Tracy & Tom Hazzard have many client success stories about turning around a company’s sales in record time, contributing to bottom-line growth, building Intellectual Property assets to increase a valuation, or achieving a coveted retail placement. Although they are proud of the strong relationships they have built with clients, Tom and Tracy are even prouder of the many satisfied consumers who bought their designs and have taken the time to give a review.
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AS FEATURED IN BUSINESS & DESIGN MEDIA
Breakthrough Magazine gives business leaders a new perspective that inspires and empowers them to make accurate decisions and commit to the actions required to be their best selves. Tracy contributed to their premiere issue on why being a perpetual start-up after 25 years in business is a good thing.
Vol. 1 | Find Breakthrough Magazine here.
BUILD YOUR ENTREPRENEUR & CEO BRAND WITH PODCASTING
Foodie Quarterly (FQ) is a quarterly food and wine online magazine dedicated to telling the story of food and the people that love food. They spotlight chefs, restaurants, wine and beverages and of course offer recipes from contributors and experts.
Fall 2016 | Find Foodie Quarterly here.
BUILD YOUR ENTREPRENEUR & CEO BRAND WITH PODCASTING
Podcasting is one of the fastest growing media opportunities, with over 57 million repeat listeners in the Unites States per month and growing. In Branding Blowout Podcast, host Karen Leland interviews Tom Hazzard on How To Build Your Entrepreneur And CEO Brand With Podcasting. Tom discusses how you can effectively include podcasting as part of your positioning strategy, to set your company up as an industry expert, and establish your CEO brand.
July 15, 2016 | Read the full article here.
INNOVATION EXCELLENCE – THE 7 P’s OF SUCCESSFUL CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Well-designed products make life easier by solving problems. Extraordinary products introduce new waysof doing things. Well-designed consumer products are a pleasure to use – they are aesthetic and intuitive. Imagine how life would be if the first iPod had been less intuitive or functional. Creating consumer products should deliver three things: ease of use, functionality, and beauty. To learn how to design great consumer products, we talk to the “Product Whisperer” Tracy Hazzard..…
June 1, 2016 | Read the full article here.
TOM & TRACY HAZZARD INTERVIEW ON THE STRIP LIVE FOR VEGASNET TV
Media Showcase | Interview with Tom & Tracy Hazzard for THE STRIP LIVE celebrity talk show | Director’s cut | Join new media producers and authority positioning specialists Maria Ngo and Ray DuGray as they hangout and showcase Tom & Tracy Hazzard (product design and 3D printing experts) on location at Today’s Growth Consultant’ Digital Footprint event.…
May 16, 2016 | Watch the full interview here.
TOP TEN ENTREPRENEURS INTERVIEWED ON EZWAY.TV
Eric (EZ) Zuley celebrity host top ten influential twitter personality interviews product design specialist and INC. Mag contributor Tracy Hazzard at the CEO Space Dolphin Tank event. Tracy was one of the judges and it was an amazing turn out.
February 20, 2016 | Watch the full interview here.
DESIGNERS USED PODCASTING TO CREATE A MASSIVE AUDIENCE FAST
“Using an audio means to create PR for a highly visual product? When Forbes Contributor, Cheryl Snapp Conner met Tom and Tracy Hazzard recently, they piqued her interest when they told her how they’ve used a podcast as the crux of their successful PR”…
October 31, 2015 | Read the full article here
MILLIONAIRE SPOTLIGHT – HUSBAND/WIFE FAMILY BUSINESS
“Many entrepreneurs feel inspired to launch a home-based business because of a personal passion or clever idea. A financial emergency spurred Tracy and Tom Hazzard to start Hazz Design and Consulting in 2009. ‘I was about to deliver my second baby girl any day and Tom lost his job’”…
September 17, 2015 | Read the article here
VALUE OF A PATENT TO AN ENTREPRENEUR
“Self-employed innovators developed and patented a novel combination pen and stylus device… ttools, a small, resource-constrained company, had its competitive advantage and rights as a patent holder threatened by Palm Computing and IDEO”…
Download the full case study here.
SMALL BUSINESS RIP-OFF
The story of Tom & Tracy Hazzard shows that little guys can win when Fortune 500 outfits take their ideas. The two had between them already fashioned more than 200 products on the market for such companies as Crate & Barrel, OfficeMax, Ethan Allen, and Herman Miller when they grappled with a corporate giant”…
November 1, 2001 | Read the full article here.
