Better Business Bureau Unveiled

Expos USA does not subscribe to Better Business Bureau services. Expos USA does not require Better Business Bureau (third party) assistance to resolve disputes. Should anyone have a complaint toward Expos USA, they are urged to contact Expos USA directly, for immediate resolution.

Expos USA chooses to not be a Better Business Bureau member, because:

  1. Better Business Bureau is not affiliated with any government agencies.
  2. Better Business Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization.
  3. Better Business Bureau has been accused of “pay to play” tactics. In other words, if a business desires a favorable rating from the Better Business Bureau, the business must first buy a membership.
  4. Expos USA has never provided business information to the Better Business Bureau; yet, the Better Business Bureau has published business information about Expos USA, without authorization.

The Attorney General of Connecticut demanded that BBB stop using its weighted letter grade system, calling it “potentially harmful and misleading” to consumers.[10] Responding to the Attorney General of Connecticut and others, BBB has since modified its letter grade system.[4]

Criticism

In 2010 ABC’s 20/20 reported in a segment titled “The Best Ratings Money Can Buy” about the irregularities in BBB ratings.[11] They reported that a man created two dummy companies which received A+ ratings as soon as he had paid the membership fee. They also reported that business owners were told that the only way to improve their rating was by paying the fee. In one case a C was turned to an A immediately after a payment and in another case a C‑minus became an A+. The chef Wolfgang Puck said that some of his businesses receive Fs because he refuses to pay a fee. Ritz Carlton, which does not belong either, also receives Fs for not responding to its complaints.[10]

In response, the president of the International Association of Better Business Bureaus has stated the BBB ratings system will cease awarding points to businesses for being BBB members.[12] The national BBB executive committee voted to address the public’s perception of the ratings system. It voted that the BBB ratings system would no longer give additional points to businesses because they are accredited.  It voted to implement a system to handle complaints about BBB sales practices.  [13] Despite the vote, the BBB website still states that points are taken away if accreditation is lost.[14][15]

In Canada, CBC News reported in 2010 that Canadian BBBs were downgrading the ratings scores of businesses who stopped paying their dues. For example, a moving business that had an A rating and had been a BBB member for 20 years, dropped to a D‑minus rating when they allegedly no longer wanted to pay dues.[16]

BBBs have been accused of unduly protecting companies. [by whom?] In 2011, a New York Times columnist described a complaint from a consumer that the Austin chapter of the Better Business Bureau refused to resolve complaints against companies if customers do not pay a $70 mediation fee.[17]

Criticism on case resolutions

In 2011, the Feefighters blog described an incident in which a BBB branch encouraged and solicited money from a business they monitored.[18] BBB officials state that they hold their accredited businesses to a higher standard, as outlined in their accreditation standards.[19]

On December 22, 2010, William Mitchell, CEO of the Los Angeles BBB, and originator of the BBB letter grading system, resigned as a result of an internal investigation conducted by the CBBB.[20][21] The resignation was rescinded shortly afterward, however, with Mitchell claiming that his health prompted him to resign, and criticizing the National Council for attempting to take over the Southern California chapter.[22]

Canada

BBB trademark authorization revoked from four Canadian offices

The then-named Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) revoked the BBB name & trademark from four Canadian Better Business Bureaus. The CBBB said it made the move to withdraw trademark authorization from the offices in Hamilton, Windsor, Montreal and St. John’s after determining these four Canadian offices did not meet the defined standards of operation.

Anyone seeking resolve to a dispute will not receive such resolve via a Better Business Bureau complaint. If anyone has already filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, you must first withdraw your complaint. Once withdrawn, you may contact Expos USA for immediate resolve.

Live, In-Person Health & Wellness Expos: Fort Myers; Sarasota; & Tampa.

FLORIDA GULF COAST EXPOS presents …

To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos

(Live, Real-Time, In-person Events)

Sarasota –  Saturday, September 24, 2022

Fort Myers – Saturday, October 22, -2022

Tampa – Saturday, December 3, 2022

Exhibitor Info: info@exposusa.com. Mobile: 507.358.8632.

