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Congratulations! MFBI Survey Winners Announced

Michigan Business Network
June 8, 2020 5:00 PM

As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making decisions need to hear how COVID-19 and the Stay Home, Stay Safe order are impacting your business. 

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Key Findings from Spring MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey

Michigan Business Beat
May 28, 2020 1:00 PM

The underwriter, conductor, and presenter of the MFBI survey gather to reflect findings.

Chris Holman gathers with Bob Lapinski, Media & Public Relations Advisor, AF Group, Chicago, IL and Paul King, President, ROI Insight, Grosse Pointe, MI, to discuss findings from the Spring 2020 Michigan Future Business Index COVID-19 Impact Survey.

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MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey Results for Spring 2020

Michigan Business Network
May 21, 2020 12:00 PM

Michigan Future Business Index in its 18th year shifts Spring survey to focus on the COVID-19 Impact on Michigan businesses.

LANSING, Mich – Michigan’s small business owners are in a bind. They appreciate the original intent and need for the state-mandated Stay Home, Stay Safe orders that were put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, but they feel trapped by the uncertainty of what may come next. Respondents to the latest MFBI are clearly concerned about COVID-19 and the toll it has taken on Michiganders, but they feel certain that they will have plans in place and a responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe when they reopen.

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MFBI COVID-19 Impact Survey

Michigan Business Network
April 23, 2020 1:21 PM

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series - Stop #6 (Great Lakes Bay Region)

Michigan Business Network
January 31, 2020 12:19 PM

Michigan Business Network was on the road to Saginaw, MI for stop #6 of the Michigan Economic Forecast Series. MBN’s Chris Holman presents the Michigan Business Future Index Survey to the Great Lakes Bay Economic Club. 

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Michigan Economic Forecast Series 2019 - Stop #4 (Capital Region)

Michigan Business Network
December 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (capital region) this is stop #4 going around the state. The events share reviews of 2019 and a look ahead for Michigan in 2020.

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MFBI Survey A Way for Michigan Business to Voice Their Expectations

Michigan Business Beat
November 27, 2019 9:00 AM

As we get toward the end of November, your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index is almost over.

Here we share a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. He drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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Rising Health Insurance Costs and Talent Acquisition Are Top Concerns of Business Owners According to Latest Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

LANSING, Mich., June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show the rising cost of health insurance and acquiring talent are the top concerns for Michigan's small- to mid-sized business leaders.

Overall, business owners showed slower sales and profit results over the past six months, while wages and capital investment strengthened.

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MFBI Survey Helps Michigan Business Look Forward

Michigan Business Beat
May 30, 2019 4:00 PM

It's May 30th the month is almost over, and so is your latest opportunity to get your business opinions heard in the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index.

Here is a recent interview with Bob Lapinski, Media and Public Relations Advisor at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America drops by to talk with the Michigan Business Network about the twice a year Michigan Future Business Index survey.

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2018 Michigan Economic Forecast Series (full video)

Michigan Business Network
December 27, 2018 3:00 PM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (mid-Michigan stop) and concluded with a positive 2018 review and look ahead for Michigan in 2019.

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