Contact Name: Gary Slaughterbeck, Owner
Business Name: Affordable Automation LLC and Affordable Analytics
Business Address: 1630 Mills Road Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Business Phone: 513-442-9210
Affordable Automation (affordableautomation.us) creates custom database applications for both desktop and the web. We design and develop custom software for our clients that will meet the specific needs of their business. Advantages of custom software include: it’s tailor made for your company, increases productivity, easier integration with existing software, and a smart long term investment.
Our mission at Affordable Analytics (affordableanalytics.us) is to empower businesses through analytics. Affordable Analytics gives our clients an affordable entry point into data analytics. Every company has meaningful data. The question is whether you are using that data in a meaningful way. Most likely, a large amount of time, money, and effort has been spent in capturing this data. Since you already have the data, why not get a return on that investment? We can link to your existing data in your existing applications. Also, we create dashboards accessible from anywhere, even smartphones!
What first inspired you to get into your line of work? And what motivates you to do the work you do still today?
I had worked in the corporate world for almost 23 years when I felt God calling me to leave that arena in 2008. At first, I was not sure what God’s plan was for me, but eventually He showed me He wanted to lead me in starting a family business. God knew what He is doing! This has been an incredible spiritual blessing on my family. I have been given the opportunity to work with all 3 of my sons, providing me precious time to disciple my sons for many more years than I would have otherwise. Family life means so much to me and I feel very blessed God provided us the family business. My hope and prayer is this business will continue for multiple generations.
How did you come to faith in Christ?
I was raised in a small conservative farming community and regularly attended a local church, yet I had never heard about being born again. I had this false notion that if I relied on my thinking and hard work, then life would go exactly how I thought it should. By the time I reached the age of 25, I was completely to the end of myself. This started me on a search to find out what was missing in my life. About this time God brought into my life some spiritually mature and strong Christians who began to walk with me down the path to Jesus. It wasn’t much long after when I met my future wife, and we both became born again Christians.
How does your faith in Jesus impact the way you do business?
“Do for others just what you want them to do for you.” Luke 6:31 We have lived this out to the best of our ability over the past 12 years.
What ministry/cause do you champion and why?
There have been two main areas of ministry the Lord has brought to our attention:
The first is feeding the hungry through supporting a local ministry called Project 5-2. They are a conduit of redistribution of food, clothing, Bibles and supplies from God’s hand to front line ministries who at times, in their communities, don’t have the resources to feed and clothe those in need. http://pro52.org/
The other area of ministry we feel God has led us to is getting the word out on how loving our Heavenly Father is. I think most Christians deep down in their hearts don’t really understand how much Abba Father loves them! Once this knowledge moves from someone’s head to the heart, their life will be transformed. The best resource we have found to help others deeply understand this is an amazing book called He Loves Me! Learning to Live in the Father’s Affection (by W. Jacobsen). When we have the opportunity, we either give people this book or highly encourage them to get a copy. After reading the book, most people come back and share how its message has really changed their walk with God for the better. Just this week, we received word about a Christian who was struggling with depression, and reading the book really made an impact. To God be the glory! Please do yourself a huge favor…find a copy of this book and read it!!!!