A genuine test of a person’s worth is not how much they have made but how much they have given back to friends, family, and their home community. It is strange to find a rich man or woman who has not been involved with at least one philanthropic organization.
Marc Sparks is a successful businessman who has this great worth both in making and giving back. He has helped many people in his Dallas community from the homeless to the struggling businessman or woman. Sparks has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, building homes for the less fortunate, and supports a high school program, American Can! Academy. Since the 1980s he has funded the Samaritan Inn, offering shelter to the homeless as a way of bringing these people back into society. Sparks is currently involved with a mentoring program, Sparks Tank. This is his way of helping young entrepreneurs get their feet inside the door of business opportunity.
Sparks has been described by others as a serial entrepreneur, a person who enjoys beginning businesses and then selling his share to other interested parties. He has interests in telecommunication companies, Splash Wireless, Blue Jay Wireless, and Cardinal Telecom. He serves as the President of Timber Creek Capital, the company that allows him the latitude to function as a free agent in the business world.
Sparks recently published a book, a journal about gaining success, They Can’t Eat You. He continues his mentoring with his newest concept, Sparks Tank. It is his program of helping successful candidates move their ideas from business concepts into profitable businesses. He has opened a center for this concept in Dallas. In the plain-spoken terms, he has put his money where his mouth is.
Sparks is investing into this glass-walled, modern office complex with walnut conference desks in fashionable workspaces because it is his belief that mentoring and helping others will, in the end, help him and his community.
Marc Sparks has become an asset for the business community in Dallas. His many charity contributions, his book, and now this mentoring program are proving to be of great worth to young entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and the entire business community in the Dallas area.