It’s absolutely true that if you want your business to thrive you need to love what you do. For many people, that means turning a passion project into a fully-fledged business—but they can fall into the trap of not running things like a business.
Whether it’s a lack of knowledge or the wrong mindset—this professionalism trap is where most small businesses fail. To help kickstart your business, here are our five Key business goals to help you transform your passion into a professional business mindset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Email has changed drastically in the last few decades. It is no longer being used to send plain text onto a single device that is checked a couple times a day, and support was relatively simple, as there wasn’t much involved in the whole process. Today however, emails have gotten a lot flashier, bigger, and much more frequent. This means that it takes a lot more to develop and sustain these programs. Continue reading →
I, Caitlin O’Hara, started working at Radar Hill officially in May 2016. I had of course been around it nearly my entire life as it began when I was 7 years old. In 2001 Dan Lundgren, Roger Whitson, and my dad Shawn O’Hara merged their respective 2 companies together to create Radar Hill Technology Inc., a business that would focus on making custom websites in Victoria. Previous to this my dad had been working from home in the downstairs office, the stereotype of the emerging IT guy. However, not being content with fulfilling this stereotype of basement-dwelling web people, they decided to rent out a proper office.
Radar Hill is taking over from Tom Nash GreaterVictoria.com and VancouverIslandBedBreakfast.com, two Bed & Breakfast websites designed to promote this beautiful part of the world. Tom has been a client of ours for many years, and we graciously accept ownership of his websites. We thank him for the smooth transition, and wish him the best in his retirement. See below for his full retirement letter.