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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.
BONN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 09:  An Employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post attaches a small delivery box on a quadcopter drone  at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BONN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 09: An Employee of German postal carrier Deutsche Post attaches a small delivery box on a quadcopter drone at Deutsche Post headquarters on December 9, 2013 in Bonn, Germany. Deutsche Post is testing deliveries of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn in an examination into the viability of using drones for deliveries of small packages over short distances. U.S. online retailer Amazon has also started its intention to explore the possibilities of using drones for deliveries. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Is There a Drone Delivery In Your Future?

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was one of the first people to bring the commercial possibilities of drones to the spotlight. Amazon is one of biggest delivery companies in the business.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Anjem Choudary leads a protest against the killing of Osama bin Laden outside the US embassy in Mayfair on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Anjem Choudary leads a protest against the killing of Osama bin Laden outside the US embassy in Mayfair on May 6, 2011 in London, England. The demonstration, which was called by radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, was in close proximity to a rival protest by the English Defense League who were celebrating the death of the al-Queda leader. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Happy Birthday Osama bin Laden

Happy Birthday Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. Had you lived you would have been celebrating your 57th birthday today.

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VENICE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 15: A group of people dressed up as Zombies sit on a waterbus on February 15, 2014 in Venice, Italy. The 2014 Carnival of Venice will run from February 15 to March 4 and includes a program of gala dinners, parades, dances, masked balls and music events. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 15: A group of people dressed up as Zombies sit on a waterbus on February 15, 2014 in Venice, Italy. The 2014 Carnival of Venice will run from February 15 to March 4 and includes a program of gala dinners, parades, dances, masked balls and music events. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Zombies

Zombies, vampires, and other horror creatures will always be with us. In some cases the films try to mirror society in other cases they just want a really high body count.

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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Walter Cronkite speaks during the PBS segment of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel discussion at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on January 15, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Walter Cronkite speaks during the PBS segment of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel discussion at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on January 15, 2006 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
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The Most Trusted Man In America

If you asked 100 people on the street if today’s news reporting is biased you’d probably get 100 yeses.

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YDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: Eli Green 'Hula-Hoops' during the dress rehearsal for 'Barely Contained' by Circus Oz at the Circus Oz Big Top at Tumbalong Park on December 30, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The popular circus troupe will perform the show in January as part of the Sydney Festival 2010. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
YDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 30: Eli Green 'Hula-Hoops' during the dress rehearsal for 'Barely Contained' by Circus Oz at the Circus Oz Big Top at Tumbalong Park on December 30, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. The popular circus troupe will perform the show in January as part of the Sydney Festival 2010. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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The Hula Hoop 51 Years Later

This simple toy was the answer to every parents dream. A durable, lightweight, safe toy that would keep kids occupied for hours.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29:  Michelle Williams performs performs the National Anthem at the 2014 NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Michelle Williams performs performs the National Anthem at the 2014 NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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Do We Need a New National Anthem?

On March 3, 1931 President Herbert Hoover signed the bill making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States.

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22 Mar 2001:  Gregory Petrics #36 jumps in the Men's Downhill Event during the US Alpine Championships at Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana.Mandatory Credit: Adam Pretty/AUS  /Allsport (Getty Images)
22 Mar 2001: Gregory Petrics #36 jumps in the Men's Downhill Event during the US Alpine Championships at Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana.Mandatory Credit: Adam Pretty/AUS /Allsport (Getty Images)
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Why In The World Do We Live In Montana?

Montana. It’s a place where people say, “Wow,” if they hear you are going there for some reason. No one says that if you tell them you’re going to Iowa.

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GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: In this photo illustration a man eats a hamburger ind chips in a cafe on June 7,2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. New figures are suggesting that a large proportion of the population is clinically obese. (Photo Illustration by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: In this photo illustration a man eats a hamburger ind chips in a cafe on June 7,2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. New figures are suggesting that a large proportion of the population is clinically obese. (Photo Illustration by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Junk Food

The most common definition most people recognize is, “it’s bad for you.” Little to no nutritional value, loaded with sugar, sodium, fat and caffeine. Junk food transcends all food groups and meals.

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American scout and Indian fighter, William Cody (left), with the American General, Nelson A Miles and two other horsemen near Pine Ridge, South Dakota, a few days after the Massacre at Wounded Knee. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Getty Images)
American scout and Indian fighter, William Cody (left), with the American General, Nelson A Miles and two other horsemen near Pine Ridge, South Dakota, a few days after the Massacre at Wounded Knee. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Getty Images)
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The Massacre at Wounded Knee

One hundred twenty-four years ago as many as 300 men, women and children of the Lakota Indian tribe were killed during the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota.

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 17: A sign advertising the $636 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot hangs in a convenience store window on December 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.The jackpot is currently the second largest in U.S. history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 17: A sign advertising the $636 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot hangs in a convenience store window on December 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.The jackpot is currently the second largest in U.S. history. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Risk vs. Reward: Things to Consider When Making Smart Business Decisions

All businesses are different but there is a point each of us will not go beyond to be successful.

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