In the Beginning

The first BBBs that were established in the early 1900s were originally called ‘Vigilance Committees” or Advertising Clubs. Their goal was to correct advertising abuses. In response to marketplace demands, BBBs quickly expanded to monitor business performance and provide consumers with vital information to void the pitfalls in the marketplace.


BBBs are committed to the belief that the majority of marketplace problems can be corrected through voluntary self-regulation. We support the cause of consumers and hold businesses accountable to the highest standards of honesty in their advertising and selling.

Your Better Business Bureau Serving Delaware was established in November of 1965 by local business and community leaders to support the mission of voluntary self-regulation.

We continue to fulfill that mission by offering various business and consumer services to prmote an ethical community.