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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.
An Internal Revenue Service employee processes tax returns in the mail room April 12, 2001 at the IRS East Coast headquarters in Brookhaven, New York. As the deadline for tax filing approaches, the IRS is now offering a variety of payment options, including e-mail and credit cards. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)(Getty Images)
An Internal Revenue Service employee processes tax returns in the mail room April 12, 2001 at the IRS East Coast headquarters in Brookhaven, New York. As the deadline for tax filing approaches, the IRS is now offering a variety of payment options, including e-mail and credit cards. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)(Getty Images)
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Are You A Victim Of Scope Creep?

While every business and family has experienced “scope creep” at one time or another, they might not have known the definition of their situation.

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An American airlines check-in attendant talks with a frustrated passenger September 14, 2001 at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Airports reopened in the New York area Friday in the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attack, but flights were few. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
An American airlines check-in attendant talks with a frustrated passenger September 14, 2001 at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Airports reopened in the New York area Friday in the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attack, but flights were few. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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Good Customer Service Has Nothing to Do With The Customer

“Are airlines exceeding my customer expectations with body scanning, extra fees for luggage, no meals, stale peanuts, and charges for pillows or blankets?”

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(Contributed by Steve Frost Images Source ThinkStock)
(Contributed by Steve Frost Images Source ThinkStock)
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Why Do We Elect The People We Elect?

Everyone says they want honest, sincere candidates. People who will tell it like it is. Stand up for their principles and their critics be damned.

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HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 16: An eleven day old newborn giraffe calf looks in his enclosure at Himeji Central Park on October 16, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The baby giraffe was born on October 5, 2013 and stands over 170 cm tall. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 16: An eleven day old newborn giraffe calf looks in his enclosure at Himeji Central Park on October 16, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The baby giraffe was born on October 5, 2013 and stands over 170 cm tall. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Giraffes

While you and I require 7-8 hours of sleep to maintain good health, how much does a giraffe need?

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Confederate General Robert E Lee (1807 - 1870) surrending to the Union General Ulysses S Grant (1822 - 1885) at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Confederate General Robert E Lee (1807 - 1870) surrending to the Union General Ulysses S Grant (1822 - 1885) at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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April 9, 1865 — The End of the Civil War

The Civil War caused the rebirth and the reuniting of the United States of America. While it didn’t happen overnight, it did happen.

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Ted Cruz (left) and Rand Paul enter the presidential race for the Republican Nomination for president. (Drew Angerer Getty Images News)
Ted Cruz (left) and Rand Paul enter the presidential race for the Republican Nomination for president. (Drew Angerer Getty Images News)
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Why Run For President?

The TV talking heads are going to make sure I know every utterance by every candidate on every issue between now and November 2016.

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BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 18: Fourth-grade students read books in the elementary school at the John F. Kennedy Schule dual-language public school on September 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The German government will host a summit on education in Germany scheduled for mid-October in Dresden. Germany has consistantly fallen behind in recent years in comparison to other European countries in the Pisa education surveys, and Education Minister Annette Schavan is pushing for an 8 percent increase in the national educaiton budget for 2009. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 18: Fourth-grade students read books in the elementary school at the John F. Kennedy Schule dual-language public school on September 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The German government will host a summit on education in Germany scheduled for mid-October in Dresden. Germany has consistantly fallen behind in recent years in comparison to other European countries in the Pisa education surveys, and Education Minister Annette Schavan is pushing for an 8 percent increase in the national educaiton budget for 2009. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Life Picks You; You Don’t Get To Pick It

Things like drive, ambition and initiative are not taught in school but often surface when and idea presents itself.

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(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Will Your Dollar Buy What You Want?

What’s a dollar worth these days? What most people think is that a dollar no longer buys what it used to. But is that accurate?

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 25: Will Power of Australia, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet Dallara, James Hinchcliffe, driver of the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara, and Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Dallara, lead the field to start the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 25: Will Power of Australia, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet Dallara, James Hinchcliffe, driver of the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara, and Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Dallara, lead the field to start the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Indiana

Since Indiana has been prominent in the news lately I thought we might take a few minutes to learn more about the Hoosier State.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 31: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 31: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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Tom’s Opinion on Indiana

Boycotts hurt employees more than owners and are most often used as nothing more than to send some form of self-perceived, politically correct message.

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