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About Bredin

Bredin was founded in 1991 by America's foremost small business expert, author and syndicated columnist Alice Bredin. From its beginning, Bredin was designed to be a breed apart: 50% research consultancy, 50% creative agency, 100% focused on SMB. Based in Somerville, Mass., Bredin helps Fortune 500 companies understand, reach and retain SMB customers through timely, targeted research and award-winning marketing programs.

Bredin Report: Who has the ear of the SMB principal?

The Most Influential SMB Advisors Each month, Bredin surveys 500 U.S. SMB principals in our shared-client survey the SMB Pulse. We recently asked them to rank the importance of various advisors in learning about new products and services. There are some great learnings for your sales and marketing to this high-potential segment. SMB principals say

Bredin Report: What Expenses Keep SMBs Up at Night?

The Most Challenging SMB Expenses Each month, Bredin surveys 500 principals of U.S. SMBs in our shared-client survey the SMB Pulse. This month, we asked SMBs to rate how challenging each of the various costs of running a business are. There are some important insights for your sales and marketing to this high-potential segment. Costs

Bredin Report: What Keeps SMBs Up at Night?

SMB Business Challenges: A Shift in the Rankings Each month, Bredin surveys 500 principals of U.S. SMBs in our shared-client survey the SMB Pulse. This month, the results confirm some longstanding trends — and provide a few surprises, which speak to the outlook of SMBs and your opportunities to engage with and sell to them.

Bredin Report: What SMB Hiring Habits Reveal

Anyone marketing to the small and midsized business (SMB) market wants to understand how decisions are made. They also want to know who SMBs are buying from and what they want to buy. In Bredin’s recent research with 500 principals of U.S. SMBs, we uncovered some habits and preferences that matter to anyone marketing to

Bredin Report: Content Planning for 4Q

What SMBs want to learn in 4Q If you’re developing your content calendar for the rest of the year, there are a few key themes you can use to provide content that matters to SMBs. While SMBs look to you first and foremost for advice relevant to your brand – for example financial management advice