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WSI in the News 2009

Use Social Media And Internet Marketing To Grow Your Business - Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Marketing your dry cleaning business in the time of social media? It can be a snap says WSI President Ron McArthur in this article featured in Drycleaners News.

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Operations to Online - Monday, November 23, 2009

 

This article from BusinessWeek Magazine Online tells the tale of Howard Deskin and his career transition from corporate America to franchising with WSI

Howard Deskin, 50, managed business systems at Wachovia Securities. After Wachovia took over AG Edwards in 2007 year, Deskin was told he'd have to relocate to St. Louis. He didn’t want to leave Virginia, so he took a buyout and started a WSI Franchise, which provides Internet services to businesses. "I had a really good run at Wachovia," Deskin says. "But having your own business where you get to meet hundreds of people and learning a new field—that's better."

 

In With the New - Monday, November 23, 2009

 

How is WSI targeting young franchisees? Learn more about WSI’s Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Program in this article from The Wall Street Journal!

Usually, franchisers don't want to gamble on young entrepreneurs—they prefer seasoned managers who have built up lots of savings to plow into the venture. Now a host of companies are rethinking that logic. They're aggressively recruiting twentysomethings through franchise brokers, marketing themselves in youth-friendly venues like Facebook, and in some cases offering financial lures to get young people on board—such as deep discounts on franchise fees, which many beginners can't afford.

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Young entrepreneurs bypass corporate rat race - Monday, November 23, 2009

Reports – WSI comes to Generation Y’s rescue in this troubling economy. Learn how younger entrepreneurs are getting into the franchising game with WSI.CHICAGO (Reuters.com) - Neil Ehrlich is only 23, but already he's a budding entrepreneur.Ehrlich owns and operates an Express Oil Change franchise in Cedar Park, Texas, a suburb of Austin. He's betting the business will weather the difficult economy, affording him and his family a prosperous future at a time when many recent college graduates are struggling to find jobs amid record-high levels of unemployment.

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WSI franchisee Daren Coudriet recently featured in the Nov 2009 issue of the IndUS Business Journal. - Monday, November 23, 2009

By Daren Coudriet

Learn more about how franchisors can benefit from social media!

You've decided to take the plunge and open a franchise. You've done your due diligence, secured your financing and have your opening date in sight but the hard work is far from finished. Now come the tasks of hiring, scheduling, managing, attracting and retaining customers while sticking to your franchisor's proven business model. In the end, however, your dedication will be worth it as each and every action brings you one step closer to achieving your business potential.......

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President Ron McArthur is willing to learn a thing or two from WSI franchisees! - Monday, November 23, 2009

 

Check out this article on AllBusiness.com

Ask franchisors what they’re looking for in a good franchisee, and, more than just having previous experience or knowledge, franchisors are likely to stress an ability to follow a system. After all, it’s common knowledge that at the core of any franchise’s success is a tried, tested, and perfected system which is then duplicated over and over again. But what if a franchisee has an idea for a new product or a better system of efficiency? In such a well-oiled machine, is there room for innovation?

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The Pro's and Con's of Starting a Franchise - Monday, November 23, 2009

 

With the job market at an ultimate low, where can Generation Y turn to for their careers? WSI Franchisees Brad and Drew Himel, along with President Ron McArthur, discuss the answer on FOX Business Network

WSI President Ron McArthur on the trend among college graduates to start a franchise.

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Look at Ways to Grow Your Business Through Social Media and Internet Marketing - Sunday, November 01, 2009

This guest article, which shares ways that owners of professional car wash and detailing businesses can benefit from social media and Internet marketing, was featured in the October 2009 issue of Professional Carwashing and Detailing Magazine

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Dollar Sense | Optimizing Internet Use - Thursday, October 01, 2009
When the main objective of a nonprofit organization is to use its funds to reach its charitable goals, spending lots of money on advertising and marketing tools is not financially sound. Gene Bonanno, the owner of a WSI franchise has helped Cleveland-area nonprofit organizations save money on their marketing initiatives through optimal Internet use. This article appeared in the October 2009 issue of Cleveland Business Connect.
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Expert Advice: Generating Social Media Buzz - Tuesday, September 01, 2009

WSI shared a guest article in the September 2009 issue of Specialty Coffee Retailer in which Ron McArthur shares his marketing expertise and discusses how specialty coffee retailers can benefit from marketing their brands online using social media

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Expert Advice: Generating Social Media Buzz - Tuesday, September 01, 2009

WSI shared a guest article in the September 2009 issue of Specialty Coffee Retailer in which Ron McArthur shares his marketing expertise and discusses how specialty coffee retailers can benefit from marketing their brands online using social media

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Take a Look at Social Media and Internet Marketing - Growing Your Biz - Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Take a Look at Social Media and Internet Marketing - Growing Your Biz - WSI President Ron McArthur was featured in a guest article on how fitness chain operators can improve their websites using social media and Internet marketing. This article was featured in the September 2009 issue of Looking Fit magazine.

