The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is proud to be known as "the first BBB" - in the world! Our roots trace back to 1912 in Minneapolis, when local business leaders banded together to promote truth in advertising, forming a "Vigilance Committee" of the Minneapolis Advertising Federation. This was the genesis of the Better Business Bureau, and more than a century later, the BBB is still supported by civic-minded business people. Together, we continue to advance marketplace trust with a variety of programs and services for both businesses and consumers.
With more than 6,700 Accredited Businesses, representing a variety of industries, professions, and company sizes, the Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization that promotes ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation.