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SCORE Small Business Day Event – May 4th, 2017

Ron Tanner spoke at a SCORE Small Business Day event on Thursday May 4th, 2017.  Ron's presentation was titled, STOP SELLING; Create Buying Environments. (Handouts are below.)  The content focused on positioning your  brand in ways to demonstrate its benefits and avoid the need explain or "sell" them to others.   The annual event was held [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|About Us|0 Comments

How + Why = Value + Trust (A personal reflection)

How…my parents told me more than once, ‘It’s not what you say/do, it’s how you say/do it!’ The point, demonstrate mutual respect and benefit.  I try to never forget that and hope that you don’t forget it either. Recently, a group of business people and I were honored as “People to Know in Southwestern Illinois”. [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|About Us|0 Comments

Benjamin Godfrey and His Friends Kickoff Legacy Trail Campaign with Stirring Portrayal

The North Alton Godfrey Business Council (NAGBC) invited Benjamin Godfrey and 4 of his friends to kick-off the fundraising campaign of the Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail project on Thursday, October 13th at Ahlemeyer Atrium, Lewis and Clark College. The Trail Project highlights the life and entrepreneurial spirit of Benjamin Godfrey and ties it to the historical significance of Alton [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|About Us|0 Comments

What Your Brand Says About You

by: Ron Tanner Everyday…every minute… people are assessing your brand.  Maybe I should rephrase that; we constantly assess each brand that touches us.  I’m a brand guy and I don’t even know what that number is.  Frankly, it doesn’t matter; I only pay attention to brands that matter…to me, my circle, my tribe, my clients, [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|About Us|0 Comments

Lake Drive Logistics Launches New Web Platform

Confluence Business Advisors recently developed and launched an interactive web platform for Lake Drive Logistics. takes a significant step forward in advancing their core marketing capabilities and capacity. The internet is a huge market space with huge  potential impact. Creating this virtual platform enables a risk-free experience for vendors, partners, current and potential customers to [...]

A Night with Benjamin Godfrey and Friends

Confluence Business Advisors is helping the North Alton Godfrey Business Council to produce the creation of the Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail project. We’re providing services including high quality, professional video production, event coordination and marketing, and social media campaigning. The North Alton Godfrey Business Council is pleased to announce the creation of the Benjamin Godfrey Legacy [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|About Us|0 Comments

A Message About Reputational Risk from Standing Partnership

At Confluence Business Advisors, our mission is to build small business eco-systems throughout this country, one producer, entrepreneur, and community at a time. We vow to achieve this mission by developing work and community cultures that inspire creativity, collaboration, and social consciousness. This week, a firm that we admire very much and collaborate with as opportunity [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|About Us|0 Comments

Exit Planning Institute Event, June 23 2016

Event Details When: June 23 2016 8:00 am Venue: Anders CPAs + Advisors 800 Market St #500 St Louis , MO 63101 Exit planning is an important and essential part of business planning. Dave Fingerhut, a principle owner at Confluence Business Advisors, shares this invitation with you. If you are a: CPA Financial planner Wealth [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|About Us|0 Comments