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).
People who need a ride to the airport or home spit "surge pricing'' but when did supply and demand become a reviled concept?
An accountant you can't get him on the phone or who doesn't know who you are after April 15 is worthless.
Control What You Can
The Eagles owner fired the team's head coach, with no ready replacement and apparently without consulting anyone.
Nobody works or does business but everybody wants their bonus and a really nice party.
Customers think warmly of small businesses in principle but it's price, service and quality that decides where they buy.
To make your office party less of an ordeal for your team, tell them thanks for working hard and then leave them alone.
Remarkably few businesses invest the time, much less money, to maximize software they own but don't really understand.
Running a Business
And the best part? It won't cost you anything extra and it'll be available in a Flash.
You may make more money over your lifetime as a business owner, but at what cost?
No, there's no such thing as a free puppy, and that employee will cost you way more than just a salary.
Control What You Can
If you, or someone in your life, chronically shows up after the scheduled time, it's time for a change.
We don't have the time or the resources to carefully think through everything. So we do a lot of things by our gut. Sometimes things turn out OK. Sometimes, well -- it's not so good.
Are you envious of Harper Lee's success? Too bad. You'll never reach that level of success. But does that really matter?
The tale of a local diner owner who sought local elected office, and the dangers he faced with his business.
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.
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