WSI Ranks #1 Internet Business Franchise for 9th Year in a RowToronto, Canada, January 21, 2009 -- For the 9th consecutive year, WSI, the world’s largest Internet consulting firm, ranks as the #1 Internet Business in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2009 Franchise 500 listing. Additional honors in this year’s listing rank WSI among the Top 15 Home Based Franchises, and the Top 50 Global Franchises.
Ron McArthur, president of WSI, says, “We are very pleased with the latest Entrepreneur listing, which is a true testament to our leadership position. WSI offers one of the few ‘white collar’ franchises available with a strong brand reputation and complete training and support. With the rapid growth and popularity of Internet marketing in recent months, our franchisees are experiencing a high volume of business as business owners discover the power of Internet marketing.”
With 1500 offices located in 87 countries around the world, WSI franchisees (Internet Marketing Consultants) deliver thousands of Internet marketing solutions to SMBs around the globe. The job of each WSI franchisee is to assess their clients' business needs using WSI’s patent-pending Internet Marketing Lifecycle™ system. Each client’s Internet marketing solution is then customized to both reduce business overheads and increase revenues.
McArthur says, “The Internet is the marketing engine of the 21st century, especially considering the current economic conditions. By utilizing diverse Internet marketing techniques, such as pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, landing pages, Conversion Architecture™, viral marketing campaigns and more, WSI franchisees help business owners achieve higher returns for lower costs than other marketing vehicles”.
The WSI franchise opportunity includes one of the most complete and comprehensive training and certification programs available, along with a dynamic business coaching and support program custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of each new franchisee. WSI is committed to the profitability of its franchise network and the SMB market. Its ongoing corporate initiatives toward this goal contribute to the company’s long-standing and continuing excellence in the industry’s most well recognized franchise listing.
About WSI – we simplify the Internet:
WSI leads the global Internet industry offering best of breed Internet marketing solutions to suit the needs of multiple industries. Through the adoption of international best practices, use of world class technologies and strategic industry partnerships, WSI delivers online business success to its customers worldwide. The company has the world’s largest Internet consultancy network of over 1500 offices in 87 countries and a 150-person strong head office in Toronto, Canada. In 2008, WSI is the proud recipient of 7 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). The company has held the Number 1 spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 listing for over 9 years in a row.