A two-time honoree of The 30, Cayden Sparks started his journey into the small business world in 2005 when he became part-owner of Sunset Cove Resort, the ninth largest privately-owned campground in Michigan. Throughout his 13 years as owner, Sparks learned how to run, grow and market a small business.
After graduating in 2015, Sparks went on to work as a core small business consultant for the Small Business Development Center, helping more than 25 entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of business ownership. During this time, he also earned his consultant certification through the SBDC’s two-week academy. It was in March 2018 when Sparks decided to embark on a new path, taking a job as executive director of the Coldwater Area Chamber of Commerce. He brings with him a keen eye for efficient consulting, management and ownership practices, as well as incredible networking and relationship-building abilities. Sparks redirected the chamber’s business model to serve as an economic engine for small business and has successfully driven up membership numbers and retention levels as a result.