Jaipur-based Atul Mathur shifted to Mumbai to do his engineering and began his profession there with a digital marketing firm. He says, every time he went again to his house city and met entrepreneurs, he at all times discovered that they confronted one widespread problem – lack of sources to develop their enterprise.
Atul felt he may do far more to assist these startups and new ventures in Rajasthan and close by areas to construct a profitable enterprise, and therefore determined to return to Jaipur and begin his personal enterprise.
“There have been no digital marketing companies in Jaipur and I additionally noticed an enormous hole by way of supporting in addition to mentoring these startups,” says Atul.
Atul based LocaGlobe, a digital marketing agency, in December 2015. The Jaipur-based startup supplies a spread of digital marketing companies, which incorporates search engine optimisation (search engine optimization), ppc, social media marketing, and so forth.
Atul says, the set off for beginning his personal agency additionally got here from an incubation arrange who sought his help to assist the brand new startups within the State.
Addressing the hole
To start with, the startup began offering companies that went a lot past what a standard on-line marketer would supply to its purchasers.
“Many businesses didn’t know something about methods to enhance their enterprise by means of digital marketing,” says Atul.
He additionally discovered that entrepreneurs who have been into attire making and have been formidable about rising their on-line enterprise didn’t need to be tied down with any ecommerce marketplaces and wished to carve out an unbiased id.
According to Atul, the energy of LocaGlobe is its customised marketing plan for any new startup or businesses.
“We sit alongside with entrepreneurs to know what sort of plan will work for them as every enterprise will want a unique technique,” he says.
In some instances, the purchasers might require higher search engine optimization whereas others will want e-mail marketing and so forth. It all is determined by their enterprise targets.
Beyond digital marketing
However, Atul realised that his duty can not simply finish at digital marketing, and he wished to be a part of the startup journey the place he may present different equally vital inputs, which helps founders develop their enterprise. This included issues like deciding on the suitable logistics companion, buyer assist, challenge administration, shopping for the required software program, discovering companions, and in addition assist them with elevating funds.
“As we’re deeply related with the startup ecosystem, LocaGlobe has constructed a robust community with all types of execs,” says Atul.
Today, LocaGlobe has prospects from the segments together with ecommerce, healthcare, and SaaS. The dominant ones are these within the client web enterprise who promote a spread of merchandise like attire, cloth, cosmetics, digital items, and so forth.
LocaGlobe derives 85 p.c of its enterprise from prospects in India, with remaining coming in from the US, the UK, and Ireland. Some of its outstanding purchasers embrace startups corresponding to Boat, Wonder, and Fabriclore. The startup has labored with 90-100 businesses to date.
Digital marketing companies have proliferated within the nation and they’re current in a number of segments like boutique, medium, and huge companies. In Jaipur, there are different digital marketing companies like CISIN, Kadam Techologies, DigitalMise, and so forth., however LocaGlobe seeks to create a differentiation.
LocaGlobe doesn’t work with any mounted worth construction, and normally will get paid solely when the startup begins producing income.
“We don’t need to bombard them (prospects) with excessive retainer charge and take the danger of partnering with them to develop their enterprise whereby we get our fee solely when income is generated,” says Atul.
The group at LocaGlobe
This has helped LocaGlobe through the years because the founder claims that it enjoys round 90 p.c retention charge with purchasers.
“We take this leap of religion the place LocaGlobe is able to put money into their journey they usually additionally belief us,” says Atul.
According to him, the startup is rising at over 100% in the previous few years and has generated round Rs 150 crore in income for the purchasers. Also, the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the shift in the direction of digital, which has turned in favour of the startup.
Despite LocaGlobe being positioned in Jaipur, it is capable of entice and retain expertise because the founder believes his colleagues are excited concerning the alternative to being very intently engaged with the startup founders or new businesses. It has a group of 15 individuals.
The bootstrapped digital marketing startup has at all times remained worthwhile and has obtained a number of inbound investor curiosity, however is but to take a name and lift funding.
Speaking about future plans, Atul says the startup want to increase into bigger metros like Mumbai, Gurugram, and Delhi-NCR, because it has been getting a variety of enquiries from these metros.
“Customers like the truth that we’re prepared to take dangers alongside with them and our customised technique is helping them develop their enterprise,” says Atul.