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The Better Business Bureau is celebrating the growing number of small businesses in our country this week during National Small Business Week.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 60 to 80 percent of new jobs are created by the approximately 27.2 million small businesses in the U.S. More than half of Americans are thought either to own or work for a small business.

In honor of the observance, the BBB is encouraging small-business owners to take advantage of the many resources of the BBB and the Federal Trade Commission:

BBB Code of Business Practices: The BBB Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. This code should be a road map for creating and managing a trustworthy business.

BBB Code of Advertising: The BBB was founded 100 years ago on the principles of truth in advertising, which rests first and foremost with the advertiser. BBBs review local advertisements and work with companies to adhere to the BBB Code of Advertising, which lays out principles, definitions and suggestions for ethical advertising that all businesses can adopt.

BBB Tips on Direct Selling:

The BBB and the Direct Selling Education Foundation formed a partnership to create a series of articles, videos and PSAs to educate direct sellers, their customers and even those considering a career path in direct selling. Free tips and advice you can trust on direct selling are available at


 Times Record News May 22, 2012

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