INSPIRING STORIES2018-07-21T09:54:27+13:00

Read the inspiring business stories of our Venus members

Kate Gilchrist, SHARE NZ – Cityside Hamilton

Tell us about your business? We are Insurance Advisers who specialise in looking after our clients Fire & General, Life, Trauma, Health Insurance and More. Our focus is on the Small to Medium Business Market and Domestic. We [...]

Diana Rickman, Mindset Magicians – Upper Hutt

What inspired you to start your business? Working for 20 years in education supporting children with special education needs and those needing extra help with numeracy and literacy. I became dismayed at the way subjects, particularly maths is taught. [...]

Holly Buckley, Eftco – Hamilton Cityside

What inspired you to start your business? Employee. Tell us about your business? We are a national payments provider. We provide payment solutions such as long term eftpos terminals to short term rentals for weekend events such as festivals, field days, [...]

Mandy Crawford, Vital Body – Takapuna

What inspired you to start your business? Aside from the fact that I freaken love what I do….I had been successfully contracting for a while and thought I could do this! I wanted to benefit from the hard work [...]

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 [...]

Paige West, Neuro Touch – Te Awamutu

What inspired you to start your business? I have always had a strong passion for helping others and constantly putting them before myself. But what really got me started was my father who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]