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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. 

Thank you for your participation! This special edition of the Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) survey is available in link below!


Key Takeaways:
Michigan small business has enthusiasm about recovery and growth opportunities during one of the roughest economic periods in history shows the resiliency of Michigan’s small businesses. They have taken a significant hit, with sales, profits and cash flow hitting record lows; but surprisingly, more than six in ten (65%) believe their business will fully recover within the next year. However, they do have concerns about potential political games being played in our nation’s and state’s capitals and feel their voices are largely going unheard by policymakers. These are some conclusions from our data analysis. Following are some of the key takeaways from the survey: 
  • Only eleven percent (11%) are satisfied with the economy in Michigan, which is a new all-time record low for the MFBI survey.

  • Nearly eight in ten (79%) said they were in pretty good or excellent shape before the pandemic, but nearly the same percentage (76%) say they are now in poor or not so good shape.

  • Given those results, it is not surprising that small business leaders are uncertain about their future, yet they remain hopeful. While forty-four (44%) say they are pessimistic about getting back to normal, nearly the same percentage (39%) are optimistic.

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About the survey: 
The Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) is commissioned semi-annually by the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and the Michigan Business Network, and conducted by Paul King founder of ROI Insight. It surveys owners of small to mid-sized businesses in Michigan and provides business leaders a forum to offer their perspectives and opinions on doing business in Michigan, the overall business climate in the state and various issues in the news. 

It also allows us to forecast potential changes in the market. Thanks to business leaders’ participation, we are able to amplify the voice of small business in Michigan and provide data to guide decisions of business advocacy organizations and policymakers, setting an agenda to help Michigan businesses prosper.

Michigan Future Business Index - Fall 2019 Results

Watch Michigan Business Network's Founder/CEO Chris Holman present the Michigan Future Business Index Survey at Automation Alley's 2020 Global Economic Outlook.

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