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How to find the right people for your business

Any good leader understands how vital hiring and retaining the right staff is. At the end of the day, your team are the heart and soul of your business. They’re the people you should be able to lean on when you need a hand. They also need to be reliable enough so that you don’t…

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Tips to generate more quality leads

Generating a lot of sales leads on a regular basis is one thing. Gathering quality leads and constantly finding new customers is another thing entirely. The process within most organisations sees marketing teams generating a bunch of leads. From there, sending them over to a call centre or sales team who tries to turn the…

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3 reasons you struggled to get out of bed this morning

There’s a rather strange assumption people make about owning and running your own business. Remember when you first told your friends and family members you’re going to start your own business? Aside from any instantly negative people, we bet you got a heap of comments about how it would be great to just do whatever…

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What it takes to be a good business leader

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – the late Steve Jobs “Leader: anyone who holds him or herself responsible or accountable for finding potential in people or processes.” – Brené Brown “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”…

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Finish this sentence: my most valuable business asset is…

So, how did you end that sentence? After working with so many business owners for so many years, the ShockWave team has heard a lot of different responses when it comes to finishing that sentence. Do you want to know what we think your answer should be? Here’s how your completed sentence should read: My…

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3 Essential Contact Channels You Need to Provide to Your Customers

Regardless of whether you provide a service or sell a range of products to the public, it is crucial to ensure that you gain their trust. This is even more imperative to the brand identity and reputation when you sell to clients online because they have not had any face to face interaction with you…

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5 Things You Need to Do Right Now to Protect your Startup Business

Although it has become easier than ever to start a business nowadays, there are still a few issues that can cause a tremendous amount of stress and heartache if they are not addressed right in the beginning stages. Register your Business If you’re starting a new business, it is imperative that you register it with…

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Essential Technology Solutions for All Small Business Owners

If you want to ensure that your small business is able to operate as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, you will need to rely on a host of technology solutions. Advances that have been made in this regard over the past few years have allowed small business owners to cut costs; become more efficient than…

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Points to Consider Before Hiring a Salesperson!

Many people think that hiring a salesperson will immediately solve a host of issues pertaining to increasing business growth rates and overall sales figures – and increase profits at the same time. However, this is often not the case because you will now have the additional salary to cover, which may not be covered by…

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Trust – The Secret Weapon of Small Businesses

One of the most effective weapons that big businesses have these days is their ability to build their brand. A defined brand creates what is known as top of mind awareness – that is, being aware of a particular brand until you are ready to purchase it and thereby building familiarity until it becomes the…

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