Marc Sparks is just one example of the many self-made individuals who have risen to the top through hard work and dedication, but every one of them is equally astounding. Sparks did not become a successful entrepreneur with a college or formal education. He was an average Texas high school student whose massive success few could have predicted, but he has a talent of his own. He has the calculating mind of a business man that Sparks refers to as his “grace of God.” Read more: @msparks5010
Now, he is at a point in his life where he has had the opportunity to operate numerous businesses and even write a book, They Can’t Eat You, about how he achieved his success. He has also had a hand in charity, donating money and time to worthy causes, particularly toward a homeless shelter in Texas called The Samaritan Inn.
More recently, Marc Sparks and his business partner Lynne Sipiora put their new idea, Spark Tank, into play. The concept behind this new program is to work with social service executives and find great business and entrepreneurial success. According to Sparks and Sipiora, those in the entrepreneur world are often creative individuals and have amazing ideas. Spark Tank’s job is to help these ideas be heard for the sake of social recognition.
Spark Tank is open for idea applications several times a year. To apply for Spark Tank, organizations must have been operational for at least two years. They can be services for animals, humans, or the arts. After the application deadline, three finalists are chosen and eventually, a single winner. For the 2016 year’s Round One, an April 27 deadline, the finalists were organizations Dogs Matter, House of Eli, and Metro Relief. Dogs Matter’s presentation and Q&A won the round, a trophy, and a prize of $5,000. The second round will take place through July 15, and the third round will take place through Oct. 15. The three winners will then compete in one finale battle for the year’s grand prize!
Sparks’ belief is that anyone can succeed. His most important tips for functioning in the business world include:
• Having faith and confidence in one’s work
• Practicing business strategy
• Being creative and offering new ideas
• Keeping it simple.
Along with these tips and a whole lot of passion, Sparks says that one of the most important things to remember is to be fair, respectful, and truthful in all cases. With these in mind, all people in business have a chance to make their dreams come true.
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