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Mark Dobson

Mark Dobson has been with WSI since our inception in 1995. He has an extensive background in business development in several industries dating back to the early seventies. His knowledge of the development of human potential and the understanding of behavioral patterns has been instrumental in developing the WSI System over the course of the years in his previous role as VP of Franchise Development. In November 2013, Mark became the new CEO of the WSI group of companies. With Mark’s extensive business experience and knowledge of the WSI system he has seamlessly stepped into the role of overseeing the day-to-day management operations of the business.

Email: mdobson@wsicorporate.com

Author's Posts

How Can Aspiring Entrepreneurs Leverage LinkedIn?

by Mark Dobson on Nov 5, 2018 1:21:44 PM

Preparing to enter the workforce in the 21st century has changed considerably from the way people in the previous century went about things. Back then there was no "gig economy," full time jobs lasted decades, university degree holders were much rarer, and, of course, there was no internet.

Today things are very different. The employment landscape continues to evolve and change, and aspiring entrepreneurs have to change with it. One of the ways to do that is to use every effective resource available, and the professional network, LinkedIn, can be the ace in the hole for a lot of people. Here’s how you should be using it.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

Becoming an Entrepreneur: Is There a Right Age?

by Mark Dobson on Oct 5, 2018 3:30:00 PM

When we hear segments in the media about entrepreneurial successes, the majority of these incidents center around "break out" stories of people striking it big from their parents' garage, such as Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. But is age rule hard and fast? Is the only time you can become an entrepreneur really when you're in your 20s or in college?

The truth, when it comes to entrepreneur age statistics, may surprise you.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

WSI’s Success at WMA WebAwards Continues with 10 Awards in 2018

by Mark Dobson on Sep 21, 2018 10:24:32 AM

Company Brings Home Nine Standard of Excellence Recognitions and the Best Real Estate Award 

Toronto, Canada, September 12, 2018 – WSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants is proud to announce that it has won nine Standard of Excellence Awards and the Best Real Estate Award in the 2018 WebAwards organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).  The company has won multiple awards every year since it started entering the competition in 2007. With this year’s ten awards, WSI is now the proud recipient of 85 WMA Awards in total. WMA announced this year’s winners on September 11th, 2018.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

The Best Advice I Can Give a Young Entrepreneur

by Mark Dobson on Aug 17, 2018 3:49:25 PM

People who are just starting out in business have a lot to learn. Even if you've taken classes, and are pretty confident on your theory, there's no substitute for the wisdom acquired through experience. That's why the advice of entrepreneurs to aspiring business owners can be a critical way for people just starting out to get reliable information that puts them in the right direction. If you want some advice from someone who's has had much success as an entrepreneur, read on!

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, Becoming an Entrepreneur

WSI Announces its Gala Awards for 2017- 2018 in Montreal, Canada

by Mark Dobson on Jul 5, 2018 3:42:54 PM

Experts from Across the World Congregate to Applaud Excellence and Discuss Emerging Digital Marketing Strategies and Technologies

WSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants, recognized outstanding achievement and business success by announcing its Gala Award winners at its Global Convention in Montreal, Canada. The 2018 Global Convention was attended by nearly 300 people comprising some of the company’s consultants, suppliers, industry experts, and other special guests from all over the world. The awards were presented during the 3-day event that culminated with a grand Gala Soirée on the evening of June 16th, 2018.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

WSI Digital Marketing Franchise: Why is it the Right Choice for a Working Mom?

by Mark Dobson on Apr 13, 2018 10:56:52 AM

Being a mother is an enormous but rewarding responsibility, and many women wonder whether they’ll be able to balance home life and work in a way that allows room for both. While it’s not always possible to be a working mom in a traditional workplace, there are career options that allow women the freedom and flexibility they need to succeed as both mothers and entrepreneurs, and a WSI digital marketing franchise is among the best and most affordable opportunities of this kind.

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Topics: Franchise Ownership, Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

WSI Digital Marketing Franchise: The Right Choice for the Young and Ambitious

by Mark Dobson on Apr 4, 2018 11:00:59 AM

Many millennials struggle with finding career opportunities that meet their diverse needs and skills. Millennials, for instance, expect workplaces to be flexible and collaborative, but they also want stability and security. Similarly, they want work environments to be fun and relaxed, but they also demand social responsibility from businesses. This is why digital marketing is absolutely the right career choice for young and ambitious entrepreneurs because it gives you complete control over these factors and more.

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Topics: WSI Franchise Information, Franchise Ownership, Digital Marketing Franchise, Becoming an Entrepreneur

What is the Best Way to Find Yourself that Dream Job?

by Mark Dobson on Mar 23, 2018 12:34:27 PM

What is your dream job? This is something that people ponder from the time they're old enough to enter the school system, and teachers start asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The problem, however, is that not every person has a dream job, and even more, people struggle to figure out what type of job would bring them the most fulfillment and success in life. But if you're struggling with how to find your dream job, there are a few steps you can take to find the career path that would best suit your needs and goals, and today you'll learn about assessing your personality, experiences, and strengths to determine ideal jobs for yourself.

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur, Career Tips & Advice

Can WSI Help Find Your Key to a Better Life in 2018?

by Mark Dobson on Mar 9, 2018 3:38:46 PM

There comes that point in the lives of many senior-level sales and marketing executives where they feel they’ve accomplished everything they can within a traditional professional framework. They are now ready to look outside the box for a career move that will provide them new opportunities for growth and success. If that sounds like one of the goals that you’ve made for 2018, then perhaps WSI can help. Let’s not beat around the bush. Let’s tell you straight away that we offer you the opportunity to start a digital marketing business that you can build on your own. What else can we help you with? Read on.

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Topics: WSI Franchise Information, Career Tips & Advice, Digital Marketing Franchise, Franchise Ownership

Nurturing: It’s the Secret to Making Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True!

by Mark Dobson on Feb 13, 2018 3:38:40 PM

feb13“Dreams don't work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” ― Roy T. Bennett

An entrepreneurial journey almost always begins with a dream. For many, this remains a dream. Some dreamers allow the fear of failure overcome their desire to live out their dream business ideas. Others jump in without preparation.

The key to successfully start your own business lies in the process of nurturing your dream. Allow it to develop. Invest time and effort. Start with taking baby steps.

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, Becoming an Entrepreneur

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