Marc Sparks of Business

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 on Business: Fail FAST and Move On!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Marc Sparks of Business | 1 comment

Marc Sparks on Business: Fail FAST and Move On!

It may sound a bit egotistical when I tell you that I, Marc Sparks, have something in common with the world’s best basketball player and the man who revolutionized the auto-making industry like no other—all three of us have failed. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, was cut from his high school basketball team.  Henry Ford didn’t put a reverse gear in his first automobile. Can you imagine how silly he must have felt when he tried to parallel park that first Ford between carriages in front of a horse barn? Marc Sparks: ‘Don’t Fear Failure’ As a rule, I gravitate toward and surround myself with positive people (more about...

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