Marc Sparks: More Business Than Usual
Big things come from Texas and big dreams as well. The story of Marc Sparks is the epitome of bare-bones success, attributing his achievements to a strong faith in God and a positive attitude during the toughest of times. The closest to a college degree Sparks ever received was a high school diploma from his native Austin in 1975, but he immediately thrust himself into the business world by creating various startup businesses.
Sparks is indeed a self-made man through his successful endeavors in real estate, capital investments, and telecommunications, but he is no stranger to failure, keeping him humble. To his credit, Sparks has either purchased, sold, or maintained ownership in the following companies:
Timber Creek Capital (2000-Present) – Private equity firm that provides entrepreneurial assistance with services to include: capital, office space, equipment, legal and accounting, graphic art and web development, customer service knowledge, banking, sales and marketing
GlobalTec Solutions (2001-2005) – Provider of decision and analysis products
Splash Media (2004-Present) – One of the largest media marketing services in the world specializing in video production, SEO, SEM, and programming services
Reliant Healthcare (2006-2011) – Physician-sponsored healthcare management company with additional focus on inpatient rehabilitation and healthcare operations
Agency Matrix (2007-2011) – Provider of business office solutions through automation and user-friendly tools
Cobalt Real Estate Services (2009-Present) – Commercial and multi-family residential property sales and management in the state of Texas
Blue Jay Wireless (2012-Present) – A prepaid telecommunications provider for consumers with little or no income and have credit problems
Boxstar LLC (2014) – Advertising on shipping labels
Cardinal Telecom LLC (2014-Present) – National cellphone distributor
Bonn Oir (new in 2015) – A handcrafted vodka manufacturer
Uncle Marc Food Delivery (new in 2015) – Food delivery service for area restaurants
Sparks’ relentless enthusiasm and boundless energy have earned him many accolades in business, but his philanthropy is well-known in charitable circles. Over the years, he has dedicated time and money to The Samaritan Inn (a homeless shelter in Texas), Habitat for Humanity, The American Can! Academy (a network of magnet schools), and has established the Sparky’s Kids foundation to assist underprivileged youth.
Sparks mentoring program to budding entrepreneurs supplies valuable leaderships skills and tools for success. Some of his many business tips include:
Have faith and pride in your product or service.
Keep things simple and to the point.
Have a business strategy in mind at all times.
Offer something unique to the public in order to stand out from competitors.
In the fall of 2014, Sparks published his business how-to book, They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path to Outrageous Success. He also tells his story of how he was a ‘C’ average high school student who became a serial entrepreneur on a shoestring budget and little resources. The book is available in hardback, paperback, and digital form online and at major retailers worldwide.
Sparks has a work ethic that is unprecedented and his character is infectious to those around him, His never-say-die attitude and unlimited urge to give to others is guaranteed to keep his ventures thriving in the years to come.