Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchisees
Our established business model requires no experience and can help you achieve the dream of becoming your own boss. Our owners come from all types of backgrounds including executives, attorneys, engineers, pilots and self-made entrepreneurs.
Hear from current franchise owners on why the Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise opportunity was right for them.
Bates Kennedy - Corporate Support
I went from zero to three stores in four months. If Batteries Plus Bulbs didn't have a good system in place, I would have failed immediately. Franchises are a fast way to get into business, but most people aren't ready to carry the load of opening a store. The support personnel were phenomenal and helped me get over the hump.
Dan Manwaring - First Franchisee
My wife and I got involved in the business and opened our first store in November 1992. I'd heard about a gentleman, through a mutual friend, who was starting his own company that would sell every kind of battery you could think of. The concept of bringing the highly fragmented battery industry together intrigued me, so I began to do more research. The industry was small at the time, but you could see the potential. My wife and I met with founder Ron Rezetko and took a trip to the Oshkosh, WI store. We put together our business plan and signed on to become the first franchisees.
Mike Brunhild - Join the Team Day/Corporate Support
You know how to run a business but in terms of running this kind of business, it was all totally new to us. I guess I'm still an expert in training, but we're learning a lot. We're learning every day, and the process works. It's very exciting. I love getting up in the morning and going to work, and I would say I'd do it again.
Don Tollefson - Three Parts to the Business
There are three parts to this business: you have retail, commercial, and technical. I looked at a lot of the businesses that were for sale and I realized that they were for sale for a reason. This franchise concept continues to change and grow. We have been in business for over ten years and I still enjoy coming to work every morning.
Todd Williams - Cross Referencing Tool
One of the aspects that I think has significantly helped us out is ProSource which is a web based cross reference tool for matching batteries to applications. ProSource allows us to source different products and determine if they are available in our system or our store. It has helped me train my employees, get them up to speed more quickly and made them more professional and proficient.
Matt Steigenga - National Accounts
We have the flexibility that we can service any of the (national account) locations nationwide, and I think the commitment from Batteries Plus Bulbs is to grow these accounts whether it's franchise developed or nationally developed. The goal is to make everybody work together and have success.