Gene Marks
GENE MARKS
Small Business Expert, Author & Columnist
TRAVELS FROM:
Pennsylvania
SPEAKER FEE:
$5,001 – $7,500

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"Our group loved you. You got the highest score of any speaker."

 

Executive Editor
Furniture Today

"By the way, Gene's presentation was entertaining and very informational. The best of the conference."

 

WPM Program Manager
Timber Products Inspection, Inc.

"Our group really enjoyed Gene's presentation. It was the highest rated presentation at PEMA's Annual Meeting. Thank you Gene for your great insights and advice."

 

Executive Director
Process Equipment Manufacturers Association

"We received raved reviews from our attendees. MANY of our attendees came up to me afterwards and told me how many great takeaways they received from your presentation."

 

Executive Vice President
SWR Institute

ABOUT GENE MARKS

A past columnist for both The New York Times and The Washington Post, Gene now writes regularly for The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Guardian.

Gene has written five books on business management, specifically geared towards small and medium sized companies. His most recent is In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash.

Nationally, Gene appears regularly on MSNBC and Fox News as well as The John Batchelor Show and SiriusXM’s Wharton Business Channel where he talks about the financial, economic and technology issues that affect business leaders today.

Through his keynotes and breakout sessions, Gene helps business owners, executives and managers understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies and – most importantly – the actions they can take to continue to grow and profit.

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.

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.

GENE MARKS PROGRAMS & TOPICS

BEYOND THE PANDEMIC AND AFTER THE ELECTIONS

Issues, Challenges and Strategies to Grow Your Business Over the Next Two Years If you're running a business, then no doubt 2020 has turned into a very challenging year for you. You're faced with many obstacles that are not only impacting your current cash flow but your longer term strategies for growth. What decisions should you be making now? What are smart leaders around the country doing to navigate their companies, their employees and their partners towards growth and profitability over the next two years? Join nationally recognized journalist, certified public accountant and business owner Gene Marks for a fast-paced, entertaining and data-filled presentation where he will share with you the thoughts, lessons and actions his audience of more than half a million business owners, managers and leaders are taking to survive 2020 and thrive in the years to come.
  • An update on all government, state, local grant and lending programs along with the latest and pending legislation for helping businesses overcome the pandemic along with best practices for taking advantage of these options
  • A deep dive into the best workplace practices and legislation that smart leaders are implementing to keep their employees productive, happy, healthy and safe
  • A current analysis of the presidential elections and how each candidate's economic policies will impact businesses over the next two years
  • A look forward at current investment opportunities that the recent economic downturn has created for those companies that have the resources to take advantage
  • The latest technologies that require review and investment which will ensure further growth in this industry

YOUR EXIT

Succession Strategies for your Business - The average age of the U.S. small business owner is about 53 years old, which means that many will be looking to transition from business owner to retirement in the years to come. But what's the best strategy for you? What are the considerations for passing your business down to family members? What options do you have for selling your company? How should you best prepare your company — and your finances — to best take advantage of today's tax and business laws? Join certified public accountant Gene Marks for a fast paced, entertaining and informative discussion where you will better understand your best succession actions you should be taking that benefit yourself, your family and others connected to your business.

During Gene's presentation you will learn:
  • How the 2017 tax reform will impact your business structuring and life insurance planning.
  • The latest estate planning developments from the recent year that affect business owners like yourself.
  • The key issues in transitioning a business to family members or key employees while providing for financial security.
  • The most important retirement and estate tax considerations you should be taking into account to ensure that your income will be maximized for the years to come.

TECH 2020

10 Big Trends Affecting Businesses This Year...And Beyond - Mobile tech, office collaboration techs, customer relationship management, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, cyber-security...these are only a few of the major technology trends that are having a significant impact on how we do business, generate leads, sell and service our customers, both now and in the future. Join Forbes and Inc. Magazine technology columnist Gene Marks for a review of the hottest technologies that smart business leaders are investing in today...and preparing their businesses for tomorrow.

