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 +.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 00:00

Are You Measuring What Matters?

In my later years with the Vikings, we measured and studied the criteria of a successful offense, and it made a huge impact on our team. And believe it or not, we did it by applying lessons I learned on the factory floors of the textile mills of South Carolina and Georgia.
Monday, 24 February 2014 00:00

Sometimes You Have to Scramble

Making sure you have a plan is important. But what's even more important is being ready to adjust and change your plan when you encounter reality. The same scrambling ability that helped me in my football career has proven its worth again and again in my businesses, too.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:00

Growth Comes from Entrepreneurship

There is no country in the world where the culture of entrepreneurship is more central to life for millions of people than the United States. Think of the greatest innovations of the past century, and beyond. How many of them came from the United States?
Monday, 11 November 2013 00:00

A Veterans Day Special

According to the Kauffman Foundation, 45 percent of returning veterans start their own businesses. Veterans possess that unique combination of skills that makes them ideal entrepreneurs.
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