Gene Marks is a columnist, best-selling author, and small business owner. After working for nine years at KPMG, an international accounting and consulting firm, Gene launched The Marks Group PC in 1994. The company has grown to serve more than 600 active clients and today sells customer relationship management and other business software and services to small- and medium-sized companies nationwide. Gene writes for The New York Times, Inc., Entrepreneur, 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. He also appears frequently on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC and CNBC.