Gene Marks is a columnist, author, and small business owner. His weekly columns and blogs for The New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Philadelphia Magazine are read by thousands of small and midsized business owners around the country. He has also written five books on business management, specifically geared towards small and midsized companies. His most recent is In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash -- Simple Lessons from Smart Business People. Gene has also written the No. 1 Amazon Small Business Best Seller The Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists (Adams Media, 2006), The Small Business Desk Reference , Outfoxing The Small Business Owner -- Crafty Techniques for Creating a Profitable Relationship and The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Successful Outsourcing (Alpha Books, 2005).Nationally, Gene frequently appears on FOX Business, FOX News and CNBC discussing matters affecting the business community. 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 including The Sean Hannity Radio Show, 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 busi- ness 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 midsized businesses. The Marks Group PC, launched in 1994, has grown to help more than 600 companies and thousands of individuals throughout the country. Prior to starting the Marks Group PC, Gene, a CPA, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a senior manager.