On January 22, 2015, Marc Sparks of Timber Creek Capital L.P. announced that the firm will be moving to a new location. After more than 10 years in its present office location, Timber Creek Capital L.P. will be moving to an environment that is more conducive for collaboration and startup incubation said founder and CEO Marc Sparks. Mr. Sparks is the owner of Timber Creek Capital L.P. and a highly successful serial entrepreneur in his own right. Timber Creek L.P. helps fund entrepreneurs to start profit generating companies.
Marc Sparks says that to develop a successful and profitable business one must first have a business model in place and then acquire the resources needed to build up that business using the model one has created. Timber Creek Capital L.P has three different companies in its office location. Each one can help entrepreneurs and startups build up their idea in the crucial “incubation period”. The owner of Timber Creek Capital L.P. also added that as an entrepreneur himself, he understands how important a quality, conductive and collaborative work place is to building the success of a new business. It accounts for at least a quarter of the successful outcome of a company if not more said Mark Sparks.
The Texas entrepreneur Mark Sparks also made an analogy to how important work environment really is to the successful outcome of a business and its effect on employees. He asked that would you work harder and thrive in an office that had blacked out windows and was in a sketchy neighborhood or one that was in a prime location such as Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with lots of windows and many successful people walking past the office? While he admits he has given an extreme example, Marc Sparks says that it is important to realize that where you work is just as important as how you work. If you cut corners on the location it can be just as bad as cutting corners in the business process.
Besides investing in entrepreneurs and startups through Timber Creek Capital L.P. Marc Sparks is involved in philanthropy. He supports organizations such as Habitat For Humanity that builds affordable homes for low income families and the American Can! Academy that works with at-risk youth. Mr. Sparks recently donated over a thousand laptops to the American Can! Academy. He has also been involved with The Samaritan Inn, which is a shelter for the homeless that accommodates up to 160 people each night in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
Mark Sparks is also a published author. He has written the autobiographical and business book called They Can’t Eat You. It uses examples from Sparks’ own life to illustrate how tough the road to entrepreneurship can be and discusses ways to overcome obstacles.