After months of working 18 hour days 7 days a week at a radio station in Brisbane Australia, Troy Hazard woke up one morning and decided that if he was going to put this much effort into something, then it may as well be something he owned.
Since then, there are few situations in the business world that he has not experienced and survived. In the last 25 years he has become a self -styled serial entrepreneur, who has founded and nurtured 12 businesses, and has consulted to countless successful companies around the world.
Through his business career he has owned a diverse range of businesses including a recording studio, an advertising agency, a pizza restaurant, real estate brokerage, property development company, leading franchise consulting business, a technology business, and more. He’s been both a franchisee and a franchisor.
Troy’s business talents earned him international respect, so much so that in 2006 he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.
But his business interests did not stop his passion for the media. He was the co-host on the hugely successful national network business television shows in Australia 'Inside Franchising' on the TEN Network in 2006 and 'Don't come Monday' on the NINE Network in 2008.
He is also one of the few Australians to crack the American market with his own TV talk show. 'Gettin' Down 2 Business' that was broadcast into 35 million homes each week.
Author of the best-selling book Future-Proofing Your Business, Troy delivers 50+ speaking engagements a year to over 30,000 people annually and has spoken in 23 different countries around the world.