According to Marc Sparks, Dallas entrepreneur and venture capitalist, “They Can’t Eat You.” It is a thought provoking title. Because at first glance, it makes you want to know what the heck is this man talking about? Well, Spark isn’t just any man, he details how he didn’t allow his failures prevent him from business success. Among Sparks many active entrepreneurial ventures are, Uncle Marc Food Delivery, Blue Jay Wireless, Cobalt Real Estate Services and Bonn Oir and Cardinal Telecom LLC.
In the book, Sparks delves into personal history a little to explain how a “C” average high school student turned into a successful entrepreneur. Marc Sparks lets readers know that in his early days, his ambition level was at zero and he was pretty much headed to the mailroom. He never went to college and that fact made no difference in his desire to create his own businesses.
At the end of the book, Marc Sparks provides entrepreneurs with what he calls, “50 Sparks.” These are innovative tips Sparks learned along the way that he uses to inspire others. Not only in his book, but in real life, Sparks often gives written advice to entrepreneurs who are seeking funding. He tells them what he looks for when it comes to deciding to provide a start-up with venture capital. Sparks said that all venture capitalists want to know how the start-up is going to use the money to improve. Marc Sparks’ book is available on Amazon in three formats. The book continues to receive high praise for being informative and helpful for anyone wishing to duplicate his path as a serial entrepreneur.
Marc Sparks indicates that there was something bigger inside of him that wasn’t cut out for the “mailroom path.” He details how he followed a non-standard path, by just constantly moving forward. One of his businesses is Timber Creek Capital, LP. Timber Creek is private equity firm which acts as a revenue generator for other businesses. The firm also does philanthropic work. Marc Sparks and Timber Creek created a non-profit company, Sparkey’s Kids. The non-profit partners with Habitat for Humanity and a Dallas Academy to provide laptops for underprivileged, at-risk kids.
Sparks uses his combined 37 years of industry experience to provide capital and other necessities such as office space and equipment, web design and graphics, anything and everything that’s required for start-ups to grow and expand. Timber Creek Capital moved into a larger space in 2015, after spending 10 years in their original location. Marc Sparks wanted to provide for more office space for the start-ups his company helps. The new space is now an incubator for businesses in the new and developmental stages. Learn more: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marcsparks