Fort Myers To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos

Fort Myers, Florida

To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos

Thursday, April 21, 2022

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Open to the Public – Free Admission

Venue Cities in consolidation with FORT MYERS SHOW;

  1. Bonita Springs
  2. Cape Coral
  3. FORT MYERS
  4. Naples
  5. Port Charlotte
  6. Venice

Exhibitors: To lock-in your “first-in” exclusive exhibitor rights, for your brand/product, complete and submit your non-binding exhibitor application.

 

Florida Gulf Coast Expos

Florida Gulf Coast Expos

 To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos

In Consolidation with Fort Myers Show …

  • Bonita Springs
  • Cape Coral
  • FORT MYERS SHOW
  • Naples
  • Port Charlotte
  • Venice

All expos feature primary exhibitor categories:

  1. Allergen-Friendly/Gluten-Free Foods
  2. Business Opportunities
  3. Chiropractic & Physical/Massage Therapists
  4. Family Wellness & Fitness
  5. Preventive & Sports Medicine
  6. Senior Living
  7. Vacation Rentals

     

Thursday, April 21, 2022

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Open to the Public

Free Admission to 1st 700 Attendees

Visitor Inquiries welcome.

Visitors register here to print and receive free admission tickets:

info@exposusa.com

Exhibitor Info: 305.390.8375

The great news is that we are commencing to produce virtual To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness expos. It has taken the better part of 18 months to finally discover a virtual platform that works, for all Exhibitors. Exhibitor Participants speak well of their experience. Coming soon in Florida; Fort Myers (04/21/22); and, Tampa (05/12/22); and, in Texas; Dallas (05/26/22), All 3 will be top-of-the line events, with huge Visitor attendance. Exhibitor satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, or exhibitors will promptly receive a full refund.

  • If you are “first-in,” for your brand/product, you will be the exclusive exhibitor of your product. To “lock-in” the exclusive exhibitor rights, for your product, requires a $30.00 payment, for each venue, to which you wish to subscribe (you may.cancel, at any time, without penalty, but if you cancel before your first  expo date, you will lose your exclusive exhibitor rights). You do not need to make a second quarterly payment; until, after your first event of participation). The service fee, for each venue subscribed to, is $10.00 per month, payable quarterly in advance.
  • There is also a one-time set-up fee, for each venue, to which you wish to subscribe. If you wish to subscribe to multiple venues, we offer downward-sliding set-up fees. So, for $1,100; plus, the monthly service fee, $350 for the first designated venue; $300 for the second designated venue; $250 for the third designated venue; and $200 for the fourth designated city venue. The great news is that we are continuing to produce virtual To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness expos. You can lock-in exclusive exhibitor participation rights, for your brand/product. NOTE: Our Early-Bird discounted set-up rates are effective through 3:00 PM, March 18, 2022, or whenever discounted inventory is depleted, whichever comes first: $250 for the first designated venue; $200 for the second designated venue; $150 for the third designated venue; and, $100 for the fourth designated venue ($700 total)

When you subscribe, we immediately post your information. Your posting will remain posted, for twelve months, whether, or not you choose to cancel your subscription. The posting includes business name, brand/product, shoulder/headshot of your designated expert guest speaker, along with a 42 word bio, on said speaker, and a 228 word preview on speaker’s presentation.

Our Virtual platform FREE demos are available upon request.

You will receive full-credit, for all money paid for a virtual event participation, toward exhibitor booth space, for respective real-time, live, in-person events, when they occur.

Attendee Demographic

We target “upscale” homeowners: Young married adults (26-35), with sports-active kids; and adults (40-65), with aging parents.

Attendance (Visitors)

Our advertising, marketing, and promotion campaigns feature TV, Radio, Internet, Print, and social media, with designs to deliver 7,000 Visitors on event day, and 35,000 Visitors over the course of your 12 month posting. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If, for any reason (after 120 days, from date of event), you are not satisfied with your experience, you may request, and promptly receive a total refund.

Non Binding Exhibitor Application

To reserve your exhibitor participation, complete, and submit your non-binding application. Although the application is non-binding, the date and time  submitted will determine your priority status, as to “first-in” exclusive exhibitor rights. https://exposusa.com/product/exhibitor-application/ 

Texas DFW Expos

The great news is that we are continuing to produce virtual To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness expos. We have 2 coming up in Florida and one in Texas, in 2022. They will all be top-of-the line events, with huge Visitor attendance, and exhibitor satisfaction is 100% guaranteed, or promptly receive a full refund.

