04 Oct 2021
Local business owner Paalan Sood, Founder of Sood Marketing, is supporting local start up businesses with 10 hours of marketing support and 12 months free website hosting.
Paalan has worked closely with St Helens Chamber to build his business from start up in 2017, to the successful business he runs today. Paalan has participated in the Business Growth Programme and Business Financial Planning with the Chamber, and is now looking to give back to the local business community.
This generous support package is available for 10 local start ups to take advantage of and is a fantastic way for business owners to learn about marketing best practices when they are starting out.
Paalan explained: “I’ve created this support package for start-up or small businesses who need support. It wont just cover the website hosting aspect, we can help with marketing and graphics etc by giving guidance on best practices and sharing advice and tips.
“I really want to help local businesses grow and thrive, and this support is particularly aimed at start-up businesses who can’t afford marketing support.”
Paalan started up Sood Marketing in 2017, so is well placed to deliver start up support having experienced the challenges business owners face first-hand.
Paalan continued: “I found it very difficult as a start-up finding the information I needed on marketing; I wasn’t sure how to host a website, or market my own business when I was starting out, so I think it would be nice to give back to the business community.
“I offered free website hosting during covid to try and ease the burden on people too, so I’d really like to continue helping people in this way. One of our aims is to donate our time to great causes, and I think supporting local businesses will be a great step towards achieving this aim.”
Sood Marketing have their own website hosting company under their brand, called Barruko, which hosts over 200 websites.
Paalan explained: “We host lots of websites already and are in the process of making even more improvements to our website hosting offer so it’s a great time to have your site hosted with us.
“We’re working on our hosting offer to make it even faster, which has many benefits to your site including optimising it for search engines like Google. I’m confident that this will benefit any businesses who take us up on the offer of support.”