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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


New Mason City Store Sells Batteries, Bulbs; Offers Smartphone Repairs

NEWS ARTICLE - 2/27/2017 - By Mary Pieper (Globe Gazette)

The new Batteries Plus Bulbs that opened in Mason City on 3570 Fourth St. S.W. Manager Tim Youtzy says, "No one understands the products like we do," and mentions the store has the expertise to help customers get the exact solutions they need and diagnose the problem to be sure they even need a new battery.


Power Couple Michael and Norma Riley

NEWS ARTICLE - 2/23/2017 - By Meredith J. Cooper (News Review)

Michael and Norma Riley take pride in helping people find what they need and having it on hand. Michael says the benefits of owning a franchise include networking and saving on trial-and-error headaches because you can follow a proven model. Norma believes owning a franchise takes some entrepreneurial skill because you are risking your own money but it can be very fulfilling when you're building a business.


E-Commerce's Future Requires New Thinking & New Practices to Succeed

NEWS ARTICLE - 2/1/2017 - By Jayson Serrault (CIOReview)

Retailers should always be looking for a way to improve the customer's shopping experience. Retailers must stop thinking in segmented, traditional terms and continue to evolve with the technological advancements and marketing initiatives."The concept of reducing friction to increase stickiness-or brand loyalty-is the key to a retailer's success today and in in the future." Jayson provides five tips on new thinking and practices to strengthen e-commerce strategy in 2017.


Batteries Plus Bulbs has the Power and the Light

NEWS ARTICLE - 1/8/2017 - By Mary Perez (SunHerald)

A new Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise opened a little before Christmas in D'Iberville under Carrie Lindgren and her partner, Chad Langley. Carrie was originally employed by Chad for four years in the Flowood store as a manager. Carrie takes pride in the services and knowledge her and the staff can provide to customers. If a customer says, "My husband sent me," Carrie and her team make sure they leave with the right battery or light bulb.


Father and Son Head Up Batteries Plus Bulbs

NEWS ARTICLE - 1/2/2017 - By Rebecca Mariscal (Hudson Sun-Observer)

Father and son duo Terry and Casey Moores recently celebrated the grand opening of their first joint business venture – a Batteries Plus Bulbs franchise in Hudson, WI. Batteries Plus Bulbs offers discounted rates to U.S. veterans interested in opening a franchise with the company. The Moores look forward to providing a previously unavailable service to residents in the Hudson-area.



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