Gene will discuss how the most successful businesses in your industry are using these technologies to:
  • increase their sales
  • control their finances
  • expand their online presence
  • find/manage/compensate their people
  • service their customers
Gene will also take a forward look at up-and-coming technologies - cyber-security, AI, robotics, augmented reality — that will affect your industry, and your target audience, over the next decade. Bring your notepad and make sure your batteries are charged!

IS IT TIME TO SELL?

How Smart Business Owners are Preparing Their Business for Sale and What You Need to Know to Increase Your Company's Value - It doesn't matter whether you plan to sell your business next year or ten years from now. The more important question is what is your business really worth today and how can you increase its value every year? You should be thinking this way all the time. You should be building value all the time. Because one day you might want to sell your company. Or a potential buyer may appear who makes an offer. And you want to be ready. You want your business to be as valuable as possible. Gene's presentation will help you focus on what you need to do to build value in your company and to position it to be sold...next year, or ten years from now.

Gene explains why so many business owners will be selling their businesses over the next few years and how you can capitalize on that trend. He'll take you through the reasons why business owners sell and what smart buyers are looking for. He'll give you the essential tools you'll need to know how to value your business like a professional appraiser. And you may not like what he tells you! But most importantly you'll walk away with critical, real-life tactics for operating your company at its highest level. Because maybe you do want to sell it someday. Or maybe you don't. In either case, don't you still want to be as profitable as possible?

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GENE MARKS BOOKS
GENE MARKS
Small Business Expert, Author & Columnist
Gene Marks
TRAVELS FROM:
Pennsylvania
SPEAKER FEE:
$5,001 – $7,500

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

“Our group loved you. You got the highest score of any speaker.”

Executive Editor

Furniture Today

 “By the way, Gene’s presentation was entertaining and very informational. The best of the conference.”

WPM Program Manager

Timber Products Inspection, Inc.

“Our group really enjoyed Gene’s presentation. It was the highest rated presentation at PEMA’s Annual Meeting. Thank you Gene for your great insights and advice.”

Executive Director

Process Equipment Manufacturers Association

ABOUT GENE MARKS
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GENE MARKS PROGRAMS & TOPICS
BEYOND THE PANDEMIC AND AFTER THE ELECTIONS
Issues, Challenges and Strategies to Grow Your Business Over the Next 2 Years - If you're running a business, then no doubt 2020 has turned into a very challenging year for you. You're faced with many obstacles that are not only impacting your current cash flow but your longer term strategies for growth. Join Gene Marks for a fast-paced, entertaining and data-filled presentation where he will share with you the thoughts, lessons and actions business owners, managers and leaders are taking to survive 2020 and thrive in the years to come.
YOUR EXIT
YOUR EXIT Succession Strategies for your Business - The average age of the U.S. small business owner is about 53 years old, which means that many will be looking to transition from business owner to retirement in the years to come. But what's the best strategy for you? Join Gene Marks for an informative discussion where you will better understand your best succession actions you should be taking that benefit yourself, your family and others connected to your business.
TECH 2020
10 Big Trends Affecting Businesses This Year...And Beyond - Mobile tech, office collaboration techs, customer relationship management, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, cyber-security...these are only a few of the major technology trends that are having a significant impact on how we do business, generate leads, sell and service our customers, both now and in the future. Join Gene Marks for a review of the hottest technologies that smart business leaders are investing in today.
IS IT TIME TO SELL?
How Smart Business Owners are Preparing Their Business for Sale and What You Need to Know to Increase Your Company's Value - Gene explains why so many business owners will be selling their businesses over the next few years and how you can capitalize on that trend. He'll take you through the reasons why business owners sell and what smart buyers are looking for. He'll give you the essential tools you'll need to know how to value your business like a professional appraiser. You'll walk away with critical, real-life tactics for operating your company at its highest level.
GENE MARKS BOOKS

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