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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.
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on August 22, 2014 in New York City. According to the Department of Homeless Services, the number of homeless people in New York City has risen by more than 20,000 over the past five years. Newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ran as a liberal, has released a $41 billion plan to create 200,000 units of affordable housing across the city. Critics say the plan is too far off and that more immediate solutions need to be implemented to halt the increase of homelessness. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on August 22, 2014 in New York City. According to the Department of Homeless Services, the number of homeless people in New York City has risen by more than 20,000 over the past five years. Newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ran as a liberal, has released a $41 billion plan to create 200,000 units of affordable housing across the city. Critics say the plan is too far off and that more immediate solutions need to be implemented to halt the increase of homelessness. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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You’ve Lost Everything — Now What?

Something as simple as losing your job, getting laid off or fired can have you on the street in less than six months. Are you ready?

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RICHMOND, CA - JUNE 26: A construction worker uses a saw to cut wood as he builds framing for a new house in a development June 26, 2006 in Richmond, California. A report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department stated that sales of new single-family homes were up 4.6 percent in May. The median price of homes sold in May slipped to $235,300, down 4.3 percent from April. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, CA - JUNE 26: A construction worker uses a saw to cut wood as he builds framing for a new house in a development June 26, 2006 in Richmond, California. A report issued by the U.S. Commerce Department stated that sales of new single-family homes were up 4.6 percent in May. The median price of homes sold in May slipped to $235,300, down 4.3 percent from April. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Where Are The Future Jobs Coming From?

Where are the jobs of the future coming from? Are we looking at the end of the middle class?

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 16: Sugary softdrinks from the USA, including Mountain Dew, Coca-Cola, 7Up and Pepsi, stand on display at a stand at the International Green Week agricultural trade fair (Internationale Gruene Woche) on January 16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The International Green Week is the world's largest agricultural trade fair and is open to the public from January 16-25. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 16: Sugary softdrinks from the USA, including Mountain Dew, Coca-Cola, 7Up and Pepsi, stand on display at a stand at the International Green Week agricultural trade fair (Internationale Gruene Woche) on January 16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The International Green Week is the world's largest agricultural trade fair and is open to the public from January 16-25. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Soft Drinks

To sample just one of the 3,500 different soft drink flavors in Coke's worldwide distribution each day would take nine years to taste them all.

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BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28: A protester walks through tear gas as police enforce a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10PM near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28: A protester walks through tear gas as police enforce a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10PM near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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The Unintended Consequences of Looting and Burning Baltimore

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Watching the events unfolding in Baltimore prompts me to put on my business hat and discuss what these riots mean from a business perspective.
Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Imagine you are a law-abiding citizen living in Baltimore.

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BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 23: Members of the Service Employees International Union join hundreds of other demonstrators to rally and march in front of Baltimore City Hall to protest against police brutality and the death of Freddie Gray April 23, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 23: Members of the Service Employees International Union join hundreds of other demonstrators to rally and march in front of Baltimore City Hall to protest against police brutality and the death of Freddie Gray April 23, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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How Safe Do You Feel In Your Home Town?

Do you lock the doors, turn on the security cameras, unchain the guard dog, and sleep soundly where you are tonight?

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: A Mercedes-Benz F 015 autonomous driving automobile is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz press event at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: A Mercedes-Benz F 015 autonomous driving automobile is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz press event at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
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News Flash: We No Longer Live In The 1900s.

Why do we worry so much about how money used to be made and ignore the opportunities to make even more money today?

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Left to right: Italian baritone Ettore Bastianini (1922 - 1967), American soprano Maria Callas (1923 - 1977) and conductor Antonino Votto take their curtain-call after a performance of Donizetti's 'Poliuto' at La Scala, Milan, 7th December 1960. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Left to right: Italian baritone Ettore Bastianini (1922 - 1967), American soprano Maria Callas (1923 - 1977) and conductor Antonino Votto take their curtain-call after a performance of Donizetti's 'Poliuto' at La Scala, Milan, 7th December 1960. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About — Opera in Bozeman?

If you think opera is boring with no action you might want to check out “Salome.” It was banned from the Metropolitan Opera in New York for many years.

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DES PLAINES, IL - NOVEMBER 11: A sign showing the American Express logo is seen outside of a bank November 11, 2008 in Des Plaines, Illinois. American Express won federal approval to become a bank holding company which could cut its borrowing costs and allow access to government money. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
DES PLAINES, IL - NOVEMBER 11: A sign showing the American Express logo is seen outside of a bank November 11, 2008 in Des Plaines, Illinois. American Express won federal approval to become a bank holding company which could cut its borrowing costs and allow access to government money. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Another Evil CEO Story

On April 13th, Dan Price announced that his starting pay within the next three years for all employees would be $70,000 a year.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announces the new MacBook during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. is expected to unveil more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announces the new MacBook during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. is expected to unveil more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
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How to Market, Advertise and Promote Your Business On A Limited Budget

 

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I spend hours communicating with small business owners all over the world and they have one common concern. My budget won’t allow me to do the kind of advertising I’d like to do.

In years past I

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