Accredited Business Benefits
Better Business Bureau accreditation provides a number of positive benefits for both your company and your employees.
REPORTS OF YOUR ACCREDITATION
The statement that you're an accredited business 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.
ACCREDITATION 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.
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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for sign-up information.
The Bureau works to settle business-customer disputes quickly and smoothly, without your having to leave your place of business.
Informal, binding resolution of business-customer disputes without going to court.
CONSUMER RESOURCE BOOK LISTING
Every BBB Accredited Business is listed in our Consumer Resource Book directory and is easily located by consumers looking for a reliable business.
The BBB of Southeast Florida and the Caribbean continues its mission to build trust in the marketplace with a new service called eQuote. eQuote allows consumers to instantly request bids, estimates, or general information for goods and services from businesses who meet ALL the BBB Accredited Business Standards.
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.
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 Accredited Businesses, foster customer confidence.
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.
YOUR PLACE OF HONOR
Over 85% of Bureau members say membership has enhanced their company's position in the community.
Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Congressmen, news media, and members of the consuming public have praised the Bureau's programs and services. Your membership makes them available to you.
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.
FROM COMPLAINT TO CUSTOMER
Consumers say they would turn to the BBB for help with complaints more than three times as often as any other agency. Since 95% of the customers who report complaints become loyal customers if their complaint is satisfactorily handled, you can actually increase satisfied customers through the Bureau's help with complaints.