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).
No, there's no such thing as a free puppy, and that employee will cost you way more than just a salary.
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.
As long as people have a right to freedom of speech, businesses are free to sell whatever is still legal.
Although we all want to feel that every customer is equal and loved, the fact is that all customers are not equal or loved.
Whether you agree with it or not, these increases are coming. Stop complaining and start preparing.
Petty theft, white lies and cut corners are everywhere you look.
National Small Business Week
While we celebrate the majority of our nation's employers, we should not forget about those other businesses.
Here are three things you should be doing right now to prepare for 2016.
Unless, of course, you fall into one of these five categories. My time is limited, after all.
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.
Hey entrepreneurs and business people, stop saying you're sorry so much.
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