TEXAS DFW EXPOS SCHEDULE:

To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos

Dallas: Thursday, 05/26/2022

In Consolidation with City Venues (all on 05/26/2022)

  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth
  • Frisco
  • Gaylord
  • Grapevine
  • Irving
  • Lewisville
  • Plano

If you are “first-in,” for your brand/product, you will be the exclusive exhibitor of your product, for the venue(s), to which you subscribe. The service fee, for each venue subscribed to, is $10.00 per month, payable quarterly, in advance. To “lock-in” the exclusive exhibitor rights, for your product, requires a $30.00 payment, for each venue, to which you wish to subscribe (you may cancel, at any time, without penalty, but if you cancel before the expo date, you will lose your exclusive exhibitor rights). You do not need to make a second quarterly payment; until, after your first event of participation.

There is also a one-time set-up fee, for each venue, to which you wish to subscribe. If you wish to subscribe to multiple venues, we offer downward-sliding set-up fees ($350 for the first designated venue; $300 for the second designated venue; $250 for the third designated venue; and $200 for the fourth designated venue). So, for $1,100; plus, the monthly service fee, you can lock-in exclusive exhibitor rights, for four venues. NOTE: Our Early-Bird discounted set-up rates are effective through 3:00 PM, Thursday, March 23, 2022, or whenever discounted inventory is depleted, whichever comes first: Early-Bird Discounted Set-Up Rates – $250 for the first designated venue; $200 for the second designated venue; $150 for the third designated venue; and, $100 for the fourth designated venue.

When you subscribe, we immediately post your information. Your posting will remain posted, for twelve months, whether, or not you choose to cancel your subscription. The posting includes business name, brand/product, shoulder/headshot of your designated expert guest speaker, along with a 42 word bio, on said speaker, and a 228 word preview on speaker’s presentation.

Our Virtual Cloud Platform FREE Demos are available upon request.

You will receive full-credit, for all money paid for a virtual event participation, toward exhibitor booth space, for respective real-time, live, in-person events, when they occur.

Attendee Demographic

We target “upscale” homeowners: Young married adults (26-35), with sports-active kids; and adults (40-65), with aging parents.

Attendance (Visitors)

Our advertising, marketing, and promotion campaigns feature TV, Radio, Internet, Print, and social media, with designs to deliver 10,000 Visitors on event day, and 35,000 Visitors over the course of your 12 month posting. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If, for any reason (after 120 days, from date of event), you are not satisfied with your experience, you may request, and promptly receive a total refund.

Non Binding Exhibitor Application

To reserve your exhibitor participation, complete and submit your non-binding application. Although the application is non-binding, the date and time submitted will determine your priority status, as to “first-in” exclusive exhibitor rights. Exhibitor application: https://exposusa.com/product/exhibitor-application/

Covid Fallout

We are having difficulty in driving Visitor Attendees, in quantities adequate to support our Exhibitors. Event Goers, categorically, are reluctant to attend mass gathering events, due fear of exposure to Covid-19 and/or Variants. Thus, we are in the process of postponing all scheduled real-time, live, in-person To Your Health, Wealth, and Wellness Expos; until, spring/summer, 2022, in order  to gain time to boost Visitor Attendees to quantities adequate to support our Exhibitors. If you have previously reserved and paid for exhibitor space, for any of our real-time, live, in-person expos, please notify us, in order that we can make arrangements for a full refund. 507.358.8632.

The great news is that we are continuing to produce virtual To Your Health, Wealth, & Wellness expos. We have 2 coming up in Florida and Texas, in 2022. They will both be top-of-the line events, with huge Visitor attendance, and exhibitor satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

Exhibitor Application

Exhibitor “No Fee,” FREE Non-Binding Application – Universal

All Expos USA Events

Application is for exhibitor space at any Expos USA event. Exhibitor space booth is 10′ wide X 10′ deep, with one 8′ high backdrop drapery, and one 3′ high side-divider drapery, including one 8′ skirted table, 2 chairs, one booth identity sign, and 2 exhibitor badges.

