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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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Friday Fun Facts About Brazil

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Didn’t You Get The Memo?

When did previews become trailers? Don’t previews come at the beginning and a trailer at the end? If I’m down with something — I’m actually up for it?

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An Open Letter to KMMS and KPRK Listeners

Our Forefathers put great importance on the very first amendment to the Constitution. That’s the FREE SPEECH one in case you forgot.

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Is Your Life A Ditch Or A Freeway?

The majority of the people reading this could never build a freeway. On the other hand almost everyone reading this could dig a ditch. Which would be better?

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Retire at any stage in life regardless of age, education, societal status, or lifestyle by doing one simple thing — Realizing your value and capitalizing on it.

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SHARPSBURG, MD - SEPTEMBER 15: Confederate infantry re-enactors participate in the Battle of Bloody Lane during an event to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam September 15, 2012 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862 and was the bloodiest battle in American history with more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing in one single day. It marked the end of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About The Civil War

Abraham Lincoln was way ahead of his time using air power. Yes, the Yankees had a Balloon Corps that were used at Bull Run, Yorktown, Fair Oaks and Vicksburg.

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Tom Egelhoff host of Open for Business - Sat. 11-2PM Mountain time.
Tom Egelhoff host of Open for Business - Sat. 11-2PM Mountain time.
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Six Blogs From My Archives Everyone Should Read

As I look through some of my past blogs I picked six that are not necessarily great writing but might make you look at things from a different perspective.

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Are You Really That Stupid?

Who thinks up these products that never really caught on? They'd be sad if they weren't so funny.

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How I Solve A Problem

Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

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The Way We Think About Success Is Broken

The first, and most agreed on form of success, is society’s definition of success. If you’re seen to be successful by society then you’ve made it.

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