Marc Sparks is an avid entrepreneur and businessperson. Unlike other successful individuals who consider themselves self-made, Marc owes all his accomplishments to the grace of God. In fact, he reiterates this point by evaluating how amazing it is for a C+ high-school individual like him to develop and sell products and companies that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Although Sparks has no background of formal training, he boasts of a keen instinct that has assisted him in becoming the entrepreneurs’ entrepreneur.
Throughout his career, Marc Sparks has displayed a knack for building businesses. He does this mainly from ideas that many other people perceive as impossible. By taking up an idea, Mark goes ahead to establish a business model as well as company culture. He also creates both short and long-term growth plans for the business.
He works in a special way by allowing his team to access him at any given time without the need to reserve a conference room or set up a meeting. Consequently, this saves not only a considerable amount of time but also gets problems resolved promptly. This attribute has propelled him to an individual who maintains a handful collection of businesses in his private equity firm dubbed as Timber Creek Capital, LP.
Aside from building successful businesses, Marc has also ventured into the world of writing by releasing his book called, They Can’t Eat You. In the book, he shares all his experiences from good to bad. Sparks feels that most readers of his book can acquire more valuable lessons from his unsuccessful business endeavors than the successful ones.
He is an individual who started a software company and later sold $200 million worth of products. However, he created an insurance holding firm that almost reached a billion dollar market cap only to lose it in a three months duration. For this reason, dedicates his book to those entrepreneurs who have almost lost hope in succeeding in business.
Marc maintains a deep passion for helping others in society, especially in Texas. He does this through a homeless shelter based in Texas known as The Samaritan Inn. Through the shelter, he delivers a hand up instead of a handout.
This program involves job placement, financial education, counseling, health programs and family services. Apart from the Texas based shelter, he is involved with other charitable initiatives such as the Habitat for Humanity and America Can!