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Entrepreneur Marc Sparks transforms office to optimize innovative collaboration

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Marc Sparks of Business | 0 comments

Entrepreneur Marc Sparks transforms office to optimize innovative collaboration

DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After over a decade at its original location, Marc Sparks of Timber Creek Capital, LP has moved offices to a setting optimized for collaboration and highly conducive to startup incubation. Marc Sparks, a serial entrepreneur and owner of the private equity firm, serves entrepreneurs in developing new businesses into revenue generating companies. “The process of starting a business begins with building a business model and acquiring the resources to ensure success,” Marc Sparks explained. “With the design of Timber Creek Capital, LP we are able to host three different companies in our facility and offer an...

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Marc Sparks: The Importance of “Quality” Customer Service

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Marc Sparks of Business | 0 comments

Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur who has been involved in more than sixty start-ups since the Seventies. Marc is also the founder, owner, and CEO of Timber Creek Capital, a private equity firm. The term “quality customer service” is simply a collection of words that are tossed around by companies like towels in a dryer. Rarely have I found a company that truly stands behind that phrase. Sam Walton, founder of the Walmart/Sam’s Club Empire, understood the importance of quality customer service. In fact, he sums it up quite nicely in one of my favorite quotes: “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on...

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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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