Tax return check and form 1040

BBB Tip of the Week: Hiring A Tax Preparer

Filing your income tax return may sound like a chore, but finding a reliable tax preparer can be a breeze with help from Better Business Bureau. BBB processed more than 2,700 complaints against tax preparers in 2014, many of them from consumers who weren’t satisfied with the service they received or who couldn’t contact their…

Student mediators

Top 10 Categories For Complaints To BBB|St. Louis In 2014

Better Business Bureau handles a wide range of marketplace disputes between businesses and consumers. BBB dispute resolution services help businesses improve relationships with customers by bringing both sides together to find a resolution that’s acceptable to both parties. (For more on how businesses can benefit from BBB dispute resolution, read this post.) Complaints filed with…

plumbing pipes

BBB Tip of the Week: Hiring A Plumber

There’s never a good time for a plumbing emergency. BBB can help consumers find trustworthy contractors to plug your leak, unclog your toilet, deal with frozen pipes or install a new water heater. Plumbers need licenses and insurance, so you should ask a company who is the responsible master plumber with the business, obtain a license…

money

BBB Tip of the Week: Finding Financial Aid

If college is in your future – or in the future of someone in your family – you probably need some help paying for it. Financial aid comes in many forms – scholarships, loans or work-study. But you have to apply for it, and most colleges require you to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid,…

feet on scale

BBB Tip Of The Week: Choosing Diet, Fitness Programs

Losing weight and getting into shape are among the top New Year’s Resolutions, but how do you find weight loss programs or fitness clubs that you can trust? BBB and the Federal Trade Commission field thousands of complaints every year from consumers who were dissatisfied with the results of weight loss products or who never got the…

2014 BBB Year in Review

BBB Had An Amazing Year Of Growth In 2014

By Michelle Corey, BBB President and CEO With 2014 just ended and a new year beginning, now is the perfect time to look back on the accomplishments of your Better Business Bureau over the last 12 months. It has been, thanks to BBB’s Board of Directors, committees and staff, an amazing period of successful growth strategies – a year of seized…