There will come a time when any new startup will need assistance. This assistance can include financial support, office space, website development and general advice about how to set up a new company and take it from startup to successful.
New startups are increasingly turning to venture capitalists as their source of guidance and assistance. Simply put, a venture capitalist is an individual or company that will invest time and money in a new startup. In return, they will receive a share of the equity, in the new business.
Timber Creek Capital, located in Dallas, Texas is one of the leading venture capital companies in the United States. Founded by long time investor Marc Sparks, Timber Creek Capital is a private equity firm that specializes in guiding new entrepreneurs from idea to fulfillment of their vision.
Marc Sparks has outlined what he looks for in a prospective client. Your idea has to be unique, offering a service that no one else is and one that can not duplicate easily. If your company has already generated revenue, use your sales date to demonstrate demand. Have a business plan that will show how investment capital will enable you to increase sales. Your presentation to potential investors is critical to your being able to secure the investment dollars you need.
Marc Sparks has owned and operated several successful businesses. Focusing mainly on the telecommunication industry he is heavily involved with Splash Media, Blue Jay Wireless, and several others. He is considered an expert in venture capital investing and business solutions.
His book “They Can’t Eat You” is a best seller that has given many would be businessmen the encouragement to never give up even when faced with diversity. He believes anyone can succeed with enough time and effort.
Philanthropy has become a large part of Marc Sparks life. He is involved with several philanthropic causes in the Dallas area. One of his favorites is the Samaritan Inn. The Samaritan Inn, dedicated to people who want to help themselves, offering shelter, health programs, career counseling, and eventually job placement, has been a resounding success.
Through his organization Sparkey’s Kids, he has donated one thousand laptop computers to children at-risk and has also worked on affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity.
Marc Sparks is an outdoorsman and health enthusiast. He is an adventure lover who once traveled around the world in twenty-three days. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and hiking. Not bad for a guy with no formal training and who graduated high school with a C+ grade average.