I'm Cheryl Tóvizi
Tools for Online Business founder
Do you ever dream of ...
Have you ever felt held back by ...
Trust me you are not alone!
Basically, I was trading time for money and working crazy hours in the process - living to work.
I'd spent over 20 years working in the technology industry, firstly as a programmer, then project manager, trainer, global process manager, and then as an IT director. I've implemented some really cool IT and business systems within government, businesses large and small, as well work with some amazing charities.
As an international keynote speaker, I was invited to present on how to improve the use of technology systems, processes and services within a wide variety of businesses. Best of all I got to hang out with and learn from some fascinating thought leaders.
then life changed drastically ...
priorities changed ...
Amidst the major earthquakes that shook our beautiful city of Christchurch, New Zealand to the ground. I was laid off from my job. Then to top it all off, I suddenly became a grandmother raising my precious young grandchild, alone.
What was previously important, was suddenly no longer. Life changed drastically. Priorities changed. Life has a way of doing that.
I wanted to spend more time with those I loved. I now needed the flexibility to work from home while looking after my little grandson. However, I still wanted to utilise the skills and experience I'd built up over a long period. I started to think about an online information business. To help others that were overwhelmed by technology and systems, to make it easier for them.
when life hands you lemons, make lemonade
Now was the time to make a change
I could have crumbled under the weight of what life had bestowed upon me or ride the tidal wave in a different direction.
As a very good friend of mine reminded me ... "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade"
Time to turn the mountain of lemons into lemonade! Working in what was supposed to be a five day a week, 9-5 job, but in reality wasn't, was no longer a viable option.
So my search began...
The Journey Begins ...
I started researching about starting an online information business. I trawled through the internet trying to find simple, step-by-step information 'all in one place' that would help online entrepreneurs and educators to easily create digital information products that weren't online courses. I had little success.
Some focused just on the tools. While others just focused on the business side of digital information products.
I joined heaps of Facebook groups to gain inspiration. Instead, I found so many people like you and I who wanted to build an online information business, but they were struggling with the technology side of creating the digital information products.
They, like me, were feeling overwhelmed. They were giving up on their dream because it had become too hard for them. Technology had become a barrier to their success rather than an enabler of their dreams.
I knew with my depth of IT experience, breadth of business skills and training background, I was well qualified to help alleviate the pain of frustration. I knew I could help others master the technology and processes, so central to an online information business. Rather than be overwhelmed by it all.
then... I finally found it... hiding in plain sight
Technology + Business Processes + Training Material = Tools for Online Businesses
Over the last few years, I've had the pleasure of helping many others just like you, go from not being tech-savvy to having the confidence to wrangle the tech side of their business.
They have saved heaps and confidently applied smart processes. Pus kicked their technology overwhelm to the kerb (rather than throwing their PC out the nearest window). Along the way, they have successfully completed some amazing projects.
Best of all... they got to spend their valuable time on what they love the most.
Do you Want to Create Information Products That can:
Do you Want to:
Great! You're in the right place.
Welcome to the start of a fantastic journey where we help make dreams a reality.
My fellow dream makers ...
Chief Morale Officer
Meet Missy. She is in charge of calming our founder so the latest piece of technology or software is not thrown out the window.
She is great at listening to ideas, helps with problem-solving. All while snoring when sleeping. She also offers content advice and can often be found sitting on the keyboard trying to update the last masterpiece in progress. Or reminding us that it is time for a drink or something to eat.
There are others that help out as required and get to check out the latest creations as well as provide sage advice. It can be hard working on your own so I find their help invaluable. Like Santa's elves, they work behind the scenes to help make the magic happen.