Advantages of Franchising with

Apex Leadership Company

Any successful business leads with its strengths, and Apex Leadership Company is no different. Our programs work because we know what we do best, and we know how to leverage it for schools, students, and teachers. The advantages of franchising with Apex are clear to see, and they’re why our impact on the lives we touch couldn’t be higher.

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How Apex Leads the Pack

We’re pioneers on the sports fundraising scene, and over the past 12 years, we’ve earned a sterling reputation as the leader in this industry. Our programs have raised millions of dollars for schools nationwide and helped teachers instill valuable lessons about character in the next generation of student leaders. And best of all — they’re just plain fun! Students, teachers, parents, and community members know that our events do more than raise much-needed funds for schools; they’re an absolute blast.

As an Apex franchisee, you can bring the Apex difference to your community. Learn more about the benefits of franchising with Apex!

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Strong Industry

The market potential for school fundraisers is strong and you’ll face minimal franchise competition. It’s projected to hit $340 million by 2025. Only 30% of the country’s 74,000 elementary and middle schools rely on a run or walk event to raise funds, according to a survey conducted by Greater Giving.

Positive Unit Economics

Our locations have strong unit economics with $550,000 AUV at $150,000 EBITDA. Our top 25% of franchises reached an AUV of $1.3 million with $350,000 EBITDA.* Our program nets two times more funding for schools than our youth sports franchise competitors.

Proven Brand

Through above and beyond effort, our franchises drive amazing results. We love watching these numbers grow every year! Our locations host 1,747 events serving 874,602 students each year in 33 states. We have a 92% client satisfaction rating and a 90% customer retention rate. With 10 years of consecutive unit growth, we’re honored to have received these trusted industry recognitions:

  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 2021
  • Entrepreneur Top Low-Cost Franchise 2021
  • Franchise Business Review Top Low-Cost Franchises 2020 awards

Minimal Employees

Our lean staffing model helps keep startup costs low. Each location only requires about two to three employees depending on the number of programs you serve.

Family-Friendly Franchise

Our franchisees thrive without the need for an office or retail space. Thanks to our remote business approach, you can enjoy a flexible work schedule all year round, allowing you to embrace entrepreneurship while still making family time a priority.

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We’re honored to be recognized by these industry-leading groups.