Dale Buss

Dale Buss is a long-time contributor to Chief Executive, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and other top-flight business publications. He lives in Michigan.


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Study Ranks States on Softer Strategic Measures, but Can Those Measures Equate to Profitability?

A new study of how states can excel in the “new economy” attempts to turn on its head the conventional wisdom about what makes states attractive. And it ends up endorsing the business climates of many high-cost states while denigrating the pro-business credentials of many low-cost states.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States for Business 2014 June 26 2014

Golf is Good for Business, but CEOs Should Tread Lightly When Wearing Those Spikes

There’s a lot of hand wringing in the golf business these days about the persistent slide in the number of golfers in America and the implications of the long-term financial descent of the game. But business can still be done on that increasingly lonely golf course, and many CEOs and business owners are using the green for leverage this summer.

Dale Buss Dealmaking/Negotiations June 26 2014

Why B2C Companies Are Shifting Their Digital Offerings to the Forefront

Many consumer products companies are turning their tech capabilities—which for most organizations have served as business enablers rather than product offerings in their own right—into key competitive differentiators. And marketing their digital offerings is having a positive effect on brand equity and stock price.

Dale Buss Marketing , Strategy June 12 2014

Making the Business Case for the Offshoring Business Model

There is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of moving back to onshoring and nearshoring. But that doesn’t mean offshoring should be abandoned altogether. Many CEOs continue to benefit from moving production of goods sold in America to Asia or another low-cost region.

Dale Buss Manufacturing , Outsourcing June 5 2014

Supplier Opportunities Abound in Growing Automotive Market

The auto industry has always provided a trickle-down effect of business to several layers of suppliers. And now that domestic car production is resurging, U.S. suppliers are feeling more confident about moving forward with their own expansion plans.

Dale Buss Manufacturing June 5 2014

Capitalizing on the Benefits of the U.S. Energy Boom

CEOs have a lot to gain by staying on top of the still-forming domestic-energy boom in the United States and the huge economic benefits that will result from it.

Dale Buss Strategy June 5 2014

How Some Companies Are Battling the Skills Shortage

Several recently-released studies are underscoring the dire cost to U.S. manufacturers of the acute shortage of skilled workers. But at the same time, manufacturing CEOs and company owners continue to show innovation and resilience in tackling the problem and not allowing the worst outcomes for their businesses.

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 30 2014

Fed Investment in Manufacturing Communities Is Underway

Manufacturing CEOs and owners may be able to tap into a new source of federal assistance now that the Obama administration has selected a dozen regions to disburse the first $1.3 billion under its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP).

Dale Buss Manufacturing Newsletter May 30 2014

Business Leaders Adapt to Obamacare by the Thousands

Despite its highly publicized rocky start, the Affordable Care Act gained some traction over the last couple of months as it enrolled a total of more than 8 million Americans. But it’s still a very dicey proposition for the thousands of corporate CEOs and owners of SME businesses across the country that are still anticipating, calibrating, leveraging and countering its effects.

Dale Buss Healthcare , HR/Employee Strategies May 30 2014

Consider Lawsuit Risk When Switching States

Companies are most likely to be sued by employees in California and least likely to be targeted in a cluster of states that includes traditional union strongholds such as Michigan, according to a new study of the issue.

Dale Buss May 23 2014

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