July Issue Announcement: Celebrating Lorenza Alatorre’s Entrepreneurial Journey with Apex Leadership Co.

Franchising Magazine USA is thrilled to highlight the remarkable journey of Lorenza Alatorre, a shining example of entrepreneurial spirit and success with Apex Leadership Co.

Lorenza’s story is one of passion, determination, and dedication. From the moment she joined the Apex Leadership Co. family, her commitment to fostering a positive and impactful environment for young leaders has been evident. With a background in education and community engagement, Lorenza seamlessly integrated her skills and vision into the Apex Leadership Co. framework.

Her journey as a franchisee began with a clear mission: to empower students, schools, and communities through leadership development and fitness programs. Lorenza’s innovative approach and unwavering enthusiasm quickly set her apart. She not only embraced the core values of Apex Leadership Co. but also brought her unique flair to every initiative, making a lasting impact on countless students and educators.

Under Lorenza’s leadership, her franchise has seen impressive growth and success. Her ability to build strong relationships with school administrators, parents, and community members has been instrumental in expanding the reach and influence of Apex Leadership Co. programs. Her dedication to excellence has earned her numerous accolades, and her franchise is now a model of success within the organization.

Lorenza’s story is an inspiring testament to the power of entrepreneurship and the impact one individual can have on their community. Her journey with Apex Leadership Co. is a reminder that with passion, hard work, and a commitment to making a difference, anything is possible.

We celebrate Lorenza Alatorre’s achievements and look forward to witnessing her continued success as she leads with heart and inspires the next generation of leaders.

Congratulations, Lorenza, on your outstanding accomplishments and the positive change you bring to the world through your work with Apex Leadership Co.

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For more inspiring stories and insights into the world of franchising, stay tuned to Franchising Magazine USA.

Meet Jamie Krasnov | CEO of Apex Leadership Company featured in Shoutout HTX

We are thrilled to announce that Jamie Krasnov, the CEO of Apex Leadership Company, has been featured in Shoutout HTX! In this insightful interview, Jamie shares his journey, the challenges she has faced, and the passion that drives her to lead Apex Leadership Company to new heights.

Discover his inspiring story and gain valuable insights into his leadership philosophy.

Don’t miss out on this exciting feature! Read the full interview on Shoutout HTX and join us in celebrating Jamie’s incredible achievements.

Read the article here: https://shoutouthtx.com/meet-jamie-krasnov-ceo-of-apex-leadership-company

Exciting News: Casey Furtado Featured in Medium Interview!

We are thrilled to announce that Casey Furtado, a key figure at Apex Leadership, has been featured in an insightful interview with Cynthia Corsetti on Medium! The article, titled “Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a Franchise,” delves into Casey’s journey, challenges, and valuable lessons learned in the franchising world.

In this candid and inspiring interview, Casey shares essential insights and practical advice for aspiring franchise owners, offering a glimpse into the realities of launching and running a successful franchise. From navigating initial hurdles to achieving sustained growth, Casey’s experiences provide a roadmap for those looking to embark on their own entrepreneurial ventures.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from an industry expert. Read the full interview on Medium and discover the five crucial things Casey wishes he had known before opening a franchise.

Check out the article: https://medium.com/authority-magazine/casey-furtado-of-apex-leadership-five-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-opening-a-franchise-d489c0a0c14a

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from Apex Leadership.


Las Vegas, NV – June 20, 2024 – Apex Leadership Co. is excited to announce its latest initiative aimed at transforming school fundraising in the Las Vegas area. Known for our dynamic and engaging fundraising programs, Apex Leadership Co. combines fitness, leadership, and character-building activities to create a memorable and profitable experience for local schools. (Apex’s story is on page 46): https://issuu.com/gmgproduction/docs/2024-06-20-las-vegas-weekly

What We Offer:

  • Interactive Fundraising Events: Our events are designed to be fun, inclusive, and motivating, ensuring maximum participation and enjoyment for students of all ages.
  • Leadership Lessons: We integrate valuable lessons in leadership and character into our programs, helping students develop important life skills.
  • Health and Fitness Focus: Our activities promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, aligning with our commitment to the well-being of our communities.

