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).

You Won't Sell a Lot of Books, But That's Totally OK
Writing

You Won't Sell a Lot of Books, But That's Totally OK

Are you envious of Harper Lee's success? Too bad. You'll never reach that level of success. But does that really matter?
Donald Trump Can Get Away With It, But You Can't
Politics

Donald Trump Can Get Away With It, But You Can't

The tale of a local diner owner who sought local elected office, and the dangers he faced with his business.
The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco
Managing Employees

The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco

Outsourcing is and will continue to be a vital way for small- and medium-sized companies to grow. But just knowing what to outsource isn't the issue.
Why It's OK to Sell Merchandise With the Confederate Battle Flag
Controversies

Why It's OK to Sell Merchandise With the Confederate Battle Flag

As long as people have a right to freedom of speech, businesses are free to sell whatever is still legal.
Why You Should Discriminate Amongst Customers, and Be Proud of It
Customer Service

Why You Should Discriminate Amongst Customers, and Be Proud of It

Although we all want to feel that every customer is equal and loved, the fact is that all customers are not equal or loved.
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.
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?
Business Planning

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.