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The 7 levels of maturity in a business: which stage are you in?

Our previous blogs spoke about structuring your funnel correctly and bring sustainable profits to your business. But during this whole process, I am constantly looking at 7 different levels. These 7 different levels represent the 7 levels of maturity in business. Step away from survival The very first one that you want to run away…

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Grow with sustainable profits

The next 4 key rings we are going to talk about will consistently bring results from your team and sustainable profits. Profitability in a system ensures that your level of productivity is maximised, and maximum productivity leads to maximum profits. Gone are the days where your revenue, sales and profit target that you set at…

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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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5 simple ways you can start building the lifestyle you deserve

We think someone’s been telling us fibs. Well, not just us, you too. Our Shockwave team believe all business owners deserve a lifestyle that makes them bounce out of bed with excitement each morning. For some reason, we’ve been led to believe that this kind of lifestyle is a luxury and exists only for ‘a lucky…

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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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5 of the most common New Year’s resolutions business owners make

The New Year generally goes hand-in-hand with resolutions and other promises we make to ourselves in a bid to set ourselves up for success. Business owners are no different and in fact, this time of the year is even more important for setting goals. Even if you haven’t had the chance to take time off…

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