Source: Rip-off Report Mars Venus move to the USA
Recently Mars Venus Coaching have begun recruiting new franchisees in the USA. I am not sure if they have changed their system, although they seem to have reduced their initial investment by 50%.
In response to the previous claim that Franchisors are not required to list all previous franchisees i have listed them here, so that future franchisees are able to due their due dilligence.
Company History: The company was formed into a franchise operation and since its inception has had a number of Franchisees with also a high number of drop outs.
It launched to the market with great success and Master Franchises in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and New Zealand.
In their attempt to grow the organisation they sponsored the St Kilda Footbal club and during the process had Robert Harvey as a coach. StKilda and Robert Harvey withdrew their support and involvement from Mars Venus early in 2006.
One of the first Master Franchisors for Victoria was Ross Clennet (now with Ingenius at www.ingenius.com.au) who operated the franchise for 12 months before taking Mars Venus to mediation for missrepresentation during the sales process. The action was settled out of court. During Ross Clennet operation of the franchise Susan Dean purchased a unit franchise.
Susan Dean and Michael Dean then purchased the Master Franchise from Mars Venus Coaching and during their time were very successful in bringing on franchisees growing the organisation from consisting of a few master franchisees up to 12 franchisees at one point.
The franchise list below includes both current franchisees and franchisees that have left the system. There are also a number of master franchisors who have left the system from both Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales.
Rowan Eagles, Daniel Eagleton, Bernhard Pethabridge, Bev Bradley and Liz Corbett, Ben Schuster, Ian Pollard, Toni Culph, Rob Hilliar and Anni Hilliar, Val Tragea, Ziggy Frankefeld, John Gearon, Craig McCarthy
QLD Franchisees, David Traylen
NSW Franchisees, Reich Webber-Montenegro
Western Australia Franchisees, Jill & John Raynor, Ed Wykman
Slovenia, Alex Gregoric
India: Dr. G. P. Kumar MD and Dr Niru Kumar
Singapore: James Yip – Master Licence for Singapore.
Before purchasing this franchise I would highly recomend you contact at least 10 former coaches on the list. You may be able to find some contact details on the mars venus coaching website archive below, or simply try googling some of the names. I hope you find this website before you have invested your hard earned dollars.
Ex mars venus coach Melbourne, Australia