Do Your Customers Trust Your Business?

Do Your Customers Trust Your Business?

Five “gestures of respect“ may determine whether they do or not By Craig Honick, Managing Partner of Metro Tribal, a market insight and brand story development firm based in Charlottesville, Va. and Seattle In the fall of 2015, as an ethnographer who helps organizations understand how their audiences see the...

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Interest-Based Advertising

Interest-Based Advertising

Respect your customer, and online advertising can help you increase click-throughs from a more targeted audience. By Genie Barton And Jon Brescia Remember the last great newspaper ad you saw? Have you picked up a physical copy of the Yellow Pages to find a repairman lately? Not likely. We have...

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Business Meets the Internet of Things

Business Meets the Internet of Things

By Karen Rose, Senior Director of Strategy & Analysis at Internet Society and Scott D. Eldridge, Principal of Cam & Sprocket LLC The Internet of Things promises new opportunities for innovating products and services, harnessing customer and business intelligence and optimizing internal operations. It also comes with challenges and risks...

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A Box for Everyone

A Box for Everyone

From a quaint idea to a mainstream business model, the subscription box market is going big as players such as Adidas, Sephora, Macy’s and Disney enter the game. By Liz Cadman, Founder of My Subscription Addiction Once just a startup concept, subscription boxes are going mainstream. Since the 2010 arrival...

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Good, Better, Best

Good, Better, Best

In today’s marketplace consumer experience can make or break a business. So what does being a better business mean? Here’s what consumers have to say. By Rubens Pessanha Filho and Tiffany Scott Better Businesses, Better Lives Here we are midway into the second decade of the 21st century and, if there...

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Calling All Heroes

Calling All Heroes

When I was a teenager, I purchased a radio from a store and the radio was defective. The store would not exchange or refund my money. I contacted Better Business Bureau (BBB) and they resolved the problem quickly. As a 16-year old, that was a big deal for me and...

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Flying With Heart

Flying With Heart

By Nona Phinn Southwest Airline’s “Transfarency” campaign embodies the company’s no surprise approach to fees, having a sense of humor and ultimately, connecting with their customers. Autotune, crowdfunding, google, selfie, hashtag and tweet — these words share a commonality. All were new terms when they hit the scene and were...

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What Makes an International Torch Award Winner?

What Makes an International Torch Award Winner?

Jeremy Smith, President of California Pools, talks about what makes his company worthy of a Better Business Bureau International Torch Award. By Sheila Adkins As part of our quest to recognize excellence and award business leadership, each year Council of Better Business Bureaus awards its Torch Awards. In 2015, four...

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What’s Mine is Yours. What’s Yours is Mine.

What’s Mine is Yours. What’s Yours is Mine.

By Nona Phinn As consumers say goodbye to traditional means of doing business such as renting, owning and buying, they’re realizing their parents were right after all — it is okay to share. Think back to when you were two years old. Now answer this: What was one of the...

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#TBT Better Business

#TBT Better Business

With more than a century of experience under its belt, Better Business Bureau (BBB) still remains as committed as ever to keeping businesses accountable to a just and ethical marketplace. By Nancy Coulter-Parker, Founder NCP Content + Consulting Since the early 1900s, BBB has been on the forefront of positive...

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