Why Choose Apex?

  • Proven Success: Our programs have successfully raised millions of dollars for schools across the nation, and we’re proud to bring this success to Las Vegas.
  • Community Engagement: We believe in building strong communities. Our events foster school spirit and involve parents, teachers, and local businesses.
  • Customized Experience: Each school is unique, and we tailor our programs to meet the specific needs and goals of each school community.

Join us in making fundraising a fun, enriching, and successful endeavor for our schools. Let’s work together to provide better resources and opportunities for our students.

Contact Information:

To learn more about how Apex Leadership Co. can help your school, visit our website at apexleadershipco.com

About Apex Leadership Co.:

Apex Leadership Co. is dedicated to developing leaders through impactful school fundraising events. With a focus on fitness, leadership, and character, our programs are designed to inspire students and empower schools.

Let’s put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising and make a difference in our schools together!

Exciting Announcement: Kim Freid of Apex Leadership Company to Share Her Inspiring Journey in “Second Chapters: How I Reinvented Myself in the Second Chapter of My Life”

We are thrilled to announce that Kim Freid, a dynamic leader at Apex Leadership Company, will be featured in the upcoming edition of “Second Chapters: How I Reinvented Myself in the Second Chapter of My Life.” This highly anticipated publication explores the transformative journeys of individuals who have successfully reinvented themselves, offering inspiration and guidance to others embarking on their own paths of change.

Kim Freid’s story is one of resilience, innovation, and remarkable success. After a distinguished career, Kim faced the challenge of redefining her purpose and direction. Her journey led her to Apex Leadership Company, where she has not only thrived but has also made a significant impact on the organization’s growth and success. In her chapter, Kim candidly shares the insights, strategies, and personal reflections that have shaped her second chapter, providing a powerful blueprint for others looking to navigate their own transitions.

“Second Chapters’ ‘ promises to be a compelling read for anyone seeking motivation and practical advice on reinventing themselves at any stage of life. Kim Freid’s contribution to this collection underscores the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and the willingness to embrace new opportunities.

Stay tuned for the release date and join us in celebrating Kim Freid’s inspiring journey and the launch of this remarkable book. For more information, visit Apex Leadership Company’s website and follow us on social media for updates.

About Apex Leadership Company: Apex Leadership Company is a premier organization dedicated to fostering leadership, teamwork, and community building through innovative fundraising and leadership programs. Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to reach their highest potential and make a positive impact in their communities.

Let’s celebrate the power of reinvention and the incredible stories that inspire us to reach new heights!

Exciting News: Apex Leadership Company Featured in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Article!

We are thrilled to announce that Apex Leadership Company has been prominently featured in a recent article by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The article, titled “Tips for Buying an Existing Business”, provides invaluable guidance for entrepreneurs looking to purchase established businesses.

Why This Feature is Significant

Acquiring an existing business can be a transformative step for many entrepreneurs. It offers the opportunity to leverage an established customer base, existing cash flow, and a recognized brand. However, this process can be complex and requires expert navigation—precisely where Apex Leadership Company excels.

Insights from the Article

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce article outlines essential tips for prospective buyers, and here are some key takeaways:

  • Thorough Due Diligence: Apex Leadership emphasizes the importance of meticulously examining financial statements, customer contracts, and employee agreements to understand the business’s true health and potential.
  • Accurate Valuation and Financing: The article discusses strategies for correctly valuing a business to avoid overpaying and explores various funding options to secure the necessary capital for acquisition.
  • Effective Negotiation: Apex Leadership’s expertise in deal-making ensures buyers can negotiate favorable terms, protecting their investment and future business success.
  • Smooth Transition: The importance of a seamless transition post-purchase is highlighted, with Apex Leadership providing strategies to maintain operational continuity and stakeholder confidence.

