Award-Winning Digital Marketing Agency Offers Free Support To New Businesses
By Space Coast Daily // April 1, 2022
It’s not every day you hear about a company that decides to give away services for free. But that’s exactly what Amendeep Sharma, founder of HeartCMS, an award-winning full-service digital marketing agency based in Nottinghamshire, did during the pandemic.
HeartCMS itself had humble beginnings in 2012 when Amendeep left his job at a marketing agency to start his own company. Now, he leads a team of 15-plus highly talented staff members who have helped hundreds of companies succeed. Its success is reflected in its accreditation as a Google Partner and the expansion of its network, The iHeart Group. The network now comprises four businesses: HeartCMS (the marketing agency), The Online Printer (the print company), and Handcrafted Shelves (the floating shelf store that opened during the pandemic).
As a business owner himself, Amendeep knows how much it hurts to see a small business struggle, especially as many were forced to shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. He knew that many were struggling with sales and reaching customers during the lockdown periods-so they decided to offer free marketing services.
“When lockdown began, we were fortunate enough to be able to continue working with our clients as normal,” said Amendeep, “While many businesses were hit hard, we wanted to find a way to give something back and help others get through this difficult time.”
He decided HeartCMS would waive their fees for struggling small businesses and offer their core services such as web design, graphic design, along with online marketing services like SEO and social media management to help get them set up online and grow during these challenging times.
When one such client, Louise Broadbridge, launched Let’s Talk Birth and Baby, she had no idea that her website would be built for free by HeartCMS.
But after an initial meeting with HeartCMS, Louise was offered a free website as she is a key worker.
And now that her business has launched, Louise says she “can honestly say that [she] would not have been able to continue to grow [the business] without the help of the HeartCMS team.”
HeartCMS has helped not only with the creative web design of Let’s Talk Birth and Baby but also with telecoms and digital marketing support. Meaning that Let’s Talk Birth and Baby will be able to stay in contact with clients, no matter what. And Louise says that she “foresees that HeartCMS will be our go-to for any new technical developments that are needed for many years to come.”
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since National Lockdowns were introduced, and while they brought a whole new set of challenges for Amendeep, they also gave rise to some unexpected successes. While he’s had his hands full with a continually growing client list, and the introduction of a new baby into the family, he also started a further two successful online businesses.
He realised that many people had more time on their hands to tackle home renovation projects during lockdown – which is why he started Handcrafted Oak Shelves. The company provides custom-built shelving that allows you to make the most of your space and put your personal stamp on it.
Based on his experience and success in running online businesses, Amendeep decided to launch another venture: The Online Printer. This business provides personalised printing services that complement his other digital marketing services and allow him to continue providing custom printing and design services to current clients as well as reach out to new customers.
I’m sure you’ll agree Amendeep has a lot on his plate, and he seems to have no plans to stop.
We can’t wait to see what comes next for this successful entrepreneur!