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BBB offers resources to enhance small businesses
May 13, 2014

BBB offers resources to enhance small businesses

In honor of National Small Business Week, May 12-16, BBB highlights helpful programs

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), two out of three private sector jobs are created by small businesses. Today, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

In honor of National Small Business Week, Better Business Bureau serving central Coastal, Southwest Texas, and the Permian Basin is encouraging small business owners to take advantage of the many resources both BBB and the Small Business Administration have available.

BBB Code of Business Practices
The BBB Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. This Code is a roadmap for creating and managing a trustworthy business.

BBB Code of Advertising
BBB was founded on the principles of truth in advertising, which rests first and foremost with the advertiser. BBB’s review local advertisements and work with companies to adhere to the BBB Code of Advertising, which lays out principles, definitions and suggestions for ethical advertising that all businesses can adopt.

BBB Tips on Direct Selling
BBB and the Direct Selling Education Foundation work together to create a series of articles, videos and PSAs to educate direct sellers, their customers and even those considering a career path in direct selling.

BBB also offers business tips, free webinars, trust talk newsletter, and charity accreditation. Find out more on our website, bbb.org.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. SBA’s Online Learning Center is a virtual campus complete with free online courses, workshops, podcasts, learning tools and business-readiness assessments. Course topics from writing a business plan to mastering overseas markets are available for business owners along with e-books, templates and articles. Visit www.sba.gov/training.