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

After working for nine years at KPMG, an international accounting and consulting firm, Gene launched his company The Marks Group PC in 1994. The company has grown to more than ten people and 600 active clients and today sells customer relationship management and other business software and services to small and medium sized companies across the country.


In 2005 Gene began writing about his experiences as a small business owner. Since then, Gene has published six best-selling books on small business management, his latest being the Manufacturer’s Book of Lists which was released near the end of 2013. As his reputation grew, Gene was asked to contribute to other publications and today writes daily for The New York Times and weekly for Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Philadelphia Magazine and Fox Business on small business management, technology and the most significant political, economic, financial and technological trends that affect business management. Gene now appears frequently on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC and CNBC to discuss these topics.

As a result, Gene speaks to thousands of business owners working in dozens of industries at their association and trade group meetings throughout the country to help them identify these trends, improve their cash flow and increase their profitability.

testimonials...

image Gene, It was pleasure meeting you as well. Plus a Philly boy to boot! We had our follow up board meeting earlier today. With the education side, every single board member had extremely favorable comments and easily felt the consensus was that you had stolen the show. I can't thank you enough for the dynamic speaking engagement you put on for SEVA. We would absolutely have you back at some point and would strongly recommend you to any other organization. It's special guests such as yourself that help us to grow and maintain the member numbers our association is privileged to have. Thanks again. John!
-- John Eastlack, District General Manager, Canteen Vending, Office Coffee & Micro Markets

 

image Dear Gene: On behalf of the members of WWEMA, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your taking time out of your very busy schedule to speak at last week's WWWEMA 39th Washington Forum. Our members were extremely enlightened by your remarks and insights into the economic and political drivers impacting their business today and into the future. You have an amazing gift of being able to deliver useful and timely information in a most entertaining fashion. Needless to say, you were the hit of the Washington Forum. Our members have already asked if we can get you back on the program again. Thank you, once again, for joining us and helping to make our event a complete success!
-- Dawn Kristof Champney, President, Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association

 

image It is a challenge to find great speakers that engage and excite our audience, but we hit the jackpot with Gene Marks. The information he presented resonated with our contractors and the comments I received were glowing! It was a professional experience working with both Gene and his staff in preparation for our event.
-- Liz Evans, Associated General Contractors of Washington

 

image Gene expertly translated today's economic and business trends into everday language and applications that helped our members answe 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 deliverered. I was stopped over and over again by attendees who said, "What a great speaker." 
-- Betsy McGill , Executive Director, Florida Sod Growers Cooperative

 

We have countless more testimonials and references on request.
Please email Caryn for a list of other places Gene has recently spoken at as well as references.



    

 

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