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Monthly newsletters on new Radar Hill websites, interesting links, client events, staff changes, and more.

Featured Businesses – Home Renovation

Nothing is more central to your life than your home, it’s the hub of everything. Which is why taking care of it is so important. All of the businesses featured in our newsletter offer something unique, whether it’s maintenance or design, interior or exterior, you can find something in this newsletter that will make your home a better place to live.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Designer

When hiring somewhere to create and design your website for you, it helps to have a checklist of essential questions you need to be asking. These questions will help you make sure that the company you’re hiring is skilled, knowledgeable and poised to give you the best service possible in order to make your website a success.

To help you, we’ve outlined the 10 essential questions you need to ask before you hire a web designer.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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Yes Social Media Will Help Your Business

There has never been such a widely used form of communication that has such a low cost. Why wouldn’t you take advantage and maximize its potential for your business? There is little risk and the rewards are huge. Social media is ubiquitous, with the vast majority of people use at least one platform, the major ones being Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, although there are many more.

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Education and Clubs – Featured Businesses

With summer ending soon and September approaching fast, you may be looking forward to getting back into a consistent routine, which you can thank ‘Back to School’ for. Back to School is not only for kids – below we will show you some of our Featured Businesses that may peak your interest, along with some clubs and societies that could be a fun part of your daily routine!

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Tourism Newsletter – Featured Businesses

Transformative. Relaxing. Memorable. That’s what you want in a good holiday, and we are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where wonderful experiences can be had every day. Whether it’s on the water, good restaurants, or comfortable accommodation, Vancouver Island has got you covered.

In this newsletter we highlight our clients that are in the memory-making business, so whether it’s just an evening or a weekend getaway, you can enjoy everything that this splendid Island has to offer.

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Why Scotland?

I moved to Scotland almost 9 months ago, and am now joining BNI on behalf of Radar Hill. Because the question has been asked of me many times, I thought I would write an extended post about what has led me to living in Edinburgh. Short story – it’s a beautiful city. Slightly longer story – I like Britain (despite all of its current political difficulties), and Edinburgh is the perfect city. Even longer story – see below.

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Home Renovation Newsletter – Featured Businesses

After the snow and before the summer comes a time of cleaning, renewal and growth. For your home this could mean getting a bold new paint colour, a whole custom-built closet, transforming your yard into a thriving garden, or whatever else it needs to be the dream dwelling that you’ve always wanted.

But wherever could you find a comprehensive list of reliable people who would do all that for you? Right here, as Radar Hill features our clients who specialize in domestic renovation.

Whether it’s cleaning, windows, construction, or wood work, adding comfort and style to your home has never been easier.

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Then and Now Part 5: Blogs

Radar Hill has been in business for almost 17 years, and the magnitude of change in the 21st century when it comes to websites is staggering. What was a shiny new website just 5 years ago can now be outdated and leave your business with a huge potential gap in visitors and clients. There are various measurable ways that the World Wide Web has changed in 17 years, and we are publishing a “Then and Now” blog series to illustrate what a website requires to stay current. This edition: Blogs

Then:
To be published in a medium that had an audience, you had to be a professional writer, or at least have your writing go through several stages of editing before being seen by the wider world. There were not many avenues where your business could have a consistent image projected of itself, unless you paid a lot in advertising. And even that had to go through many stages, there was no real avenue for direct business-owner-to-consumer content.

Now:
Anyone can publish their written work online, and it has the potential to be viewed by hundreds, if not thousands or millions, of people. While some might find this a negative attribute of the Internet, it is in reality a simple way to create and moderate your image. By writing blogs and content, you are more in control of your business, and can project a more personable and knowledgeable image directly to your target market.

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