The regular exhibitor application fee is $50; however, the application fee is currently waived through December 30, 2021. Submitting an application is non-binding, on the Applicant, but the date & time of submission does determine and preserve Applicant’s status and priority ranking, as to any “first-come, first-serve” brand-exclusive rights, purchases, and/or exhibitor booth locations.

Pending approval of Applicant’s application, Expos USA will generate and email an invoice that documents the exhibitor space reservation. Buyer will be instructed to print, sign, and mail invoice to designated address.

Expos USA will also email to Buyer options for making payment.  Buyer will be required to make payment, upon receipt of invoice, or forfeit “first-come, first-serve” position.

Please answer all questions on the application; otherwise, you will not be able to add your application to the cart. Follow this link to complete and submit application:

Exhibitor Application – http://exposusa.com/product/exhibitor-application/

2021 & 2022 Revised Expo Schedules: New Mexico & Texas

NEW MEXICO

Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos

  • Albuquerque: (Virtual) Date TBA
  • Santa Fe: (Live, In-Person): Friday, 04/01/22

TEXAS

Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos (Virtual):

  • Dallas: Wed. & Thurs. 12/01-02/21

Serving

  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth
  • Frisco
  • Gaylord 
  • Grapevine 
  • Irving 
  • Lewisville 
  • Plano  

TEXAS

Health, Wealth, & Wellness Expos (Real-Time, Live, In-Person)

Frisco, TX – Saturday, 11/06/21
Frisco, TX – Friday, 07/15/22
Plano, TX – Saturday, 05/08/22
Gaylord, TX – Saturday, 05/22/22
Dallas, TX – Saturday, 10/29/22

How to Turn Your Home-Based Business into a Success by: Tina Martin

Tips for Seniorpreneurs: How to Turn Your

Home-Based Business Into a Success

According to data collected, more seniors are using their retirement years not to relax and golf their days away but rather to start their own businesses. Today, the self-employment rate among workers aged 65 and up is higher than that of any other age group, at 15%, and senior-founded businesses currently represent one-quarter of all new enterprises. Combine these numbers with the fact that home-based businesses are also on the rise, and you have the ideal environment in which to start your own home-based venture. To join the growing ranks of successful seniorpreneurs, use these tips courtesy of Expos USA.

Identify Your Most Marketable Hobbies

First things first: Identify what you love doing and what you do well. Though at this point in your life, you may have more than a handful of skill sets and passions, Money encourages you to think carefully about what a specific job will entail and to be realistic. Ideally, you will be able to start up your new business with little more than what you already have on hand in terms of talent, materials and space. You should also consider the marketability of your hobbies. Some ideas of money-making hobbies include gardening, flipping garage sale finds, writing and editing, catering, woodworking, and coaching.

Consider Your Business Model

Once you identify your most marketable hobby, plan out the logistics. How will you deliver your products or services? Will you open a storefront, sell your products or services online, or go to clients’ homes? Will you operate on a freelance basis, or do you plan to form a business structure? If you choose the latter, consider forming an LLC, as LLCs offer ample flexibility, protection from liability and several tax advantages. You can also file an LLC on your own with the help of an online formation service, as opposed to having to work with an attorney.

A few other questions to consider when devising your business plan are as follows:

  • How much time do you want to invest?
  • Do you have other commitments that will suffer?
  • Can you afford to add the stress of owning a business to your life?
  • Will your continuing to work interfere with your interpersonal relationships?

Plan for Startup Costs

One of the biggest perks of running a home-based business is that home-based businesses come with few overhead costs. However, you will likely need some working capital to take care of the initial upfront costs, such as LLC filing fees, the cost of materials, marketing costs, equipment and other expenditures. While your savings may help to cover some of the expenses, you don’t want to dip too much into your nest egg. Instead, consider alternative means of funding, such as crowdfunding, grants, Incubator and Accelerator programs, bank loans, and government programs.

Have Fun With It

At the end of the day, remember that you started your business out of a desire to stay busy rather than necessity. This is a luxury many people don’t have but one you shouldn’t hesitate to take advantage of. Don’t rush into a business. Instead, take your time to find something you truly enjoy doing. And, if your business becomes more stressful than enjoyable, permit yourself to try something new.

