What You Need to Know: Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 was passed by Congress on Monday, November 28th and is awaiting President Obama’s signature, as of last Friday. This is great news for the protection of consumers and their right to state informed opinions.  But before we dig into the implications behind the act, it is best to…

How to Avoid Utility Scams

In cold states, such as Ohio, it is well-known that once temperatures start to drop, electric and gas bill prices start to rise.  “Utilities are literally your lifeline”1, considering your gas keeps you warm in the winter and electricity keeps your lights on. Scams come in different forms and scammers carry different techniques to try…

Avoid World Series Ticket Scams

2016 is making its mark on Cleveland sports and the city is gearing up to root for the Tribe as they inch their way toward the World Series. 2016 World Series tickets have already gone on pre-sale and Progressive Field will be the place to be for game one on Tuesday, October 25th. The Indians have…

Not In It Alone

By Orlando Romine I have had the privilege of working with business owners daily. I’ve found…owners are looking for new customers. Big surprise…right?  Many companies are turned to marketing, referrals and advertising. The one thing I find, that they forget about, is establishing some form of accreditation or certification. No matter if you are a start-up…

The Sour Truth: Used Lemons?

  Maybe this will sound familiar. You’ve researched car buying guides, looked at maintenance records, and studied ratings. You have done your research, haven’t you? You decided that a used vehicle would be the perfect fit for your budget. Now at last you are ready to begin. With a racing pulse and slightly sweating palms, you begin sifting…

BBB’s Holiday Helper: A Guide to Gifting and Giving

  Although retail stores skip right from ghosts and pumpkins to tinsel and mistletoe, the Thanksgiving weekend is still the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Better Business Bureau is offering these tips to shoppers: Do your research. Find businesses you can trust on bbb.org. We have BBB Business Reviews on more than 4.7 million…

Giving to Charity? Follow these Tips.

This is the “giving” season! We know that it feels good to get presents this time of year, but it feels even better to GIVE. This year, your BBB urges you to review the following tips before you make any charitable donations as not every “charity” is to be trusted. Make the biggest impact with…

BBB’s Laws of Life Essay Contest Under Way in Area Schools

“Love. Perseverance. Gratitude. Compassion. The laws of life are the core values that we take with us wherever we go and whatever we do. The Laws of Life Essay Contest challenges young people to discover for themselves the values that will guide them throughout life.”

Button Up [Your Lawn]

Lawn and yard maintenance experts point out that the healthy, green lawns of spring actually start with the work we do in the fall. Fall lawn maintenance plays a critical role in overall lawn and garden health even as we prepare for the cooler temperatures of winter.

Which Social Media Platforms Should My Business Be Using?

Americans spend an average of 4.5 hours on the internet a day and more than half of that is spent on social media. Marketers are taking increasing advantage of social media as vehicle for tailored advertising – and it WORKS.