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WSI Consultants Tee off to Help Needy Children in a Worldwide Charity Golf Event - Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Toronto, Canada, June 29, 2009… WSI, the world’s leading Internet franchise, organized an international charity golf tournament on June 19 to help raise funds for Make Child Poverty History (MCPH), a global initiative that provides needy children with the basic necessities of life...

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WSI Conducts Social Media Optimisation Workshop in Slovenia - Monday, June 29, 2009
Ljubljana, Slovenia, March 22, 2009… WSI, the world’s leading provider of Internet marketing solutions, is conducting a Social Media Optimisation Workshop in Ljubljana on March 26 at the Chengdujska cesta 25. This event, which is organised collaboratively by 3 WSI offices in Slovenia, features two social media experts from Social Mindz, Lauralee Guthrie and Baltej Gill....
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WSI Opens a Master Franchise Office in Brazil - Monday, June 29, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, January 28, 2009… WSI, the number 1 Internet services business, according to industry leading Entrepreneur Magazine, announced today the opening of a Master Franchise office in Brazil. Daniel Wilson of Brooklin Novo has shown outstanding success as a single unit franchisee in Sao Paulo, earning him the opportunity of becoming WSI’s first Master Franchise in the region...
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Leading WSI Consultant Speaks at 49th Annual IFA Convention - Monday, June 29, 2009
Toronto, Canada, March 2, 2009… Representatives fromover 4000 international franchise organizations attended this year’s Annual IFA Convention. Over 200 attendees were audience to a speaker session that opened their eyes to the opportunities of Internet marketing and social media in particular. Ron Adelman, a long standing and top revenue earner from the world’s leading technology franchise, WSI, was amongst the lead presenters at the 49th Annual Convention of the International Franchise Association (IFA)...
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WSI to Speak at Tampa Bay Digital Marketing Conference - Monday, June 29, 2009
Tampa, Florida, March 5, 2009… WSI, the world’s leading provider of Internet marketing solutions, will be in Tampa, Florida tomorrow, March 6, to speak at the Tampa Bay Digital Marketing Conference, an event sponsored by the American Marketing Association (AMA) Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Business Journal....
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WSI Opens a Master Franchise Office in Cyprus - Monday, June 29, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, March 17, 2009… WSI, the number 1 Internet services business, according to industry leading Entrepreneur Magazine, announced today the opening of a Master Franchise office in Cyprus. Located in Larnaka, this new office will be operated by Stelios Dimitriou's organization. Stelios, who has been an active single unit franchise with WSI since December 2006, has shown outstanding success, earning him the opportunity of becoming WSI’s first Master Franchise in the region...
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WSI Internet Marketing Experts Educate SMBs in the Ottawa Region - Monday, June 29, 2009
Ottawa, Canada, May 22, 2009… WSI, the world’s leading provider of Internet marketing solutions, is organizing a special Website Makeover Workshop on May 27 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata, Ontario and June 10 at the Centurion Conference Centre in Ottawa. The two workshops entitled “How to Increase Sales in a Recession Without Increasing Costs” will be half-day sessions that will take attendees through WSI’s proven website makeover process, a strategy that could drastically improve a business owner’s website results and bottom line...
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Internet Marketing Experts Convene in Stansted for Global Convention - Monday, June 29, 2009
Toronto, March 24, 2009… WSI, the world’s leading provider of Internet marketing solutions is hosting its global Excellence and Innovation Convention this weekend at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Stansted, UK. More than 130 WSI Internet Marketing Consultants will convene under one roof for 3 full days of analyzing trends and sharing best practices related to the growing field of Internet marketing....
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MONETIZING THE CHANGING MARKETPLACE - Monday, June 29, 2009

In 2008, 525 magazines folded in the United States and this trend shows no signs of slowing in 2009 with approximately 90 additional magazines shuttering in the first quarter alone. What do these closures mean? Aside from the thousands of jobs that have been eliminated, it means advertising revenues ...

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CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT - Friday, June 26, 2009
(Mississauga, ON)---Staying fluid and able to react to the fast-changing dynamics of the Internet is key to WSI’s success. With more than 1,500 franchisees in 87 countries around the world, it must continually stay a step ahead of its competition to ensure that its network of Internet Marketing Consultants is not only making their clients’ businesses more profitable, but also achieving their own personal and financial goals....
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WSI and MarketingExperiments Partner Together to Educate World’s Largest Network - Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Toronto, Canada, June 22, 2009… WSI, the world’s leading Internet franchise, has partnered with MarketingExperiments, an Internet based research laboratory that conducts experiments in optimizing sales and marketing processes, to enhance the expertise of WSI’s franchisees (Internet Marketing Consultants)....

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