Accreditation Invitation* - Accreditation into Better Business Bureau is by invitation. We do not accept all companies. This enables BBB to maintain its high standards. Better Business Bureau reports on Accredited and Non-Accredited Businesses. Accreditation by BBB is voluntary. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standards of ethical business behavior and must meet and maintain BBB Code of Business Practices and BBB Accreditation Standards.
Scope of Influence – People are overwhelmed with choices - and often unsure about where to find reliable, unbiased information.
Inquiries vs. Complaints - For more than 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter buying decisions, and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs.
2012 Nielsen Research findings – BBB leads as the preferred resource of choice for hiring a contractor and online shopping.
BBB Business Reviews = Strong Online Presence - BBB's consumer services are offered free to everyone available locally, nationally, online and in person.
Directory of Accredited Businesses - In addition, your company will be listed in our BBB Accredited Business Directory for anyone seeking an Accredited Businesses by category. (Enhanced Directory Listings are also available)
Request-A-Quote – On your BBB’s webpage and Business Review, potential consumers may enter the type of service they are seeking. In turn, BBB will send you an email giving you the opportunity to provide a quote and obtain a new customer. Another way BBB is driving consumers to BBB Accredited Businesses.
BBB Branded Marketing Opportunities* – Once accredited, you will be provided with a BBB Accredited Business Plaque, Certificate of Accreditation, Decals and Magnet, which displays the highly recognized BBB torch seal, that can be used in your place of business, at trade shows and/or on business owned vehicles.
(Ask about other marketing opportunities to identify your BBB Accreditation)
BBB Accredited Business Seal* - The highly recognized Better Business Bureau torch seal gives your customers the assurance that they are doing business with a company that is properly licensed, abides by honest and ethical advertising, and is free from an unusual volume or pattern of complaints or legal actions involving its business practices.
Online Dynamic Seal Accreditation* - For companies with website(s), also inquire about our additional Online Dynamic Seal Accreditation Program that allows you to display a Dynamic “Click to Review” BBB Accredited Business Seal on your website(s), which can help improve your websites search engine results and allow potential customers to instantly verify your BBB Accreditation
Alternative Dispute Resolution* - We offer mediation and arbitration services to our Accredited Businesses so that if you ever have a complaint filed against your company, we can act as an impartial third party to help resolve it. This helps to keep you out of the court system and helps keep government regulation to a minimum.
Tax Deductible - Of course your investment is 100% tax deductible as a necessary business expense.
*See "BBB Accreditation Agreement" for details.
Contributions or gifts to Better Business Bureau are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.
However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.