Among the things I learned this week was not to take a big gulp of water while making a speech…especially on national TV. Here’s my latest version of Favorite Small Business Tweets of the Week.

Up until now, I thought "twerking" was short for "networking." Needless to say, today's business lunch was freaky.

Look, you might as well put "expert unicorn hunter" on the 7th page of your resume because no one in the world is ever going to read it.

Next to "fav" and "retweet" there should be a "?" You know, cus, like, sometimes you're like "what?"

I do some image consulting for businesses. I bring in the big bucks because I always suggest "make your logo look like the Hollywood sign!"

The best way to truly brand yourself is to explain why your customers keep coming back.  

How do you manage the customer’s last impression of you? Manage it well & it's more than a last impression. It's a lasting impression.

Businesses. Stop making people fax forms. This is 2013.

Four reasons I'm glad I skipped math class: 1) More time at the quad 2) Got to sleep in, and finally 3) Time to play Nintendo.

With social media you don't have to scratch the surface to see what lurks beneath  

so the only thing I know about the SOTU speech tonight and the GOP response is what I know from gifs #fistbump #reachforwater#engl372

Times have changed: Kennedy: "Let's go to the moon." Obama: "Lets repair our infrastructure."

During the President’s speech tonight, America spent $450 million dollars, much of which was borrowed from places like China.

Republicans smart to put Latino up front against Obama, Latinos, 16% of USA, will have deciding vote in next elections, says experts.

But it was good earlier when local TV was warning us not to trust Twitter because unlike news services, you can't trust tweets to be right

Marco Rubio: the man you want to have a desperate gulp of water with.

ehem . . . watergate . . . anybody?

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.