WSI Digital Marketing was founded in 1996 and has a network of consultants that spreads across more than 87 countries and six continents, providing digital marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses. WSI is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has a total investment range of $65,000 - $85,000. Prospective franchise owners are asked to have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and minimum of $50,000 in liquid assets.
WSI’s proven system has been successfully repeated many times over the last 20 years, making it a winning proposition. Given our affordable franchise costs, powerful network and potential return, WSI is an attractive business venture in digital marketing.
WSI was founded in 1995 and began franchising in 1996. Our proven digital marketing system in in a perpetually evolving industry, so we’ve gone through various changes over the years. When we first started, WSI focused on website design and development. Now, over 20 years later, we help businesses and large global brands execute on every level of digital marketing. As WSI has matured into an Internationally recognized name, we’ve fostered powerful partnerships in the industry, which in turn have strengthened the power of our network.
When you partner with WSI, you gain a support system for life. We’ll be with you every step of the way. From the startup training to the coaching, from the ongoing training to the constant flow of marketing materials, the support from franchise headquarters never stops. Here’s how we’ll help:
WSI’s foundational training, completed online in 6-8 weeks, will prepare you for our rigorous live training sessions - regardless of your background. Our initial analysis will also help us to develop your personalized training plan.
WSI’s comprehensive, weeklong in-class training is delivered at franchise headquarters in Toronto, Canada. Our experienced educators will teach you everything you need to know about running a digital marketing business, including an overview of the industry, client acquisition, working with suppliers, writing proposals and managing relationships. You’ll graduate a full-fledged marketing expert and WSI business owner.
The goal of WSI’s QSP (Quick Start Program) is to ensure that our new business owners are immediately introduced to our franchise’s best practices. We’ve seen what it takes to build a successful digital marketing business and we’re always willing to show you the way. Through one-on-one and group coaching our team is there to ensure you are getting your business off to a great start. Our 250-point program will help to keep you on task during that critical launch phase of your business.
At WSI we have developed a support structure to assist every franchisee no matter what level of knowledge they have or how long they have been with the company. At WSI you will participate in ongoing learning activities including webinars, regional trainings as well as some advanced trainings or even have the opportunity to participate in our advanced boot camp coaching program. You’ll not only be connected to the WSI support team throughout your tenure but also our franchise community. WSI’s social community, nicknamed K2, is a great place for franchisees to access the knowledge and experience of the WSI network. Veteran business owners, key suppliers and home office team members are always willing to lend a helping hand.
WSI’s Global Conventions offer new and old franchisees the chance to learn, network and have some fun. The agendas are packed with industry leading experts from companies like Google and Microsoft to top franchisees who provide practical training on how to take your business to the next level. These conventions are a chance for new and existing business owners to connect with industry thought-leaders and see the true power of the WSI network in action.
You concentrate on your business; we’ll focus on WSI’s global brand management. Another perk of owning a franchise! To make things easier, you’ll have full access to turnkey lead generation solutions and all the client management resources you’ll need. This is in addition to WSI’s global content marketing strategy and digital display campaigns, all designed to build WSI’s brand and help you generate new customers. We’ve even published a book, Digital Minds: 12 Things Every Business Needs to Know About Digital Marketing, one of Amazon’s highest rated digital marketing books.
Even though each WSI franchise is independently owned and operated, we like to think of our network as one cohesive unit. Rather than ‘going it alone’ or ‘starting from scratch’ with a blank list of customers served, the WSI network can instantly provide you with a knowledgeable support system and long list of happy clients. In some cases our franchisees even collaborate together on bigger projects. That’s network power.
When you join the WSI network, what’s ours becomes yours, and that includes our industry partners. You may have heard of Google, HubSpot and Adobe. Well, they’re our friends, and they could be your friends too.
Become a part of an award-winning brand. Inquire today.