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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

Silicon Review Features WSI amongst 10 Fastest Growing Marketing & Advertising Companies of 2017

by Mark Dobson on Jan 30, 2018 3:14:43 PM

CaptureWSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants was recently featured in The Silicon Review as one of the 10 fastest growing marketing and advertising companies of 2017. This recognition by one of the world’s most trusted online and print community for business and technology professionals is further validation of the company’s leading position in the industry. This story comes close on the heels of the company’s recognition as a Top Franchise Brand by Entrepreneur magazine earlier this year.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year from WSI

by Mark Dobson on Dec 19, 2017 9:54:39 AM

In 2018, let's create our own success. Let's believe more, achieve more and inspire more! Wishing everyone happy holidays from WSI.

WSI Seasons Greetings 2017 from WSI World on Vimeo.

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Topics: Happy Holidays

WSI Named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

by Mark Dobson on Dec 8, 2017 9:37:47 AM

WSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants is excited to be ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list. This ranking recognizes the 150 franchisors offering incentives to veterans who join their systems. WSI was ranked #109.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

WSI Co-Founder Dan Monaghan Receives Invite to Share Expertise on Digital Marketing in Costa Rica

by Mark Dobson on Nov 20, 2017 9:15:56 AM

WSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants has announced that its Co-Founder, Dan Monaghan will be the main speaker at Essential B2B Forum 2017 organized by Costa Rica’s country brand, Essential Costa Rica on November 21st 2017. The event, happening at the National Auditorium in San José, Costa Rica will highlight global trends such as sustainability, technology, and digital marketing as new ways to boost business. The sessions will focus on the impact these trends will have on the business world, specifically in Costa Rica. Dan will share his extensive knowledge of digital strategies with representatives from more than 200 companies who support the Essential COSTA RICA brand at this exclusive event. Attendees will include CEOs, decisions makers, investors, presidents and executive directors from different chambers of commerce and others special guests.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

WSI Announces Appointment of Valerie Brown-Dufour as President

by Mark Dobson on Oct 30, 2017 9:58:32 AM

 

New President Resolves to Accelerate WSI’s Global Brand Expansion Plans
WSI, the world’s largest network of Digital Marketing Consultants today announced the appointment of Valerie Brown-Dufour as its President. Valerie has played a vital role in providing strategic directions to the company’s operations across various departments since 1999. Prior to this promotion, she was the Chief Operating Officer at WSI. In this role, she was responsible for providing support and education to the company’s global franchise system and managing the innovation of the WSI business model.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

Ever Thought of Running Your Own Digital Marketing Business?

by Mark Dobson on Oct 27, 2017 1:13:25 PM

A common regret later in life is having spent too much time at the office and not enough time with the people that really matter. Running your own business can mean the difference between just pushing on through the treadmill of life and really living your life.

Why not make today the day you take control of your independence and freedom and realize the life that you’ve been dreaming of?

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, Becoming an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Franchise, WSI Franchise Information

What are Business Incubators and How Can they Help Entrepreneurs?

by Mark Dobson on Oct 11, 2017 3:04:52 PM

In March 2005, a programmer and entrepreneur, Paul Graham along with three others, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, Trevor Blackwell set up a company called Y Combinator. Using a distinct model to help small businesses succeed, this Mountain View, CA-based business incubator helped birth some of the biggest and most popular success stories of present times. Y Combinator’s list of clients includes Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit amongst others!

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Topics: Becoming an Entrepreneur

Top 3 Reasons Motivating Millennials to Turn Entrepreneurs and Why Knowing this is Important

by Mark Dobson on Oct 6, 2017 2:12:11 PM

According to the numbers in the 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report, a bigger percentage of millennials are turning entrepreneurs than their counterparts in previous generations. The younger generation seems more eager to take risks that come with starting their own businesses. Add to this, the rapid rise of technology and millennials’ comfort level with all things digital, starting a business has become very simple. But why is the younger generation so keen to strike out on their own? For an aspiring millennial entrepreneur to succeed in their business venture, they need to know what they are looking to achieve through this step. Once they are clear about the factors that are motivating them to start their business, the next logical step would be to choose the venture that will help them chart out their professional plans.

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, Becoming an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Franchise

WSI Named a Top Franchise Brand by Entrepreneur Magazine

by Mark Dobson on Sep 8, 2017 1:28:11 PM

We’re excited to announce that WSI was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s first-ever Top Franchise Brands list. This list recognizes the 200 franchisors that have built the strongest brands, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500® ranking. WSI was ranked #104.

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Topics: WSI Press and Media

How to Start Small: Low-Investment Business Ideas That Work

by Mark Dobson on Sep 6, 2017 3:00:17 PM

Many savvy business people looking to strike out on their own look for low investment business ideas that can launch them headfirst into the exciting world of entrepreneurship. But at the same time, many worry that there aren't any viable options out there that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Sadly enough, many entrepreneurial dreams have died in the struggle to get funding. The truth is that there are plenty of businesses out there that you can start-up and run with minimal investment and overhead, as long as you have some specific skills to manage it.

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Topics: Career Tips & Advice, Becoming an Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Franchise

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