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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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How to convert leads into customers

It’s fair to say that leads are incredibly important to certain businesses. And while gaining more leads than your team can handle may seem like a positive, to increase your sales conversion rates, you’re really looking for quality leads. After all, it’s pretty simple… more quality leads equates to improved sales conversions and of course,…

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The most essential ingredient to business success

Mindset – it has become a bit of a buzzword among business coaches and entrepreneurs over the last few years. And for good reason. Truly successful people realise that if their headspace isn’t where it needs to be, they’ll never realise their full potential. You can be the best networker in the room and clock…

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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 easy ways to reclaim your business dreams

Here’s a question for you: how did you sleep last night? Hmm, were you tossing and turning after waking up at 3am, struggling against your racing mind to get back to sleep? Are you reading this right now, wondering how we know this? No, the team here at ShockWave doesn’t have a special Magic 8…

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