The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – BBB Explains the Benefits for Small Business Owners
03/19/2009
On February 17, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—an economic stimulus plan totaling $787 billion in federal spending and tax cuts. For small business owners who..
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BBB Advice on Finding a Financial Planner You Can Trust
03/16/2009
In a challenging economic environment, finding a responsible financial planner and money manager is extremely important. Between the volatility of today’s bear market and revelations of Bernie Madoff-li..
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ClearPoint and BBB launch an educational online video series on credit and debt.
02/12/2009
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions and the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) today launched an educational online video series on credit and debt. “Current economic challenges underscore just..
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BBB Small Business Advice: Think you can’t afford TV advertising? Think again.
02/11/2009
Because of the declining economy, larger companies are cutting back on their ad buys and smaller businesses are reaping the benefits of significantly lower rates. Television ads that were once relegated..
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Complaints to Better Business Bureau up Seven Percent Nationwide
02/11/2009
According to an annual report released today by Better Business Bureau, consumers filed 891,540 complaints against North American businesses in 2008, reflecting a seven percent increase over the previou..
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BBB Warns Tax Schemes Prey on Cash-Strapped Consumers
02/11/2009
The continuing downturn in the economy means that many cash-strapped Americans are anxiously looking forward to receiving a tax refund check from Uncle Sam. During this tax season, Better Business Bure..
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BBB Warns Deceptive Auto-Warranty Solicitations Plague Consumers Nationwide
02/11/2009
Better Business Bureaus is warning consumers to be extremely wary of telemarketing calls and mailers which claim their auto warranty had or is about to expire. BBB advises that the deceptive solicitatio..
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New Year Brings New Changes to Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Landscape
01/21/2009
The Council of Better Business Bureaus today announced that the commitments of all 15 of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative participants are now in effect. On January 1, the adverti..
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Weight-loss Berry Claiming Oprah Endorsement Makes Wallets Slim and Consumers Angry Warns BBB
01/12/2009
Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of online ads relying on celebrity endorsements to sell acai-berry related weight loss products. BBB has received thousands of complaints from cons..
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BBB Helps Consumers Find Trustworthy Businesses with New ‘Standards for Trust’
01/12/2009
Today Better Business Bureau announced the adoption of its newly developed “Standards for Trust.” The eight standards concisely define marketplace behaviors that are contractually agreed to and upheld ..
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