Most articles you read about entrepreneurs and capitalists have a part where there mentions the school and degrees acquired before getting into business. Not Marc Sparks, having graduated from high school back in 1975, and in business world ever since. Marc has gone through a lot, having been on top, to losing everything, to getting back on top again. Having learned what works and what does not, Marc has come out on top and started his own company called Timber Creek Capital, LP. Marc’s keen instinct has made him successful as he admits he has no formal training.
Timber Creek Capital is a family office, a private equity firm. Marc believes in helping out beginning entrepreneurs with achieving their dreams by providing the necessary funding, support staff, office space, networking, marketing, equipment, intellectual capital and merchant banking, legal, accounting, customer service, graphic arts, and web development. The most important thing of all, is that the company has a lot of fun guiding companies from idea, to reality. Marc has even wrote a book about his experiences called ‘They Can’t Eat You’ where he talks about the highs and lows in his life, how he got where he is now, and advice for others starting out their new venture.
Marc is also a philanthropist and is involved in many great projects, like Spark Tank, where social service executives can offer their ideas to produce social success. He supports Mommies in Need, an organization that provides free child care to mothers who are undergoing a health crisis and unable to care for their children temporarily, and Dogs Matter, a program that provides temporary foster care for pets of owners who are in treatment for addictions. The Samaritan Inn in the only homeless shelter in Collin County, Texas, and they offer programs to help get the homeless back on their feet, and provides meals. Marc Sparks sits on the Finance Advisory Board, at Samaritan. Marc also has a program called Sparky’s Kids to provide free Dell computers to kids who are less fortunate.
Marc Sparks feels blessed with his good fortune, and believes in giving back to the community and charities to help others who are not as fortunate. He is a man passionate with his life and it reflects in everything that he does. He doesn’t pat himself on the back, but believes it is his duty to help out wherever he can, and he does.