Gene Marks, For The Inquirer

Gene Marks is the founder and president of the Marks Group, a small-business consulting firm based in Bala Cynwyd.

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PPP reopens its doors this week. Here are 8 things small businesses need to know.

Now that Congress has finally approved a new round of PPP funding, here a guide for small business owners

Besides PPP, there’s another forgivable loan program for small businesses thanks to the new stimulus bill

If you’re a small business looking for an incredible financing deal — regardless of whether you’ve been affected by the pandemic — then pay attention.

How new stimulus package can help minority businesses

The new anti-pandemic aid bill provides loans and grants to minority-owned businesses. Here's a guide.

Should small businesses mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?

In the end, the decision is still up to the employer. Here are tips on how to navigate this issue.

How some Philly small businesses are rethinking the office party during the pandemic

Here are ways to celebrate, have fun and provide a bit of bonding for your staff during what has been a difficult year for many.

Why filing for bankruptcy could be the best strategy for Philly restaurants

Going bankrupt isn’t admitting defeat. It’s a strategy to succeed. It gives the restaurant owner an important weapon: time.

Small business Saturday will be vastly different this year but special discounts will still hold

Many businesses are offering special discounts to target Small Business Saturday shoppers and even expanding those discounts beyond just the one day.

Surging online sales during COVID-19 are increasing fraud. Here’s what small businesses can do to avoid taking a hit.

Studies found significant dips in how consumers rated their online experience throughout COVID-19.

Little-known COVID-related tax benefits could save small businesses a bundle this year

Small business owners should check with their accountants to see whether they qualify for significant tax breaks in the CARES Act.

Here are technologies that restaurants are using to survive COVID-19 and the winter

Key technology starts with the cash register and includes safety and cloud-based online ordering software that lets restaurants bypass DoorDash and other services. And don't forget the phone.