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5 tricks towards successful delegation

Delegation – it’s the ‘d’ word that strikes fear into most business owner’s hearts. As business owners of many successful companies, we have one very important piece of advice to pass on: To maximise your business results and for your own sanity, you’re going to need to become best friends with successful delegation. Time and…

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5 creative ways you can add the festive spirit to your social media marketing

We’re not sure how it happened but Christmas is just a little over a month away… again! The festive season can be a tough one for small businesses – you’re competing with all of the festive noise and ultimately, you know everyone is winding down for the year. It’s also important to keep in mind…

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FREE guide – 10 common objections we all hear from clients

Are you sick of hearing the same old objections from clients? As business coaches who’ve worked with multiple businesses across many different industries, we can promise you one thing: you’re not alone. And when we say you’re not alone, we really mean it. As in, regardless of the industry you’re competing in or your experience…

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6 ways to save one hour each day

If you’re a regular reader, you would’ve read our blog about time being your most valuable asset in business. Why? Here’s the thing about time… however you look at things, we all have 24 hours in one day. No more, no less.  As entrepreneurs and business owners, we love pushing boundaries and working according to…

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10 inspirational quotes to help you through tough days

Tough days – we all have them. As business owners and entrepreneurs, we’re very emotionally connected to what we do. This means that a setback can really knock us about. We’ve asked each team member here at Shockwave to put forward their favourite quotes that they use to pick them up when they’re feeling down….

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Health check: are you looking after yourself?

As business owners, we tend to push the boundaries when it comes to our own health and wellbeing. Burnout is a real risk for entrepreneurs and trust us, nothing could be worse for both you personally and your business. It’s common for most of us to experience burnout at some point in time and anyone…

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5 top secrets salespeople won’t tell you (that we will)

So, you’ve got this great product or service that you’ve been developing for a little while and now you’re up to the hard part: selling it to your ideal customer. For many business owners, sales isn’t their best skill. In fact, just mentioning sales techniques makes them feel quite uncomfortable. We can’t be great at…

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5 essential lessons in business

Life as an entrepreneur can be tough and we all tend to follow the same patterns. We start off incredibly excited, work harder than we ever have and before you know it, a couple of years have gone by. In time, we see business owners taking on more and more and as the pressure mounts,…

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5 ways to keep your team motivated

“A company is people. Employees want to know – am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.” – Richard Branson How to motivate employees? For many, it’s become the million dollar question. Most of us can think back to times in our career, before…

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Why you need to banish that task list

What’s the last thing you do before you clock off for the day? For so many business owners we’ve worked with, it’s preparing themselves a list of tasks they need to complete for the following day. Of course, everyone works differently but generally, compiling this task list is either the last or first thing people…

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