Entrepreneur Mark Sparks recently decided to move office after 14 years at the same location. He is the founder and owner of the private equity firm of Timber Creek Capital, LP.
Timber Creek Capital, LP had always had its main headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Mark Sparks decided to change that in order to take the main offices to a more optimized location which will be just about ideal for incubation of new businesses and startups. This place feature is very important and so is collaboration optimization which is another aspect of the firm that Mr. Mark Sparks is after.
Mr. Mark Sparks shared that according to his observations 25% of the success of his business is being able to provide quality as well as work in a collaborative work environment. Another aspect of achievement according to Mr. Mark Sparks is going all out whenever possible. He believes that one should not cut corners f they wish to achieve a higher level of success. That principle also applies to location. He illustrates two extremes to prove his point. One of the locations he pictures is a warehouse with blackened windows, and the other one is the first floor of a spacious environment with big windows and people passing by on the street. One of the locations makes work seem more doable and gives a brighter outlook and perspective. Many hours are spent in the office every week, and it is essential that you and your team feel good about the space and are choosing the optimal location to thrive.
When he talks about business, Mr. Mark Sparks certainly knows his stuff. So far the serial entrepreneur has created more than a dozen companies which have been successful. A lot of his successes have been documented in one of his books called They Can’t Eat You. The book offers a lot of insight into the realities of entrepreneurship. It gives an outline to some of his success as well as some his failures.
Mr. Mark Sparks and Timber Creek capital, LP take under their wing a few starting businesses at a time. They receive mentorship from Mr. Mark Sparks himself as well as other experts. That provides those businesses with a jump start and an invaluable opportunity to learn more about business and receive training that will help them achieve more earlier.
Mr. Mark Sparks is known in the business community for his ”spark speed”. The term was coined by his employees, and it refers to his sense of extreme urgency that everything needs to be dealt with as soon as the matter arises. That is something many entrepreneurs aspire to and what Mr. Mark Sparks believes has helped him be where he is now.