Apex Leadership Company’s Role

With years of experience in guiding entrepreneurs through the intricacies of buying existing businesses, Apex Leadership Company stands out as a trusted partner. We offer personalized strategies tailored to each client’s unique needs, ensuring a smooth and successful acquisition process from start to finish.

Join Us on Your Business Journey

We invite you to read the full article on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website here to gain deeper insights and see why Apex Leadership Company is the premier choice for business acquisitions.

Stay tuned for more updates and expert advice from Apex Leadership Company. Your success is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Affordable Franchises, High Returns: 10 Low-Cost Franchise Selection Tips

Are you tired of navigating office politics and feeling unfulfilled at your current job? Finding affordable franchises with high earning potential can be the start of a better future.

At least 73% of entrepreneurs are “somewhat happy,” or “very happy” as business owners. Entrepreneurs have the freedom to shape their future and see the direct impact of their decisions on their success, fostering a deeper sense of accomplishment and well-being. Business owners have the autonomy to innovate and create a work environment that aligns with their values and goals.

But you’re not alone if fear is holding you back from achieving the American dream. At least two out of five adults want to start a business but are too afraid to take the leap, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. With financial constraints and fear of failure looming, choosing a supportive, low-cost franchise can pave the way to a successful and rewarding business venture. Franchising enables you to open a business with a proven brand, training, and ongoing support. And affordable franchises under $100K won’t break the bank.

By requiring less capital upfront, affordable franchises minimize the initial financial strain and reduce risk, making them an attractive option if you’re cautious about investing large sums of money. They also typically have a faster break-even point and a simpler business model, including less staff and minimal inventory. Starting with a low-cost franchise allows entrepreneurs to start slow without a significant financial commitment and grow at their own pace.

Apex Leadership Co. is one affordable franchise example with the potential for high returns. We’re an event-based fundraising business that is a low initial investment franchise for entrepreneurs who are passionate about leadership and fitness. Our mission is to positively influence young lives through school fundraising programs focusing on fitness and character building.

Here are our 10 vital tips to find the best affordable franchise for you:

  1. Research industry trends: Investigate thriving industries with growth potential. The pandemic prompted a rise in giving to our nation’s schools. According to the latest data from Blackbaud Institute, the average donation to K-12 institutions was $1,494 in 2021. Since annual contributions account for 5% to 10% of the typical U.S. school’s operating budget, launching a school-focused fundraising program, like Apex, presents a robust business opportunity.
  2. Understand the costs: Get a clear understanding of all the costs involved, including initial franchise fees, setup costs, ongoing royalties, and any other operational costs. Ensure these are within your budget and financial capacity to manage without undue strain. Service-based franchises like cleaning, maintenance, personal fitness, and event planning typically offer lower startup costs than manufacturing or foodservice industries, which require significant investment in equipment and real estate. The low initial investment for Apex’s work-from-home franchise starts at $81,000. We require our franchise owners to have a minimum net worth of $200,000 with liquidity of $75,000 to $100,000.
  3. Evaluate the franchisor’s support: A good franchisor should offer extensive training, marketing assistance, operational support, and ongoing guidance. Strong support can mitigate many of the risks associated with starting and running a new business. Apex provides initial training for two owners and three team members. Our initial training is conducted virtually and covers how to form relationships with schools, run programs, and business operations. We provide 31 hours of virtual training and 24 hours of on-the-job training. Each franchise owner has a business coach, and we offer ongoing training once your location is open.
  4. Check franchisee satisfaction: Contact existing franchisees to get insights into their experiences with the franchisor. Their satisfaction levels and the reality of operating their franchise can provide valuable perspectives that are not always visible in promotional materials. Apex has approximately 112 outlets and has a 25% annual industry growth rate.
  5. Analyze territory rights: Understand the territory rights that come with your franchise. Ensure that you have adequate market potential in your designated area without oversaturation or internal competition from the same brand. Apex offers exclusive territories, guaranteeing that no other franchisee or company-owned outlets will compete within a specified area.
  6. Review the legal documents: Carefully review the franchise disclosure document (FDD), which contains crucial information about the franchisor’s legal, financial, and operational matters.
  7. Consider market demand: Evaluate whether the product or service offered by the franchise meets a genuine demand in your target market. A business that satisfies a consistent need is more likely to succeed. There are at least 98,577 public schools and 30,492 private schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics, putting Apex franchisees in a great position.
  8. Plan for scalability: Consider whether the franchise offers the potential for growth. Can you expand your operations or buy additional territories in the future? A scalable business can increase your return on investment. Apex’s average franchise owner has at least two and a half territories.
  9. Reflect on lifestyle compatibility: Consider how the franchise aligns with your lifestyle. Certain franchises require extensive hours, including weekends. Make sure that the business model complements your personal and family commitments. Apex franchisees succeed without needing an office or retail space. With our remote business model, you can benefit from a flexible work schedule throughout the year, enabling you to pursue entrepreneurship without sacrificing time with your family.
  10. Assess your skills: Start by evaluating your strengths, skills, and areas of interest. Choosing a franchise that aligns with your previous experience can reduce the learning curve.

