Posts made in May, 2014

Marc Sparks: In China, it’s all about Relationships

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

China is an entrepreneur’s dream; According to Fortune magazine, China has the highest number of the world’s richest people under age forty and eleven of the world’s richest women entrepreneurs. If you want to tap into that lucrative market, serial entrepreneur Marc Sparks suggests you focus on relationships. What I discovered is that in business, the Chinese are extremely relationship-oriented. They only do business with people they know, like, and respect. To them, a transaction is not about business—it’s about the relationship, and those take time to build.  Read more...

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Marc Sparks: China Builds Upward, not Outward

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

If you’re planning to open a business in China that relies on ample foot traffic, entrepreneur Marc Sparks says know this: To put things in perspective, there are roughly thirty high-rise buildings in Dallas and 172 skyscrapers in New York City. At the end of 2004—nearly ten years ago—there were 6,704 buildings of eleven stories or more, completed since 1990, in Shanghai alone. The cities in China are designed for vertical living—pedestrian traffic from the street would be challenging, to say the least. Read more...

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Marc Sparks: Move to China? In a Heartbeat!

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

Entrepreneur Marc Sparks says, “If I were thirty years old and had the business savvy I have today, I’d move to China in a heartbeat!” It’s a 3,000-year-old culture with a twenty-five year-old “Westernized” history. They openly embrace our ways! While China has thousands of Kentucky Fried Chickens, Pizza Inns, Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons, and Mercedes and Ford dealerships, it is a country still incredibly ripe for thousands more of everything. Read more here.

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Marc Sparks: Opening a Door to China

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 56 comments

China has a remarkable 3,000-year-old culture, and the Chinese take touring their national treasures to a whole new level. While traveling there, entrepreneur Marc Sparks met a tour guide—Lindy was her Western name. Lindy said she and her husband wanted to dedicate their lives to teaching the Chinese people how to speak English. Her dream helped inspire Marc to pursue doing business in China as well. Read more here.

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