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Tom Egelhoff

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.
28th October 1946: A member of the Fulham Council Electricity Department demonstrates a radio set at the Electricity and Lighting Company, Fulham. The radio sets and televisions are being sold by London Boroughs. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
28th October 1946: A member of the Fulham Council Electricity Department demonstrates a radio set at the Electricity and Lighting Company, Fulham. The radio sets and televisions are being sold by London Boroughs. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Radio

Talk Radio is an interesting medium. You sit in a room and talk to the walls. If you think it’s easy try it in your car on the way to work.

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NEW YORK - AUGUST 4: Actor John O'Hurley unveils new M&M's made for adults in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall August 4, 2005 in New York City. The new Mega M&M's are 55 percent bigger then the original M&M's. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 4: Actor John O'Hurley unveils new M&M's made for adults in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall August 4, 2005 in New York City. The new Mega M&M's are 55 percent bigger then the original M&M's. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
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Do Advertising Slogans Really Sell?

Fill in the blank, “Winston tastes good … _____________?” While that slogan has not been used for nearly 40 years most people can fill in that blank.

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SIMI VALLEY, CA - MARCH 08: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Reagan Library after autographing his new book 'Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution' on March 8, 2013 in Simi Valley, California. Bush discussed the leadership and policy changes he believes are required to turn the country around. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
SIMI VALLEY, CA - MARCH 08: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks at the Reagan Library after autographing his new book 'Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution' on March 8, 2013 in Simi Valley, California. Bush discussed the leadership and policy changes he believes are required to turn the country around. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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America’s Royal Families

Will we see a third Bush in office? A second Clinton? Or will someone out of the blue rise to the top of government? What's your opinion?

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Fifty Shades of Stupid

Do you know who won the Civil War? Do you know who the Vice President is? Do islands tip over? It not you might be one of the Fifty Shades of Stupid.

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LANTATION, FL - MARCH 06: Mark Brown adjusts clocks on the wall at Brown?s Old Time Clock Shop March 6, 2007 in Plantation, Florida. This year day light savings time happens three weeks early and some people fear that it could cause some computer and gadget glitches. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
LANTATION, FL - MARCH 06: Mark Brown adjusts clocks on the wall at Brown?s Old Time Clock Shop March 6, 2007 in Plantation, Florida. This year day light savings time happens three weeks early and some people fear that it could cause some computer and gadget glitches. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Welcome to Daylight Savings Time 2015

Imagine short trip from Moundsville, WV to Steubenville, Oh. How many time changes from standard to daylight time would you experience? — Seven.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Sen. Edward Markey (L) (D-MA) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R) (D-RI) discuss the Senate vote attempting to override U.S. President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Senate vote on overriding the veto failed to pass by the necessary two thirds majority by a count of 62-37. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Sen. Edward Markey (L) (D-MA) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (R) (D-RI) discuss the Senate vote attempting to override U.S. President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline legislation March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Senate vote on overriding the veto failed to pass by the necessary two thirds majority by a count of 62-37. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Vetoes

Who holds the record for most vetoes in history and who had the most overridden?

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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Is Self-Reliance Dead?

While jeans with holes in them are a status symbol today, they were not in the 1950s and 60s. They meant you were poor.

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 16: Hundreds of Muslim from different background such as traders, government workers, and homeless gather at a mosque to break their fast together as millions of Muslims observe the holiday of Ramadhan on July 16, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During Ramadhan, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, swearing, and engaging in sexual relations from dawn till sunset. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JULY 16: Hundreds of Muslim from different background such as traders, government workers, and homeless gather at a mosque to break their fast together as millions of Muslims observe the holiday of Ramadhan on July 16, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During Ramadhan, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, swearing, and engaging in sexual relations from dawn till sunset. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
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Freedom From Religion?

If every American everywhere within the US or its territories has the constitutional right to freely exercise their religion — why is that a problem?

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Tighe Barry of CodePink (2nd L), along with other demonstrators, protest outside Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the commission is about to meet to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC. The FCC has voted in favor of a proposal to reform net neutrality and could allow Internet service providers to charge for faster and higher-quality service. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Tighe Barry of CodePink (2nd L), along with other demonstrators, protest outside Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the commission is about to meet to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC. The FCC has voted in favor of a proposal to reform net neutrality and could allow Internet service providers to charge for faster and higher-quality service. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Internet Neutrality: Goodbye Freedom, Hello Government Control

Look for the government to have more involvement in your Internet life. Post and write what you want while you can. Those days are surely numbered.

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