Bredin Report: What SMBs Want in a Resource Center

With the competition for traffic to SMB resource centers – dozens of sites like American Express’s Business Trends and Insights, Bank of America’s Small Business Community, the Constant Contact blog, Intuit’s QuickBooks Resource Center and the Staples Worklife Resource Center target SMBs – what should you be doing to maximize the payback on your SMB

Bredin Report: What’s on SMBs’ Shopping List?

Although our research shows that SMB optimism is off its July 2017 peak, SMBs still have aggressive purchase and activity plans for 2019. And there’s a lot of sales potential for vendors in all kinds of categories, from banking and benefits to tech and telco. First, here’s a quick look at what SMBs have: Office

Bredin Report: Three ways research improves SMB content marketing

One of many the challenges faced by SMB content marketers is the effort required to develop breakthrough content. Apart from the significant challenge of determining the optimal mix of formats, topics and placement, content marketers must also develop content that stands out from an increasingly crowded field. The fix? Data. Here are three ways that

Bredin Report: Why SMB marketers are turning to accelerated research

We’re getting more and more requests for quick-turn research from SMB marketers. They want fast market insight to improve their sales, marketing, products, and customer experience — or to generate data for content, collateral, and PR programs. While expedited research isn’t optimal for every research goal, it’s an increasingly popular tool to: 1. Make your

Bredin Report: How to create an email newsletter SMBs want

Small and midsized business (SMBs) use emails from vendors like you to get business advice and to decide what to buy. 63% of SMB principals in a recent Bredin survey cited email newsletters from vendors as their most-preferred content format. And close to half reported that they are more likely do business with a company

Bredin Report: Why sales teams succeed with SMB content

Small and midsized business (SMB) principals want two things in a salesperson: an understanding of their business pain points and knowledge of their industry challenges. In fact, 81% of business owners in a recent Bredin survey of 500 U.S. SMB principals say it is “important” for vendors to understand their business and industry challenges. Here

Bredin Report: How to Create Great SMB Content

When we survey SMBs on the quality of vendor content, only half say it’s useful. This means that there’s an opportunity for your content — blogs, whitepapers, infographics, ebooks, etc. — to stand out, if it’s a cut above. The payoff can be big: 71% of SMBs say good content makes them think more favorably