Seniorpreneurs have a lot to gain from their home-based businesses. To enjoy the most success in your golden years, use the above tips to guide you.

Home-based business expos from Expos USA present a great opportunity for seniors looking to start an at-home business. Call 305.390.8375 to learn more.

Virtual Set-Up Procedure

Virtual Healthy Living Expos

Coming Soon to:

  • Arlington

  • Dallas

  • Frisco

  • Grapevine

  • Irving

  • Lewisville

  • Plano

Attn: Healthy Living Expo Exhibitors

When you reserve and pay for your virtual exhibitor booth space, this is what happens:

STEP ONE:

We immediately post your business name, exhibitor category (you may choose which exhibitor category), brand/product specialty to the Healthy Living Expo Exhibitor Directory, for your selected expo website. The exhibitor directory is searchable by business name, exhibitor category, and brand/product specialty.

NOTE: 1. IF YOU ARE “FIRST IN,” FOR YOUR BRAND/PRODUCT SPECIALTY, YOU WILL BE THE EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITOR OF YOUR BRAND/PRODUCT SPECIALTY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU ARE A CHIROPRACTOR, AND YOU ARE “FIRST IN,” YOU WILL BE THE ONLY CHIROPRACTIC EXHIBITOR, FOR YOUR SELECTED VIRTUAL EXPO.

STEP 2:

We design a full-color digital ad, to your specifications, and post your ad to the respective expo Healthy Living Expo Digital Ad Library.

STEP 3:

We create a full-color image of your virtual exhibitor booth. The image of your virtual exhibitor booth will be posted in the Healthy Living Expos Catalog of Virtual Exhibitor Booths, for your selected expo.

STEP 4:

You will have the ability to upload video content. If you do not have a video, we will produce a full-color 30-second video to advertise, market, and promote your business brand and product specialty. The video will be posted in the USA Healthy Living Expo Video Library, for your selected expo, and the video will reflect a link to the Healthy Living Expo Expert Guest Speaker Presenters, for your selected expo. You may opt to be your own  expert guest speaker presenter, for your business brand and  product specialty.

NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE AS YOUR OWN EXPERT GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTER, YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A SHOULDER/HEADSHOT PHOTO OF THE PRESENTER, A 42 WORD BIO ON THE PRESENTER, AND A 76 WORD “SNIPPET ” INTRO PREVIEW OF YOUR TOTAL GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION, WHICH WILL BE USED TO CREATE A 30-SECOND VIDEO COMMERCIAL THAT WILL SERVE TO INTRODUCE YOUR GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION.

STEP 5:

We will establish a live chat platform to allow for interaction between your staff and visitor attendees.

NOTE: All posts (Steps One – Five) will remain posted to the respective Healthy Living Expo website, for one-year. SO, IF YOU RESERVE A VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR BOOTH FOR THE SANTA FE HEALTHY LIVING EXPO (12/18/21), YOUR POSTS ONE THROUGH FIVE WILL REMAIN POSTED FOR 12 MONTHS.

WE ANTICIPATE TENS OF THOUSAND OF VISITOR ATTENDEES TO EACH OF OUR VIRTUAL HEALTHY LIVING EXPOS, IN THAT WE ARE AGGRESIVELY MARKETING THE EVENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, LOCAL RADIO, TV, AND PRINT NEWS WITH ADS.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITOR BOOTH FEES

Corporate for Profit & Non-Profits

$10 per month, payable quarterly in advance; plus, a one-time set-up fee, of $300. No contract required. exhibitor may cancel after 4 months, without penalty, but will lose “first-in” exclusive exhibitor rights.

Downward Adjustments for virtual expos set-up fees, for exhibitors opting to reserve virtual exhibitor space for multiple expos: Set-up fee for first expo – $300; set-up fee for second expo – $250; set-up fee for third expo – $200; set-up fee for fourth expo – $150; set-up fee for all other expos – $100. For example, if you reserve exhibitor space for Santa Fe, the set-up fee is $300; if you reserve exhibitor space for Albuquerque, the set-up fee is $250, if you reserve exhibitor space for Tucson, the set-up fee is $200; if you reserve exhibitor space for Houston, the set-up fee is $150, etc.