Gene Marks

  • President and CEO of The Marks Group
  • Author & Small Business Management Columnist

Gene Marks is a columnist, author, and small business owner.

Gene’s weekly columns and blogs for The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week and The American City Business Journal are read by thousands of small and medium sized business owners around the country.

Gene has written five books on business management, specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies. His most recent is In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash — Simple Lessons from Smart Business People (Create Space, 2010). Gene has also written the #1 Amazon Small Business Best Seller The Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists (Adams Media, 2006), The Small Business Desk Reference (Alpha Books, 2004), Outfoxing The Small Business Owner — Crafty Techniques for Creating a Profitable Relationship (Adams Media, 2005) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Successful Outsourcing (Alpha Books, 2005).

Nationally, Gene frequently appears on FOX Business and CNBC discussing matters affecting small business. Gene also appears quarterly on MSNBC’s "Your Business" program and monthly on various TV outlets in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Gene has appeared as a guest on numerous radio talk shows, authored dozens of articles for many publications and has been quoted frequently in the national media, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune and Business Week. He is also a member of the National Speaker’s Association.

Through his keynotes, workshops, seminars and executive retreats, Gene helps small and medium sized business owners, executives and managers understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies so they can make profitable decisions.

Gene owns and operates the Marks Group PC, a highly successful ten-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses.Marks Group PC, launched in 1994, has grown to help more than 500 companies and more than two thousand individuals throughout the country.

Prior to starting the Marks Group PC Gene, a Certified Public Accountant, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a Senior Manager. To book business speaker Gene Marks call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

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Gene Marks

Gene Marks is a columnist, author, and small business owner.

Gene’s weekly columns and blogs for The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week and The American City Business Journal are read by thousands of small and medium sized business owners around the country.

Gene has written five books on business management, specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies. His most recent is In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash — Simple Lessons from Smart Business People (Create Space, 2010). Gene has also written the #1 Amazon Small Business Best Seller The Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists (Adams Media, 2006), The Small Business Desk Reference (Alpha Books, 2004), Outfoxing The Small Business Owner — Crafty Techniques for Creating a Profitable Relationship (Adams Media, 2005) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Successful Outsourcing (Alpha Books, 2005).

Nationally, Gene frequently appears on FOX Business and CNBC discussing matters affecting small business. Gene also appears quarterly on MSNBC’s "Your Business" program and monthly on various TV outlets in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Gene has appeared as a guest on numerous radio talk shows, authored dozens of articles for many publications and has been quoted frequently in the national media, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune and Business Week. He is also a member of the National Speaker’s Association.

Through his keynotes, workshops, seminars and executive retreats, Gene helps small and medium sized business owners, executives and managers understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies so they can make profitable decisions.

Gene owns and operates the Marks Group PC, a highly successful ten-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses.Marks Group PC, launched in 1994, has grown to help more than 500 companies and more than two thousand individuals throughout the country.

Prior to starting the Marks Group PC Gene, a Certified Public Accountant, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a Senior Manager. To book business speaker Gene Marks call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

ECONOMY:

In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash
How Winning Companies Are Meeting The Challenges of Today’s Economy, Political Environment and Technological Changes

  • Why are so many business leaders watching more C-Span, and less ESPN this year
  • What changes in technology are receiving the biggest consideration and the largest investments?
  • How are smart executives responding to recent legislation and tax laws looming over the next few years?
  • Where are resources best allocated to take advantage of the opportunities in the world of mobile for growing businesses?  Social networking?  Community building?
  • Which markets will grow the fastest and how are smart executives realizing this potential?
  • When are managers making their decisions to respond to healthcare reform and what decisions are they making?
  • How are leaders taking the best advantage of their most important resource:  their people.

TECH TRENDS:

Cloud, Mobile, Social… And Other Innovative Ways Smart Businesses Will Grow In A Slow Economy 

Isn’t it time to get up to speed? Winning Companies have learned to do more with less. And it’s because of technology. Smart business people know this. And the managers of today are looking to capitalize on the trends of tomorrow.

