Marc Sparks is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and author and continues to take ideas and turn them into business. Mr. Sparks graduated from high school in 1975 in Austin, Texas and has been associated with numerous start-ups. Some of those start-ups were phenomenally successful, while others were nothing more than a disaster. Sparks set out on the entrepreneurial trail with no formal training, but he had a tremendous interest in business and no fear of failure.
Mr. Sparks builds companies from ideas that others think are impossible. He has the ability to think beyond the boundaries and applies some basic and unconventional principals of business; he sets about developing a business model and acquiring the necessary resources to operate the business. Sparks focuses on one task at a time and when that task is complete he moves on to the next. That assures him of covering all the bases and creating continuity within the business model and operation.
Marc Sparks authored a book “They Can’t Eat You” and discusses his entrepreneurial path and what it took to succeed. He is very frank about his success, as well as his failures and how they affected his thinking and his overall business methodology. He wants readers to know success is possible, but the road to that success is sprinkled with speed bumps and pot holes. It is possible to navigate those speed bumps and pot holes and still be successful. Often times a failure leads to greater success because it makes the entrepreneur redefine the strategy and turn a failure into a success.
One of Sparks’s success stories is Timber Creek, LP. It is a private equity firm and helps entrepreneurs turn their dreams in a successful reality. Timber Creek provides entrepreneurs are provided with the necessary support staff, networking, marketing, intellectual capital, banking expertise, customer service expertise, web development, graphic arts, accounting, legal expertise, equipment, office space and more than 35 years of entrepreneurial expertise. All this help is designed to take a business idea from concept to fruition. When an entrepreneur has the Marc Sparks and Timber Creek method as part of their repertoire, they are well armed to succeed in business.