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Marc Sparks’ Newest Venture, Spark Tank

The founder of Timber Creek Capital, Marc Sparks, is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and businessman from Dallas, Texas. Aside from this he is also a philanthropist and author of the book, They Can’t Eat You. In the book he talks about how anyone can make a successful entrepreneur.

Timber Creek Capital focuses on turning the ideas of avid entrepreneurs into successful business ventures. It provides all the resources, from capital and office space to marketing to ensure success. Sparks has been engaged with Samaritan Inn (a shelter for the homeless) situated in Dallas, Texas since the late 1980s. He is a person who believes in giving back to the community.

Marc Spark’s most recent venture is Spark Tank. He founded it with Lynne Sipiora. Basically, it is a concept that requires social service executives who possess the entrepreneurial spirit to present ideas that can positively impact lives.

The Samaritan Inn is an example of this, in that it has given an opportunity to so many people to improve their living standards. The project requires online applications by the 15th of July 2016. After the review of the applications three finalists will be picked. They will do their presentations in August. Each will be given ten minutes to present to the Spark Tank panel.

All the applicants ought to be from 501c3 organizations with at least two years history. Faith based enterprises do not qualify. Applications from Political action committees (PACs) and National charities are also ineligible.
Making good presentations. Learn more about Marc Sparks: and

What do applicants need to make a successful presentation? Sparks has on many occasions stated that coming up with meaningful presentations is prerequisite to successfully selling business ideas.

  • The visuals in the presentation have to be relevant. Unnecessary graphics are to be avoided.
  • Applicants are to do extensive research and posses the data to convince the venture capitalists.
  • It has to be simple, such that the panel sees exactly what is needed.

If a team is involved bring it before the panel. It indicates your passion and professionalism.Venture capitalists like Marc Sparks love unique ideas.

A unique business idea is preferred because the investors want returns. Applicants have to come up with ideas that are not easy to replicate with other services. If the product is already in demand in the sense that you are making more sales, it is prudent to use the data to convince the panelists. Read more; Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus

It is easy for everyone to emulate Marc Sparks by presenting great business ideas that can be bought by investors. It is a proven way of becoming a successful entrepreneur and also giving back to the community.

Igor Cornelsen Advises So Many With So Few Words

Igor Cornelsen has really given investors a whole new perspective on investing. He has not, however, written a book or even capitalized on this information with a seminar. He has put some simple tips out there that anyone could take advantage of. I love these quick tips because I don’t really get a lot from the wordy books that have too much information that is over my head.

Cornelsen has been an investment banker in his past career before he started his Bainbridge Investing firm. This was something that gave him the experience that he needed. He wanted to make it easier for those investors that would not have the knowledge to invest on their own. Igor Cornelsen has made a firm commitment to actually bring his knowledge from Latin American into the United States. I have noticed that he has a lot of information about Brazil, but he manages to condense the information to a single line or two. That makes him an investor that others want to follow.

While other investors are trying to write and sell books, Cornelsen is making investors statements that are short enough to be tweets. I would prefer someone like Cornelsen that just tells me to spread out my investments. I don’t need to read a whole chapter on portfolio balancing. I don’t need to know about how I can maximize my portfolio by checking the debt to income ratio of multiple organizations that are in multiple industries. I don’t need all of that extra wording. Cornelsen tells you to spread out your investments. That is all that you need to know. You can figure out the rest on your own.

I know financial gurus talk about different industries and they do research and bring large amounts of information forth on investing in certain industries. The textile industry according to PR Newswire study was booming at one time, and people wrote about investing in this. The oil industry was on the rise at one time, and people wrote about investing in this. So much of that information is outdated now because the world changes. Technology is where all the money is made right now. Cornelsen doesn’t try to steer you in any of these directions though. He knows that an industry could change. What he makes is recommendations for the way handling the portfolio. He advises people to take interest in stocks by watching what the companies are doing. He tells people to know what they are getting into with the investments that they have.

I think that these types of tips are priceless. Twenty years from now I can pass Igor Cornelsen’s advice to my kids and it will still be relevant.