IPO Advice from Inc. 5000 CEOs

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Don't Sweat Your Stock Price

Noodles & Company
Rank: 4329
Three-year growth: 56.1 percent
2012 Revenue: $300,410,000

“Once you go public, remember markets go up and down and are influenced by many factors. Never lose sight of the fact that your pride should be tied to your core purpose, not your daily stock price. Great brands deliver results over the long term and overcome challenges and bumpy roads. At Noodles & Company, we take a lot of pride in delivering a dining experience we are proud of and getting better at doing that every day.” -- Kevin Reddy, CEO