Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur in the true spirit of entrepreneurism, a venture capitalist and businessman. With a high school diploma and a great deal of passion and enthusiasm, Marc embarked on a career in business that is difficult to parallel.
He has been involved in a number of start-up companies that were extremely successful while some were not very successful. He used each business experience, both successful and not successful, as a stepping stone to the next level and often found the greatest lesson in the failure.
He put his passion and keen interest to work and created products that brought in several hundreds of millions of dollars.
He built companies from ideas that others thought were to off-beat to work, but he managed to establish a business model and a culture that always included short and long term goals as well as long range growth plans.
His method of business management is to be the example and he sets the pattern for his team to follow. He also manages and works in the “right now” time frame, which has been dubbed “Sparks Speed.” He works buy resolving issues and challenges quickly and finds he can work more efficiently and effectively.
Marc Sparks is also a philanthropist. He finds it both heartwarming and rewarding to be able to give back to his community.
Mr. Sparks has worked with Habitat for Humanity building homes for deserving families and also supports American Can! Academy, a magnet high school program in Dallas.
Mr. Sparks has also been involved with a homeless shelter named Samaritan Inn. Since the late 1980’s, Sparks has worked with the Inn and helped to take it from a small operation to one that feeds more than 200 people a day.
The Inn now has an operational budget of $3 million and thousands of people have been able to regain their independence and become productive members of the community because of the programs at the Inn.
According to his Twitter profile, Marc Sparks and his wife Lynne, realizing entrepreneurs in the social service sector have off-beat, but wonderful ideas that will create social success with the right funding path.
This idea sparked the “Spark Tank.” The philosophy behind the Spark Tank is to reap significant social benefits within the community by providing grants and overseeing non-profit management. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://about.me/marc_sparks
Spark Tank is an innovative idea that provides the opportunity for social entrepreneurs to present their idea to the Spark Tank panel.
Past winners have included the construction of a kennel at Samaritan Inn so homeless families do not have to give up their pets while attending the programs and a children’s camp so children do not have to spend their summer vacation in day care. Read more: Marc Sparks (Author of They Can’t Eat You) – Goodreads