Marc Sparks is someone who, since leaving high school in 1975, has been entirely enamored and preoccupied with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, and a successfully eclectic one at that. He has been involved in dozens of start-ups, the performance of which ranged from wildly successful to abysmally poor.
His thought process, along with his life story, following his ups, downs, and lessons learned, can be read in his book They Can’t Eat You. It is an important read for anyone who wishes to learn more about a man who has truly seen it all, traveling from the lowest of low points to the highest of highs.
His newest project, labelled Spark Tank (http://sparktankdfw.com/), continues on his path of humanitarianism and giving back to communities that have given him so much in the past. The conception of the project is derived from when Marc and his partner, Lynne Sipiora transformed a homeless shelter on the verge of collapse into a prosperous and resourceful outlet for the community.
They transformed it from nearly dirt to a building that supports and sustains over 200 people everyday who otherwise would be without any of the amenities they can now enjoy. Following, Marc Sparks and Lynne wanted to continue with the humanitarianism, and decided that the best way to do so would be to fund and operate new social services that exhibit a spirit of entrepreneurship. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital
Essentially, the question “What could you do with $5,000 that would impact lives?” is asked, and the best and brightest responses are followed through on.
The process of the project is fairly simple. Interested applicants must apply, and from that pool, three of the most promising prospects are chosen.
Each of those three organizations are given a maximum of ten minutes to present their ideas for aiding a community, with a final winner being chosen, funded, and enacted. Learn more about Marc Sparks: https://disqus.com/by/marcsparks/ and http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9661324.Marc_Sparks
However, it takes a special group to be considered. The organization must be a necessity in the area and there must be an adequate measure for the success of the group.