When I say Fran Tarkenton what comes to mind? For most of us it’s probably football. Fran played quarterback for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and played for 18 years in the National Football League as quarterback for the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings.
Fran is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. Simply put, he’s recognized as one of the greatest football players of all time.
Of course, many of us also know Fran as the author and co-author of some excellent business books. These include Every Day is Game Day, What Losing Taught Me About Winning: The Ultimate Guide for Success in Small and Home-Based Businesses, and One More Customer.
In addition, Fran has launched a variety of successful companies over the years. He has made his mark in industries such as computer software, financial services, and small business training and development. His largest company achieved revenues of $142 million.
For the past seventeen years, Fran’s mission has been to be the trusted spokesperson for Small Business in America. Today his companies provide services and applications for small business owners throughout the country to help them succeed. (FYI, in this episode of the SmallBusinessTalent.com podcast, Fran introduces us to Small Biz Club — an amazing free resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs.)
Fran has an inspiring business philosophy. Here’s a quote that captures its essence: “There is only one reason for a business to exist – to provide products and services that enhance and improve the quality of life of its customers.”
In this dynamic interview, Fran reveals:
- The roots of his passion for business and helping small business owners
- His 7 Business Maxims and why they’re essential to lasting success
- The power of combining desperation with an intelligent business strategy
- The wealth of information / support available for free via Small Biz Club
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