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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Marc Sparks: Opening a Door to China

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 2 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...

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Marc Sparks: Travel is the BEST stimulation!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

Strolling along the Great Wall of China. Exploring the deepest jungles of Africa while on a safari. Diving the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. These are just a few of the activities entrepreneur Marc Sparks enjoyed during a trip around the world in twenty six days, and he believes this kind of stimulation is an absolute must for any serial entrepreneur. Read more here.

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Marc Sparks: As a Parent, You Know You’ve Done Right When…

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

Marc Sparks has reached tremendous success and received many accolades in the business world during his forty-plus years as an entrepreneur, but recently he was reminded that the greatest achievements hit close to home. A simple Facebook post—a photo of him with his daughter at a charity event, with the caption she wrote, “So Proud of This Man”—is perhaps the greatest compliment he has ever received. Read more here.

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Marc Sparks: Achieving True Change takes Time and Commitment!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

According to one study, it takes an average of 66 days to form a habit. If you’re struggling to stick with your New Year’s resolutions, entrepreneur Marc Sparks has some advice for you: write down those resolutions! And don’t use your laptop or other mobile device—write them out by hand. And do it every week. The point isn’t to make it easy—the exercise is to make sure you redo it so you are reminded of everything you want to accomplish. The more you do something, the more natural it becomes. It’s about repetition and habit. Read...

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Marc Sparks: Forget the Fruitcake

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Marc Sparks: On Life | 0 comments

When it comes to sharing the joy of the holiday season, there’s no end to the possibilities of what makes the perfect gift. Entrepreneur Marc Sparks does have some suggestions to help guide you. The sky is not always the limit—sometimes the best gifts don’t have to cost anything at all. The key is to put some thought into each gift you give. Never give a loved one a gift that suggests they need improvement. And never, ever give someone a fruitcake. And above all, embrace your family traditions. Read more...

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