Entrepreneur and Author Mark Sparks
Written by admin on February 4, 2017
Since 1975 Marc Sparks has founded dozens of new companies. Some of these companies have been very successful while some been failures but he has remarked how he has grown and learned from the experiences both good and bad. He owns several companies through his investment firm, Timber Creek Capital, LP in Dallas, Texas.
At his office he partners with other entrepreneurs in order to get new startups going. He provides such things as capital, office space, advice, customer service expertise, and everything else that is needed to get the new company started and managed through its first phases of existence.
There are important factors that Marc looks for in a startup. Among these is providing a unique service. Anything that can be easily reproduced by someone else is not going to be successful, let alone attain funding from a venture capitalist.
He also says that if you have sales you need to use the data in order to show that there is a big enough demand for it. Finally, he says that you need to show exactly how you will use the money that a prospective capitalist would be investing in your company. In your presentation show a sound business plan, strategy, and how their investment will increase sales.
According to Good Reads, Marc Sparks has written a book about his entrepreneurial experiences called “They Can’t Eat You“. In the book he goes into details about how he, a high school graduate who only maintained a grade average of C+, has managed to start so many companies.
He explains everything from the good to the bad to the ugly in order to educate and entertain the reader. He also includes his “50 Sparks” which details a plan for the reader to find their own success in starting a company.
Marc Sparks has also been a philanthropist throughout his career. He has provided his expertise, time, and funds to many charities including Habitat for Humanity, The American Can! Academy and a homeless shelter in McKinney Texas called Samaritan Inn.
He has also established his own foundation, Sparky’s Kids, which provides educational materials and opportunities to disadvantaged children. Through Sparky’s Kids, Marc has also donated 1000 computers to children that were in need of one for schoolwork.