Whether you've been in business for 5 minutes or 5 years, we know there are probably some parts of your business that never got the attention they deserved!

The Venus Training Academy is here to fix that with our new Venus Business Essentials course. 


Does this sound like you?

Hey are you a woman running a business but feeling like it’s got the better of you rather than the other way round? Tired, stressed …. not sure which way is up or if you’re doing it all quite right but not sure who to ask? Alternatively you’ve asked and the advice you’ve got back is as diverse as the range of people you’ve asked! You’ve probably started a business doing something you're passionate about - something you love, something that lights you up, something that will make the world a better place for people while filling your days and your bank account. When you’re working it won’t feel like it 'cause you’re doing something you love. But something just isn’t gelling and sometimes it just feels ‘hard’ and you feel like giving up?

Firstly don’t worry – every businesswomen that ever was can relate to that feeling and has been there, felt that frustration and sense of ‘what the hell am I doing’ or ‘who the hell am I kidding’? I’m here to tell you help as at hand – no magic potions or pills – just a little sense of direction, and a bit of hard work and sorting the stuff in your head out and we promise you’ll get there. Learn from the mistakes others have made! I’m here to tell you we’ve got the fundamentals down, we can give you the process you can follow to ensure you smash your goals in business, turn that frown upside down and be the awesome businesswomen you were meant to be.

You might be wondering who I am and why you should listen to me – right? My name is Carolyn Banks, I’m the CEO of Venus – a networking and training and development company set up specifically for businesswomen. I’ve come into this role in Venus after almost 22 years of running businesses and making every mistake in the book. I knew it all, I thought that being passionate about my business was enough and realised it wasn’t. I’ve tried to be the jack of all trades and ended up being the master of none! I’ve taken the shortcuts and come apart at the seams and I’ve realised that to run a business successfully you need to get the basics right and revisit them constantly. I’ve learned that hard work is what gets you there as well as doing the basics and doing them well. To grow a business that will be sustainable and support you as much as you support it.

In my role as CEO of Venus I’m constantly working alongside our coaches and our members working out how we can all help one another to work smarter rather than harder, how we can support, encourage and motivate one another to be amazing businesswomen - and that’s where the Venus Business Essentials Course was born. We’ve successfully delivered this and know it works. We’ve created Venus Business Essentials as a template to help women set their business up right. We already have an amazing community of women who do this for one another – I just wanted to spread the word and help more businesswomen.

We’ve discovered through the testimonials received from our members that doing this course improves their chances of hitting their goals 100%. The secret is that there is no secret – you just have to do the basics, set yourself up right in the beginning and then be consistent. That way you set yourself up to succeed. This has worked for lots of businesses already and we know it can help you set up a business that will help you achieve your goals. Your business will grow because it has solid foundations. You will be happier and less stressed and potential clients will see that and want to do business with you.

I truly believe that if you work hard you should get the reward you deserve. And I know you’ve worked hard! When I first got into business I worked hard to achieve my goals, I tried to be all things to all people and thought I needed to know everything. Do you know what happened? I ended up exhausted, confused and totally disheartened. Who was I kidding? I was no businesswomen – sometimes I felt like I didn’t even know which way was up. Who was I to be running a business – I didn’t seem to be able to get anything right. Should I just give up and go find a job? But like you, there was a little voice inside me that told me to ‘keep the faith’, keep going! Phrases like ‘it’s darkest before the dawn’, ‘whether you think you can or you can’t you’re right’ and ‘only those that give up fail’ kept running through my head as well as ‘bugger it – I can and I will do it and do it well!'

The secret I discovered was so simple I almost cried once I worked it out. There were no magic ingredients, I figured out (after I’d tried all the quick fixes) that it all came down to doing the basics – doing them once and doing them right, planning, setting goals, knowing what I was doing, why I was doing it, understanding my value and the value that I bought to my clients and just believing in myself made all the difference.

So I guess I should talk to you about what we have on offer here. After all, that's why you're still reading, right? What we’ve done is use the cumulative brainpower of the community and put together Venus Business Essentials. Venus Business Essentials helps you lay the foundations for a sustainable, thriving business. You might have been in business 5 minutes or 5 years but we’ll pretty much guarantee there will be something in there for you – either something you’ve forgotten, something you need to revisit or someone you never learned. This template can be used time and time again for rewriting your business plan, resetting goals and keeping you on track. It will also probably identify areas where you need professional help – after all as much as we like to think we’re wonderwomen, like everyone else, I’ve had to admit I’m not!

