Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula Newsletter
July 2012 
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At the Mackinaw Policy Conference and then again at the Veteran Hiring Fair and Open House at Cobo Center, Governor Snyder challenged Michigan businesses to do more for veterans. 


That is why, I am happy to announce that through our Military Line Program, we are launching an initiative to assist our local military members by guiding them to trustworthy businesses in the local marketplace. 


We are developing a directory of local, BBB accredited businesses that are willing to offer a discount to military members, veterans and their families. If you would like to be included in this directory, please click here.


We would love to have you join us in this effort to provide assistance to those who have done so much for us already.


Read more about this effort and what you can do to help here. 

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Melanie Duquesnel, President & CEO  

Businesses - Hiring a Consultant? Know Where to Look and Who to Choose                     

More and more businesses are hiring consultants and contractors to fill vacant positions or to perform specific tasks within the company, and some of them spend the majority of their time working remotely. 


Businesses that are looking to grow their workforce, whether through remote consultants or in-house contractors should consider a few simple tips to finding the consultant who's right for the business's needs:


  • Be certain of your company's needs
  • Ask around for referrals 
  • Schedule an intro meeting with 3 of your best prospects
  • Check references thoroughly
  • Get a written proposal
  • Clearly spell out all fees
  • Keep good records


Get the details on these tips on our blog, here.


Don't get Steered into Paying Extra for a Rental Car


Gasoline prices have dropped for the 10th week in a row and are closing in on $3.50 a gallon, according to AAA. This just may be the perfect time for a road trip! We are recommending some tips for renting a car without breaking the bank.   rentals

In 2011, BBB received 3,773 complaints against the auto renting and leasing industry. When it comes to navigating the rental car process, there many little details that oftentimes leave consumers confused as they eagerly wait to get on the road. 


BBB recommends the following tips to avoid overspending when looking to rent a car:

  • Shop around and lookout for hidden charges
  • Opt for a smaller car
  • Ask lots of questions
  • Gas up and be on time
  • Bring your own car seat and GPS

For the full article and tip details, visit our blog here.



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