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Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau Provides consumer and business guidance and information on dispute resolution.

Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs Provides information on consumer rights and responsibilities

Consumer Action Handbook Provides consumer information on numerous topics.

Consumer Guide - Automotive Includes product reviews and information.

Consumer Information Federal Trade Commission on Money & Credit, Home & Mortgages, Jobs & Making Money, and Privacy & Identity.  Spanish option.

Consumer Reports Provides buying advice, product brands, types,and features. Need to subscribe for ratings and comparisons.

Consumer Search Provides product reviews and information.

Consumer Services Guide (from Consumer Action) Searchable directory of national, state, and local resources compiled by Consumer Action to help with consumer problems and questions.

Consumer World Provides information on products, prices and consumer agencies.

Consumer.gov Federal government website offering links to information and tools for managing and using money wisely, using credit and loans carefully, and protecting against scams and identity theft.

Credit Reports Free Annually Federal Trade Commission site that provides information and a link on how to order your annual free credit reports.

GetHuman Phone numbers and contact options for more than 8,000 companies in 45 countries.  Offers ways to get faster customer service.

J.D. Power & Associates Marketing Information Conducts independent and unbiased surveys and research regarding customer satisfaction, product quality and buyer behavior.

Loan Scam Tips Information to protect consumers from loan fraud and manipulation. 

Phone Scams Consumer education to help people protect themselves from phone fraud, provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

Recalls.gov Federal government inter-agency web site providing safety information covering consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.

Shopping and Consumer Issues (USA.gov) Learn how to be a safe consumer, what to do when a purchase or service goes wrong, and more. This website is maintained by USA.gov.

Small Business Development Center The center offers loan packaging, financial projections, feasibility and business plan writing assistance; counselors are available to coach a new or existing business with all aspects of managing a business, from setting up and managing a record keeping system, to marketing and sales. SBDC also offers a wide variety of business classes including Basic Business Accounting, Writing a Winning Business Plan, and QuickBooks. 

USA.Gov Search handpicked government websites helpful to small business owners 

U.S. Small Business Administration Browse business topics, find business counseling, and apply for business loans.

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