Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton is an entrepreneur and NFL Hall of Famer, and the founder of Tarkenton Companies. Fran has always had a passion for small business, and has started more than 20 businesses since retiring from the NFL. His efforts to provide knowledge and tools to small business have been a full time undertaking since 1996, and he is the driving force behind GoSmallBiz.com, ExecTeam.com and BizCoursesOnDemand.com. These sites all grew from Fran's desire to help fellow entrepreneurs gain access to the tools and information they need to grow and compete in the modern economy. You can see more about what Fran is doing at http://www.tarkenton.com, follow him on Twitter @Fran_Tarkenton, or connect with him on Google +.
One thing I've noticed about all the great business leaders I've known is that none of them made excuses. They didn't say, "I did the best I could" or "I guess luck wasn't on my side today." They took responsibility for the problem, identified a solution, and focused on improvement.
Building mutually beneficial relationships at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey is essential. These relationships lead to new business ideas, long-term partnerships, growth, and an overall higher chance of success.
Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00

DECA: Educating Future Entrepreneurs

One of the best-kept secrets in the world of entrepreneurship is DECA, an organization for high school and college students looking to learn about business and leadership. They have been around for more than 60 years, and have more than 200,000 members all over America, Canada, and other countries around the world.
Adam Silver worked for the NBA for 22 years before becoming commissioner of the league this February. But he was only the man in charge for less than 3 months before he was faced with one of the biggest crises I've seen in professional sports. And he aced the test.
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