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Streetwise Small Business Book Of Lists: Hundreds of Lists to Help You Reduce Costs, Increase Revenues, and Boost Your Profits Paperback – August 10, 2006
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More About the Author
Gene's weekly columns for The New York Times, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, FOX Business, and Philadelphia Magazine 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 Profit- able Relationship (Adams Media, 2005) and The Complete Idiot's Guide To Successful Outsourcing (Alpha Books, 2005).
Nationally, Gene frequently appears on FOX Business, FOX News, Bloomberg, 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 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. 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 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.
Top Customer Reviews
Here are a couple of my favorites: In the chapter called Where you Work, the section called The Road Warrior there are tips on subjects like Finding the cheapest airfares, which lists the web sites to go to get the best rates; then there is a section evaluating the best frequent flyer programs, as well a particularly intriguing section on getting the best rental car rates. This includes the very logical tip that if you rent a smoke free car, it will be newer and cleaner car and most importantly you will increase your odds of getting a free upgrade because non-smoking cars are in high demand.
Then there are lists on: how and when you need a board of directors; How to get the most from your sales people. And one that I really liked, the Top Tax Schemes identified by the IRS: a crack down on off shore transactions and the ever popular "zero return" where evaders enter all zeros on their returns including zero income and the write now and then" in Latin when reporting their withholding. I like to know how that works!Read more ›
The book includes eight chapters as follows:
1. Starting Up
2. High Finance
3. Where You Work
4. Day to Day
5. Your Taxes
6. The Geek Section
7. Your Customers & Prospects
8. Your People
I particularly like the lists under "Starting Your Business" starting at page 21 which included information about Choice of Legal Entity considerations. Also included there is great information about preparing business plans.
I was surprised to learn that New Jersey, my home state, ranks #7 in the "Top States for New Business Formation" list at page 69.
I could go on and on about the content included in this book. It is 661 pages long and packed full of helpful information that is not always easy to find elsewhere. If you are involved in small business in some capacity, then do yourself a favor by getting this book. 5 stars!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has been on my desk since that day it arrived. It is a valuable resource that will pay for itself many times over!Published 9 months ago by David Myers
As a small business advocate and author, I highly recommend this book. Gene Marks has assembled advice from hundreds of authors and experts on small business, each with their own... Read morePublished on May 7, 2009 by Amazon Customer