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Ranks as No. 1 Internet Services Franchise in Franchise Europe’s Top 500

Toronto, Canada, August 13, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Europe’s leading business franchise directory, Franchise Europe has ranked WSI in the Number 1 spot under the Computer, Electronic and Internet Services category of their Top 500 Franchises list. Also making it into the coveted Top 100 franchises listed by Franchise Europe, WSI adds another notch to its decade long reign of leading Internet services franchises.

The company has held this Number 1 spot in North American Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 listing for 6 years in a row. It was also featured recently by another leading US based industry business publication Success Magazine in its ranking of “Top Ten Franchises We Love”. Ron McArthur, president WSI says, “We are very proud of what WSI as a team has been able to accomplish in the last year. All our efforts and initiatives are geared towards ensuring the success and profitability of our franchise network. We continually hear the success stories from our franchisees in the field, but it's exhilarating when the world recognizes the great progress we've made as well.” He further adds, “Our ranking as #42 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 issue this year was exciting enough. That was followed by featuring in Success Magazine’s Top Ten ranking. Earning the Number 1 position in Franchise Europe’s listing as well is now the real icing on the cake for us. Needless to say, it also encourages us to aim higher and strive further towards our vision of being the world’s number 1 provider of Internet solutions to small and medium sized businesses.” The WSI network is spread across 87 countries with over 1500 WSI Internet Consultants serving the needs of the dynamic and growing global SME market. This is a significant achievement for the Canadian based Internet Solutions company that begun operations little over a decade ago. WSI continues to expand its network in order to provide Internet Solutions for more small and medium sized (SME) companies to profit from their online businesses.

Seeing increasing demand for business-focused websites that could be deployed quickly, without sacrificing quality or features, WSI has invested significantly in the advanced WSI Modular Development Technology™ (WSI MDT™). This technology is an essential part of the company’s value proposition and has helped WSI create a niche in the Internet services industry worldwide. Through extensive customer research the company identified the features that majority of all businesses need for an effective website. Working closely with business partners and its e-Marketplace suppliers, WSI has built an entire library of these components in advance so they’re ready to go when needed. Using WSI MDT™, WSI Consultants can quickly develop a wide variety of website solutions using any combination of these features. Less production time means less cost to clients. At WSI, the focus is on the ABCs of Internet Marketing™; the A being Affordable Web Solutions, B is Building Targeted Traffic and C is Converting More Customers Online.

WSI’s growth over recent years has been phenomenal, not just in numbers but in the increased value of its franchise offering. As a franchisee reaping ongoing profits Tim Pellens, a successful WSI Internet Consultant in Europe says, “I am thrilled to see that WSI wears the crown in Franchise Europe’s Top 500 listing at the Number 1 spot. It is in a way, recognition of the combined efforts that all of us are making in the WSI network to fortify and strengthen the medium sized business market by enhancing its online profitability. It feels great to know, all over again, that I made the right choice in selecting WSI.”

WSI truly stands for we simplify the Internet. Ron McArthur explains, “By simplifying the Internet, WSI is helping businesses to grow their e-business through improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs and increased profits utilizing our affordable, custom built e-business solutions.”

About WSI – we simplify the Internet:
With a network of over 1500 offices in 87 countries, WSI is the leading provider of Internet solutions to small and medium sized businesses the world over. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, WSI provides affordable Internet related services and technologies that deliver maximum return on investment for businesses. 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 their website at www.wsicorporate.com/contact.asp.

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