“ENTREPRENEURradio: What You Need to Know”. The show features interviews with successful business creators to look inside the entrepreneurial mindset, and gain insight on the experience of building a successful world class business. Twice a month, Livelihood will feature a new interview by ENTREPRENEURradio. On alternating weeks we will continue to present the interviews with pathfinders who are redefining their definitions of careers and professional identities.
Some entrepreneurs are inventors, looking to create a market for their product. Naddaff’s expertise lies in helping a company with a product or service that will solve a problem. This allows the company to grow, achieve scale, and engulf a market.
In 1988, George founded “Boston Chicken”, one of the first companies to operate and franchise home meal replacement restaurants specializing in rotisserie-roasted chicken. In 1992, he sold the company to a group of Blockbuster Video executives, and shared in its record setting IPO (143% first-day increase) in 1993. The company is now known as Boston Market.
In addition to Boston Chicken, George has founded several other successful concepts including Living and Learning Schools, which operated more than 50 upscale childcare facilities and sold to Kindercare. He marketed the idea of franchising franchises with VR Business Brokers, a successful business brokerage network with over 350 offices, which was acquired in 1986 by Christie’s, LLP London.
George Naddaff tells ENTREPRENEURradio that entrepreneurship is personal. When it comes to that critical point in your life when you have to make a decision, “making the right decision depends on who you are, where you’ve been and what has happened to you in your life. You make the right decision because of the accumulated knowledge of all your successes and failures.”