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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.
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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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Elisabeth Hasselbeck joins 'FOX & Friends' as co-host as she speaks with Sean Hannity at FOX Studios on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Elisabeth Hasselbeck joins 'FOX & Friends' as co-host as she speaks with Sean Hannity at FOX Studios on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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Why The Fear of FOX News?

One of the things that those of us in the media are always conscious of is our shows ratings. We live or die by ratings.

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PEARL HARBOR, HI - DECEMBER 7: The USS Arizona memorial is seen as a U.S. Marine firing detail stands at attention at the contemplation circle during a memorial service for the 69th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu on December 7, 2010 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On the morning of December 7, 1941 a surprise military attack was conducted by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. Pacific Fleet being moored in Pearl Harbor becoming a major catalyst for the United States entering World War II. In the devastating attack over 2,400 people were killed and thousands wounded, and dozens of Navy vessels with were either sunk or destroyed. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
PEARL HARBOR, HI - DECEMBER 7: The USS Arizona memorial is seen as a U.S. Marine firing detail stands at attention at the contemplation circle during a memorial service for the 69th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu on December 7, 2010 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On the morning of December 7, 1941 a surprise military attack was conducted by aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. Pacific Fleet being moored in Pearl Harbor becoming a major catalyst for the United States entering World War II. In the devastating attack over 2,400 people were killed and thousands wounded, and dozens of Navy vessels with were either sunk or destroyed. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)
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The Battle of Los Angeles

After the attack on Pearl Harbor anti-aircraft artillery was placed up and down the California Coast in case the Japanese might try to attack the west coast of the United States.

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 16: A detail of the 'Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra', worth $10million, at Victoria's Secret Store, Dubai Mall on December 16, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Dabo & Co)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 16: A detail of the 'Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra', worth $10million, at Victoria's Secret Store, Dubai Mall on December 16, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for Dabo & Co)
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Friday Fun Facts About Underwear

In most shopping centers or big box stores the area devoted to women’s unmentionables is about the size of a football field. For men, it’s a poker table.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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What Are Your Chances of Being Audited?

What should you do when the IRS comes knocking? When I moved to Montana I was audited three times in the first five years I lived here.

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A U.S. Boeing B-29A Superfortress bomber arrives at Duxford airfield Cambridgeshire, 3rd February 1980. The aircraft has been flown to Duxford from America to join the collection of historic aircraft on show at the airfield. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A U.S. Boeing B-29A Superfortress bomber arrives at Duxford airfield Cambridgeshire, 3rd February 1980. The aircraft has been flown to Duxford from America to join the collection of historic aircraft on show at the airfield. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Where Did “The Whole Nine Yards” And Other Sayings Come From?

We all use clichés in our daily language. Little sayings we rely on to make our point more clearly than our own thoughts. But where did these common idioms come from?

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(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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What If You Didn’t Have To Work?

You work 40 or fewer hours each week. That leaves roughly 168 hours each week to do what? Spend every dime you make?

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NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 29:  Members of the Story Ville Stompers perform as they 'second line' through Wal-Mart as it re-opens on March 29, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina hit the area seven months ago, closing this store as well as many others.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 29: Members of the Story Ville Stompers perform as they 'second line' through Wal-Mart as it re-opens on March 29, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina hit the area seven months ago, closing this store as well as many others. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Is Your Business a Lie?

No matter what the reasoning, the point is still the same. When you present your image to a customer in the form of advertising it must be an accurate image.

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(Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
(Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. It’s that time of year again when we set aside a day to show extra appreciation to our significant other.

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