Business

5 tips to help you network effectively

Being able to network effectively is crucial to business, especially in the early stages when you’re trying to establish your business and generate clients. Networking is definitely an art and while it does come naturally to some, know that you’re not alone if you do struggle. For those of you looking for pointers when it…

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How to become a better public speaker

Public speaking… just the mere mention of it has the power to strike fear into some entrepreneurs. A quick Google search will tell you that fear of public speaking is more common than you may think. Regardless of how you feel about speaking in public, there’s no doubt that speaking in front of people is…

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Share the love with your employees this Valentine’s Day

In the past, we’ve worked with many clients who undervalue the importance of showing gratitude when it comes to their staff. Not because they don’t value their employees, but more because they mistakenly believe that the only rewards their staff are interested in come in the form of a huge bonus or a pay rise.…

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Easy ways to increase your sales this Valentine’s Day

February 14, aka Valentine’s Day: it’s a day that people tend to love or loathe for a variety of reasons. Regardless of your personal feelings, if you have a business and especially if you’re in retail, it benefits you to jump onto the peak retail period bandwagon. And that means embracing days like Valentine’s Day.…

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Have you made it to the end of January without a Business Plan?

Did our headline there scare you? If you have made it through to the end of January without a Business Plan, there’s no need to panic. We’ve worked with so many businesses across many sectors who haven’t done any strategic planning and they’re five or more years into their business. Here at Shockwave, we’re very…

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Sales strategies for surviving the slow New Year period

What’s that you say you hear? Is it the sound of crickets? Every business owner has experienced the dread of a slow January. After all, people are recovering from spending up big ahead of Christmas and many have gone away. Sure, it’s understandable and expected but it’s also absolutely woeful for the average business’ cash…

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The power of customer testimonials in business

Happy New Year! This is our first blog post for 2017 and the entire team here at Shockwave, hope you and your loved ones enjoyed the festive season. We also hope that you’re ready to kick some major business goals this year. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re super pumped and a lot of that…

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A Business Plan – the greatest gift you can give yourself

Well, that time of the year has come and gone once again… if you’re anything like us, you’re probably extremely full from Christmas lunch and too much pudding. Most people look forward to this time of the year because they get an opportunity to slow down, enjoy time with their family and loved ones and…

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Saying thank you to your staff ahead of Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on! This makes now the perfect time to think back to when you were an employee. What made you go that extra mile for your employer? What got you motivated to put in that extra little bit of effort, even when you were tired? From our experience,…

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