INSIGHTS ON BUSINESS & INDUSTRY FOR 3D PRINTING PARIS
“What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry? Attracting good – actually great – design and designers who understand retail is the biggest challenge. The makers and hackers can only take us so far. If 3D Printing services, downloads, products are going to succeed commercially, then we have to make what people (and by people I really mean women) want to buy. We have to excite them, make them feel special and make their lives easier”…
July 9, 2015 | Read the interview here
EXPERT COUPLE ON HOW TO SHOP, WHAT TO BUY
“Husband and wife product designers Tracy and Tom Hazzard of Irvine-based Hazz Design Consulting spend at least one day a week in retail stores researching what is marketed. That’s because their own product designs have appeared in every kind of retail outlet – office and electronics superstores and big boxes”…
December 21, 2012 | Read the full article here
GENDERBLEND PRODUCTS ARE “COVERTLY FEMALE”
“In the furniture industry, most product development is done by men, and women’s needs are underserved in the market,” said Tom Hazzard. “But we are not trying to develop ‘female’ products. Instead, we help manufacturers create ‘covertly female’ products that appeal to a greater number of consumers. Men don’t even realize that the product has been designed to appeal to women”…
August 2, 2012 | Read the full article here
AS FEATURED IN BROADCAST MEDIA
Secret Entourage with Pejman Ghadimi
Secret Entourage has been committed to supporting entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders through their journeys, regardless of what success means to them. We provide some of today’s most inspirational and educational content based on the experiences of other extraordinary entrepreneurs who have been down the same path. Tracy talks candidly about her secret to success to inspire others…Watch Now.
AMZ Secrets with David Aladdin
David Aladdin from Amz Secrets – this focused Amazon Podcast is on advanced selling strategies on Amazon, including retail Arbitrage, Amazon Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Amazon Private Labeling, and Amazon White Labeling. Discover how you can apply and use these secrets to create a business that will allow you to love what you do, wherever you are. Tracy discusses like product selection, sourcing, private labeling, marketing, and everything that works and doesn’t work within the Amazon Eco-System. … Listen now.
BRANDING BLOWOUT PODCAST with Karen Leland
Branding and marketing strategist Karen Leland interviews experts who can help entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs and executives create a business and personal brand by design instead of default, gain greater influence, and become thought leaders in their fields. Tom Hazzard, co-founder of Podcast Start Point and co-host of WTFFF?! a 3D printing podcast, discusses how to tap into podcasting as a way to build your personal brand and establish yourself as an industry expert…. Listen now.
PRIVATE LABEL PODCAST with Kevin Rizer
Private Label Podcast, with host Kevin Rizer, takes you behind the often closed doors of the Private Label physical products industry, where everyday people are starting and building six and seven figure businesses with a brand they have created. In each episode Kevin discusses trends in the industry and introduces you to a successful private label entrepreneur. Tracy discusses tips and techniques of professional product development… Listen now.
THE TOP with Nathan Latka
“Will She Replace Lori Grenier on Shark Tank? Her designs have sold and brought in over $1,000,000,000 in revenue. Listen as Nathan and Tracy Hazzard of Hazz Design talk about her wildly successful design business, the ins and outs of starting a podcast, and just how the profits from an office chair are broken down…” Listen now.
KILLER INNOVATIONS with Phil McKinney
The common challenges innovators run into when trying to go from idea to “on the shelf” (hint: passion is not always a good thing). Talking about the seven steps to commercialize any idea, experience with on-shore and off-shore manufacturing, and the critical “double check” before scaling production. Plus IP and patent tips… Listen now.
CASH FLOW DIARY with J Massey
Tracy talks what it takes to get your ideas into the marketplace and lots of lessons about problem-solving and developing systems that make your business work far better than it does today. Just like real estate professionals, she solves problems, have to align the new idea with a particular market, have to stay on task, have to stay focused and have to make go/no-go decisions. Oh, and need to have an exit strategy in place at the get-go… Listen now.
UNIVERSITY OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS with Brandon T. Adams
Helpful tips on how to become successful in life and share insight from the most successful Entrepreneurs and Inspirational people in the World. Tracy Hazzard tells each entrepreneur the tip on hiring resources to help you plan, design, and launch your product or idea. You can never be successful without a deliberate team!… Listen now.
THE EVERYDAY INNOVATOR with Chad McAllister
Host, Chad McAllister is author of Turning Ideas into Market-Winning Products, and founder of Product Innovation Educators. He is a Top 40 Product Management Influencer and a Top 10 Innovation Blogger. Chad calls Tracy, “the product whisperer” pushing companies to rethink their product lines in order to increase revenue and customer satisfaction… Listen now.
HACK THE ENTREPRENEUR with Jon Nastar
Avoiding critical mistakes by hiring the right resources at the right time. How unforeseen circumstances can be equally important in finding success as an entrepreneur. The dynamic partnership between Tracy and her husband and how their complementing skills were crucial in building their business. Tracy’s 7 “P” steps for choosing new projects and ideas… Listen now.
SMALL BUSINESS FORUM RADIO with Tony Wilkins
A weekly talk show featuring interviews with small business experts from around the globe offering tips and discussing topics important to the small business community…. Listen now.
