360 PSG Profiled in Buffalo Business First
Founded in 2005 by Managing Partners, Joel Colombo (President) and Matt Whelan (Operations) along with Ben Shepard (Creative), 360 Professional Services Group provides web development and web design services to small businesses and non-profits.
Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, 360 PSG has offices in Virginia and a new sales force in Indiana offering low-cost, high-quality web solutions including web design, custom web applications, graphic design, search engine optimization, content authoring, email and internet marketing campaigns, and web hosting to a national market.
Fifteen years before 360 PSG's inception, Colombo began programming in high school, starting his own retail computer store at the age of 19 and quickly grew into web software as a business.
Whelan graduated from the University at Buffalo and entered the software development business. Life-long friends with Colombo, the two soon combined their knowledge and experience to form 360 PSG.
Shepard joined Colombo and Whelan at 360 PSG's inception rounding out their programming expertise with artistic design, giving them the ability to offer a full range of web services that included graphic design and marketing services.
"We set out with the goal of leveling the playing field for small businesses," Colombo said. "We create web solutions that were not affordable to small businesses a few years ago. With 360 PSG you no longer sacrifice professionalism for price. We've changed the definition of low-cost websites."
In 2006, 360 PSG launched the Fission Web System, a web-based software platform that puts complete control of a website in the user's hands. This allows users of any experience level to add, update, and manage an unlimited number of pages with content, images, and multimedia from any computer with internet access and requires no need for additional developer costs; all without sacrificing design quality or professionalism.
Selected as the official web provider of the 2009 Taste of Buffalo, 360 PSG continues to make a name for themselves in the Buffalo community with hundreds of websites created for non-profit organizations and small to medium-sized businesses in the community and around the country.
"We've diversified our portfolio (http://portfolio.360psg.com) by creating sites for law firms and commercial developers all the way to dog breeders and alpaca farmers," Colombo added.
No matter the scope of the project, from simple brochure sites to full complex sites with custom web applications, 360 PSG's graphic designers and web programmers approach every website with equal fervor and commitment to excellence striving to provide effective online communication and marketing tools.
Colombo added, "We are a talented team of specialists which means you don't have to worry about what happens after your site launches. That's our model."
In May 2009, 360 PSG launched the new Fission Web System marketing site (www.fissionwebsystem.com) creating a national brand for their product as a way to reach out to businesses across the country.
360 PSG continues to thrive in a treacherous economic climate, adding new hires including an office manager and additional business development staff to handle the growing demand from an increasing client base. In the future, 360 PSG plans to increase their WNY staff to 100+ employees.
360 PSG only provides web-based solutions and that focus has created a brand that continues to prosper in the Buffalo community. 360 PSG remains a leader in web services locally while still reaching businesses around the world.
"Everyone loves to start designing a new site. Only a dedicated company stays excited for the life of the project and continues to help it grow for years to come," Colombo said.