Stream Energy is a company made up of community service. The company hires freelance independent contractors to go out into the community to build relationships with people in order to match them with the services that meet their needs at a discounted price. Stream Energy offers mobile phone plans, discounted clean energy, and virtual doctors. Each contractor earns a commission on each sale that they close. Outside of regular day to day business, Stream owns and operates Stream Cares, a philanthropic organization aimed at ensuring that the people in the community have everything that they need to live clean and safe. The organization partners with the Salvation Army, the Hope Supply Co., the Red Cross, and the Habitat for Humanity in efforts to expand its reach and change the lives of people all over the world. One of the main issues in the community that Stream Energy works to support is homelessness. Many people in the community are displaced due to financial circumstances, and even sudden natural disasters. One example of this is Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the Houston Texas area. Many residents there lost their homes, their pets, and even their loved ones. Stream Energy was one of the first organizations to grant funds to the community to help begin the recovery process. That is only one example of how Stream gives back to its community. Another example is the annual Splash for Hope event. Stream Energy partners with the Hope Supply Co. to give homeless children an experience that they will never forget. The Hope Supply Co. provides the community with supplies they need such as school items, diapers, and clothing. Stream has partnered with this organization for over four years. Stream pays the cover and meal costs for more than 1,000 children. The associates come out and support the cause by helping keep order and monitoring the children throughout the day. The associates are the biggest fans of the community. They understand that without the community, they wouldn’t have a flourishing business. That is why when disaster strikes they are there to support and give aid in any way that they can.
Marc Sparks is the founder, chief executive officer, and owner of Timber Creek Capital; a private equity company focused on turning the dreams of passionate entrepreneurs into attractive, revenue-generating services and products. He is also an author, serial entrepreneur, and philanthropist always seeking to introduce new ideas into the business world while meeting the needs of the society. Sparks’ book underlines his journey as an entrepreneur with a mission to enable others find the path to success. His philanthropic efforts include working with Habitat for Humanity where he has helped build homes. He has also been involved with The Samaritan Inn; a shelter that houses over 160 homeless people in Dallas from 1980s.
Since he graduated from high school in Austin, Texas in 1975, Sparks has been a leader in various startups most of which have become successful. He believes that God gave people devastating circumstances and challenges to keep them humble and enable them embrace the responsibilities that come with success. From the ideas that others consider impossible, Sparks has effectively built companies. In fact, he maintains portfolio companies under Timber Greek Capital. After taking an original idea, Marc proceeds to set up a business model and a company culture as he develops long-range growth plans and short-term goals. His desire is to lead by example with elaborate patterns that his entire team can follow.
Sparks believes that being rich involves raising a healthy family, establishing flourishing businesses from scratch, spending time with valuable friends, making the customers happy, and working with happy staff members. He also believes that God gave him the ability to handle the fear factor that hinders most entrepreneurs from accomplishing their goals. Though he loves winning, Marc does not fear losing, and his major reason for writing is to encourage entrepreneurs who are almost losing hope and cannot see their dreams come true.
The values that have kept Marc a progressive entrepreneur include faith, tenacity, passion, monetization savvy, sense of urgency, and focus. He also seeks to treat people as he would wish to be treated; fairly, honestly, and with respect. As an outdoorsman and a health enthusiast, Marc enjoys fishing, golf, biking, hiking, adventurous travel, and working out. He has ever traveled across the world in 23 days and visited places like Machu Picchu, Morocco, China, Tibet, India, Easter Island, and the Serengeti. It is from these travels that Marc gets more ideas and inspiration, and he thrives in business and sport competitions. Learn more: https://angel.co/marcsparks3