The Strategic Small Business Initiative (The SSBI) is the latest incarnation of a small business support and networking organization that was founded more than 20 years ago in Washington, D.C. to enable small business growth thru educational events, marketing opportunities, support programs and relationship building.  Now based in Southwest Michigan, the firm provides weekly and monthly support programs for small business owners, an annual conference with well-recognized presenters, and a wide variety of additional services and support programs designed to help small business owners achieve success.  The firm's Executive Director, Nancy Sherman, PhD, is a life-long entrepreneur with an innate understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to lead small business owners to resources that will enable them to overcome any challenges they may be facing.  Nancy can be contacted at Nancy@TheSSBI.com, and the company website can be viewed at http://www.TheSSBI.com.