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Marc Sparks—Risk-Taker In and Out of Business

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Private Equity Firm

**UPDATE 8/31**

Everything Marc Sparks Touches Turns into Gold

Marc Sparks is a hardworking and talented gentleman who has had great success in his career as an entrepreneur. He has ensured that his experience and skills are utilized by many others whose businesses he helps nurture to the point they can stand on their own. He is the proud founder, proprietor as well as the CEO of Timber Creek, LP, which is a highly respected private equity firm that ensures the dreams of new businesses are valid. This is the art of ensuring that startups get the much-needed fresh start, with his guidance through the teething stages until the business is finally profitable.

 

This respectable gentleman is not only a great entrepreneur, but he also loves giving back to the community through his philanthropic deeds. Marc Sparks has notably been involved with Habitat for Humanity, who are responsible for the construction of affordable houses for those families that are underprivileged. He also takes care of children from poor backgrounds through his Sparkey Kids nonprofit organization. Sparkey Kids is responsible for donating over a thousand laptops to kids from poor backgrounds, which facilitates their great learning curve. Marc has also been known to be involved with The Samaritan Inn since the late 1980’s, which is shelter for homeless people in Texas.

 

Timber Creek LP, the company in which Marc Sparks is a CEO is responsible for making the dreams of many startup businesses come into reality. They provide a great environment for these businesses, in such a manner that people are motivated enough to make sound decisions that propel their business to greater heights. It is this kind of business environment that ensures that business is generating revenue and has an appeal to its niche market. It takes a lot for a startup business to pick and become a competitive business empire, and this is exactly what Timber Creek LP does. They provide the right amount of capital, the right equipment, customer service expertise, networking, office space, legal assistance, networking and definitely their vast experience among many other services.

 

Whenever a business has the assistance of Marc Sparks, it is destined for great success in its respective niche market. Mark Sparks believes that the business environment is very important to anyone running a startup as this is the motivation that inspires people to soar higher. He says that this aspect of having a conducive, quality and collaborative environment while working contributes to more than 25% of all the factors that are vital to the success of a business. This is the reason that made Timber Creek LP to move to a more spacious environment that could accommodate more businesses easily. This allowed them to be able to have 3 startups running in their premises at a time.

 

**UPDATE  7/24**

Marc Sparks Uses His Companies to Empower Startups

When it comes to entrepreneurship and the skills involved, Marc Sparks has been a leading role model. Marc is a serial entrepreneur hailing from Texas Dallas. He is fondly applauded for his commitment to mentoring new as well as seasoned entrepreneurs. Marc has been able to make a name for himself in the industry of business. Throughout his career in business, Marc has developed excellent strategies that business professionals can implement to have successful ventures. Entrepreneur Marc Sparks is an adorable figure to emulate in business. Having been in charge of an auto insurance company as well as multiple restaurants that include startups, Marc has been trusted with the ability to strengthen business that needs to acquire a stellar reputation. Marc understands the importance of high-notch customer service to clients. According to him, it is a fundamental element to consider when starting a business. When offering advice on how to stay in business for a long time, Marc states that it is vital to maintaining composure even when dealing with complex cases that involve clients. Marc is open to the idea of changing several lives in the state.

Contribution

According to the morning edition of USA, Marc Sparks has established an institution that serves as the agency that bridges the gap between clients and business owners. On Tuesday, the organization, through the management made a special announcement concerning its new role in the market as a business facilitator. Marketing Sparks is a new program that offers entrepreneurs an interactive session with experts. The intensive training program provides insight into different developmental structures for business start-ups. The primary objective of these intense sessions at Marketing Sparks is providing communication channels for development ideas. These courses give entrepreneurs the opportunity to work with highly skilled individuals with the aim of making favorable decisions in business. The three-hour sessions offer diplomatic channels for development.

Objective

Marc’s passion is building firms. He often does this through generating ideas that other people find it difficult to construct. Marc maintains multiple portfolios in his companies. Through his private equity firms like Timber Creek Capital, he has been able to take an ideal stand in generating business ideas. Not only does he generate the ideas but also ensure that the approach is adopted and established in business. To make sure that the business idea is compelling, Marc tests the idea in one of his firms. This is the safest way of ensuring that the business idea is viable. With the same business ideas, he sets short-term as well as long-term goals. This is in order to evaluate the performance of the business based on his ideas. According to Sparks, it is easy to publish a book on the business ideas for interested parties to read. This is how he has been instrumental in business development.

