Our goal is to sharpen and empower your message with strategic thinking and enhance the value of your products and services with strategic communications.

Our Services

Strategic Planning

It is great being a visionary with big ideas. Yet, ideas without a plan does not equal a successful project or endeavor. We have a range of business strategies to help the start-up organization or even the seasoned business that just needs some strategic tweaking.


In this day in age, it matters how you communicate your brand to the public. Is it the short “tweet” and “hashtag” or the video that paints an artistic portrait of your organization? No matter what format you are using, you must know how to be a great “storyteller.”

Our Solutions

What Our Clients Say

"Valerie and Demetrius know what it takes to communicate with Opportunity Corridor’s most important target markets. They really listen, to both client and audience, taking the time to craft the right message for residents—our target market. Valerie and Demetrius are extremely hard working and hands-on, going above and beyond."

Marie Kittredge, Opportunity Corridor Partnership

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"SSBS, LLC helped me further develop my business to grow me within my industry. They showed me that there is a strategic solution to everything and took the time to educate me on how to run my business more efficiently.”

Carla Moody, Principal

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"Smart Strategic Business Solutions offered two excellent trainings on branding and storytelling for Neighbor Up members. Both sessions were fun, informative, and offered great information. Participants left some really good ideas and tools they could incorporate into their community efforts with their non-profit or neighborhood group. Valerie and Demetrius are excellent instructors and made the sessions lively, understandable, and personable. I highly recommend them!"


Tom O’Brien, Program Director

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An efficient and effective one stop shop for any start-up business. Thank You

Angela Whitaker, Owner

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By using the strategic thinking and creativity of two of the most innovative and dynamic consultants in the Greater Cleveland area, an organization will not only thrive but it will be transformed.


Donna Dabbs, Executive Director

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Meet Some of Our Satisfied Clients

We can help you Start, Grow and Sustain your business...