A Simple Purpose…Helping Executives Do Their Jobs Better

Progressive Business Publications Malvern HeadquartersFounded in 1959 by Ed Satell, American Future Systems (AFS), the parent company of Progressive Business Publications, has been serving the needs of its customers and employees for over 50 years. Since our founding, consistent values continue to drive our focus on delivering a quality experience for our customers, employees and partners.

Along the way, we’ve attracted and retained an extraordinary staff of talented professionals who are committed to building the company’s future. PBP’s unique culture stresses long-term thinking with respect to our customers, our employees and our financial goals.

Today, Progressive Business Publications has more than 500 employees, a strong, dedicated team of professionals, many of whom have been with the company 5, 10, 20 years and more.  We provide expert-level business information, training, education and specialized services for businesses, educational institutions, the government and health and nonprofit organizations around the country.

Our products include fast-read newsletters, webinars, executive reports, instructor-led and self-paced training across nearly all functional areas of a company. Our client base includes more than 150,000 companies, and most of the Fortune 1000

We’re committed to providing high-quality products that continually improve and great customer service, meeting the changing needs of the marketplace. We instill in our people the notion that all wisdom comes from the marketplace, that our customers are our best teachers. We actively seek and listen very carefully to our customers’ feedback.

When it comes to our employees, we’re long-term investors. People count at PBP. We believe there is no such thing as good companies, only good people. If you change the people, you change the company. We’re committed to providing an exciting yet stable working environment where employees can be empowered to achieve their long-term career goals. That commitment has resulted in a high level of employee commitment and longevity, ingredients we see as essential to the long-term success of the company.

Financial goals:
As a financially successful, privately-held company, we’re not driven by the need to meet short-term financial goals. We have the freedom to think long term and reinvest in our business and our people. Our long-term goal is to achieve market leadership in our many industries by serving customer and employee needs better than our competition.

Our Businesses

Progressive Business Publications products help over 150,000 companies per year to navigate the fast-changing complexities of their businesses.  Many thousands of these companies have continually done business with us for many years because of their high satisfaction.