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Finding Qualified Workers Remains a Top Challenge for Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Lansing, Mich. - The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show finding qualified workers remains the top challenge for Michigan’s small- to mid-sized business leaders. Retraining employees, networking and hiring temporary workers are short-term fixes employed by many businesses.

Overall, business owners enjoy continued strength in sales and profits, while many employers continue to point to an improving economy, excellent employees, in-demand products/services and a renewed hope for regulatory reform.

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AF Group's perspective on latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Beat
September 20, 2017 12:00 PM

AsThe latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show record optimism among Michigan’s small- to mid-sized business leaders, resulting in planned increases in investment into their businesses through wage hikes and equipment updates. The percentage of those businesses reporting wage increases over the past six months has hit an all-time high for the MFBI.

Taking a further look at this Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations advisior for AF Group joined Jeffrey Mosher in the MBN studio to discuss the latest survey results. You can hear that interview in the SoundCloud PodCast embedded at the bottom of this article.

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Record Optimism for Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
August 30, 2017 9:00 AM

Lansing, Mich. - The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show record optimism among Michigan’s small- to mid-sized business leaders, resulting in planned increases in investment into their businesses through wage hikes and equipment updates. The percentage of those businesses reporting wage increases over the past six months has hit an all-time high for the MFBI.

In addition, other key indicators including sales and hiring have stayed in positive territory with no significant slippage from record results over the past 12-18 months. Many employers continue to point to an improving economy, excellent employees, in-demand products/services and a renewed hope for regulatory reform.

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Workers Comp Insurance 101 for Business Owners

Michigan Business Beat
June 6, 2017 9:00 AM

Mike Seling, VP of Business Development, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Lansing, MI, speaks with Chris Holman about Workers Comp Insurance 101 for Business Owners.

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AF Group Answering the Question! Why Are We Going Digital?

Michigan Business Beat
April 28, 2017 1:00 PM

Said Taiym, Chief Information Officer, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.Lansing, MI, joins Jeffrey Mosher for a discussion relevant to most businesses these days. Said begins by defining digital transformation and discussing what today’s customer looks like.

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Winter’s not over yet! Avoid slips and falls

Business Next
March 14, 2017 4:30 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks about how to avoid slips and falls during the variable weather of a Michigan March in a conversation with Mike Eckert, director of loss control services for the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

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AF Group Earns High Marks as a Best Place to Work

Michigan Business Network
December 23, 2016 10:30 AM

LANSING, MI December12, 2016 —AF Group Earns High Marks as a Best Place to Work | Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Business Insurance magazine has released this year’s rankings for Best Places to Work—and once again AF Group has earned high honors.

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Latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2016 3:00 PM

Optimism Remains High for Small Business Owners According to Michigan Future Business Index

Lansing, Mich. Dec. 19, 2016 --  The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show that optimism among Michigan’s small- to mid-sized businesses is holding strong and keeping businesses’ perceptions of the economy positive. That optimism is fueling projections for sales and profit increases, as well as boosting investments in human capital

{June 2017 Editor's Note: For those wanting to get their voice heard in the next Michigan Future Business Index, please take the NEW survey}

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The 2016 Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Beat
August 1, 2016 1:00 PM

Chris talks to Mike Britt President of the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. The pair discuss the latest Michigan Future Business Index. They talk about the positive feedback and positive outlook that is currently occuring for small business in Michigan. Chris and Mike then discuss the history and specifics of the Michigan Future Business Index. 

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Business Owners See Improvement in the Labor Pool According to the Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
July 26, 2016 10:30 AM

Lansing, Mich.—Small- to mid-sized business owners see an improvement in the current labor pool, according to the June 2016 Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI), published today in partnership with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and the Michigan Business Network.  A majority believe Michigan is a good place to do business and to find qualified talent.

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