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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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(Photo by Milos Luzanin Source: ThinkStock)
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What Exactly Is A Right?

The first ten amendments to the US Constitution are labeled the “Bill of Rights.” Are they really rights — or just suggestions?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6: Protesters march on downtown banks on October 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The demonstrators are marching to major bank offices to protest the role of Wall Street banks in the federal budget crisis and in solidarity with protesters in New York and other US cities. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6: Protesters march on downtown banks on October 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The demonstrators are marching to major bank offices to protest the role of Wall Street banks in the federal budget crisis and in solidarity with protesters in New York and other US cities. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Why Does The American Economy Work So Well?

America is an amazing place. I will never understand why countries all over the world don’t copy our system of capitalism and free markets.

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(Senator John Walsh Official Portrait 113th Congress)
(Senator John Walsh Official Portrait 113th Congress)
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What Is Plagiarism?

Separating fact and opinion, or theory, is a really big deal in publishing. As an author, I naturally want my work and my ideas protected.

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Saturday Swap Meet Hosted by Tom Egelhoff
Saturday Swap Meet Hosted by Tom Egelhoff
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New Items on Saturday Swap Meet July 26

Latest free listing of bargains from our listeners. What do you have to sell?

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DETROIT - DECEMBER 13: Vehicles enter the United States from Canada across the Ambassador Bridge at a U.S. Customs port of entry December 13, 2004 in Detroit, Michigan. US-VISIT (United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator) biometric entry proceedures began today at the Detroit Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and is on schedule to deploy to the 50 busiest land ports of entry by December 31st. US-VISIT processing involves the collection of two index fingerscans and a digital photograph. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT - DECEMBER 13: Vehicles enter the United States from Canada across the Ambassador Bridge at a U.S. Customs port of entry December 13, 2004 in Detroit, Michigan. US-VISIT (United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator) biometric entry proceedures began today at the Detroit Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and is on schedule to deploy to the 50 busiest land ports of entry by December 31st. US-VISIT processing involves the collection of two index fingerscans and a digital photograph. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Our Canadian Neighbors

Other than sending us Justin Beiber I can’t see a whole lot not to like about Canada or Canadians.

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(Photo by Peter Bernik • Source: ThinkStock)
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How to Keep Your “Cool”

There’s and old saying, “If you are calm while all those about you are losing their heads you probably haven’t grasped the seriousness of the situation.”

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(Photo Contributed by Steve Frost • Credit: Goodshoot • Source: ThinkStock)
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Sixteen Reasons Why I Love Montana

While Montana’s weather can be somewhat inhospitable the lifestyle and the people make living here much like winning life’s lottery.

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HAVANA, TX - MAY 20: U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley area has become the busiest sector for illegal immigration on the whole U.S.-Mexico border with more than a 50 percent increase in the last year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
HAVANA, TX - MAY 20: U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley area has become the busiest sector for illegal immigration on the whole U.S.-Mexico border with more than a 50 percent increase in the last year. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Rethinking Kiddie Immigration

Last week I wrote a blog on “Kiddie Immigration.” Since that blog I have had an opportunity to rethink my position in light of recently emerging facts.

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(Photo by Steve Frost - Source ThinkStock)
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How to Get a Raise

Only 44 percent of women and 48 percent of men ask for raises in pay. However, 85 percent of those who did got something.

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(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Grass

The grass you have to mow in blazing heat after you’ve already put in a full days work. It’s the stuff that grows in between the dandelions.

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