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, and 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, follow him on Twitter @Fran_Tarkenton, or connect with him on Google +.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

Don't Get Complacent!

When any entity becomes dysfunctional, it all boils down to the same root causes: a blame game where nothing gets done, and everyone getting locked into complacency about the way things are.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

How to Bounce Back from Crushing Defeat

As a record-making quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s, I led my team to three Super Bowls in a span of only four years. In case you hadn't heard, I lost all three of them.
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

This One Quality Distinguishes All Top Performers

My mantra is this: People have to talk to people; we have to share ideas. But it starts with your wanting to ask questions, your being curious so that you can stay ahead of that curve.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00

Adjusting Your Marketing Focus

When you started your business, you entered the marketplace ready to solve a specific problem. It's the whole point of any business, really — to help people by providing a solution to a someone's problem.
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