5 Steps to Building a Rock-Solid Business

I’ve noticed a common theme among solo entrepreneurs lately. Many are very overwhelmed and frustrated with trying to run and grow their businesses, and it’s not just because they have a ton of things on their to-do list. Sure that contributes to the overwhelm; but the real problem is they don’t know what to do next to up-level their business. They’re stuck working way too hard for way too little money and they aren’t sure how to break this cycle.

If this is you, it’s completely understandable. After all, your business didn’t come with an owner’s manual on how to operate it. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you probably started your own business because you wanted to help others and make a living doing something you love—not because you wanted to become a business guru. You probably “opened your doors” and just started “winging it.”
Unfortunately, this only gets you so far. Not having a clear plan or path to follow leads to lack of focus, confusion, and frustration. It also leads you to owning a business that isn’t a good fit for you and the life you want to live.
This is the perfect recipe for disappointment and burnout. Or even worse…a business built without focus, planning, strategy, and a strong foundation, probably isn’t a sustainable business at all. This is why so many independent start-ups collapse.

The #1 thing you must do to overcome overwhelm and overworking is build a profitable and sustainable, freedom-based business model.

Follow these 5 Steps to build a rock-solid business that will stand the test of time:

  • Step 1: Lay a Solid Foundation
    Build your business based on your GIFTS, who YOU are, what YOU do, who YOU are meant to serve, the life YOU want to live, AND solid business practices. This involves figuring out where your niche and your great work intersect. I call this your “G-Spot.” It also involves getting your legal, insurance, and financial foundations in place.
  • Step 2: Build a Strong Framework
    Structure your business for sustainable success. Package, price, and deliver your services in a way that ensures success for both you and your clients.
  • Phase 3: Set Up Seamless Success Systems
    Create marketing, sales, and internal systems that make your business run smoothly, productively, and profitably.
  • Step 4: Build Your Dream Team
    Get the support you need to run and grow your business with confidence and grace.
  • Step 5: Expand or Remodel Your Business
    Create leverage in your business to skyrocket your income and your freedom.


  • Step: 6 There’s another step to creating a rock-solid business. For some it might be a phase, for others, it’s ever-present. I call it “clearing the dust and debris.” Anytime you’re building something great, there’s bound to be a little trash floating around. This is true whether you have a brick-and-mortar business, or a business that’s completely on-line. You have to clear out the negativity by creating a positive mindset and atmosphere that supports your success.

Knowing what phase of business-building you’re in goes a long way in helping you to determine what you should be working on and maintaining your focus. This is the key to building a rock-solid business without the overwhelm.  I know this sounds easier said than done, so that’s why I’ve teamed up with 17 powerful women entrepreneurs to walk you through each step of building a rock-solid, highly profitable, freedom-based business. This is your opportunity to break free from overwhelm and start making great money doing what you love. And the best part…it’s free! Just click here to register for the Rock-Solid Business Success Summit.

© 2011 Tiffany deSilva, Order and Balance, LLC
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6 Response to “5 Steps to Building a Rock-Solid Business ”

Jeff Brunson
August 17, 2011
3:59 pm

Comment :

I really like your “clearing the dust and debris” … well, I will call it a practice. At least for me it must be a consistent practice; for two reasons. One is to keep me interested and two is to keep everyone else interested! Thanks Tiffany.

Kristina Shands
August 17, 2011
8:25 pm

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Tiffany, these six steps are brilliant!! Love the simplicity of it (although we both now it s anything but easy). Thanks so much for sharing. I have some cobwebs and junk to clear from my mind:)

Linda Pucci
August 18, 2011
5:28 am

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Great step by step overview, Tiffany! I laughed out loud at the “G spot”! I think the 6th step is the key to it all because if that dust and debris (which I call “mental clutter”) isn’t taken care of, it can derail all the rest. Kudos for a great post!

Mary Ellen Miller
August 18, 2011
1:49 pm

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This is really timely for me Tiffany. Just today I had a “red flag” come up in business. I have found that you should always go with your gut on these matters. You will never regret it!

Sue Painter
August 20, 2011
1:12 pm

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I believe all these are needed to build a great business, Tiffany. And I’m looking forward to being one of your Success Summit teachers, too!

Renee Preis
August 21, 2011
11:56 am

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For entrepreneurs, building a rock solid foundation in our businesses is vital to long-term success!! I am so excited to be speaking on the topic of “dust & debris” for the Success Summit!! This will be such a powerful and content filled event!

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