On Friday August 12th, Slingshot Solutions celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party for staff, clients, vendors and many other Slingshot allies. With drinks by Cincy Brewing, and food by Bartone Catering, the exclusive event was well-attended and marked by fun and jubilation.
Sharing background, Slingshot founder Rob Eberhardt shares “I cut my Internet teeth with Netscape 1 in the early 90s, and voraciously absorbed web technology as it was still being invented.” Rob introduced web application development capabilities to Cincinnati’s branch of national consulting firm Quilogy, which primarily served medium to large businesses. In 2002, he founded Slingshot to offer web solutions to small business as well: “Just like David -vs- Goliath, Slingshot has always been about helping the small guy overcome great odds. Small business needed custom web apps too, and I was great at that, so that’s how it all started.” During this time, Rob also helped elevate the web as a medium by creating and open-source publishing a variety of tools for other developers.
Just like David -vs- Goliath, Slingshot has always been about helping the small guy overcome great odds.
Thrilled with Slingshot’s personal and detail-oriented service, clients began requesting IT help too, so in 2006 they began offering a new approach to IT services. “I knew I could automate this tech stuff, so Slingshot was able to start offering Managed IT Services years before the term existed, and when almost every IT provider could still only react once their clients asked.”
Going proactive proved very popular, and Rob soon had to expand his team to cover demand. With fresh expertise, Slingshot then added new capabilities to cover standard business IT needs, including Managed Antivirus, MailControl, and Hotsite backups. “By 2017, proactive/managed IT had become our primary focus, so we wrapped ALL of our services together into our Pro-Managed package, and from there we just kept raising the bar! Small businesses couldn’t ignore security anymore, so we added WebFilter. They needed excellent connectivity, so we added Managed Network. They started getting targeted by bad guys, so we made SecurityAware.”
20 years in, Slingshot’s story is one of organic success, serving and elevating small businesses across Greater Cincinnati and surrounding areas, and supporting the local community. “We’re always thrilled that we can support the great work of Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center, so we’re again sponsoring their Night At The Races fundraiser event. Come join us there for a fun night and a great cause!”
Slingshot’s story is one of organic success, serving and elevating small businesses
Slingshot ALSO marked the anniversary occasion with a brand refresh, including a new logo and branding statements:
- Vision: Success through smart technology choices.
- Mission: Slingshot Solutions provides outsourced, proactive & managed IT services to help small businesses grow.
- Positioning: Tailored IT services – done right the first time.
Slingshot collaborated with Brinker Design for the brand refresh. About the logo, Rob says “there are three elements: the green swoosh, the blush swoosh, and the ‘S’ path through them. It tells a story that the path to success isn’t always straight, but with proactive and responsive service, smart choices can get you there.”
Slingshot Solutions provides full-service IT for small and medium-sized businesses. For inquiries about their consulting, project, support, or managed IT services, please contact them at 513-549-7468 or www.slingfive.com.
The path to success isn’t always straight, but with proactive and responsive service, smart choices can get you there.