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How does a business get accreditation from the BBB?

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Businesses can apply for Better Business Bureau Accreditation by visiting its website and submitting the online application. To find the form, select the get involved menu on the business locator page and choose the get your business listed link. Click the submit your information button to start the process.

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Businesses that wish to receive accreditation from the BBB must submit the correct form for its region. Instructions for changing the online form to another region are found at the top of the tell us about your business page. Businesses can also use the BBB locator search tool on its website. Businesses must be operational for a full year, before applying for accreditation. The first question on the application pertains to accreditation and the button that indicates interest in this service must be checked.

To be considered for accreditation the Better Business Bureau requires basic information such as business name, address, phone and email contact details. In the second section, provide company history such as number of employees and customers, number of business locations, annual gross revenue and type of business. Indicate if licensing is required to operate the business, and if so, provide the name of the licensing agency. Provide primary business contacts such as the company owner, upper management or customer service representatives.

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