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    June 11, 2024

    Summer economic outlook for small and midsize businesses

    Learn from a diverse panel of visionary leaders, small business owners and champions about the current and future economic and employment trends they expect to impact small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) in this conversation hosted by Principal®. Our panel will share their thoughts on how SMBs can find success throughout this summer and beyond.

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    • Current state of the SMB economy.
    • Tips for employers to navigate the opportunities and obstacles they are projected to experience in the next six months.
    • Strategies employers can take to help improve employee engagement and reduce the impact on the workplace.

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    June 11, 2024
    11 a.m. CST

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    1. 2024 Principal Sentiment survey of small and midsize non-employer customers (257) and employees (260) conducted between January 22 and February 14, 2024.

    2. Determined by fully insured employer groups in-force. Based on participants in LIMRA’s 4th Quarter 2021 U.S. Workplace Benefits Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Dental and Vision Plans and Supplemental In-force surveys. (April 2022)

    3. Based on the number of plans, PLANSPONSOR 2023 Defined Contribution Recordkeeping Survey, July 2023.

    4. Principal SMB Segmentation Market Overview Dashboard, data as of 4Q22. (Note: There is some overlap in counts where clients have multiple products across lines of business)