Gene Marks

Gene Marks

President of The Marks Group

Gene Marks is president of The Marks Group, a ten-person Philadelphia-based consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing technologies. Gene is the author of six books, most recently, The Manufacturer's Book Of List (CreateSpace - October, 2013).

5 Actions to Take Right Now to Survive a Minimum Wage Increase
Preparation

5 Actions to Take Right Now to Survive a Minimum Wage Increase

Whether you agree with it or not, these increases are coming. Stop complaining and start preparing.
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We Are All Shocked! -- Shocked! -- By the Tom Brady Cheating Scandal
Ethics

We Are All Shocked! -- Shocked! -- By the Tom Brady Cheating Scandal

Petty theft, white lies and cut corners are everywhere you look.
The Big Thing Missing From National Small Business Week
National Small Business Week

The Big Thing Missing From National Small Business Week

While we celebrate the majority of our nation's employers, we should not forget about those other businesses.
Are You Prepared for That Cliff That Could Be Further Down the Road?
Thought Leaders

Are You Prepared for That Cliff That Could Be Further Down the Road?

Here are three things you should be doing right now to prepare for 2016.
Why I Don't Want to Have Coffee With You
Time Management

Why I Don't Want to Have Coffee With You

Unless, of course, you fall into one of these five categories. My time is limited, after all.
Think Hillary's Bad? Here Are 5 'Ethical' Mistakes Business Owners Regularly Make.
Ethics

Think Hillary's Bad? Here Are 5 'Ethical' Mistakes Business Owners Regularly Make.

Most of us don't operate outside of the law. Sometimes, we make choices that would be considered unethical by some, yet perfectly appropriate by others.
3 Reasons Why Apologizing Hurts Your Business
Customer Service

3 Reasons Why Apologizing Hurts Your Business

Hey entrepreneurs and business people, stop saying you're sorry so much.
How Did Lena Dunham, Mark Zuckerberg and Simon and Garfunkel Find Success?
Entrepreneurs

How Did Lena Dunham, Mark Zuckerberg and Simon and Garfunkel Find Success?

These four people, among others, rose above thousands of others to have great careers. What set them apart?
Why Does Bill Cosby Keep Coming to Work?
Entrepreneur Mindset

Why Does Bill Cosby Keep Coming to Work?

The pilloried comedian has continued performing despite numerous allegations of sexual abuse.
Why Most Restaurants Featured on 'Kitchen Nightmares' Fail
Failure

Why Most Restaurants Featured on 'Kitchen Nightmares' Fail

British chef Gordon Ramsay supposedly turns things around for these business owners every episode, but they go out of business anyway. Here's an explanation.
What Small Businesses Provide That Larger Companies Cannot
Benefits

What Small Businesses Provide That Larger Companies Cannot

A tragic turn of events at one firm reveals that something is eventually lost at a larger scale.
The Lesson in American Airlines' Smart Pricing Plan for its Exclusive Club
Pricing

The Lesson in American Airlines' Smart Pricing Plan for its Exclusive Club

What kind of customers would you rather have? Ones that pay as they go, or those on a subscription?
Welcome Back to the Blow-Off Economy. Yay?
Etiquette

Welcome Back to the Blow-Off Economy. Yay?

The economy is picking up again, and most businesses are on stronger ground. That usually leads to one thing.
Make Plans, But Remember That Success Comes to Those Who Execute
Business Planning

Make Plans, But Remember That Success Comes to Those Who Execute

Seeking a European headquarters, the founder of a micro brewery is ultimately relying on his instincts. That's what most successful entrepreneurs do.
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3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections
Politics

3 Reasons Why You Are 'Meh' About This Year's Midterm Elections

We get it. There's plenty of reasons to drive straight past the polls next week. But isn't voting important, no matter what?