New to the region or a Coastie veteran? This list of bookmark-worthy websites is a valuable business resource for anyone.
Don’t forget: helping Central Coast businesses helps the Central Coast.
Oddball Marketing has been in business on the Central Coast for more than 15 years, experiencing sustained growth and being recognised for entrepreneurship and business excellence. What started as an ambitious partnership in an office over a shop is now a full-service agency in a fantastic West Gosford location, employing a team of seven professionals. All the Oddballs are residents of the Coast and some were even born here.
Through engagement with the local business community, and after working for hundreds of clients across the region, we’re in a good position to survey the Internet landscape.
Wanting to share our experience, we’ve produced this verified list of useful sites, listed in no particular order.
By the way, if you don’t want to bookmark all ten sites, why not simply bookmark this article to have the info close at hand?
Ten of the Best Sites to Bookmark
centralcoast.nsw.gov.au – Local government is a good place to start. Gosford and Wyong Councils amalgamated in 2016. Central Coast Council covers a population of 342,000+ in 2018.
thisisthecentralcoast.com.au – An initiative of the Central Coast Council, the “This is the Life” campaign showcases Central Coast people and businesses across this vibrant region.
centralcoastaustralia.com.au – Featuring tourism, advertising, images, events and lifestyle information there are many ways to use the site to benefit your business.
thecentralcoast.org – A directory of 10 tourism and business websites enabling Central Coast entities to build profile and reach customers.
visitcentralcoast.com.au – This year-long programme of Central Coast events for residents and visitors is an up-to-date way of attracting business to the area and providing value-add to your customers.
coastba.com.au – Central Coast Business Access is a monthly online publication that focuses on the development, lifestyle, business and people of the NSW Central Coast.
nsw-export-advisors-ourimbah – Export advisers encourage and assist companies to take full advantage of international market opportunities.
newcastle.edu.au / central coast – The Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle provides skills, staff, partnerships and research opportunities for the business community.
centralcoastsports.com.au – Recognising the place of sport in our community, this site is great for those seeking sponsorship opportunities, team-building, clubs to join and things to do.
oddballmarketing.com.au – We are one of the leading website design agencies on the Central Coast, with a 100% local inhouse team experienced in promoting your business strategically. We get results.
Making these sites work for you
Having the site bookmarked is one thing but how do you leverage this contact for the good of your business?
You’ll know best how your market and stakeholders would be best served by these online resources. Start with checking out the sites and bookmark them. Then draw up some customer profiles and reflect on how you could address their needs more fully. It’s about adding value.
Sometimes it helps to bounce ideas off an objective party who understands what you are trying to achieve. Oddball Marketing provides expert marketing strategy for businesses of all sizes. Give us a call.
In case you were wondering…
This bookmark list is not exhaustive but it’s a great start. There are hundreds of Central Coast sites – perhaps you’re already thinking of ones that should be on this list. Feel free to make your own Top Ten and let us know what we’ve missed.
Our list is about business value, not specific industries or specific target audiences such. We also didn’t want to promote one enterprise over others such as chambers of commerce, business advisories or media outlets.
We haven’t included State and Federal MPs which represent the Central Coast in the seats of Robertson and Dobell (Federal), and Gosford, Terrigal, The Entrance and Wyong (State).
It’s fairly easy to find their details, and we strongly encourage you to make yourself known to the ones closest to you.
Oh, and none of the websites cited is a client of Oddball Marketing, except Oddball Marketing of course.