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Gene Marks

Gene Marks is president of The Marks Group PC, 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).

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6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements

6 Things You Didn't Know About Your Financial Statements

The information could be useful, if it's prepared correctly and you know what to look for.
April 24, 2014 in Money
The One Thing That Successful Business Leaders Have in Common

The One Thing That Successful Business Leaders Have in Common

What makes a leader more than just a competent manager?
April 16, 2014 in Leadership
What Business Owners Can Learn From Taxi Drivers

What Business Owners Can Learn From Taxi Drivers

Being a good cab driver is a great allegory for being an entrepreneur.
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
5 Lies That Come Out of Entrepreneurs' Mouths

5 Lies That Come Out of Entrepreneurs' Mouths

You may not think so, but falsehoods are a part of doing business.
March 22, 2014 in The 'Treps
Why Can Some Businesses Get Away With High Prices?

Why Can Some Businesses Get Away With High Prices?

Ivy League schools, top doctors and rock stars provide a lesson for your business.
March 14, 2014 in Grow Your Business
You Won't Find What Makes a Hire 'Special' on Their Resume

You Won't Find What Makes a Hire 'Special' on Their Resume

Businesses are all the same, which is why experience in your field shouldn't matter when interviewing job candidates.
March 6, 2014 in Grow Your Business
7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that.
February 21, 2014 in Managing Employees
3 Reasons Why You'll Never Be Super Successful

3 Reasons Why You'll Never Be Super Successful

Sure, we're all getting by. But what really separates us from the mega rich and powerful?
February 11, 2014 in The 'Treps
The Real Reason Customers Buy From You

The Real Reason Customers Buy From You

Technology and marketing help, but it didn't seal the deal.
January 30, 2014 in Business Management
The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

It's not a business plan, or even a killer idea. Can you guess what it is?
January 14, 2014 in Startup Basics
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
December 27, 2013 in Accepting Payments
Dealing With That Unhappy Customer

Dealing With That Unhappy Customer

Sometimes, a client can become a nuisance. Is it worth the stress to save the relationship?
December 13, 2013 in Business Management

Why Discounts Are a Trick

Go ahead, have a sale. Give a discount. Be a sport. But know that youÂ’re just playing an age-old game of pricing.
December 6, 2013 in Sales
3 Things You Need to Know About Your Tech Guy

3 Things You Need to Know About Your Tech Guy

Your tech support can make or break your business when something goes awry. Here's what you need to know to avoid disaster.
November 18, 2013 in Tech Tips
3 People You Need to Know to Get Paid By Your Next Big Customer

3 People You Need to Know to Get Paid By Your Next Big Customer

Doing business with big companies means it might be a while before you're paid. Here are three key people to know to speed up the process.
November 4, 2013 in Sales
Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

Startup Perks Wal-Mart and Amazon Can Never Offer

Big-name companies can offer perks like treadmill workstations and foosball tables, but there are certain startup perks they can never give employees.
October 22, 2013 in Hiring Center
Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.
October 18, 2013 in Startup Basics
What Your Banker Isn't Telling You

What Your Banker Isn't Telling You

Understanding how bankers work with small-business owners will help you make the most of your relationship.
October 14, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk Like Jeff Bezos

A new book about Amazon's CEO that comes out next week gives readers an intimate look at the leader's harsh temperament. But Bezos is onto something. Here's why.
October 11, 2013 in Leadership
Why You Shouldn't Take Business Advice From Your CPA

Why You Shouldn't Take Business Advice From Your CPA

Your CPA might try to convince you he's a business expert. Don't believe him.
September 30, 2013 in Business Management

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