The highly-esteemed Dorset-based Venus Awards, have launched a Venus Business School in partnership with Nic Rixon, business coach to international organisations such as Sony, IBM and Telefonica.

The Venus Business School gives start-ups in the Dorset region the chance to learn from the very best business strategists and coaches to scale-up their organisations, bringing further profit to regional businesses and encouraging investment in Dorset’s thriving start-up culture.

The Venus Business School offers multiple courses in different business disciplines run by award-winning experts such as Sunny Bird PR and The Business of Brand School, alongside Nic Rixon.

With multiple workshops suiting every type of business, The Venus Business School offers a course for everyone that will help them to achieve their business objectives.

Tara Howard, Founder of the Venus Business School commented: “In the last eight years since the Venus Awards launched I’ve been lucky enough to meet many inspiring, powerful and vivacious business women in the region, but it has also shown that there is a real lack of confidence in women when it comes themselves and their achievements, even the businesswomen at the very top of their game! The Venus Business School arose from a desire to help women develop not only business skills, but the personal skills needed to be successful.”

Courses include a Launchpad to Success Day, taking place on the 15th November at Chewton Glen which will help organisations to create a pro-active plan to build and develop personal attributes and business strategy that will help them grow and achieve further success. The Venus Business School also offers a 12-month course, consisting of 12 days of immersive learning spaced out over the course of a year. The course helps attendees to develop personal skills such as confidence and communications, to business skills such as management.