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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 - APRIL 13: Steven Wright performs during the 'Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education' presented by Comedy Central at the Beacon Theatre on April 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Steven Wright performs during the 'Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education' presented by Comedy Central at the Beacon Theatre on April 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
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More of My Favorite One-Liners

Most comedy is misdirection. It sends you somewhere then snaps you back — laughing.

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CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 22: Transportation Security Administration worker Jacqueline Perkins-Brown demonstrates a new Explosives Trace Detection Document Scanner at O'Hare International Airport September 22, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the deployment of new document scanners that can "sniff" passenger documents such as boarding passes and drivers' licenses for traces of explosives. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 22: Transportation Security Administration worker Jacqueline Perkins-Brown demonstrates a new Explosives Trace Detection Document Scanner at O'Hare International Airport September 22, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the deployment of new document scanners that can "sniff" passenger documents such as boarding passes and drivers' licenses for traces of explosives. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Can Your Government Keep You Safe?

Automobile, Airplane, Electricity, Telephone, and radio/TV. All were invented and pioneered by private citizens and the Federal Government has commandeered all of them.

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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 13:  Two young male wolves, two of five that have recently arrived, look out from their enclosure at The Wild Place Project on March 13, 2014 in Bristol, England. A pack of five all male European grey wolves are the latest residents at the recently opened attraction which is an extension of Bristol Zoo Gardens, just off junction 17 of the M5. Originally from Scotland, the wolves and are now living in the new Wolf Wood exhibit; an area of woodland at The Wild Place Project which has been left as natural as possible to replicate their native woodland habitat in Europe.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Two young male wolves, two of five that have recently arrived, look out from their enclosure at The Wild Place Project on March 13, 2014 in Bristol, England. A pack of five all male European grey wolves are the latest residents at the recently opened attraction which is an extension of Bristol Zoo Gardens, just off junction 17 of the M5. Originally from Scotland, the wolves and are now living in the new Wolf Wood exhibit; an area of woodland at The Wild Place Project which has been left as natural as possible to replicate their native woodland habitat in Europe. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Wolves

When the idea of introducing wolves back into Montana and the Yellowstone ecosystem wolf experts asked, “What the hell are you thinking??”

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 05:  Pedestrians walk by a CVS store on November 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  CVS Caremark reported a 25 percent surge in third-quarter earnings with profits of $1.25 billion, or $1.02 per share, compared to $1.01 billion, or 79 cents a share one year ago.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Pedestrians walk by a CVS store on November 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California. CVS Caremark reported a 25 percent surge in third-quarter earnings with profits of $1.25 billion, or $1.02 per share, compared to $1.01 billion, or 79 cents a share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health

Is it time for major retailers to call it quits when it comes to cigarette sales? Will that create a flourishing black market? What's your opinion?

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UALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 11: A MAS plane is seen on the tarmac on March 11, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Officials have expanded the searh area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to include more of the Gulf of Thailand between Malayisa and Vietnam and land along the Malay Pensinusula. The flight carrying 239 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand was reported missing on the morning of March 8 after the crew failed to check in as scheduled. Relatives of the missing passengers have been advised to prepare for the worst as authorities focus on two passengers on board travelling with stolen passports. (Photo by How Foo Yeen/Getty Images)
UALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 11: A MAS plane is seen on the tarmac on March 11, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Officials have expanded the searh area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to include more of the Gulf of Thailand between Malayisa and Vietnam and land along the Malay Pensinusula. The flight carrying 239 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand was reported missing on the morning of March 8 after the crew failed to check in as scheduled. Relatives of the missing passengers have been advised to prepare for the worst as authorities focus on two passengers on board travelling with stolen passports. (Photo by How Foo Yeen/Getty Images)
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Is Somebody Missing a Plane?

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 seems to be missing. You might have heard a sound bite about it on your local news.

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Fashion models Daniela Pestova, left, and Elsa Benitez pose for photographers April 17, 2001 at Grand Central Station in New York City during a promotional event for Gillette's Venus razor. (Photo by George De Sota/Newsmakers)(Getty Images)
Fashion models Daniela Pestova, left, and Elsa Benitez pose for photographers April 17, 2001 at Grand Central Station in New York City during a promotional event for Gillette's Venus razor. (Photo by George De Sota/Newsmakers)(Getty Images)
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How to Get a Really Close Shave

Heads up ladies, I didn’t want my headline to mislead you into thinking this blog post is just about guys and their shaving habits.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Revelers cross Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Revelers cross Fifth Avenue during the 252nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2013 in New York City. The parade honors the patron saint of Ireland and was held for the first time in New York on March 17, 1762, 14 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)
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If You Need a Joke For St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick (AD 385-461) is the most recognized patron saint of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated as the “Feast of St. Patrick.”

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1965: American statesman Lyndon Baines Johnson, (1908 - 1973), the 36th President of the United States. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
1965: American statesman Lyndon Baines Johnson, (1908 - 1973), the 36th President of the United States. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Dreams

What a weird dream. How many times have we said that sitting on the edge of the bed each morning?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Jane Fonda attends The Gillette Leading Man Cam at unite4:humanity presented by unite4:good and Variety and sponsored by Gillette on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Gillette)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Jane Fonda attends The Gillette Leading Man Cam at unite4:humanity presented by unite4:good and Variety and sponsored by Gillette on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Gillette)
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Women’s History Month: Some Stuff Just Isn’t True

Bra burning, Betsy Ross and Jane Fonda. What could possibly go wrong? Some stuff just didn't happen as reported.

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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: A Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is shown at the press preview of the 2014 North American International Auto Show January 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Approximately 5000 journalists from more than 60 countries are expected to attend. The 2014 NAIAS opens to the public on January 18th and ends January 16th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: A Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is shown at the press preview of the 2014 North American International Auto Show January 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Approximately 5000 journalists from more than 60 countries are expected to attend. The 2014 NAIAS opens to the public on January 18th and ends January 16th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Unintended Consequences of The GM Bailout

The largest industrial bankruptcy in history took place on June 1, 2009. GM came to court with $82 billion in assets and $173 billion in liabilities.

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