We’ve set you up with the modules to download, videos to give you a sense of direction, a quiz at the end to make sure you’ve covered off everything that you need to as well as access to a closed Facebook page which will be run by the CEO and Academy Manager as well as some of our Business Coaches. We’ve given you some YouTube links for a little inspiration along the way and of course you can always email us as well with any questions or for a bit of help when you get 'stuck'.

This course has been successfully run 'in person' over the course of 6 months and sells for $1500 plus GST; but we wanted to encourage as many people as possible to NOT go through the pain we’ve been through. Oh! And did I mention you can do this from the comfort of your living room? That’s right, I know a lot of you are busy - maybe you're a parent, working hard or just starting out. We’ve created an option that will still help you smash your goals, and build your business without the huge overhead. You can work through this at your own pace, in your own home or office whenever you have the time. We’ve created this because we know that with the basics covered off, with a plan and some goals you'll set yourself up for success with Venus Business Essentials.

But support can't just come from your coach - that’s not enough. The support has to come from a community of people who are as committed to your success as you are. The support has to come from your loved ones and people you care about. We know that by helping you means you can help to grow and inspire the next generation and together we can leave a lasting positive impact on the world, living longer and healthier in the process, without sacrificing the things we love to get there. We’ve created Venus Business Essentials to make sure you set your business up to not only smash your goals, but to ensure you step up and create that sustainable business for yourself and to help you know all the nooks and crannies, strengths and weak spots, systems and moving parts of your own business so you can engage successfully with your clients.

Click the button below, sign up for Venus Business Essentials, process the payment and you’re on your way. But please don’t sign up if you aren’t ready to commit to yourself and your business. This is for serious people only who are ACTUALLY committed to stepping up in their businesses. This course used to run in person for $1500 and if you went one on one with a business coach you’d be spending a damn site more than that. What we are giving you is value for money. Everyone keeps telling me to charge more, but the whole idea of Venus Business Essentials is to help people step up. I'd rather keep the price down and help lots of people than price it up and only help a few. What we’re giving you as in this programme is invaluable. All you need to do is put in the work – you can’t fail!

If this isn’t you, then no drama! You can leave this page now knowing what it takes to hit your goals and go find a support crew to help you on the journey. Basically I don't want to waste your time or that of my team. But if you ARE serious then take a leap of faith and hit that sign up button. This programme could save you $1000's of dollars and years of hard work figuring it all out on your own (like I did!) Imagine setting and smashing those goals each year.

You have access to me and all our coaches, we’ll be your cheerleaders and trainers. Imagine minimising your mistakes and pitfalls – imagine how successful you’d be if you knew what you were doing, had a plan and some goals and put in place the habits to support both of those for the long term. Imagine if you knew how to manage your time and stress so you were truly running your business instead of it running you! Do you think you’d be closer to your goals? Back yourself, if I can do it you can as well. Hit the button below and I’ll talk to you soon inside the group. Really looking forward to working with you!



When you join the Venus Business Essentials programme, you gain instant access to a wealth of knowledge and support. Not only are the module workbooks packed with valuable tools and exercises, you'll also receive bonus resources as you progress through the programme. 


Business Essentials is our flagship online course and consists of value-packed modules covering everything from your mindset to your planning, marketing, sales, financials and goal-setting! A total of 6 modules divided into bite-size lessons are here to support YOU to build a strong foundation for your business to GROW from.

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We've created a members-only Facebook group JUST FOR YOU. 

Members of Venus Business Essentials will be able to access additional resources, know-how, advice and more from the group. Our team of qualified Venus Academy Coaches will be available to answer your questions and help nudge you in the right direction.



Here's a message from Carolyn Banks, the CEO of Venus Network about why you should consider completing Venus Business Essentials.


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Your Success Mindset

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They also believe that
talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent
are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great
accomplishment. Developing a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity!

Your Sales

The success of your small business is dependent on your ability to meet the needs of your customers and sell your products and services in a way that is sustainable. Effective selling can make a significant improvement to the profitability of your business in both the short and long term. To be effective in selling we encourage you to approach selling with an attitude that you want to create a win-win scenario for yourself and your client. Selling is crucial to the sustainability of your business as it directly impacts on your stability, cash flow and ability to generate profit.

Your Marketing

Today, being “introduced” is becoming a necessity - whether that introduction comes from a client, a referral alliance or a strategic partner. To be introduced to your potential clients involves getting to know, like and trust those who can do the introducing.  Building strong relationships so that enough of the right people trust you to introduce you to their network, is known as  relationship marketing.

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We know next year can be your best year ever - with a little support, some targeted resources and a little more self-belief! Join the Venus Business Essentials community NOW and let's get started!


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