‘How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Economy’ is topic of next Entre Today event Aug. 25

‘How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Economy’ is topic of next Entre Today event Aug. 25

The Center for Business Excellence brings you Entre Today – monthly programs featuring “just-in-time” information for the busy entrepreneur.

“How to Survive and Thrive in the Global Economy” is the topic for August’s Entre Today program, with featured speaker Bennett Marks, senior vice president-investments, The Marks Group, UBS Financial Services Inc.

This event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in Room 201, Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus.

Marks will examine how not only surviving, but thriving in a global economy is key for business success in today’s competitive environment. Being aware of factors affecting the world economy, such as oil, technology and the China factor, will help businesses develop sound strategies. This session will discuss questions surrounding these three factors.

  • Oil will be the single largest factor to affect the world economy this decade. Is society really addicted to oil? Where is the oil and who controls it? What are the real energy alternatives? 
  • Technology has leveled the playing field. What were the benefits to the technology boom and bust? How is outsourcing a product of technology? How has a global virtual community, such as eBay, affected the world? 
  • China has played a significant role in changing the global environment. Do we want China's currency to appreciate? Is outsourcing a bad thing in the long run? Is urbanization creating increased demand for natural resources?

Marks will offer some suggestions on what can be done to help businesses and individuals deal with these economic factors.

The cost is:

$25 – UST student

$35 – UST alumni, faculty and staff

$45 – Standard prepaid rate

$55 – Standard door rate

For more information and to register, visit the Center for Business Excellence Entre Today Web page or call (651) 962-4600.

About the presenter
Marks’ investment career began at E.F. Hutton Group Inc. in 1982. He is the founder and senior adviser of The Marks Group. In 2005 he earned accreditation as a private wealth adviser at UBS Financial Services Inc., where he advises individuals and families on their financial and investment needs, including trust and estate planning strategies, philanthropic planning, tax minimization strategies, concentrated stock strategies and portfolio management.

Marks earned his finance degree at St. Cloud State University. He also serves on a local nonprofit fundraising committee.