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Meet the Franchisee Who Went from Top-Performing Manager to Owner

Tim Youtzy began working at Batteries Plus as a store manager in Minnesota back in 2004. Eager to advance his career and learn more about technology along the way, he aimed high and performed incredibly well. As time went on, he knew it was time for something bigger and better. Today, he owns his very …

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How this Entrepreneurial Family Kick-Started the Batteries Plus Franchise Brand

How this Entrepreneurial Family Kick-Started the Batteries Plus Franchise Brand

When the first Batteries Plus store opened in 1988, few people would have guessed that it would go on to become the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery franchise. After seeing much success in the original Green Bay, Wis. store, Dan and Susan Manwaring wanted to learn more about the opportunity to own their very own …

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The Scalability of the Batteries Plus Franchise System

For a brand that has been constantly evolving since 1988 and taps into multiple industries that generate $652 billion globally, it is no wonder Batteries Plus continues to experience rapid expansion. The brand’s highly differentiated business model and consistent growth has motivated new and existing franchisees to own multiple units. Between the support Batteries Plus …

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2021: A Year of Continued Growth for the Batteries Plus Franchise

As businesses around the world begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Batteries Plus has sustained business and continues to grow throughout the pandemic and beyond. Now halfway through 2021, the specialty retail franchise has already surpassed previously set records for new signed franchise agreements and openings — setting the brand up for continued success. …

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Built-in Resiliency: How Batteries Plus Spares Franchisees Inventory Shortages

If the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the world around us can change in the blink of an eye. Recently, as product demand increases and many people return to normal life, several industries are facing inventory shortages. With a recession-resilient brand like Batteries Plus, franchisees can take comfort in knowing they have …

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5 Important Facts About the Device Repair Industry

According to recent research, 85% of Americans own a smartphone. Additionally, about 75% own a laptop or desktop computer, while nearly half own a tablet. For many, these devices have become a lifeline — even more so since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Millions of Americans are working from home, connecting with friends and family through …

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How This Nonprofit CEO Discovered His Passion For Franchising

For nearly 20 years, Edwardo Castro worked as the transportation director for a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with developmental disabilities. Today, not only is he the Chief Executive Officer of that company but he’s expanded his business ventures with another rewarding concept: franchising. Why Franchising? Edwardo is the first one to admit that prior …

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The Mad Scientists behind Batteries Plus’ Quality Assurance and Product Development

Product quality is non-negotiable for Batteries Plus franchisees and their customers. That dedication to excellence is physically manifested in the brand’s 15,000-square-foot lab in Hartland, Wisconsin, where scientists test, bake and freeze batteries to recreate real-world climatic environments. “Starting 10 to 12 years ago, we’ve become a foundational part of the company,” said Jason Fladhammer, …

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Meet Dan Kopp: The Multi-Unit Franchisee Who Brought His Whole Family Along for the Ride

In the early 2000s, Dan Kopp was finishing up his 13th year working at Sprint as a Design and Software Engineer after serving in the Air Force for six years. One day, he had a long talk with one of his managers about life and what the future may hold. She told him: “The future …

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