Tweets of the week: Here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.

Small biz owner PSA: don't have a baby around tax time

My boss and I are laughing about how big of an idiot I am.

They've come a long way since Mad Men..

Today in 1972 Polaroid introduced its camera with self-developing photos allowing you to show your brunch to your brunch partners.

30% of small biz owners think Mobile Mktg "sounds expensive"; it's not. You can get started for as little as $25 per month!

Stuff you should do before you're 35. Move. Live a dream. Fail miserably. Dream bigger. Get your heart broken. Create your reason.

So I pick up a banana at the coffee shop and the nice woman says you have to pay for that they don't grow on trees. And then silence

Over the last 2 months, 20 people have landed on my site that typed "Marcus Sheridan Net Worth"...I honestly wonder why anyone would care??

It is 2013. ESPN is still using espn-dot-go-dot-com.

I *hate* trying to load a blog or site that isn't optimized for mobile, hate pinching and scrolling just to read! #blogchat

Why not call a client that you enjoyed working with years ago that [you] have lost touch with just to say hello. #leadership

Caffeine math: Does a 3rd cup of coffee make one 3x as awake?

The more you highlight and praise the people around you, the more valuable your community becomes.

Technology on its own is boring. When it's connected is when it gets interesting #utspeaks

Thinking of launching a fashion blog: "That looks comfortable." Where we look at pix of celebs & say, approvingly, "That looks comfortable."


Trust the people you hire and then trust them to do their work. Train, mentor, empower, recognize and reward excellence.

Do not start developing a presentation without developing a story first.

Be generous to your community and causes. Nothing attracts potential clients like generosity.

Sure, people will tell pollsters they dislike the tax code. Doesn't mean they'll support scaling back mortgage deduction.

Thinking of giving up? Dr. Seuss' first book was rejected by 23 publishers. Never, never, never give up!

Social needs to be at the heart of all marketing activations... creating marketplace impact, engagement & brand value.

Behind the ideas of small is beautiful, decentralization, and localism, is that is much harder to microbullshit than #macrobullshit

Sometimes we have to think out of the box to come up w/ solutions. Best people know how to look for opportunities to show how good they are!

Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.

Gene Marks CPA is a small business expert and analyst and the author of five best selling books on business management including "The Manufacturer's Book of Lists," "In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash" and "Outfoxing The Small Business Owner."

Gene is President of The Marks Group PC, a ten person technology and management consulting firm that serves more than six hundred companies around the country.  Gene was formerly a senior manager at the international accounting firm of KPMG. You can follow him on Twitter @genemarks.