Units as of 2020
825 (3 years)
2.9%
2020 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$65K - $97K

Company Overview

WSI Internet, founded in 1995, has a network of consultants that spreads across more than 87 countries and six continents, providing Internet services to small- and medium-sized businesses. WSI Internet is based in Toronto, Ontario, and has been franchising since 1996.

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About WSI

Industry
Tech Businesses
Founded
1995
Parent Company
World Technology Group Inc.
Leadership
Mark Dobson, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1996 (25 years)
# of employees at HQ
80
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
# of Units
825

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
830 Dixon Rd.
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6Y8

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a WSI franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$49,700 - $69,700
Initial Investment
$64,900 - $96,500
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000
Cash Requirement
$60,000 - $95,000
Royalty Fee
10%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
WSI has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
6 months
Classroom Training
50 hours
Additional Training
Virtual training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
1
Are exclusive territories available?
No

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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