Accredited Business Benefits
Better Business Bureau membership provides a number of positive benefits for both your company and your employees.
REPORTS OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP
The statement that you're a member in good standing to every consumer who inquires about your business. Because most consumers prefer to do business with a BBB member, this is one of your greatest assets. Your plaque, prominently displayed at your place of business, gives a favorable first impression to walk-in customers.
MEMBERSHIP PAYS FOR ITSELF
You may never know how many customers you've gained because of Bureau Reliability Reports, but even one business transaction can often pay for a full year's membership.
As E-commerce continues to thrive, the BBB has recognized the need to bring consumers and our business community together in a very convenient and cost effective manner. Through the implementation of a new program called “E-quotes” consumers can request bids, quotes, or company information via an e-mail request that is forwarded directly to participating BBB member companies only. This exclusive BBB program is designed as a lead generation tool for our BBB members, is a free service to consumers and saves both time and money.
BBB Torch Logo
Instant Credibility for your business. Use the logo in your advertising (except online). You gain public trust and confidence through the Bureau's efforts in helping the public recognize that legitimate firms care about and are doing something to maintain their trust. The BBB's job is to make sure every dollar spent in our marketplace is spent with legitimate businesses.
BBB Online Reliability Seal
E-commerce is booming. Enhance your website with the BBB Online Reliability Seal. It not only provides instant credibility, but also allows one stop shopping for customers as they can click on the logo and go directly to your BBB reliability report without ever leaving your website ! As the only logo approved for website usage by the Council of Better Business Bureau’s, this seal is used worldwide to recognize companies committed to the highest standards of ethical business standards and customer satisfaction.
Informal, binding resolution of business-customer disputes without going to court.
Local Charity Review
A program to help you decide which charities you want to contribute to and to know how to discourage the ones you don't.
ON-LINE MEMBER IDENTIFICATION
Every BBB Member is listed on our website and is easily located by consumers looking for a reliable source.
You gain public trust and confidence through the Bureau's efforts in helping the public recognize that legitimate firms care about and are doing something to maintain their trust.
Your membership dues are 100% tax deductible as a reasonable and necessary business expense.
Your key to reliability in business relations. You receive fast, preferred service in obtaining reports on any business in the nation.
Your tip-off to frauds and swindlers operating in your area. See our "BBB Aware" topics of special interest.
Our help in keeping truth and accuracy in your advertising and staying within federal, state and local laws.
Personal, free review of your proposed copy for compliance with legal and Bureau standards.
The Bureau is committed to the concept of self-regulation as healthiest for business and consumers.
Standards and ethics promoted by the Bureau, and adhered to by members, foster customer confidence.
The Bureau works both locally and nationally to monitor advertising and investigate complaints from consumers and competitors to ensure truth and accuracy in advertising.
ACTION AGAINST FRAUD
The Bureau helps legitimate businesses retain profit dollars by working with governmental agencies to put fraud and illegal schemes out of business.
Bureau speakers appear at schools, clubs, membership organizations, and on radio and television to teach buyers to become educated consumers. Bureau staff will give a presentation upon your request on any subject related to Bureau services.