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6 Research Steps to Open a Franchise

Franchise - by John Twist - updated on 6/7/2018

So you want to open a franchise – we list the most important things to do as you explore opportunities. The steps below are best practices as you do the legwork to be sure you're making the right choice.


Women Entrepreneurs Are Breaking Barriers & Excelling As Franchisees

Franchise - by Olivia Chiu - updated on 5/9/2018

Women are changing the franchise industry. According to FranNet, female franchise ownership is on the rise and has increased by 83 percent between 2011 and 2017. Here are a few reasons women make great franchise owners.


Tips to Save on Your Commercial Lighting

For Professionals - by Rachael Maloney - updated on 5/4/2018

Looking to upgrade your business's lighting? Upgrading your business's lighting is a great way to improve aesthetics and save money. Here are a few ways you can save even more on your commercial lighting.


How to Determine if Batteries Plus Bulbs is the Best Franchise for You

Franchise - by Olivia Chiu - updated on 4/17/2018

If you're thinking about opening your own franchise, there's a lot to consider. How will you know that you're making the right choice? John Twist of the Franchise Development team can help steer you in the right direction and shares who'd be a great fit for our franchise opportunity.


Seeing Things In a Different Light

Lighting - by David Neubert - updated on 7/26/2017

Light bulbs come in a vast range of color temperatures, providing many options to choose from when lighting the rooms in your home.The three primary types of color temperature for light bulbs are: Soft White, Bright White/Cool White, and Daylight...


Choosing the Perfect Lighting for Art Décor

Lighting - by Alex Schoenbeck - updated on 5/20/2016

If you're confused about what lighting to choose to highlight your artwork in the home, you wouldn't be the first. Perusing the array of lighting options available can be overwhelming, and we're guessing you probably have a few questions about what to get...


Enter the Drone Zone – Infographic

Tech - by Chris - updated on 3/4/2016

Drones are significant investments, whether one opts for the DIY route or a "ready to fly" kit and there are a number of things users must consider before and after purchasing a drone. The Importance of Using a High-Quality Battery...


Broken Phone? Repair Instead of Replace!

Tech - by Angela Christopherson - updated on 2/4/2016

Studies say about 30% of iPhone users will damage their phones within the first year. If your device is less than a couple of years old, it will be much less expensive to repair it than replace it...


Lighting Tips for a Media Room

Lighting - by Chris - updated on 1/29/2016

Excitement is building in advance of one of the biggest sporting events in America. Now is the time to start prepping your media room for the perfect championship party. You've planned out the dips, snacks, beverages, and seating arrangements for optimal viewing pleasure, but have you thought about the lighting?...


Channel Your Inner Craftsman: Garage to Workshop Transformation

Lighting - by Irina Becker - updated on 8/14/2015

The garage is an often cramped and dusty mess, filled with last year's Christmas decorations and random boxes labeled, "1989." With the maker movement in full swing, folks everywhere are channeling their inner craftsman and trying their hands at 'making' instead of buying...