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Tom Egelhoff has been the host of "Open for Business," a business and consumer talk show, which is the most listened to show in his time slot, since 2004. According to Entrepreneur Magazine Radio, Tom is the leading authority in the United States for doing business in small towns. He is the author of "How to Market, Advertise and Promote Your Business or Service In Your Own Backyard" (Wiley), and "The Small Town Advertising Handbook: How to Say More and Spend Less," and "How to Market, Advertise and Promote Your Business or Service In A Small Town." He has been a columnist for Billings Business, the largest business publication in Montana, for the past 9 years and a national columnist for Vetrepreneur for the past five years. Tom has been appeared on MSNBC's "Your Business" with JJ Ramberg, in Costco Connection Magazine (twice), Target Market Magazine, Emerging Business, Business Adviser, and magazines in China, India and Turkey. His books have been textbooks at the University of Alaska and Missouri State University. Tom speaks nationally to colleges, universities and business organizations across the U.S. Tom's 400 page web site, www.smalltownmarketing.com, went online in 1998 and is one of the oldest continuous web sites on the net and averages over 1,000 visitors per day. You can follow Tom on Twitter and become a fan of Tom on Facebook. To leave a comment or ask a question, leave a comment below or you can visit Tom's Open for Business Blog. "Open for Business" airs every Saturday, 11 to 2 PM Mountain Time and streams worldwide on the Internet right here. Click "Listen Live" in the top right to stream the radio station online Call into the show at (406) - 522 - 8255 Email Tom at tom@kmmsam.com Leave Tom any comments or questions you have down below.
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How to Keep Your “Cool”

There’s and old saying, “If you are calm while all those about you are losing their heads you probably haven’t grasped the seriousness of the situation.”

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(Photo Contributed by Steve Frost • Credit: Goodshoot • Source: ThinkStock)
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Sixteen Reasons Why I Love Montana

While Montana’s weather can be somewhat inhospitable the lifestyle and the people make living here much like winning life’s lottery.

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HAVANA, TX - MAY 20: U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley area has become the busiest sector for illegal immigration on the whole U.S.-Mexico border with more than a 50 percent increase in the last year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
HAVANA, TX - MAY 20: U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley area has become the busiest sector for illegal immigration on the whole U.S.-Mexico border with more than a 50 percent increase in the last year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Rethinking Kiddie Immigration

Last week I wrote a blog on “Kiddie Immigration.” Since that blog I have had an opportunity to rethink my position in light of recently emerging facts.

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(Photo by Steve Frost - Source ThinkStock)
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How to Get a Raise

Only 44 percent of women and 48 percent of men ask for raises in pay. However, 85 percent of those who did got something.

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(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Grass

The grass you have to mow in blazing heat after you’ve already put in a full days work. It’s the stuff that grows in between the dandelions.

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2007. Madrid, Spain. Portrait of Anna Naroznaya, top model. (Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)
2007. Madrid, Spain. Portrait of Anna Naroznaya, top model. (Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)
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It’s All About Image

It’s too bad that we have evolved into a society where others assume the power to set the standards of image for the rest of us.

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Just Say NO!!!

“Why did I go along with that stupid idea?” “I could have just said “No,” — why didn’t I?”

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 during an East Room event February 12, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on 'on the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for all workers' at the event. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 during an East Room event February 12, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on 'on the importance of raising the federal minimum wage for all workers' at the event. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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What’s An Executive Order Anyway?

The president keeps going on TV talking about bypassing congress. “I have a pen and a phone,” is one to the many sound bites we hear on the nightly news

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MURRIETA, CA - JULY 4:  Counter-demonstrators to protesters opposing arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station clash with police on July 4, 2014 in Murrieta, California. Five people were arrested. Earlier this week, protesters turned away buses carrying about 140 immigrants in custody to the processing center. The immigrants are being flown from Texas where authorities are dealing with a with a crush of Central American children crossing the border to turned themselves in to border patrol agents. The influx is being fueled as people flee drug and violence problems in Central America with misinformation about immigration laws, and by drug cartels smuggling unaccompanied children of all ages across the border then leaving them on the U.S. side.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
MURRIETA, CA - JULY 4: Counter-demonstrators to protesters opposing arrivals of buses carrying largely women and children undocumented migrants for processing at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station clash with police on July 4, 2014 in Murrieta, California. Five people were arrested. Earlier this week, protesters turned away buses carrying about 140 immigrants in custody to the processing center. The immigrants are being flown from Texas where authorities are dealing with a with a crush of Central American children crossing the border to turned themselves in to border patrol agents. The influx is being fueled as people flee drug and violence problems in Central America with misinformation about immigration laws, and by drug cartels smuggling unaccompanied children of all ages across the border then leaving them on the U.S. side. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Tom’s Opinion on Kiddie Immigration

Murder, corruption and drug cartels have made many parts of their countries uninhabitable. Who wouldn’t want a better life for their children?

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