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Gifts, Hobbies, and Art – Christmas Featured Businesses

It’s finally coming up to Christmas once again — which means we can all breathe a deep sigh of relief that 2020 is nearly over and that we can begin preparing for what will certainly be an unusual festive celebration.

This year being able to buy and even send gifts online has never been more important.

Whether you’re planning a stay at home celebration in your household or sending out gifts to family members for them to open over Zoom (it really is a strange year), we have you covered with this newsletter roundup featuring some of our amazing clients! 

If there’s a theme for most of our businesses this year, it’s that being able to offer customers an online buying experience has become absolutely crucial.

We’ve seen a number of our businesses transition to offering a full e-commerce experience, and see tremendous success doing so!

This list truly has everything: from delicious food to standout artistic centrepieces to one of a kind personalized gifts.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas we’re sure you’ll be able to find something in this newsletter!

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How to Have an Accessible Website

A great website only matters if it works for everyone — but what does that really mean?

For many of us, it’s as simple as reading and clicking, a user experience we presume to be universal.

In reality, there are myriad ways a website can be inaccessible to people.

Whether it’s visual impairment, hearing impairments, neurodivergence, or countless other things — the notion of a universal user experience can be a harmful myth, that prevents everyone from enjoying and using your website. 

To have a fully accessible website there are numerous factors that need to be considered. This post will take a look at some of the examples of how accessibility works in practice, and what can be done to make websites more accessible.

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Toastmasters International – Supporting a Winning District

When it comes to community involvement — or even just getting together and doing the things we enjoy — we’ve all had to work a little harder and find some creative solutions when it comes to organising. Something I’ve had some personal experience with.

For a long time now I’ve been involved with Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. 

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Why Your Business Needs An E-Commerce Website

For many businesses and customers, Covid-19 has been hugely disruptive and caused many negative effects. However there is one notable exception: online shopping. 

This isn’t an isolated trend, as e-commerce has been an exponentially growing industry in recent years, and as most businesses were forced to move online, that trend spiked. 

Online shopping isn’t something that will go away. In fact, an e-commerce presence is going to be absolutely vital for all retail businesses going forward. Here are a few reasons why. 

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How To Maintain Your Online Presence During a Pandemic

It can feel like the business world is grinding to a halt right now. But the reality is that your business should still be reaching out, even if it feels like you have nothing to offer.

Customers may not be lining up to buy from you, but they’re still searching and looking out for future purchases.

That’s why you need to be building your online presence, becoming a vital resource for your customers and maintaining engagement with your audience.  

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Four Ways You Can Make Working From Home Feel Like An Office ( And What You Should Really Do Instead)

Welcome to the brave new world of remote working! To some this will feel very familiar, and for others, this may be a completely alien experience.

If that describes you, don’t worry, working from home can actually be identical to working in an office, here’s how. 

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Art, Events, and Gifts – Christmas Featured Businesses

We’re hoping you’ve taken care of your Christmas presents by now—but if you haven’t, or if you simply want to get that spectacular gift to make things complete—we have just the treat for you. With this newsletter covering gift ideas from some of the best businesses on Vancouver Island, your Christmas will be spectacular.

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Health & Education – Featured Businesses

Nothing is more important than making sure your body and mind are in the best shape they can be. This could mean staying healthy and active, taking a course to learn some new skills and further your education, or getting an overdue checkup. All of our featured businesses in this newsletter can help you achieve just that. 

If you use any of the services below, let us know! And if you want to be featured in a future newsletter, just get in touch.

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Why You Need To Review And Update Your Privacy Policy

If you’ve visited a website at any point in the past few months, you will probably have been prompted with a window asking whether or not you want to ‘accept cookies’ or something with similar wording. This reflects the new model when it comes to online privacy and security. 

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Email Scams – Tips On How To Avoid Falling For Them

When it comes to email scams, even the broadest and most basic of these attacks now have an underlying level of sophistication. The most common form they take will be one that imitates either an official bank account or Paypal email.

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Radar Hill Is Looking For A New Web Designer!

We are looking to make a new addition to our team here at Radar Hill! This opening is an exciting opportunity for a talented Web Designer / Front-End Developer.

Your role will primarily be to assist our Graphics Department in the creation of attractive and dynamic websites for our clients. This is an in-office position, so you must be located, or willing to be located, on Southern Vancouver Island.

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Understanding Google Analytics & Ads: Workshop

How to drive more traffic and more leads to your website by leveraging statistics – learn about Google Analytics and Google Ads in this comprehensive 2for1 workshop!

Google is a key part of digital marketing in 2019, and this workshop is going to focus on two services, Google Analytics & Google Ads. 

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