Let’s Get Started!

At Apex, we enable you to build an affordable business that aligns with your values and focuses on community service, providing more than just financial returns. Our franchise owners receive comprehensive training and support, enhancing their ability to achieve their goals without prior experience in fundraising.

To learn more about partnering with Apex to launch a low-cost franchise, request information and connect with someone from our team.

School Franchises and Alternative Opportunities to Work with Children

Owning a school franchise has its pros and cons. Compare opportunities like preschool franchises with other businesses that allow you to make an impact.

Despite federal and state efforts to improve U.S. education, reading and math proficiency continue to drop. According to the most recent research by the National Center for Education Statistics, only 33% of all fourth graders achieved proficiency in reading on national tests in 2022, down from 35% in 2019. And math proficiency dropped 5% since 2019.

Education shortcomings are paving the way for school franchises to help provide enrichment and tutoring services to kids falling behind. These businesses offer an option for parents seeking an alternative or supplement to traditional schooling. Whether they provide after-school care or STEM extracurricular activities, education franchises fill a gap in services for our nation’s youth.

If you’re considering opening an education franchise, we’ve got some opportunities enabling you to combine your dedication to children and business acumen to help kids in your community.

  1. Preschool franchises: The number of dual-income families is growing. Women and men earn the same amount of money in 29% of families, and only 55% of men are the primary or sole breadwinners, according to a study conducted by Pew Research. Dual-income families are turning to daycare and early childhood education to provide high-quality childcare.
  2. Tutoring: While schools offer extra tutoring for struggling children, only one out of 10 kids receive 30-minute tutoring sessions three or more times per week. Franchises like Kumon, Mathnasium, and Huntington Learning Center help students grow academically through personalized, private tutoring sessions.
  3. STEM education: Franchises specializing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education use these topics to foster curiosity, creativity, and communication. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that STEM jobs will rise 10.8% between 2022 and 2032. Franchises catering to these activities can help set kids up for future success.
  4. Art and music education: According to Education Week, the amount of time teachers spend preparing children for state-mandated testing is growing, leaving less time for the arts. To supplement academic rigor, parents are searching for artistic outlets to give kids the opportunity to have a well-rounded education. Art and music education franchises like School of Rock or KidzArt give kids an opportunity to showcase their creative flair outside of the classroom.
  5. Events-based fundraising: An events-based fundraising franchise is not a traditional education franchise. Events-based fundraising franchises, like Apex Leadership Company, offer enrichment programs for elementary and middle school students designed to help raise money for necessary services at schools.

