your business and grow your business network. Fortnightly R.A.V.E’s one on one catch up with another member to learn more in-depth information about each others business
Members make a commitment to have at least one business meeting with another member during each fortnight. You can share ideas, give and receive support and learn about one another business.
- Regional networking events
Opportunities to meet like-minded businesswomen, to share, learn and network by attending Venus After 5 Networking events, breakfasts and lunches in your area and around NZ
- Online Profile
Promote your business on your own up-datable web page with gallery and testimonials – helping you boost your online profile to the thousands of women that visit our website each month.
- Business Growth
Learn strategies to market your business, increase your referrals and network strategically through our meeting topics and new member breakfasts and workshops
- Venus Magazine
Be inspired and empowered by our quarterly print publication
What are the membership terms and conditions?
How do I join?
- Register as a guest: register as a guest here >>
- One of our group facilitators with give you a call to discuss how Venus can help you, which group would be best suited for you and invite you to attend a group meeting as our guest
- Schedule in and attend a group meeting as our guest
- Talk to the group facilitator after the meeting to answer any of your questions and let us know if you would like to join Venus
What do members say about Venus?
Meet some of our passionate members who kindly provided us with wonderful feedback about why they love Venus so much and how it has been instrumental in the success of their business growth. Member testimonials >>
Do I have exclusivity of my profession in my group?
Yes you do. We invite one woman per profession into any of our groups. This allows you to have exclusive promotion of your profession. You will be asked when you join to be specific about the one profession you would like to represent within your Venus Group.
What is the difference between Venus and other networking groups?
We believe what makes Venus different is a combination of:
- The commitment that our members make to grow their business while they support you in growing your business
- The all-women community which provides a supportive, caring and high integrity environment
- There is a genuine desire to support you as you grow yourself, your network and your business
- At Venus we have strong focus on growth and development. Through our meeting topics, our online resources and our magazine women find inspiration and education to help them grow their business.
What kind of women belong to Venus?
What commitment do I need to make as a member?
Your commitment to your own growth and to the growth of your members businesses and the network enables Venus to work for you and for all those involved to be successful. We have developed a list of membership guidelines over time so that every member knows what commitment they are expected to make when joining. These are:
- Attend all fortnightly meetings – this is imperative
- We believe each member can provide a minimum of one referral/connection/introduction per week
- Engage in a minimum of one RAVE (one-on-one meeting) per fortnight
- Support the growth of your group by inviting guests to attend as visitors
- Follow the terms and conditions which are found here >>
What happens at the meetings?
Every fortnight your group will meet together for a one-hour structured meeting. Your meetings are facilitated by a fellow member, your Group Facilitator. To create the most value for the time spent in a meeting we follow a meeting agenda. The purpose of the meetings is for members to meet and build strong business friendships with other members of their Venus Network. It is an opportunity for members to educate one another about their businesses so they can help expand their client base through quality referrals. You will have an opportunity at each meeting to share a one minute promo spot.
What happens if I have a complaint about one of the people in the Venus Network?
While we make every effort to get things right, problems may sometimes occur. We have in place a complaints procedure that is intended to resolve any problem quickly and fairly. In the first instance please call your Regional Coordinator. You will find her contact phone number on our Contact Us page.
If your Regional Coordinator is unable to resolve the problem or you would like to discuss your complaint directly with Venus Network Operations Manager, you may prefer to call or write in and make a formal complaint to:
Venus Group Limited
14 Mahina Place
Email: Vanessa Davey
07 572 3844
How do you help members up skill in the areas of marketing and networking?
Each fortnight Vanessa Davey at Venus HQ provides members with a meeting topic. Meeting topics consist of marketing, networking or sales questions and information. Our meeting topics change at every meeting and they give members the opportunity to ask and develop their business knowledge, their marketing direction and sales pitch. Read our latest meeting topic >>