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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.
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How Much Time Do You Have Left?

Every day we are each rewarded with 86,400 seconds to do stuff. Each day 151,600 people in the world will wake up for the last time.

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Go to War with the Business You Have

The business world has produced many companies that have taken on the big box powerhouses and not only coexist, but to also turn a nice profit in the process.

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Friday Fun Facts: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

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We’ve all heard the old axiom. “Is the glass half full; or half empty...

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Fast Food Workers Nationwide To Demand Higher Wages
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Why Not Make Everything Free?

When European immigrants landed at Ellis Island there were no social workers to greet them, no food stamps, no housing aid, no training programs, and none were expected.

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Top-Polling GOP Candidates Participate In First Republican Presidential Debate
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Friday Fun Facts About Debates

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This week we witnessed the third Republican Presidential Debate...

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Early Voting Begins In Iowa For Presidential Election
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How Important Is It To Prove Who You Are?

One political party is up in arms that some states are establishing requirements that voters show ID before being permitted to register and vote.

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If I Show Up I Should Get A “B”

A UC Irvine Study, show that a full one third of students surveyed felt class attendance should be enough effort expended for a “B” in the subject.

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How To Tell Real News From Fake News

The challenge I found after becoming a commentator was confirming the accuracy of the things I was talking about on air. “The thinnest pancake has two sides.”

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Friday Fun Facts On Everything

War on Women? I think not, men invented both bikinis and tampons. No need to thank us.

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