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VBA Syntax for wildcard filter

I use the following code under a button to filter a form based on the Business Name field:

Me.Filter = "[Business Name]='" & Me.Find & "'"
Me.FilterOn = True
Me.Requery

This works well for a one word business name such as "Acme"

I would like to change the filter to allow the use of the * wild card so I can find "Acme Inc." "Acme Corp" or "The Acme Company":

How do I change this syntax to filter by business name with the star wildcard before and after

Thank you in advance for your help.

Bob
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Me.Filter = "[Business Name] Like '" & Me.Find & "*'"
Me.FilterOn = True
Me.Requery
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Perfect. Thank you so much.
Great, thanks
I'd recommend using the LIKE operator without embedding the wildcards in the code as follows:

Me.Filter = "[Business Name] Like '" & Me.Find & "'"

This allows the user to specify any wildcard in the search text:

*ACME*  (* for multiple characters)
?ACME    (? for a single character)

or return exact search results by specifying no wildcards:

ACME   (will return exact name)