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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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Blossom and spring flowers bloom in front of Buckingham Palace before the Royal Wedding on April 15, 2011 in London, England. Stands, media facilities and temporary fencing are being erected along the route the couple will travel. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Blossom and spring flowers bloom in front of Buckingham Palace before the Royal Wedding on April 15, 2011 in London, England. Stands, media facilities and temporary fencing are being erected along the route the couple will travel. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
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Completely Useless Friday Fun Facts

Monday morning you can hit the office knowing that you are well ahead of your peers in the amount of totally useless facts at your disposal.

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(Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
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Which Middle Class Are You?

We keep hearing about the so-called “Middle Class.” What exactly is the middle class, and if they are indeed missing, where did they go?

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The Oscars: Three Hours of My Life I’ll Never Get Back

The Academy of Arts and Sciences has lost the meaning of both “arts” and “sciences.” Movies were always about money but there is nothing to say that the more it costs the better it will be.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum at ground zero May 15, 2014 in New York City. The museum spans seven stories, mostly underground, and contains artifacts from the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001 that include the 80-foot high tridents, the so-called 'Ground Zero Cross,' the destroyed remains of Company 21's New York Fire Department Engine as well as smaller items such as letter that fell from a hijacked plane and posters of missing loved ones projected onto the wall of the museum. The museum will open to the public on May 21. (Photo by Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall at the National September 11 Memorial Museum at ground zero May 15, 2014 in New York City. The museum spans seven stories, mostly underground, and contains artifacts from the attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001 that include the 80-foot high tridents, the so-called 'Ground Zero Cross,' the destroyed remains of Company 21's New York Fire Department Engine as well as smaller items such as letter that fell from a hijacked plane and posters of missing loved ones projected onto the wall of the museum. The museum will open to the public on May 21. (Photo by Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)
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Do You Love Your Country?

Do you love your country of is the country you once thought you loved lost and gone forever?

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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 08: Ronnie Hawkins stands with other people during one of several 'Awake The State' events held around the state of Florida to protest the proposed budget cuts that Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to pass on March 8, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Today marked the beginning of the Florida Legislative session in Tallahassee where the new Republican governor has pledged to cut taxes even as the state faces a budget deficit. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 08: Ronnie Hawkins stands with other people during one of several 'Awake The State' events held around the state of Florida to protest the proposed budget cuts that Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to pass on March 8, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Today marked the beginning of the Florida Legislative session in Tallahassee where the new Republican governor has pledged to cut taxes even as the state faces a budget deficit. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Does Money Buy Politics?

Are elections for sale? Is your candidate for sale? Is your vote for sale? Does money buy elections?

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WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About A College Education

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker does not have a college degree. The last president without one was Harry S Truman. Is it necessary to have a diploma to sit in the White House?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Honoree Jane Fonda speaks onstage during the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Honoree Jane Fonda speaks onstage during the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)
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What Does It Take To Be Guilty Of Treason?

At some point in time, within every four years of a presidential election, someone always wants to charge the sitting president with treason.

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Credit: Bartek Szewczyk • Source: ThinkStock
Credit: Bartek Szewczyk • Source: ThinkStock
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How Can I Be So Right; When Everyone Else Is So Wrong?

Two and two is definitely four. I think I can make an indisputable case for that. If you refuse to believe two plus two is four, then in your “opinion,” I would be wrong.

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MOUNT VERNON, VA - FEBRUARY 20: A George Washington re-enactor stands in the sun at the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens on Presidents Day February 20, 2006 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Mount Vernon estate, located near Washington, DC, was the adult home and place of death of the first U.S. President, George Washington. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
MOUNT VERNON, VA - FEBRUARY 20: A George Washington re-enactor stands in the sun at the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens on Presidents Day February 20, 2006 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Mount Vernon estate, located near Washington, DC, was the adult home and place of death of the first U.S. President, George Washington. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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President’s Day: History Kicked to The Curb?

Now we have this obscure, generic three-day weekend that lumps our greatest presidents in with our worst and mediocre ones.

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