Benefits of Accreditation

  
     
The designation of "Accredited" celebrates the fact that your business meets and upholds the BBB Standards of Trust. In addition to belonging to an elite group of businesses, BBB Accredited Businesses also receive these benefits:

Identifying Accredited Businesses as Trustworthy Players in the Marketplace

BBB Accredited Business Seal Add the highly recognized seal to your print advertisements and give your consumers peace of mind that you are a trustworthy company. 

BBB Accredited Business Dynamic Seal (for the web) The official way to show your BBB Accreditation online is to add the dynamic version to your website, Facebook page, and email signature. The dynamic seal will automatically update with your current rating and includes an active link to your BBB Business Review.

Delivering Consumers to Trustworthy Businesses

Accredited Business Online Directory Consumers looking for a trustworthy business in your industry can find a complete alphabetical listing in BBB's online directory. Each listing includes a link to your company's BBB Business Review, website, a map of your location, and they can even request a quote.

BBB eQuote This lead-generating program exclusively for BBB Accredited Businesses means new business for you. Consumers request information or a specific job quote on our website, and we send those requests directly to the email address you provide. 

Customized BBB Business Review  Upload photos; a video; detail on products and services, hours of operation, service area, and much more. We deliver nearly 1,800 business reviews each day, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week via our consumer help line and bbb.org.

Positioning Accredited Businesses as an Elite Group

Media Source Program BBB's Media Source Program is designed to not only help us out, but to assist you in your own media relations efforts. Accredited Businesses who are enrolled in the program become possible sources for news organizations, in stories relevant to specific industries.  

Exclusive Co-Branding Opportunities Increase your Accredited Business's exposure to the highly qualified consumers visiting our website or searching on Google. The Online Sponsorship Program provides exclusive placement of your business's logo on our website, directory or on Google search results. 

Offering Alerts and Advisories about Scams Targeting Businesses

Scam Alert Email As a BBB Accredited Business, you are automatically enrolled to receive email alerts to urgent scam alerts targeting businesses. 

Providing Business Resources

BBB Accredited Business Online Portal BBB Accredited Businesses can access accreditation benefits 24/7 through the online portal where users can download the BBB Accredited Business Seal, view inquiry stats, customize your Business Review and stay up to date on BBB events and news.

Customer Reviews Now you can drive your customers to your BBB Business Review page where they can share their great experience with potential customers. Your company will receive an email notifying you that one of your customers has submitted a review. 

Business Education Throughout the year, your BBB offers business related classes on topics such as wage & hour, harrassment prevention, and performance documentation.

The Standard Your BBB issues a monthly e-newsletter to Accredited Businesses keeping you up to date on news, tips, scams and events. 

Advertising Review At your request, BBB will review your company's advertising free of charge to ensure compliance with BBB Code of Advertising. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution Services If the free conciliate process does not solve a dipute between a business and a consumer, BBB offers two other dispute resolution methods: arbitration and mediation. As a BBB Accredited Business, you receive three free alternative dispute hearings per year. 

Strategic Partnerships Your BBB has formed partnerships with area organizations that offer a variety of services to the business community. Through your BBB Accreditation, you often receive discounted rates on memberships fees, discounts on event ticket prices and invitations to networking events.