For the 10th Consecutive Year WSI Ranks #1 in the Technology Services Franchise Category 1/1/2010

- WSI Maintains Its Long-Standing Top Rankings in Entrepreneur Magazine’s January 2010 Franchise 500 Listing -

Toronto, Canada, December 31, 2009… WSI, the world’s largest Internet consulting firm, ranks as the #1 Internet Marketing Services Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s January 2010 Franchise 500– an honor maintained for 10 consecutive years.  Additionally, WSI ranks #13 in the Top Home Based Franchises and #49 in America’s Top Global Franchises. Overall, the world’s leading franchise offering Internet marketing services increased to the 56th spot in the 500 listing in 2010.

Ron McArthur, president of WSI, says, “We are very pleased with Entrepreneur Magazine’s January 2010 franchise listing. This is a true testament to WSI’s leadership position in the technology services category. Coupled with a strong brand reputation and complete training and support, WSI offers one of the few ‘white collar’ franchises today. With companies shifting more of their marketing budgets online, our franchisees are experiencing a high volume of business as companies realize the power and potential of Internet marketing.”
With the largest network of Internet Marketing Consultants (WSI franchisees) worldwide, WSI delivers thousands of Internet marketing solutions to small and medium sized businesses around the globe. By using WSI’s patent-pending Internet Marketing Lifecycle™ system, WSI franchisees aim to assess their clients’ business needs in order to deliver a custom-tailored Internet marketing strategy geared toward increasing revenues.

“With the emergence of new media and digital communication technologies, businesses of all sizes and industries are discovering the profit potentials of Internet and social media marketing,” says McArthur. “By utilizing strategies such as paid search advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, content marketing, landing pages, conversion architecture, viral marketing, lead nurturing and more, WSI franchisees help business owners achieve increased return on investment (ROI) over traditional marketing tactics.”
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 is the world’s #1 franchise offering Internet marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries.  The company has the world’s largest Internet Consultants’ network and a 100-person strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Internet Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced Internet marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Internet Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2009, WSI was the proud recipient of 5 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program. For more information about WSI’s offerings and business opportunities, please visit our website at  www.wsicorporate.com.