While owning an education franchise can be rewarding, it does come with challenges. Education franchises, particularly preschool franchises and daycares, require extensive licensing and insurance. Complying with guidelines can be time-consuming and costly. They also require a high initial investment and prime real estate. The quality of your services is highly dependent on the reputation of your staff and recruiting and retaining top talent in a competitive market is difficult.

Certain education franchises can be limiting if you want to open a business to gain autonomy and work-life balance. Your customers typically attend traditional school during the day, meaning you have to run your business in the evening and on weekends.

Apex: A Family-Friendly Education Franchise

Apex is an event-based fundraising business designed to help improve the quality of education for children in communities across the country. We offer character-building leadership and fitness programming at elementary and secondary schools. Our hassle-free fundraising model relies on a technological platform to streamline the fundraising process, making it easier for families and schools to achieve their financial goals.

If you’re looking for flexibility and work-life balance, Apex has remote franchise opportunities. As part of our work-from-home model, franchisees conduct administrative tasks from a home office and hold events on-site at local schools. With a low initial investment ranging from $81,000 to $117,000, our franchisees get to open a business with a proven brand, training, and ongoing support without the high overhead costs of a traditional education franchise. Our locations also generate positive unit economics* and require minimal staff.

To learn more about the benefits of opening a franchise designed to make a positive impact on the education of children in your community, request information from Apex today.

*See our latest FDD for details.

Affordable Franchises, High Returns: 5 Low-Cost Franchise Selection Tips

Venturing into the world of franchising can be a lucrative path to business ownership. However, the initial investment can be a significant barrier. Fortunately, there are affordable franchise opportunities that promise high returns. One such example is Apex Leadership Co., a dynamic and engaging franchise that focuses on school fundraising. Here, we’ll explore five tips to help you select a low-cost franchise that can yield substantial profits.

1. Identify Your Interests and Strengths

When considering an affordable franchise, it’s essential to choose one that aligns with your interests and strengths. Your enthusiasm and expertise can drive the business’s success. For example, if you have a passion for education and community involvement, Apex Leadership Co. could be an excellent fit. This franchise focuses on fun, fitness-based fundraising programs that encourage students to develop leadership skills while raising money for their schools.

Why Apex Leadership Co.?

Apex Leadership Co. combines the benefits of working with young people and contributing to community welfare with a proven business model. If you enjoy working in an educational setting and have a knack for event planning, this franchise might be the perfect match.

2. Research the Franchise’s Track Record

Before investing, investigate the franchise’s history and performance. Look for franchises with a strong track record of success and positive reviews from current franchisees. Pay attention to the support provided by the franchisor, as this can significantly impact your business’s performance.

Why Apex Leadership Co.?

Apex Leadership Co. has established a reputation for its successful fundraising programs. The franchise offers comprehensive training and ongoing support, ensuring that franchisees are well-equipped to manage their business effectively. Their business model has been tested and refined, leading to a high success rate among franchisees.

3. Evaluate Initial and Ongoing Costs

Understanding the full financial commitment is crucial. While some franchises have low initial costs, they might require significant ongoing expenses. Ensure you have a clear picture of both the initial franchise fee and the ongoing royalties, marketing fees, and other expenses.

Why Apex Leadership Co.?

Apex Leadership Co. is known for its relatively low initial investment compared to other franchises in the education and fundraising sectors. The initial fee covers training, marketing materials, and the rights to operate under the Apex brand. Moreover, the ongoing costs are transparent and manageable, making it easier for franchisees to plan their finances.

4. Assess Market Demand and Competition

Analyze the market demand for the franchise’s products or services in your area. Consider the level of competition and whether the franchise offers a unique value proposition that sets it apart from others.

Why Apex Leadership Co.?

Fundraising is a perennial need for schools and community organizations, ensuring a steady demand for Apex Leadership Co.’s services. The company’s unique approach, which combines fitness and leadership training with fundraising, differentiates it from traditional fundraising models and appeals to a broad audience.

