Marc Sparks USA has just launched Marketing Sparks, a start-up program to help entrepreneurs work with professional marketing experts at the business front end.
The Pittsburgh-based ad agency conducts intensive three-hour sessions for entrepreneurs to learn proven business strategies and ideas to increase their chances of success. “Similar programs around the region have given individuals hoping to break into marketing the tools to succeed,” says Marc USA CEO Michelle Fabrizi.
Marc USA recruited experts and professionals both inside and outside their ranks. Read more: They Can’t Eat You: My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success and Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight
“The program has gotten a great deal of positive feedback,” said Fabrizi. ‘The city has such a remarkable start-up community. It feels great to give something back.”
PNC Financial Service Group was one of the first companies to sign on. Many others have followed suit with great enthusiasm.
Marc Sparks will hold its first event for the Randall Family Big Idea Competition winners. The University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute sponsors the program every year. First place winners in the areas of general technology IT, health care and social innovation will also win $20,000 in addition to receiving an invitation to Marketing Sparks.
The man behind the company, Marc Sparks, is a very successful businessman, who outlined his path to success several years ago. Not only is he a successful businessman, he wants to teach everyday ordinary people how to achieve the same.
His book They Can’t Eat You outlines his path to success. Sparks owns many companies but works primarily in telecommunications. He is also a venture capitalist, who supplies start-up companies with funding.
Marc Sparks says anyone can be successful. It’s just a matter of having drive and determination.
Sparks is a generous philanthropist that devotes his time and money to many organizations. He is a huge supporter of education and gives to an organization that helps drop-outs get diplomas. He also gives to a number of area homeless shelters.