Understanding VAT

Firstly, lets address the abbreviation that is ‘VAT’. VAT stands for Value Added Tax and as a business your knowledge of VAT should go above and beyond what the general person may understand, because it could be the difference between your business running legally or...

How to start a business

You’ve got a business idea! You have passion, drive and excitement to make it a success, so what’s next? Here’s a few pieces of advice for you, to create your successful business. Firstly, you need to write a business plan. You need to have real expectations about...

Is your website ready for Christmas?

Start planning your online Christmas and New Year strategy as early as possible to maximise potential to reach your customers and reap the benefit of lead generation.  For many businesses, the Christmas period is a prime time for consumer acquisition and conversion....

10 things to research before starting your business

Sole trader or limited company? Which you choose will impact both on your tax and how much legal / financial responsibility you have. As a sole trader you take all the post-tax profits but you are also liable for all of your business financial dealings. Setting up a...

5 Old School SEO No No’s

Using SEO methods that were once common can be alluring, but this can also prove dangerous to your search strategy as algorithms are changing all the time. So, at Ocean City Marketing, we will tell you 5 old school SEO practices that you should ditch in favour of more...

The Importance of Having Your Website Secure

We are experts when it comes to security and making sure websites are secure.  We offer a 2 pronged approach to WordPress website security. We secure your website against attacks and put in safeguards plus we add an SSL certificate which not only encrypts the...