Radar Hill Blog

Author Archives: Caitlin O'Hara

About Caitlin O'Hara

Shawn’s daughter, Caitlin has been around Radar Hill since its inception, and working with them in a professional capacity since 2016. After 1.5 years of being in the office, she moved to the beautiful city of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, where she at first continued to be a remote employee. She soon evolved into a virtual assistant, and began the Scottish branch of Radar Hill, by joining a BNI chapter. Overseeing a wide range of tasks, she is helping to further the growth of the company, from writing blogs, compiling website content, audio transcription, and client communication.

The Importance Of Understanding Your Niche

The Battle Between The General And The Specific

It can be tempting as a business owner to attempt to market yourself to a wide-ranging audience. However, this general approach often fails to land and leaves you marketing to no one-relying on strategies that are aimless and scattershot.

Continue reading
Posted in At Radar Hill, Business Website Tips, Local Business, Products & Services | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Behind The Curtain At Radar Hill – Helena Wiebe

I’ve been working at Radar Hill for over a year and a half now as an administrative assistant, and I’m very excited to share with you a little insight into what my experience has been, and why coming here every day brings me genuine joy.

Continue reading
Posted in At Radar Hill, Our Staff | Tagged | Leave a comment

Commercial – Featured Businesses

Whether you’re needing entirely new premises, a little remodelling or tidying, or products to make your business run more smoothly, you can find the services you require in the list below.

Continue reading
Posted in Local Business, Newsletters | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding Google Analytics – Workshop

If you don’t know who is coming to your site, then you don’t know how to accurately market to them. You need to know exactly who is visiting your site, and you can do all that and more, with Google Analytics.

Click Here To Book

Google Analytics will help you understand your clients
Continue reading
Posted in Website Launches | Leave a comment

Have Your Cake And Eat It: Take Advantage Of Your Networking Opportunities

We’re all guilty of making the same type of mistake – we take something we need to do now and we procrastinate instead. Telling ourselves, “I’ll get around to it some other time” and inevitably, when we finally do, it’s too late. When it comes to networking, this is an especially costly mistake.

Continue reading
Posted in Local Business, Local Events, Newsletters, Scotland | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blogging For Business? It’s Better Than You Think

When people think about blogging, their immediate thoughts turn to personal projects or creative outlets, but in reality, blogging is a vital tool for modern businesses. Many businesses owners still aren’t aware of the potential benefits that blogging could have for them. We’re going to fix that by telling you why putting a blog on your website will help make it a success.  

Continue reading
Posted in At Radar Hill, Business Website Tips, Local Business, Newsletters, Products & Services, SEO & Marketing, SEO & Marketing, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CRM Information Session

Learn how to organize your clients efficiently.

Join us as we deliver a workshop explaining how to use a CRM (Customer Relations Manager), and how it can help your business. From tracking leads, creating follow up tasks, and storing all emails and files in an effective way, a CRM will make your business run more smoothly, which ultimately means more profit.

Continue reading
Posted in At Radar Hill, Local Business, Local Events, Website Launches, Workshops & Seminars | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Reasons To Upgrade Your Website In 2019

A New Year, a New You. So goes the ritual of the New Year’s resolution, with each of us approaching the year to come with a clear list of goals and a hopeful optimism. Whether it’s going to the gym, saving money, or eating healthier, we always imagine that this is the year things will be different. However, so often what starts well will falter as the year goes.

Make this year a true game changer by simplifying your resolution and give yourself a clear goal with an obvious path: increase the profitability of your business. What makes this goal achievable? By simply updating your website. Here are 7 reasons why you should upgrade.


Make 2019 Your Most Successful Yet
Continue reading
Posted in At Radar Hill, Business Website Tips, Graphic Design, Products & Services, SEO & Marketing, Technology, Web Design, Website Launches | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Are Hiring: Web Designer / Front-End Developer

If you are an astounding individual with a high attention to detail, an eye for design, HTML & CSS skills, and are comfortable taking direction from a client, then we want to hear from you!

We are adding to the team at Radar Hill! We have an opening for an awesome Web Designer / Front-End Developer, a role to assist our Graphics Department with creating beautiful and effective websites.

We need someone with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design, specifically as it applies to web development, using: HTML, SCSS and CSS Preprocessors, Adobe Xd, moqups or similar wireframing software, JavaScript and jQuery, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator, UI and UX, PHP, FTP, Web Hosting Configuration (cPanel or similar), and have experience with at least one version control system, preferably Subversion or Git.

Continue reading
Posted in At Radar Hill, Graphic Design, Local Business, Our Staff | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Social Media Marketing is Word of Mouth Marketing

Can you control what your customers say about you?  A business has dozens of opportunities to take control of the “word on the street” and it is essential that businesses know how to use social media to influence the conversations and turn talk into profit.

Continue reading
Posted in Business Website Tips, Products & Services, SEO & Marketing, SEO & Marketing, Social Networking, Website Launches | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Compliant with Worksafe BC Legislation

Every week we do a live Facebook video bringing you the latest news from the Hill and online marketing tips. Recently we spoke about Worksafe BC and its anti-bullying training session.

A few months ago we had our Worksafe BC Bullying and Harassment training session. We brought in Ingrid Vaughan, who is an HR specialist. The session took an hour and a half, and we did this because since 2013 it has been a legal requirement in British Columbia that businesses have to conduct these sessions, to deal with harassment and bullying.

Continue reading

Posted in At Radar Hill, Events, Local Business, News & Politics, Our Staff, Workshops & Seminars | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Newsletter – Featured Businesses

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it can be stressful trying to feed and gift everyone adequately. Luckily there are numerous businesses on Vancouver Island that can assist with helping you create the perfect Christmas, so everyone can enjoy it.

Continue reading

Posted in At Radar Hill, E-Commerce & Retail, Food & Hospitality Websites, Local Business, Newsletters, Service Industry Websites | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment