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Welcome to our blog! Here, you’ll find current events, announcements for things like new franchise openings, and deep dives into special topics, and frequently asked questions. If you’re considering opening a franchise with Batteries Plus, this is a great resource to keep your eye on. As always, be sure to contact us when you’d like more information on what you’ve read here.

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How The Power Of Family Created A Legacy Business

In 1996, Don Tollefson opened his first Batteries Plus location in Citrus Heights, California. As with many family-run businesses, Don’s son Ryan began working at the store during high school. In between mopping the floors and stocking the shelves, Ryan became more involved in customer service and was eventually drawn to the technician side of

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How Batteries Plus Franchisees Are Giving Back For The Holidays

Batteries Plus has a proud tradition of giving back to the community. Whether it’s contributing to families in need through Toys for Tots  and The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County  or organizing blood drives at our corporate offices, we are deeply invested in the communities that we serve. But it’s not just our corporate employees that are committed to this

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The Multi-Billion Dollar Industries Powering Batteries Plus Franchise Owners

The Batteries Plus franchise model is built on multi-billion-dollar markets. Collectively, batteries, lighting, phone and tablet repair, key cutting and programming and smart home technology provide Batteries Plus franchisees access to industries valued annually at nearly $60 billion. Multiple, lucrative revenue streams are a fundamental advantage for Batteries Plus franchisees in a highly competitive retail landscape.

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Batteries Plus Celebrates Our Veteran Franchise Owners

At Batteries Plus, we’re proud of our many veteran franchisees. Individuals from a diverse array of military backgrounds have gone on to become successful store owners. In light of their service, we wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of our veteran franchisees, share their backgrounds and talk about their experiences with Batteries

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Why The In-Store Experience Is More Relevant Than Ever Post-COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly influenced consumer behavior, but it’s not as clear cut as you might think. On one hand, as people have adjusted to social distancing, they’ve increasingly relied on e-commerce to order everything from toilet paper to groceries to clothing. On the other, they’re still relying on local retailers to fill their

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Conversation With Batteries Plus Franchise Owner Ralph Badtram

Ralph Badtram opened his first Batteries Plus location in Waco, Texas in 2007. Since then, he has gone on to open an additional two stores and take over one more. He also serves on the National Marketing Fund Committee, which helps guide other franchisees on how to get the best return of investment on their

Batteries Plus franchisee Bernie Perryman smiling
Batteries Plus Franchisee Driven To Excel In Brand New Industry

Bernie Perryman first discovered Batteries Plus after forming a close friendship with franchisees who owned two locations in the St. Cloud, Minnesota area. “I was always so fascinated when they talked about business,” explained Bernie. “The smiles they would get when they talked about it and the sustainability of the business model – they believed

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How A Community-Driven Approach Has Helped Batteries Plus Franchisees Thrive

Batteries Plus was the first brand to identify the growing need for battery replacement and specialty bulbs in an age of ever-changing technology. Since opening the company to franchising in 1992, we have expanded to include more than 720 locations across the U.S. During that time, we have also evolved our selection of products and

Batteries Plus franchisee Rich Epps standing in front of a shelf of batteries
What Led This Franchisee To Expand His 8-Unit Batteries Plus Portfolio

For Rich Epps, being able to run his own business was always a dream. Working for a big-box home improvement retailer always gave Rich the feeling he wasn’t able to manage the way he wanted. When the corporate leadership changed, Rich found himself with a generous severance package and a newfound opportunity for business ownership

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