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I Screwed Up: How Three Famed Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

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 So Tarkenton says he invested $200,000 of his own money, plus a $50,000 bank loan, in a collection of businesses that included a fast-food startup called Scrambler’s Village in Atlanta. The restaurant sold a variety of items typical of fast-food joints — tacos, fried chicken, hamburgers and the like.Fran Tarkenton, the football-pro-turned-businessman, tasted failure straight out of the entrepreneurship gate. “When I was 27, a lawyer friend told me he could help me start a business, and he could run it, and I should use my money,” Tarkenton says. So Tarkenton says he invested $200,000 of his own money, plus a $50,000 bank loan, in a collection of businesses that included a fast-food startup called Scrambler’s Village in Atlanta. The restaurant sold a variety of items typical of fast-food joints — tacos, fried chicken, hamburgers and the like.Continue reading this article on Entrepreneur.com.

Published: May 16, 2013
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Arlene Weintraub, Entrepreneur.com

Arlene Weintraub has over fifteen years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. She has been published in USA Today, US News & World Report, Technology Review, and other media outlets. Her book about the anti-aging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth, was published by Basic Books in September 2010. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek, where she wrote hundreds of articles that explored both the science and business of health.

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