May 27, 2009 // Franchising.com // Toronto, Ontario, 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.
Ron McArthur, president of WSI, says, "I am delighted about this new office in Larnaka, and I believe that WSI's presence in the region through our Master Franchisee will drastically increase the profitability of local businesses. The Internet continues to be the fastest growing communication and business channel today, which offers an exceptional opportunity for business owners to market themselves, and Stelios has the knowledge and expertise to help expand the network of Internet Consultants in the region who can provide online marketing services."
WSI's global network of more than 1,500 Internet Marketing Consultants in 87 countries is the new breed of business advisors. The goal of this initiative is to expand WSI's leading edge Internet marketing services to the local business community in Cyprus through the opening of additional Internet consultancy offices. As a Master Franchisee, Stelios will be responsible for developing a network of single unit franchisees in Cyprus and providing ongoing training and support to help them offer high quality, best in class online marketing solutions to local SMBs.
Stelios Dimitriou, WSI Master Franchisee in Larnake, says, "Over the years as an Internet Marketing Consultant with WSI, I have seen many businesses grow drastically over a short period of time by utilizing the online marketing tactics WSI offers. There is an enormous opportunity to increase profitability and expand your client base through the Internet. My main focus is to develop a strong network of Internet marketing consultants like myself in Cyprus, and train them to help local businesses discover the value behind Internet marketing."
WSI is seeking compelling, entrepreneurial-spirited individuals for the WSI franchise opportunity, and only those with a knack for sales, marketing and helping local businesses increase profitability will be considered. WSI's role is to ensure businesses realize the full profit potential offered by Internet marketing technologies and techniques, as well as utilize a detailed set of processes and best practices to consistently deliver effective Internet marketing solutions for its clients. With the opening of more Internet consulting offices in the region, local businesses will experience many benefits with the availability of online marketing services, such as conversion-focused Web solutions, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, social media marketing, and more.
WSI leads the global Internet industry offering best of breed Internet marketing solutions to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world's largest Internet Consultants' network of over 1500 offices in 87 countries and a 150 person strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Internet Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small- and medium-sized business realize their online marketing potential. By using innovation 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 2008, WSI is the proud recipient of 7 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). The company has held the Number 1 spot in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 listing for over 7 years in a row. 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.