 

**UPDATE 6/16**

Marc Sparks Explores Better Working Environments And Wineries

A business environment and local wineries may not seem like traditional bedfellows, but Dallas, Texas based entrepreneur Marc Sparks has recently set out to explain why both of these subjects attract him. Sparks has over 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and investment specialist, and is also well known as a devotee of local wineries in the Dallas area; Sparks is in a strong position to discuss how the wine industry has changed in recent years as he grew 16 acres of grapes to develop his own blended red wine a number of years ago.

Sparks has noticed a number of boutique and startup wineries springing up in the Dallas area that are making their own wines and making Texas a popular destination for those who wish to tour wineries for fun and to expand their knowledge. Not only does Marc Sparks grow his own grapes at his East Texas ranch, but he has also become a well known visitor to many wineries in Texas where he enjoys walking the trails through the vines before setting out to taste many of the different wines on offer from local wineries run by both individuals and families.

It is amazing to think Marc Sparks has the time to set out on any tours of wineries as he has recently been undergoing a change to his offices, that has seen him allow his space to be completely redesigned in an open and more comfortable manner; Sparks believes his office space will allow the startups coming to his Timber Creek Capital LP company to engage in collaboration of the highest quality. Sparks has redesigned his office space with his clients in mind as up to three new business entrepreneurs can use the space at any single time; collaboration is key to bringing fresh ideas to a range of industries that Marc Sparks and his employees look to aid on a regular basis.

Marc Sparks, the author of the best selling book, “They Can’t Eat You”, believes it is important to work in a bright and comfortable space that aids creativity and focus; the major supporter of The Samaritan Inn homeless shelter explains too many startups fail simply by choosing the wrong space for their business that does not aid the creativity and excellent choices he feels are important in achieving continued success.

 

Mediocre School Performance Fails to Predict. Marc Sparks graduated from high school 42 years ago with a C+ average. He developed an acumen for business development that demonstrates the incongruity of grades predicting future success. Sparks has built Timber Creek Capital LP, his Dallas private equity firm, using a simple strategy: Seek fresh product ideas that are hard to develop, and then find an efficient way to produce them.

In the process, a company and culture establish short-term and long-term goals defining success. Fear of failure does not enter the Sparks entrepreneurial development equation. His focus is always on the product endpoint, developing a strategy to reach that point of success.

New Enterprises. Marc Sparks assists business developers in generating start-up cash. Before production begins, a model of business operation must be developed, and then resources to flesh out the model comes. In the case of Timber Creek Capital LP, companies are invited into the company’s facilities and their ideas given a chance to grow. “As a … student of what it takes to succeed in this world, I have found that a quality, conducive and collaborative work environment is no less than 25% of the overall ingredients necessary to succeed,”

Sparks notes. Perception and success are birthed in a “positive” facility environment allowing fostering of collaboration and output. This process of nurture and performance has been repeated for 35 years. Combining access to mentors, facilities, funding, marketing, etc., develops success. Sparks seeks “to help entrepreneurs build their dream and companies to critical mass through my experience.”

Venture Capitalists and Outsider Focus. Sparks is a venture capitalist. Venture capitalists seek profit-generating unique innovation. Product demand argues for additional company funding to access more profit for investors.

The catch is for the company seeking more funds to demonstrate that new funds will build the company. Presentation of business concept, strategy for implementation, and assurance that the investment will bring success relies on presentation. Sparks develops new enterprises by fostering preparation, presentation, and fulfillment of product “dreams” for investors.

Work Beyond. Sparks understands risk and fulfillment. His understanding of risk involves people, and his interest in activities beyond the business world involves commitment to them, e.g., support of youth to obtain graduation from high school, the home-stressed via hands-on activities in building homes with Habitat for Humanity, or the homeless via support of The Samaritan Inn, a Dallas shelter.

His role may be defined by a quote of Jesus taken from Luke 12:48 on Sparks’ website: “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.”

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