- 2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$549K - $998K
- Units as of 2020
951 3.8% over 3 years
More from Regus
1989 was the year visionary entrepreneur, Mark Dixon, set about revolutionising the world of work, launching the pioneering Regus Group from his base in Brussels, Belgium. In the intervening years, and in response to changing market dynamics and customer demand, new brands have been added to the business through acquisition and organic growth, culminating in the creation of parent company, IWG plc, in 2016.
For more than 30 years, we’ve helped businesses find and create the perfect workspace for their people. Our extensive network of locations enables companies of all sizes to work wherever and however they need, and has created a global business community of 2.5 million people, including some of the most successful entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-million-dollar corporations.
We are able to provide solutions to match every kind of business and work style.
What do we do?
We create personal, financial and strategic value for businesses of every size by providing companies and individuals with the workspace that’s right for them.
- OFFICE SPACE - Take your pick from our vast network of fully managed offices and tailor the space to your own unique requirements.
- COWORKING - Looking for more flexibility? Why not use our workspaces on an on-demand basis, accessing any part of our network as and when you need it.
- VIRTUAL OFFICE - Our Virtual Office service gives you a professional business address and local phone number along with mail handling, call answering and admin support.
- MEETING ROOMS - Pitching to a prospective client? Training your sales team? Presenting to the board? We have the perfect meeting spaces, whatever you need them for.
- FLEXIBLE WORKING PLANS - Choose from our range of membership plans and access our offices, coworking spaces and business lounges in whatever way suits you best.
How do we support our franchisees?
Regus has established a comprehensive support platform that provides franchise operators with:
- Access to the full use of its extensive suite of proprietary systems and tools
- Global customer support
- Full marketing platform including website and app with set up and management for listing of Regus locations
- Ability to leverage Regus’ international sales and marketing channels including our network of global corporate accounts
- Provision of a customisable marketing plan
- Access to a suite of customisable marketing templates including signage, events, advertising, sales collateral, PR materials and Regus stationery
- Regular review by the Regus team of the marketing plan
- Staff recruitment and training
What makes a good franchisee?
We are looking for ambitious and driven partners who want to be part of an international branded network and benefit from replicating a proven model through utilising the established processes.
By owning a franchise, previous self-starters will be able to maximise the performance of their locations and will have the leadership qualities required to push their centre teams to drive sales and keep their customers satisfied – two key parts of running an Regus location.
You should be passionate about the brand but also the sector as a whole – we are already seeing significant shifts in the way people are working with employers and employees alike recognising the benefits of working in a shared office environment.
- Franchising Since
- 2012 (9 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.
- # of Units
- 951 (as of 2020)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Regus 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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $549,000 - $998,000
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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
- 80 hours
- Classroom Training
- 80 hours
- Additional Training
- At other location
- Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-opsNewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingMarketing Planning & SupportSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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