C-Forward, Inc. began in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with a big idea – to bring “Big Business” IT solutions to small businesses in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.
Prior to starting C-Forward, Inc., in 1999, founder Brent Cooper had worked for large organizations and realized small businesses were not being offered the same quality network services or state of the art IT solutions that large businesses enjoyed. He wanted to change that. In the first years, after hiring Scott Johnson, the company was able to assist clients in developing their computer networks to an extent they had never before experienced. In addition to creating reliable networks, C-Forward Inc., provided customers with secure firewalls, e-mail, database, and remote access solutions.
C-Forward’s “can do” attitude and troubleshooting tenacity built customer loyalty. Satisfied C-Forward, Inc., customers spread the word about the great service and this word-of-mouth marketing enabled the company to achieve an average of 50% growth, each year, during its first three years in business. Tremendous growth and outstanding quality work propelled them toward earning their first award in 2003, the ”Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Small Business Success Award”. This was the first of many awards they would receive, and the exposure from the recognition continued to drive future growth.