So what technology trends will impact your business in 2012? And for the next five years after that? What should you be doing now to profit in the future?

In this presentation, national columnist for The New York Times, Forbes and The Huffington Post, best selling author and successful business owner Gene Marks will discuss the latest tools, technologies and web based services that smart companies are investing in today to make themselves more efficient, productive and profitable in the years to come.  

SALES AND MARKETING:

Sales and Marketing Trends That Will Drive Revenues in 2012 and Beyond

Social Media.  Building Communities.  Customer Relationship Management

These are only a few of the major trends that are having a significant impact on how we do business, generate leads, sell and service our customers.

We’re looking at much change ahead. 2012 will bring big changes in the way we do business and how we drive revenues. What decisions should you be making now that will increase revenues and value in the future?

It’s not just Google, Microsoft and Apple who are leading the wave.  It’s FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter. It’s about the right kind of e-mail marketing. Using video to connect to your prospects. Taking advantage of new voice, chat and text tools to generate leads.  Using mobile tools for search, payment and relationship building. And a few tried and true sales processes that never go away.

And of course there’s the explosive growth of cloud based technologies, lead by Customer Relationship Management. How are you touching your customers? Your prospects?  How are you making sure nothing falls through the cracks? What workflows have you created to make sure customers never leave? How are smart executives leveraging the latest services, applications, devices and processes to maximize their revenues?

Join Gene Marks a national expert on sales, marketing and customer relationship management as he explains what will impact your business in the next few years.  

CASH FLOW:

10 Simple Lessons From Smart Business Owners (And How To Increase Profits In YOUR Business)  

“Gene Marks can be provocative and is sure to offend some. But agree with him or not, he’s entertaining and will make you think.” 

Bernard Dagenais, editor at The American City Business Journals said this when Gene’s first column appeared back in 2006. Since then, Gene’s columns have appeared bi-weekly in dozens of Business Journals across the country. And his bi-weekly online columns for both Forbes and Business Week have reached thousands of business people around the world. Hundred of columns have been written since then. And five books too — including his most recent title.

Why so popular? Because business owners want to make more money. 

And Gene’s still writing. And speaking. And running his own ten person company. And he’s making money.

And that’s because he’s learned a lot from thousands of smart business owners. People who’ve taught him things about billing and collecting. Costing jobs. Using technology correctly. The lessons from many experts are here:  managers, owners, CEOs. Even, Paris Hilton. Yes, you read right.

And because of them he’s squeezing more profits from his company. He’s  closing a few more sales. He’s  keeping a few more customers happy. He’s getting better at  motivating and getting production from his people. He’s  managing his cash better and has a better understanding of the economy.

Gene’s a business owner and his ten person company is making money. This presentation explains how he’s learned to do things a little quicker, better and wiser. And you will too!

Executive Director Florida Sod Growers Cooperative

“Gene expertly translated today’s economic and business trends into every day language and applications that helped our members answer the question, “So what does this mean for me?” It was a pleasure to work with someone who showed a genuine interest in our group ad in making sure his presentation was informative, relevant, and delivered with a generous dose of humor. He said his goal was to make sure every person in our group left with at least one new idea to help make their business more profitable in the coming year — and he more than delivered. I was stopped over and over again by attendees who said, ‘What a great speaker.‘”

Executive VP International Wood Products Association

“Dear Gene, Thank you for an outstanding presentation during our convention! Our attendees reported they thoroughly enjoyed and gained significant insight of relevance to their business. The myriad of topics you covered were right on target for their concerns and interests. On behalf of all IWPA members, I want to thank you again for your memorable presentation."

President & COO, BOMA International

“Gene,You set a terrific tone for the entire meeting with your presentation. Thank you for the insights and material, and especially for all the resources you cited as people took furious notes. It was a pleasure getting to know you a bit and I look forward to hearing you again.”

Attendee of The Running Event

"I learned more in the 45 minutes of listening to Gene than I did in 4 years of college!"

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