Why You Need an Advisory Board in Your Business

Who do you turn to when you need help in your business? Do you have an advisory board for your business? With the 12 businesses I’ve owned over the last 25 years, I’ve always had an advisory board. Here’s how it works: My advisory board consists...
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Being Disruptive, Distinctive and Disarming in Your Business

It’s that time of year – a time for reflection, resolutions, redirection, and for some, remorse. But what if you looked at it a different way? So many people treat this time of year like it’s a start line of a new sprint. When it’s really just...
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What Customers Are Looking For

Customers are the same all over the world – the key is to understand the transactional drivers. Everybody in business is selling something and your customers want these 5 transactional drivers: 1. Good quality brands and people to deal with. 2....
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Are Your Customers Different?

In the 25 years that I’ve worked with franchisees I continue to hear them say, “What you’re saying won’t work for me. You don’t understand. My customers are different in my area.”  I will argue that this isn’t...
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Top 3 Questions to Ask When Going into Business

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I hate my job/boss/career path. I should really get into business and work for myself,” then ask yourself these questions.  Do I REALLY want to be doing that all day? It’s a bit of a romance. But...
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Is Your Business Crashing the Party?

What is your business doing to be distinctive, emotive and collaborative? It may be time to crash the party in your business.     About Troy Hazard: I am the founder/owner of 12 businesses over the last 25 years, current CEO of Troy Hazard...
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