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Batteries Plus Lands on Entrepreneur’s 2022 Top Franchises for Veterans List

Nation’s Leading Battery Retailer Ranks No. 41, Graces List for Ninth Year In-a-Row

HARTLAND, Wis., (October 13, 2022)Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top Franchise for Veterans for the ninth year in-a-row. Coming in at No. 41, the brand has climbed 26 spots since its ranking in 2019.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list ranks 150 franchises offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. This list is one of Entrepreneur’s most popular rankings, and highly valued in the franchise industry. To create the list, the magazine invited companies to participate in a survey designed to help them learn more about their Veteran’s programs. From there, they developed the ranking of the top 150 franchises for Veterans, taking into account each company's Veteran incentive, how Veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company, and how each company scored in the 2021 Franchise 500.

Batteries Plus is IFA VetFran member and offers a $10,000 discount off the franchise fee for military veterans. With 10.5 percent of franchise-owned stores being veteran-owned, Batteries Plus offers extensive training both online and at the store level for the life of the business. The company has also launched an internal resource group to support and uplift veterans. This group highlights opportunities and education surrounding the veteran community.

“It is our mission to provide opportunities for our hard-working heroes who are often looking for ways to transition their skills from the military into entrepreneurship,” said Joe Malmuth, Chief Franchising Officer for Batteries Plus. “Being recognized on this prestigious list for the fact that we offer them the freedom they want in a career while providing the ability to help them achieve their personal and professional goals is very exciting.”

Over the years, Batteries Plus has seen many military veterans become highly successful as franchisees in the specialty retailer sector due to their strong work ethic and motivation to succeed.

“The business opportunity that Batteries Plus offers was exactly what I was looking for as a next step in my post-military career,” said U.S. Marine Sergeant and Batteries Plus franchisee Robert Roskowski. “It allows me to strike the perfect balance of providing a service to my local community and utilizing the skills garnered during my time in the military to help grow my business and provide for my family.”

Batteries Plus has been on a steady path of growth which can be attributed to the multi-billion-dollar markets that the franchise model is based on. (Batteries, $110B; Bulbs, $118.3B, Device Repair, $4B, Key Fobs, $4.82B, Smart Home Technology $28.86M). Multi-unit owners can especially benefit from this, allowing them to open locations quickly and making business even more efficient. As well as the brand’s stable, lucrative business model being a determinant of the continued interest from prospective franchisees who want to make these resources more available in their communities.

With over 800 store locations in operation and development nationwide, Batteries Plus franchise owners are passionate about providing essential products and services for their local communities. Batteries Plus has also carved out a unique niche in the industry with its ‘plus’ services – including cell phone repair and key fob replacement – capitalizing on both its knowledge and service offerings. Positioned for the battery-powered future, Batteries Plus supplies fundamental products that power people’s lives – boats, automobiles, golf carts, motorcycles, mobility scooters, thermometers, etc.

Batteries Plus was ranked on Franchise Times Top 400 list, coming in at #130 and for the 29th year in a row, the brand ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list, climbing 69 spots over last year’s rank.

To learn more about Batteries Plus, including information on the franchise opportunity or tour a store virtually, visit batteriesplusfranchise.com.

ABOUT BATTERIES PLUS:

Batteries Plus, founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hartland, WI, is a leading omnichannel retailer of batteries, specialty light bulbs and phone repair services for the direct-to-consumer and commercial channels. The retailer also offers key programming, replacement and cutting services. Through a nationwide network of stores, the company offers a differentiated value proposition of unrivaled product selection, in-stock availability and customer service. Batteries Plus is owned by Freeman Spogli, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles and New York City. To learn more about one of Forbes®' Best Franchises to Buy in America, visit https://www.batteriesplusfranchise.com.  

Return of Your CBD Store | SUNMED™ Annual Owner’s Conference is Largest Ever, Celebrates Company Growth & Innovation

PALMETTO, Fla. (October 28, 2021) – Your CBD Store® | SUNMED™, the largest CBD retailer in the United States and a disruptor in the hemp and CBD industry held its annual conference last month at the luxurious Gaylord Palms Resort and Hotel in Orlando. With more than 200 owners in attendance representing hundreds of Your CBD Store® locations across the country, the conference featured a series of continuing education sessions, an overview of Sunflora®’s research-backed studies in collaboration with academics at leading research universities, a partner expo, networking cocktail receptions, a keynote speaker, and others. During the conference, SUNMED™ also officially unveiled its revolutionary new product line, TRIM by SUNMED™, the first ever THCV product for weight loss.

GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING HOME REMODELING SPACE

MIAMI, FL (March 10, 2016) – Granite Transformations, a global full-service residential and commercial remodeling franchise known for their revolutionary, proprietary resurfacing process, is pleased to announce that franchise opportunities are now available throughout North America. With more than 20 years of franchising experience, the company offers a unique and thriving business model that has made its presence known in eight countries on four continents across the globe, with more than 150 franchise locations worldwide, including 74 North American locations.The home improvement business has seen continued growth and success over the past several years, and with a moderate entry-level investment, the opportunity proves to be an enticing venture for prospective franchise owners with a significant potential for profit and future growth.The Granite Transformations story is a rich, centuries-old Italian heritage turned global entrepreneurial dream. The company presents time-challenged and quality-conscious homeowners a premium surface design solution without the demolition hassle of traditional kitchen and bath remodeling. Using an exclusive selection of the highest-quality granite, recycled glass and quartz counter tops and mosaic tiles – all offering a lifetime warranty – its "over-the-top"installation process virtually eliminates the need for demolition, shortening a project timeline and easing the stress and mess of typical home renovations. The product’s versatility allows for a wide range of uses and brings added value and growth potential, appealing to both homeowners and commercial businesses alike looking to renovate or build new.“Granite Transformations offers one of the most dynamic and fulfilling franchise opportunities in the rapidly expanding home remodeling space,” says Andrea Di Giuseppe, International Chief Executive Officer. “Customers are looking to spend wisely and make a smart investment – they want the most attractive, quality, sustainable product, which is exactly what we offer coupled with the fastest install process available to immediately increase home value.”With renovations continually on the rise, franchise owners enjoy minimal risk and consistent demand no matter the state of the economy. Homeowners are choosing to renovate the key areas of their homes – kitchens and bathrooms– rather than build or buy new, and their recognition of the value of this important, long-term investment is an undeniable owner benefit.Di Giuseppe continues, “From the very beginning, Granite Transformations has stayed true to its artistic tradition,respect for natural resources and commitment to innovation, and the company is committed to the continuing expansion, growth and success of our franchise system.”

The Growth Coach Franchise Launches New Incentive Plan to Attract New Owners

The Growth Coach, a global business coaching franchise organization, launches a host of exciting changes to its business model with a new incentive plan which will allow even more people to live the dream of business ownership.