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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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Fear of Loss

There’s an old saying, “Fear of loss is always more powerful than expectation of gain.” To sum it up, we resist change.

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Worn three keys off in less than two years. Photo by Tom Egelhoff
Worn three keys off in less than two years. Photo by Tom Egelhoff
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Eight Hundred Fifteen Blogs Down — ??? To Go

The other day I realized that I had passed the 800 mark in daily blogs I’ve posted for KMMS. Eight hundred fifteen to be exact.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: One World Trade Center towers over lower Manhattan on November 12, 2013 in New York City. The building was deemed the tallest building in North America today; the title was previously held by Willis Tower in Chicago (previously titled Sears Tower). (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: One World Trade Center towers over lower Manhattan on November 12, 2013 in New York City. The building was deemed the tallest building in North America today; the title was previously held by Willis Tower in Chicago (previously titled Sears Tower). (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About States and Their Capitals

Ever drive down Main Street on Saturday Night? It might take all night to drive down the nation’s longest main street. Island Park, Idaho’s main street is 33 miles long.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about Baltimore during a news conference at the Justice Department May 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Attorney General Lynch announced the Justice Department will launch a probe into possible civil rights violations involving the Baltimore Police Department. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about Baltimore during a news conference at the Justice Department May 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. Attorney General Lynch announced the Justice Department will launch a probe into possible civil rights violations involving the Baltimore Police Department. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Are You Over Regulated?

How many regulations control your life and how do you feel about that?

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FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski #87 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Does Bad Behavior Pay?

Can you profit from your bad behavior? Here are some of the people who did and some who didn't.

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NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: In this photo illustration the Twitter website is displayed on a mobile phone at a NRL match on July 11, 2009 in Newcastle, Australia. The micro-blogging phenomenon sees users post text 'tweets' of upto 140 characters in response to the question 'What are you doing?'. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 11: In this photo illustration the Twitter website is displayed on a mobile phone at a NRL match on July 11, 2009 in Newcastle, Australia. The micro-blogging phenomenon sees users post text 'tweets' of upto 140 characters in response to the question 'What are you doing?'. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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What Would Your World Be Like Without…?

There are many things in this world we could live without and things it would be very hard to live without. What would your world be like without ... ??

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BERKELEY, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Trucks drive along Interstate 80 on February 18, 2014 in Berkeley, California. U.S. President Barack Obama announced that his administration is beginning to develop a new phase of tighter fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles and has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to create and impose new fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas standards by March 31, 2016. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Trucks drive along Interstate 80 on February 18, 2014 in Berkeley, California. U.S. President Barack Obama announced that his administration is beginning to develop a new phase of tighter fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles and has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to create and impose new fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas standards by March 31, 2016. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Truckers

Today it would take 60 trucks to equal the exhaust emissions of a single truck in 1988. Read on for more fun trucker facts...

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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What’s It Like To Be The Boss?

The first thing to realize is that when you change your hat from owner to employer no employee will ever have the passion you have for what you are doing.

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MONTICELLO, IA - APRIL 14: Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks during a roundtable discussion with students and educators at the Kirkwood Community College Jones County Regional Center on April 14, 2015 in Monticello, Iowa. Hillary Clinton kicked off her second bid for President of the United States two days after making the announcement on social media. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
MONTICELLO, IA - APRIL 14: Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) speaks during a roundtable discussion with students and educators at the Kirkwood Community College Jones County Regional Center on April 14, 2015 in Monticello, Iowa. Hillary Clinton kicked off her second bid for President of the United States two days after making the announcement on social media. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Welcome to The Silly Season

The presidential hopefuls are slowly emerging from their laires like Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby on Groundhog Day.

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