I’ve has been the host of "Open for Business," a business and consumer talk show on KMMS since 2004. I’m 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.” All Available on Amazon. One of my books has been a textbook at the University of Alaska and Missouri State University. I’ve appeared on MSNBC's "Your Business" with JJ Ramberg, featured in Costco Connection Magazine (twice), Target Market Magazine, Emerging Business, Business Adviser, and magazines in China, India and Turkey. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn or Web Site: www.smalltownmarketing.com Call the show at (406) 522 - 8255 – Text 266-7617 Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hallmark Christmas Movies
Hallmark movie plots are all the same. A woman, always single or widowed, finds herself at the end of her rope and definitely not in the Christmas spirit.
Shop Till You Drop
Let’s face facts. Men suck at shopping. We think a chain saw is romantic. We’ve never seemed to grasp that diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Fads: I’ll Never Have A Man Bun
I can’t imagine a motivation strong enough for me to spend $10 to attach a clump of hair to the top of my head and go out in public thinking I’m really cool.
Why Do We Pay For Some Things In Advance?
I wonder what determines when or why some payments are made in advance and others delayed?
How To Get Through The Next 30 Days
Christmas isn’t about material stuff or who can bring the coolest present. It’s about friends and family and the creation of lasting of memories.
Dogs Or Cats?
The most unfortunate thing about both dogs and cats is their short life span. We don’t get to enjoy them nearly as long as we’d like.
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday — NOW Grey Thursday?
Black Friday was first coined by police officers in Philadelphia who were frustrated with the congestion of holiday shoppers.
If You Could Go Anywhere In The World …
I guess I’m some sort of enigma when it comes to traveling abroad. I really have no interest at all in seeing the world in person.
US Senate Candidate Ron Murray On Open For Business
US Senate Candidate Ron Murray joined me on Saturday to discuss the issues and his vision for the future of Montana.
Tom And Shane Wrap Up The Week of 11/12 [Listen]
A listener wanted to know about oil prices and asked if we do more drilling here will the price go down? Tom and Shane weigh in.