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Four Business Tips from a Successful, Local, Small Business

Article by Aly Schmidt, Seattle Marketplace Manager

Before I made it to the front desk at Budget Blinds in West Seattle. I was greeted with a handshake and a warm “How can we help you today?” from co-owner Kendra Hammer. 803 more words

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Why Waste Water? How to Make a Difference this World Water Day

The United National General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day in 1993. Worldwaterday.org states that it’s “about taking action to tackle the water crisis”. 766 more words

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Is That Check You Received Really as Safe as You Think?

According to the BBB Risk Index, fake check scams are the second most risky scam, behind home improvement scams. The BBB Risk Index measures risk along three dimension: exposure (how likely you are to be exposed to the scam), susceptibility (if you are exposed, how likely you are to lose money) and monetary loss (if you do lose money, how much it’s likely to be). 655 more words

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Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book Sees an Increase in Impostor Scams

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Consumer Sentinel Network released its annual Data Book with over 3.1 million complaints from the 2016 calendar year. Better Business Bureau is a major contributor of complaint data along with other non-governmental organizations and many state law enforcement organizations. 1,053 more words

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Three Important Steps to Protect Yourself from Debt Collectors

The phone rings and you nearly jump out of your skin.  You know its the debt collection company calling again about some debt you racked up years ago. 514 more words


How to Score March Madness Tickets and Merchandise

Have you filled out your bracket yet? “March Madness”, the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament, begins March 14! Northern California fans have a special opportunity to see the action live this year. 648 more words

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February Scam Wrap-Up

By Veronica Craker, Content and Communications Director

The following are scams that were reported to Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest in February. In most instances names and locations have been omitted to protect the victims’ privacy. 741 more words

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