Marc Sparks is as humble a person you will ever meet despite his success as a businessman. The entrepreneur and venture capitalist has never forgotten his roots and how hard he had to work to get to where he is today. Marcs Sparks is always looking to invest in the next big thing. He isn’t an individual behind a single successful startup. He is a serial entrepreneur who has been a principal of dozens of profitable startups.
Sparks’ staple as an entrepreneur is his ability to build companies from scratch from ideas other professionals wouldn’t think twice about. He is also a great judge of potential. As a venture capitalist his judgement skills may be his best quality, since he is constantly investing his own money into business he believes will become very profitable in the future. Sparks has given startup money to several businesses, in particular ones in the telecommunication industry.
What makes Sparks so relatable is his story. Sparks doesn’t have the average entrepreneurial tale of success. Sparks does not consider himself an extremely smart person. In fact, he was only an average student in high school, with no college degree or formal training as a businessman. So how does a man with all of this going against overcome the odds? Sparks simply chalks it up to the grace of God. He knows he was born with a God given talent to do the things he does.
Sparks wasn’t always so successful though. There were a lot of failures and mistakes on his way to the top. Since he had no formal training Sparks had to do everything on a trial and error basis. Luckily, Sparks was able to learn from his mistakes and exceed everyone’s expectations, as he explains in his book, “They Can’t Eat You.”
Sparks outlined his path to success in his bestseller. Sparks wanted to include his failures as well as his successes in the book. He felt like he could better inspire people if they knew that it’s okay to fail. So many people never pursue their dream because of a fear of failing.
Sparks had a tough time writing the book. He went through many rough patches as he went all out trying to reach his goals. Sparks even wrote about a time when he was so financially stressed he had to buy groceries at a gas station with his Texaco credit card. His book is definitely inspiration for up and coming entrepreneurs who are on the verge of giving up.
Even though Sparks has become very successful and wealthy he doesn’t look down on anyone. He is an avid philanthropist who strongly believes in giving back. He has been involved in various causes to better communities in the Dallas, Texas area.