TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (8/23/11)--Through a partnership with Barlow Research Associates Inc. (BRAI), credit union clients of Member Business Solutions (MBS) will have access to research on financial behaviors of small businesses. BRAI provides financial institutions with research on small businesses and their banking habits. MBS, a wholly owned credit union service organization of Southeast Corporate CU, Tallahassee, Fla., is the only industry participant to acquire this research for its clients’ use. BRAI annually surveys 4,000 small businesses on their relationships with financial institutions. MBS partners also can attend BRAI’s quarterly Economic Pulse webinars. At the events, attendees receive updates on current economic conditions, such as the global financial crisis, unemployment and U.S. debt, and how they could affect changes in business banking.