5. Look for Strong Training and Support Programs

A good franchise should offer robust training and continuous support to help you succeed. This includes initial training, marketing support, operational guidance, and a network of fellow franchisees.

Why Apex Leadership Co.?

Apex Leadership Co. prides itself on its extensive training and support network. Franchisees benefit from comprehensive initial training that covers all aspects of the business, from running events to managing finances. Additionally, ongoing support ensures that franchisees are never alone in their business journey.


Choosing the right franchise requires careful consideration of various factors, including your interests, the franchise’s track record, costs, market demand, and the support provided. Apex Leadership Co. stands out as a promising option for those interested in an affordable, high-return franchise in the education and fundraising sector. By focusing on these five tips, you can make an informed decision and embark on a rewarding franchising journey.

If you’re ready to explore a franchise opportunity that combines profitability with a positive community impact, Apex Leadership Co. might just be the perfect choice. Dive into the world of franchising with confidence and set yourself up for success.

How to Start a Sports League: Costs, Steps, Requirements

Wondering how to start a sports league? Our guide will help you lay the foundation for a successful sporting venture — from the initial idea to the kickoff of your first game, covering everything from costs to the necessary steps and requirements.

Starting a sports league allows you to blend your enthusiasm for sports with the opportunity to build a community-focused business. Sports teach valuable life lessons like teamwork and discipline. Running a league helps shape the future of its young participants.According to the National Athletic Sports Trainers Association, participation in youth sports improves confidence and self-esteem and strengthens peer relationships. Joining a youth sports team can improve physical health and help kids relax, according to research from the University of San Diego.

Setting Up Your Game Plan

Before you start taking registrations, you’ll need to complete some initial steps to get your sports league established in your community. Here are the first steps on how to start a sports league:

  • Define your vision: What kind of sports league do you want to create? Deciding the structure of your league helps target the right audience and sets the tone for your business.
  • Estimate the costs: Costs such as leasing fields or facilities often constitute a major expense. Additionally, you’ll need to budget for equipment, uniforms, marketing, and staff salaries. You should consider using public sports facilities to trim the budget. Forming community partnerships can also help reduce costs, as local businesses might sponsor the league in exchange for advertising opportunities.
  • Draft a business plan: Your plan should cover projected costs, revenue streams, marketing strategies, and operational logistics.
  • Tackle legal and insurance requirements: Ensure compliance with local business regulations and obtain the necessary permits. Liability insurance is crucial to protect against potential lawsuits resulting from injuries.

Tackling the Challenges

Once you’ve gotten a handle on the initial steps on how to start a recreational sports league, you’ll have to concentrate on building your brand to attract participants. Creating a marketing strategy can be challenging, especially for new entrepreneurs. Social media is a cost-effective way to generate excitement and engage with the community. But you’ll also need to promote the league through local events and school partnerships to reach your target audience directly.

Building a loyal following is not the only challenge of running a sports league. Finding suitable venues available at convenient times for practices and games can be difficult, especially in areas where space for sports is in high demand.

You’ll need to learn how to manage parental expectations and behavior, which can be a delicate task. While parental involvement is often beneficial, it can also lead to challenges, such as handling complaints, unrealistic expectations for their children’s performance, and interference with coaching or league management.

Score Big with Apex

If starting a league from scratch seems overwhelming, we have a sports franchising alternative. Apex Leadership combines physical fitness with community service, allowing franchisees to make a significant impact on youth development. Last year we served 874,602 children and hosted 1,250 fun runs in 33 states.

For an initial investment ranging from $81,000 to $117,000, you’ll get a turnkey, event-based fundraising franchise. Our youth sports franchises provide schools with a ​​fitness, leadership, and character development program that helps build stronger kids while raising funds for the school. We provide a proven brand and extensive training and support to help you get started with confidence. Our technology-driven approach simplifies operations, allowing more time to focus on making a positive impact.

Join the Best Sports Franchise!

Request information to learn more about partnering with Apex to launch a sports-focused business devoted to helping improve the health and wellness of children.