Marc Sparks: Total Entrepreneur

If you’ve never heard of Marc Sparks, you are missing out on one of the most inspiring people in the world of business. Since 1975, he has started numerous businesses and thirty-four years later has written a book, They Can’t Eat You, a must read for anyone who already owns a business or has been thinking of starting one.

Daring to say it CAN be done is how the mind of Marc Sparks works. He sets an example for all of his employees and works in real time. That means there are no prearranged meetings. If something needs to be discussed or attended to there is no better time than the present.

Realizing that God has gives challenges and setbacks and we all stumble and fall, has made him a humble person. He’s not afraid to fail, and yes, he has done that a few times. He keeps pressing on and encourages others to do the same through his passion, dedication, and excitement about life.

According to Crunchbase, Marc Sparks has been heavily involved in the Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter located in Texas where they help feed over 200 people a day. Helping people who want to help themselves, giving a hand up instead of a hand out is his goal.

Through their counseling program that teaches life skills, financial education, and helps with job placement he has witnessed several of the residents graduate from the program and come back to let him know what they have accomplished.  Learn more about Marc Sparks:

He is also an advocate for Habitat for Humanity and has helped build more than a dozen homes. A big supporter of the American Can! Academy, he has donated more than a thousand computers to underprivileged kids to help break the cycle of poverty.

Together with Lynn Sipioria, he has started what is known as his newest venture, Spark Tank. The purpose behind it is to help those with the creativity to think outside the box to get funding for their ideas in hopes of leading to social success. What can you do with $5000 that would impact lives? That is the question for social service executives who would like to present an idea for social success.

A person must apply online, be a 501c3 organization that is at least two years old, and be geared toward human services, animal services, faith based non-religious purposes, or the arts. National charities, political action committees, United Way charities or faith-based religious initiatives are ineligible.

After careful review, three finalists are chosen which results in the finalists presenting their ideas in person to the Spark Tank panel. Each is given ten minutes to present their ideas then there is a ten minute question and answer session.

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