STRATEGY. CHANGE. DEVELOP. TRANSFORM.
Using our breadth of experience combined with our relentless passion for innovation, we create powerful opportunities to help our clients use strategic thinking, stay ahead of change, develop and deliver impact that matters, and transform complexity and disruption into lasting value.
What we offer
We believe the longevity of any business depends on strategic thinking. Strategic thinking is a process used to gather, analyze, implement, and evaluate information and ideas to shape organizational sustainability and competitive advantages. We have a range of business strategies to help the start-up organization or even the seasoned business that just needs some strategic tweaking.
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Communication is strategic when it is completely consistent with an organization’s mission, vision, and values and when it is able to enhance the strategic positioning and competitiveness between their competitors. Through systematic planning, we help organizations develop information flow, communication, media, and image care to achieve the desired long-term effect.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
We are in an ever-changing world, which means change is imminent in our businesses. Whether the change is the organizational structure, business culture, technology, or job roles; we aim to help organizations assess why change is needed, communicate and integrate the steps for change, and develop communication and training strategies that implement change.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Many small business owners want to get up and running for the sake of sales and spend less time on research and business development. We help small businesses with modeling and plan development, market research, outreach strategies, and SMART goals: which need to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-sensitive. Spending more time on strategic planning in the short term will create lasting value in the long term.
It’s been a pleasure working with our clients. We did more than just manage their projects, we participated in wonderful experiences that have truly formed lasting positive relationships!
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
“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.”
GCUFF, Executive Director
“SSBS offered two excellent trainings on branding and storytelling for Neighbor Up members. Both sessions were fun, informative, and offered great information. Valerie and Demetrius are excellent instructors and made the sessions lively, understandable, and personable. I highly recommend them!”
Neighborhood Connections, Program Director
“SSBS, LLC helped me further develop my business to grow 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.”
Moody Environmental and Consulting, LLC
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
We believe the sharing of intellectual knowledge is important not just as consultants but as academics too. So, we'll share case studies for the purpose of teaching and learning.
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