WSI Ranks #1 Internet Business Franchise Ninth Year in a Row

Top Honors in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 Listing for 2009. Maintaining its long-standing top rankings, WSI, the world’s largest Internet consulting firm ranks for the 9th consecutive year as the #1 Internet Business in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2009 Franchise 500 listing. The coveted position in Entrepreneur’s 'Best-of-the-Best' features WSI at the top in the Technology category. Additional honors in this year’s listing rank WSI amongst the 'Top Twelve Home Based', 'Top 50 Global' and 'Top 57 Overall' franchise businesses.

With a network of over 1500 WSI franchise owners (Internet Marketing Consultants) in 87 countries and growing steadily, it is no surprise that the company is also mentioned as one of the 'fastest-growing franchises' in the Entrepreneur listing. Ron McArthur, president WSI says, “In today's high-tech economy, we offer one of the few 'white collar' franchises available anywhere today. We are delighted with the latest Entrepreneur listing which is testimony to our leadership position and our efforts to constantly enhance the same.” WSI franchise owners benefit from one of the most complete and comprehensive training and certification programs available anywhere today. A dynamic on-going support program is tailored to meet the unique and individual needs of each new franchise owner. “This, coupled with a highly effective mentoring system has allowed our franchise owners the greatest success in the shortest amount of time,” Ron emphasizes.

WSI’s international franchise owners are at the forefront of the opportunities the internet offers to business owners, which changes the way the world does business. WSI delivers thousands of internet marketing solutions to small and medium sized businesses annually. WSI Consultants are trained to deliver a results oriented internet marketing system driving targeted traffic to their client’s websites and creating greater customer conversion for them. McArthur says, “Our message to the SME market is that whether or not you use diverse internet marketing methods like pay-per-click advertising, landing pages, viral marketing campaigns, etc., you can always think of your website as your primary marketing vehicle. The job of each WSI franchise owner is to assess their clients' business needs using WSI’s patent-pending Internet Solutions Lifecycle™ system. Each client’s internet marketing solution is then customized to both reduce business overheads and increase revenues.”

WSI is committed to the profitability of its franchise network and the SME business world. Its ongoing corporate initiatives towards this goal contribute to the company’s long-standing and continuing excellence in the industry’s most well recognized franchise listing. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as the most comprehensive listing available, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 in its January 2009 issue reveals for the 30th straight year the latest top-ranking franchise companies in North America and WSI is proud to achieve the rankings that it did in this latest listing.