Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2011 --(PR.com)-- WSI, the world's #1 Internet franchise, announced today that there will be a new representative operating the company's Master Franchise office located in Portugal. WSI's presence in the country through its Master Franchise program will result in the ability for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn more about the WSI franchise opportunity. Located in Lisbon, Portugal, the office will be operated by Sikander Jamal, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business and IT experience.
"Digital media technologies, like social media and mobile marketing, are taking the world by storm," says Ron McArthur, president of WSI Franchise. "According to eMarketer, the online population in Portugal reached 4.1 million this year, meaning the Internet is becoming a central communication tool among consumers. People are searching the web, reading reviews and asking for feedback online to learn more about products and services prior to doing business with a company. Now more than ever, it is critical for businesses to optimize their web presence, ensure a positive online brand is portrayed and communicate with their customers. Through the opening of additional WSI digital marketing consulting offices in Portugal, local businesses will benefit from the opportunity of leveraging Internet marketing to advance their business."
With a background in the IT industry since 1981, Sikander spent several years in the field of managing sales channels and selling to small and medium sized businesses. Prior to joining WSI, he was a Small and Mid-Market and Distribution Manager for Microsoft. According to WSI, Sikander has displayed outstanding business acumen and strong entrepreneurial skills, earning him the opportunity of becoming WSI's Master Franchisee for the region.
"The Internet's popularity in Portugal continues to expand as more and more people go online for daily activities and social interaction." says Sikander Jamal, WSI Master Franchisee in Portugal. "This is why digital marketing is an appealing opportunity for business professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs looking for a franchise opportunity with strong revenue potential. Our Master Franchise office will strive to expand the network of WSI Digital Marketing Consultants in the region. Ultimately, this will lead to increased availability of Internet marketing services to local businesses looking to take their marketing strategies to the next level."
Launched in November 2008, the WSI Master Franchise program was developed to expand WSI's leading edge digital marketing services to businesses all over the world through the opening of additional Internet franchise offices. As the region's Master Franchisee, Sikander will be responsible for developing a network of single unit franchisees in the region and providing ongoing training and support programs to help them provide best-in-class online marketing solutions to companies of multiple industries.
In addition to Portugal, WSI also has Master Franchise offices located in the Baltics, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Brazil, Spain, Central Spain, Egypt, France, Czech Republic and Slovakia. WSI is actively seeking compelling, entrepreneurial-spirited individuals for its Master Franchise opportunity. Only those with a knack for sales, marketing and helping local businesses increase profitability will be considered.
WSI is the world's leading Internet franchise offering digital marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world's largest Digital Marketing Consultants' network with its head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Digital Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced digital marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Digital Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2010, WSI was the proud recipient of 6 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). 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 www.makechildpovertyhistory.org.