We Fuel Entrepreneurs
GoSmallBiz is all about one thing: supporting and empowering Small Business America. Since 1996, GoSmallBiz has provided services and tools to help small business owners and entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality and reach new levels of success.
As a service-first technology company, GoSmallBiz leverages both technology and human connection to create outstanding experiences. Our process is focused on listening directly to our small business members, understanding their needs, and bringing them solutions.
For more than 20 years, GoSmallBiz has helped more than 400,000 small businesses, and continues to grow and evolve to stay at the forefront of the small business services industry.
GoSmallBiz is a truly partnership-led organization, with an experienced senior leadership team working together to drive success to your growing business.
As a Hall of Fame quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and New York GIants, Fran Tarkenton learned that the job of a leader is to make his teammates great. Over an 18-year career, he led his teams to 3 Super Bowl appearances. As an individual, he won the NFL MVP in 1975, and set NFL career records for pass completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns, rushing yards by a quarterback, and quarterback wins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987 for his years with the University of Georgia.
He’s carried that same team-oriented philosophy into a 50+ year career as an entrepreneur, building more than 20 successful companies in a range of industries including education, organizational psychology, and technology. He was the keynote speaker for the SBA’s National Small Business Week 2013 event in Washington, DC, and was awarded the DECA Entrepreneurial Spirit Award in 2014. Some of his current businesses include Tarkenton Financial, Tarkenton Institute, and GoSmallBiz.
A passionate advocate for small businesses, Fran founded GoSmallBiz in 1996 to provide tools and resources to small business owners. He continues to serve as a coach and mentor to his leadership team and work closely with enterprise partners to help small business owners and entrepreneurs reach their dreams.
Rick Gossett has been COO of Tarkenton Companies for more than 20 years and is an expert in business operations, responsible for business software development, unique partnerships, business educational content, consulting, and more. Rick was the originator of Tarkenton Companies’ consulting services and, initially, personally answered every question. Before joining Tarkenton Companies, Rick owned and operated a private practice as a CPA. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at Pannell Kerr Foster in tax and audit, as well as Principal in Ernst & Young’s small business advisory group.
Will Adams is an experienced business executive who excels at forging strong alliances with partners, cultivating talent, devising strategic growth initiatives, and driving innovation and operational excellence. Beyond his role at GoSmallBiz, Will serves on the board of directors of Billfold and is a Principal of Tarkenton Private Capital. Moreover, he's a co-founder of a thriving Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise, and is a board member of the Atlanta Children's Foundation, where he actively links individuals, organizations, and resources to address the needs of children in foster care.