We’re very pleased to announce our new partnership with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Who better to partner with than the non-profit organization that’s been looking out for consumers since 1912?
Behind the scenes, our team at Inbound Systems is constantly working to find the best ways to identify and recognize the top businesses and organizations in Utah. This often involves long hours, heated debates, and the occasional Greco-Roman wrestling match to settle an argument. 😉
Two Peas in a Pod
We want to ensure the best possible outcome for the Best of SLC, which is why an exclusive partnership with the BBB made sense. The Better Business Bureau’s mission to improve marketplace trust makes them a perfect partner for us.
After all, the Better Business Bureau is one of America’s most enduring customer protection organizations. For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. That’s why in the past year alone, people have turned to them more than 173 million times!
The BBB Rating System
The modern rating system utilizes a grading scale just like you used in school, going from an A+ down to an F, graded on 17 different factors. This rating represents a business’s overall trustworthiness and their good-faith efforts to address customer concerns.
If you’d like to see how your business stacks up, you can check your rating on your BBB page.
Formula for Winning
New for our 2020 contest, we will be incorporating BBB ratings into scoring. Winners are still determined mathematically by a combination of votes, reviews, and ratings, but standing within the BBB is now an important factor in online ratings. We believe that this will help ensure that only the best businesses can win Best of SLC™.
For example, those businesses that have very low BBB ratings, government actions or penalties, and a historical pattern of unresolved disputes will have a tough time proving they’re the best in Salt Lake County.
The Best of SLC is not a pay-to-play contest. While the BBB offers accreditation and operates through the funding of dues-paying members, accreditation will not be a factor in or influence the results of scoring. To learn more about what’s needed to win, visit our 2020 Contest page.
For more information about the Better Business Bureau serving our area, visit their website or call (801) 336-1526. Our team is very excited about this new partnership and what it means for making the most popular “Best of” contest in Utah even best-ier!