HOW TO BUILD AND
GROW A BUSINESS
step-by-step guides to help solopreneurs and business owners get stuff done
(and still have a life)
Is building and growing your business a constant battle with overwhelm?
Building and growing your small business is tough. You have to look after a million things. There are never enough hours in a day. You can’t afford to outsource everything, you don’t know how to do half of the rest of it, and you have to wade through acres of hype and hard sell to find the good stuff.
While you’re spinning your wheels, the pressure is mounting to get more clients, more sales – but that never happens fast enough. And while you’re running at a hundred miles an hour your life is slipping away. You don’t have as much fun as you know you should, your dog barks at you when you get home and your mom’s playing the guilt card.
So how do you deal with overwhelm? How do you decide what to do next – and when you do, how do you go about doing it?
There is a way out
The way out of overwhelm – and getting stuff done – has three parts:
- First, you need a system to organize everything you need to do. Without this you’re just dealing with chaotic heaps of stuff competing for your attention.
- Then you need to understand what needs to be done. If you don’t, you will never know whether something is being done well or not.
- Finally, you need to get stuff done. You can outsource it or you can do it yourself. If you need to do it yourself, you will need step-by-step guides.
You’re going to find all of that stuff here – and more.
There’s the world’s easiest system for organizing all the stuff you have to do; articles and info products to help you understand stuff; and step-by-step guides to help you do it.
Oh yes – there’s lots of free stuff too.
No sleaze. No hype. No hard selling.
Just information you can use to build and grow your small business.
When I started my own journey as a solopreneur I ran into the same problems you’re probably dealing with. I didn’t know how to create great websites, sales pages were a mystery and analytics were a dark hole. Marketing was something other people did – and I found out that it was not easy.
So I went searching for help – and I found tons of stuff long on promises and short on delivery. That was one of the reasons I decided to create this business – and from the beginning I decided that I would never fall into those traps.
I hate sleaze, hype and hard selling – so you’ll never see any of that on this website or anything else you get from me.
And oh yes – no pop-ups. They’re evil and should be banned.
The Tornado Method is so easy to use I was able to to dive right in. I immediately assessed where my business was underperforming and what I needed to do next. Following the “one thing” principle I am now actually making substantial progress moving my business forward.
Carrie A Tuttle
The simple self assessment shows you in a few minutes exactly where to focus and the one thing you should do next. It’s amazing how quickly it gets you up and running.
Business Coach, Australia
The Tornado Method just took my client engagement to a whole new level. It’s quick to identify exactly where my clients need to dedicate energy and resources. What really makes it work, however, is the simplicity and immediate clarity it brings to my business owners, bringing focus to what they are doing right, and where they are struggling. Powerful stuff.
Michael Dean Dargie
Creative Strategist, Canada
So what’s different here?
It’s all about getting stuff done so you can get your life back.
I started this business because I grew frustrated with spending hours and hours on the Internet and not finding the information or skills I needed to build and grow my business.
So I set out to build a library of DIY guides that actually help you get stuff done. Working with my clients showed that some needed more help, so now there’s DIY guides, workshops, group and individual mentoring programs. Along the way I’ve learnt from some of the best in the world, developed my own methodologies and adapted from the best.
So it’s all about getting stuff done. But everyone has different needs and different circumstances, so I aim to teach you a skill rather than just provide you with information. A skill is for a lifetime – and you can adapt the DIY guides for your own needs.
Welcome to Calgary, Alberta
I live and work in Calgary, Alberta – the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. The summers are beautiful and the winters are long and cold and filled with winter sports and shovelling snow(!).
We’re also home to the annual Calgary Stampede when everyone turns into a cowboy. The mountains are about an hour’s drive away and home to some of the best skiing in the world, beautiful lakes and endless forests.
Start your journey here
To build and run a successful small business, the first thing you need to do is deal with overwhelm so that you can focus on what matters most.
The world’s easiest system for dealing with overwhelm
I developed the Tornado Method out of my own struggle to make sense out of chaos, help me focus and get stuff done. It will help you:
- deal with overwhelm by organizing all your business stuff into 11 buckets;
- get an at-a-glance view of how well you’re doing in the 5 stages of your revenue engine;
- get brutally honest about what’s working and what not; and
- focus in on the one thing you need to do next.
The Beginner’s Guide to the Tornado Method is a free download. You can learn the basics in under an hour, assess your business in less than that, and decide where you need to focus in another 30 minutes. With overwhelm out of the way, you can focus on getting stuff done. And for that, there’s more help – but you should start here.
Go on, grab a coffee and spend some time
We’re continuously developing new stuff you can use to build, grow and run your business. Make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter to get advance notice of new products.
I’m always happy to help if I can and your comments and questions are welcome. The quickest way to get a response is to send me an email – I answer every one and will help you as much as I can.
PS: No pop-ups
Pop-ups are supposed to be one of those things that get you lots of subscribers to your newsletters – but I find them intrusive and the leads they generate are generally low quality. So you won’t find any here.
PPS: No hype, no hard sell
If you’re here you probably dislike hype and hard sell as much as I do. I’ve never found a 5-day email course that will make anyone expert in anything – so you won’t find any of that kind of stuff here.
PPPS: Life should be (more) fun
I won’t claim to be a comic but I do enjoy what I do – so you’ll see my (somewhat dry) humour pop up here and there. I hope that you will find this stuff useful – and have more fun building and running your business.