TABLE TOP INVENTING with Steve Kurti
How does a young lady pursuing a career in bio-genetics find herself a successful artist? How can a small company file a lawsuit against a huge company without getting crushed? How do you fall in love with 3D printing after avowing never to use it? For the stories behind these curious juxtapositions… Listen now.
SOCIAL MEDIA BUSINESS HOUR with Nile Nickel
Interviews with top experts in business and Social Media to have them share tips tricks and experiences to enable you to leverage the power of Social Media to grow your business. It is a marriage of great Online Marketing and Social Media with awesome Business advice… Listen now.
THE APP GUY PODCAST with Paul Kemp
Helping app entrepreneurs take inspiration from the journeys of others in the development world, specifically people who have years of experience to share their failures and successes to learn from and apply to app developer journeys. Tracy talks about turning long term dreams into action…. Listen now.
DIRECT RESPONSE MARKETING MAGIC with Seth Greene
Direct Response Marketing Expert & Five Time Best-Selling Author Seth Greene bring together some of the top direct response marketing thought leaders in the country to share how they grow their businesses and you can too! Hear from Tracy Hazzard… Listen now.
VOICE AMERICA – CEO SPACE LIVE
Live Broadcast – CEO Space CEO Space Opening Segment with Dr. Linda Brown, Pas Simpson, Tom and Tracy Hazzard, Federico Giller, Parvis Firouzgar David M. Corbin, Justin Recla, Robert Johnson, Jill Lublin, Robert Fox, Paul Hoyt,Sharon Lechter, Cheryl Snapp Conner, Berny Dohrmann, Dave Austin…. Listen now.
THE BUSINESS OWNER PUBLICITY PODCAST with Jill Lublin
Jill Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking and referrals and a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace. She interviews successful business owners doing their own publicity… Listen now.
In a world where frauds and scams can be disguised as legitimate opportunities and anyone can be a self proclaimed business expert who do you trust? Hosts Justin and Tonya Dawn Recla are Army veterans and former government agents who bring over 20 years of combined counterintelligence experience to the business world. Each week they discuss ways to do business safer and interview members of their Clear Business Directory… Listen now.
Every week, Tim Bush tackles important subjects crucial to mounting a successful sales campaign into Big Box Retail – from time frames to packaging to pricing – On The Shelf is your personal wholesale consultant. Tracy Hazzard joins regularly to discuss issues of design, sourcing and tips to making products that are more likely to sell… Listen now.
Bert Martinez , a serial entrepreneur, founded Money For Lunch on a single idea: When entrepreneurs and leaders sit down for lunch they’re dining on ideas, and innovations that will change the world! In the October 16, 2015 airing, Tracy Hazzard discusses how Alibaba is not the gateway to Amazon millions and how 3D Printing can help entrepreneurs break down the barriers to entry… Listen now.
Jay Douglas talks to Baby Boomers on the radio show about everything. All the essential, non-essential and curiously-essential information you need in about 17 minutes every week. It’s what radio was meant to be. And, once upon a time, was. In the Episode #17 Printing In The Third Dimension aired on October 24, 2015, Tracy & Tom Hazzard discuss how 3D Printing is transforming not only the products we use but the lives of our children and grandchildren… Listen now.
What the FFF is Fused Filament Fabrication 3D Printing? Design experts Tom & Tracy Hazzard from Hazz Design explore all about the what of 3D Printing: what design software, what printers, what tools to use, what designs to print, what new materials they’ve tested for you and what your 3D Printing business strategy should be. They interview the who’s who in 3D Print design and others who can help you figure out your what. Plus – 4 days per week, in the Ask Anything episodes, Tom & Tracy answer your questions and share their own tips, tools and resources for successful 3D Printing. Listen now on iTunes.
AS REFERRED BY CLIENTS & CONSUMERS
“It’s rare that a product lasts at retail more than a season. Tom & Tracy have a pulse on what sells and what sells well year after year.” Mike Mitchell – VP of Sales | Whalen Furniture
“The Hazzards expertise and design direction made our product line more relevant to today’s retail consumer, especially women.” Robert McNae – CEO | Ace Bayou Corp.
“Tom & Tracy gave my idea structure and a tactical game plan. Without their help, it would have stayed a great idea with potential, instead of a great product with sales.”
Manny Haddad | Entrepreneur/Inventor
“I have been using this chair for more than two years. It is comfortable, and easily adjustable for two users of my home office. I have had no problems with comfort, using no pads, and often spent several hours at my desk.“
SODAK – Costco Member
Metrex Mesh Chair | Costco | August 12, 2015
BEST CHAIR I’VE EVER HAD “Being tall, it is hard to find a chair that hits me in the right places. The first time I sat in it, my toes dangled, I knew it was going to be a great chair from then on. Very comfortable, the back of my knees actually touch the chair, and the lumbar is excellent! I am so glad we got these chairs at the office. My boss got one too, and LOVES it!”
A.Spilman – Staples Registered User
Cermeno Leather Office Chair | Staples | August 20, 2015