Friday Five Business Briefing – August 7, 2020
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Here’s news you can use in a constantly changing business environment, including what’s in store for 2021 health insurance rates, how to host dynamic virtual events and tips for getting back on track after a setback.
- Proposed 2021 health insurance rates increase slightly — 2021 policy renewals for small employers will likely go up 1.5% on average. However, Grand Rapids-based Priority Health proposes to trim individual policy rates by 0.1%. Get the complete story.
- Could your work-from-home policy be this short? — Siemen’s new mobile work policy is getting attention for two reasons. First, it focuses on outcomes, not hours. Second, it shows trust and empowers employees. See why it’s effective.
- Switching from live to virtual events — COVID-19 has forced businesses and professional associations to cancel in-person events. In their place, online events are keeping people connected. Learn how to pivot to virtual events.
- Expanded services for unemployed veterans — West Michigan Works! has expanded its Veterans Networking Job Club. The club has gone online because of COVID-19. Interested veterans, employers and veteran-focused organizations can register online at org.
- Tips to get back on track after a major setback — Naomi Nakashima learned three valuable lessons after clients refused to pay out 5-figure contracts. Get her tips for getting back on track.
Thank you to our Friday Five sources: MiBiz, Inc., CO—, WZZM 13 and Entrepreneur.
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