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Providing Solutions that Connect: How a Flashlight Helped Save a Customer's Life

PRESS RELEASE - 11/20/2017 - By Batteries Plus Bulbs

Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise owner Julie Kurasek never dreamed that a product she sold in her stores would come to the rescue for one of her customers trapped in the deadly Northern California wildfires this fall.


Batteries Plus Bulbs Opens in Bourbonnais

NEWS ARTICLE - 7/29/2017 - By Daily Journal

Batteries Plus Bulbs is truly a family business when it comes to the Lunnon family. In 2003, their first stores in Loves Park and Rockford opened. In 2008, another store opened in Sycamore. Then, earlier this July, their fourth store in Bourbonnais opened.


Battery Store opens in Merrillville

NEWS ARTICLE - 7/6/2017 - By Joseph S. Pete (NWI Times)

Merrillville, Indiana is the second location for franchise owner and retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Chuck Rainey. Chuck opened his first store back in 2009 in Anderson.


Batteries Plus Bulbs: What you need to know about Cell Phone Batteries

NEWS ARTICLE - 5/25/2017 - By Joe Emer (Fox 10)

Although the apps are only running in the background, they still demand battery power. The general lithium cell phone battery holds up to around 500 cycles of charging and discharging. By charging the battery at 20% and discharging it at 80%, the battery life can last twice as long, at around 1000 cycles.


3 Steps to Being a Successful Franchise Owner Under 30

NEWS ARTICLE - 5/9/2017 - By Dustin Myers (Entrepreneur)

Franchising is one of the many ways to becoming your own boss. Here are three tips from Dustin to young adults seeking to be entrepreneurs. First, be a pusher. Second, troll the marketplace. Third, knowledge is key. It takes sacrifice, persistence, and determination but it will be worth it.


New business roundup: Batteries + Bulbs and ValuMaxx Mattress

NEWS ARTICLE - 4/10/2017 - By Liora Engel-Smith (Muscatine Journal)

A new Batteries Plus Bulbs opened its doors in Muscatine on March 20th 2017. The store carries batteries and light bulbs, including specialty ones that can’t be found in most big-box stores, they also provides their customers with many other helpful services like, free car battery and systems testing, free car battery installations on most makes/models and smartphone and tablet repairs in their We Fix It repair center. When you’re shopping online, you don’t really always know if you’re getting the right product for your device because there’s no one there to assist you with your purchase to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need.


Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchisee Puts Community First

NEWS ARTICLE - 4/1/2017 - By Andrew Parker (Franchising World)

When researching businesses to own, Brandon and Marietta liked the idea of not having to come up with the big idea or as they call it, "reinvent the wheel." Brandon explains that many people want to own their own business but that it can be risky. The great part about franchising is that someone already has a working wheel, you just have to help make it roll faster. Brandon came across Brandon first volunteered in another Batteries Plus in Phoenix before he officially signed to franchise one of his own stores in 2002. His business has now grown to 6 locations and a support warehouse, and his family has focused on giving back to the community.


Should You Pop For Smartphone Insurance?

NEWS ARTICLE - 3/22/2017 - By Rachel Cericola (Techwalla)

Smartphones are a part of our everyday lives, and we have become a little bit addicted to them. Did you know that the average dollar amount to replace a smartphone is around $567? The phone repair process usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes and best of all, all Batteries Plus Bulbs repair services also include a six-month warranty.


Biz Buzz: New Batteries Plus Bulbs Store Opens in Fairfield

NEWS ARTICLE - 3/13/2017 - By Susan Hiland (Daily Republic)

A new Batteries Plus Bulbs recently opened in Fairfield under business and life partners, Ken Bean and Julie Kurasek. The couple recently relocated from New Hampshire to Petaluma for new life and career opportunities. With Bean's background and experience he plans on using his skills to train staff and educate locals about the wide range of products and services their store has to offer. Kurasek on the other hand, will use her skills to drive the store’s commercial sales and manage the staff.


Batteries Plus Bulbs Opens in Washington

NEWS ARTICLE - 3/9/2017 - By Joe Barker (Emissourian)

Brian Detwiler, owner of a recently opened Batteries Plus Bulbs says everyone needs batteries and light bulbs. After a lot of research Detwiler found that his interest in LED lighting was what led him to pursuing a franchise opportunity with Batteries Plus Bulbs



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