BBB Marketplace Education Initiative

Education and Ethics Resource Center

BBB Marketplace Initiativeis a nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to lead in advancing marketplace education by providing information and developing resources to promote and build awareness of ethical business practices and marketplace trust to consumers and businesses.

Our complex marketplace demands educated, savvy consumers. BBB Marketplace Education Initiative provides a variety of workshops and education opportunities for consumers of all ages, from middle and high school students to senior citizens, programs for veterans' groups, families of active-duty military personnel and members of the business community. 

As a transient community, miltary personnel and their families are often the target of unscrupulous and predatory business practices. We believe that "Knowledge is Power" and "Financial Readiness Equals Mission Readiness." 

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Our Smart Senior program focuses on educating older adults and their caregivers about schemes, scams and fraudulent business practices. 

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This interactive workshop is designed to provide training and bring awareness to employees, professionals, and students in the area of ethics and integrity. 

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In collaboration with the FINRA Foundation we deliver an educational training program on fraud prevention in local markets. The seminars can be delivered to virtually any group or business interested in learning how to protect their assets. 

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BBB wants to equip our future leaders with enough conumer knowledge to avoid learning from life's "school of hard knocks." We offter a Teen Smart program, as well as tailored programs for middle school age and up. 

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The Laws of Life Essay Contest is for students in grades 9-12 and encourages students to self-reflect and write about ethical principles based on the UncommonSense FRAMEWORK or a "law of life." 
This program is aimed at developing the character of today's students so they become the ethical, responsible, and trustworthy leaders, employees and citizens of tomorrow. 

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Our Community Outreach Coordinator is available to speak to businesses, groups or organizations of any size at no cost to you. Topics include: Scam Identification & Prevention, social media for small businesses, social media scam training for parents & tweens, and more! 

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