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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.
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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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Tattoo Or Not to Tattoo, That Is The Question

The tattoo industry has become big business in the decade. American’s spend about $1.65 billion on ink each year.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W.H. Bush, Barbara Bush and George W. Bush attend the red carpet during the Points of Light Institute Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on March 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W.H. Bush, Barbara Bush and George W. Bush attend the red carpet during the Points of Light Institute Tribute to Former President George H.W. Bush at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on March 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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If I Agreed With You, We’d Both Be Wrong

TV courtroom dramas begin with a phrase like, “Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, the evidence will show…” And therein lies the pitfall of almost every argument.

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. In his fifth State of the Union address, Obama is expected to emphasize on healthcare, economic fairness and new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy with bipartisan cooperation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla
Collection: Getty Images News)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. In his fifth State of the Union address, Obama is expected to emphasize on healthcare, economic fairness and new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy with bipartisan cooperation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla Collection: Getty Images News)
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Do You Trust Our Elected Leaders?

According to a recent CNN poll 53 percent of the people polled don’t believe the President of the United States is trustworthy. Those who trust Congress are in single digits in some polls.

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YORBA LINDA, CA - MAY 31:  A campaign bumper sticker for President Richard Nixon from an era of social unrest in the United States is seen at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace on May 31, 2005 in Yorba Linda, California. A Vanity Fair magazine article reports that a retired FBI official, Mark Felt, was the "Deep Throat" source who spoke to two Washington Post reporters about the Watergate scandal that forced former president Richard Nixon to resign in 1974.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
YORBA LINDA, CA - MAY 31: A campaign bumper sticker for President Richard Nixon from an era of social unrest in the United States is seen at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace on May 31, 2005 in Yorba Linda, California. A Vanity Fair magazine article reports that a retired FBI official, Mark Felt, was the "Deep Throat" source who spoke to two Washington Post reporters about the Watergate scandal that forced former president Richard Nixon to resign in 1974. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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How to Impeach a President

Sometime during every presidential term someone comes calling to impeach the current office holder.

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Sarah Reid of Canada makes a practice skeleton run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 05: Sarah Reid of Canada makes a practice skeleton run ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Sanki Sliding Center on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About The Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics, a.k.a. the XXII Winter Olympic Games, get underway with tonight’s Opening Ceremonies from Sochi, Russia.

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LOS GATOS, CA - JANUARY 22:  A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. Netflix will report fourth quarter earnings today after the closing bell. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
LOS GATOS, CA - JANUARY 22: A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on January 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. Netflix will report fourth quarter earnings today after the closing bell. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The Future of Television In America

In spite of the final episodes of Seinfeld, M.A.S.H., and Cheers being ratings monsters, live broadcast events carry the day for stations across America.

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