The Ins and Outs of Growing a Business

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George Naddaff: Welcome Challenges

George Naddaff has run, launched, or taken national more than half a dozen companies. He's best known for Boston Chicken, whose shares soared 143 percent in a record-breaking IPO in 1993, the year after he sold it. Though his lifetime of entrepreneurship has not been all smooth sailing, he told Inc. in 2008 that the hiccups are what has kept his career moving. "No business, no problems. No problems, no business. Problems are opportunities for solutions."