Ms. Sparks is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wade Institute, which she founded in 1999 to help small and mid-sized businesses build financial and transformative strategies to grow their companies. Her workshops and seminars have reached more than 17,000 business owners nationwide.  

Among the many honors Ms. Sparks has received are the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Champion Award and the Best Corporation Environment Award from the National Association of Female Executives, which also nominated her for its Woman of the Year award.

Ms. Sparks’ latest book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide for Starting a Business, describes her career as a small-business owner. 

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