The new franchise frontier
Business is booming
Imagine being an investor in the very early days of franchised restaurants, gyms or coffee shops. That is the kind of opportunity you are looking at right now as a potential franchise partner of IWG.
The flexible workspace sector has reached a tipping point. Following many years of continuous growth, global demand for temporary offices, meeting rooms and coworking areas is set to explode.
50% of workers
By 2020, 50% of all workers will be remote most of the time
(Source: Flexjobs.com, 2017 Annual Survey)
1.87 billion people
By 2022, the global mobile workforce will number 1.87 billion people
(Source: Strategy Analytics)
30 million new jobs
By 2030, flexible working will have created 30 million additional jobs across 16 of the world’s leading economies
(Source: Regus-commissioned research by Development Economics)
This is what makes the flexible workspace sector one of the most exciting growth markets in the world. It is also why many now view it as the next franchise frontier.
Entering the market now, as an early adoption franchise partner, will enable you to diversify away from traditional industries and generate strong returns on franchise investments right from the start.
A market shaped by IWG
When visionary entrepreneur Mark Dixon launched Regus in 1989, he created a brand new market for flexible workspace and coworking that has been growing ever since. Throughout that time, the market has been led, shaped and defined by Regus and other IWG brands.
IWG today remains the largest industry player by far, enabling millions of people around the world to enjoy a great day at work.
Demand is outstripping supply
How do people and businesses around the world really feel about flexible workspace? In 2018, we conducted a comprehensive survey measuring the attitudes of 18,000 business leaders in 96 countries. The survey findings reveal an extraordinary appetite for flexible working.