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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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Permission To Speak Sir!

If political candidates can't freely express their views without retaliation how are we the voters supposed to evaluate their positions on any issues?

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That’s Not My Job

Have you heard that phrase from someone? “Sorry, it’s not my job?” I think most of us have and that is one reason for the decline in service in many businesses.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ashers, a Christian-run bakery triggered a discrimination row when it refused to bake a cake for the gay rights group. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images).
Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ashers, a Christian-run bakery triggered a discrimination row when it refused to bake a cake for the gay rights group. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images).
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Can You Force Me to Work For You?

Can a person be forced to perform a job against their will? What does "against their will" really mean? Where does one groups rights start and another's end?

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Friday Fun Facts About All Those Left-Handed Weirdoes

Some of the more famous southpaws are Napoleon, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and President Obama.

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Scalia: ‘This Court’ is a ‘Threat to American Democracy’

The Supreme Court took state law and put it under Federal Law. Where could that go in the future? What happened to state’s rights?

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There Would Be No US Constitution Without Compromise

While the US Constitution is probably one of the most amazing group of thoughts ever assembled by human beings it didn’t just magically fall into place.

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The Supreme Court: Emotion Verses The Law

Most of the time the court is split which leads us to believe that emotion, or conservative vs. liberal viewpoints must enter into the justices final opinions.

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More of My Favorite Websites You Never Heard Of

Mission Impossible. Write a note and it will self-destruct immediately after it’s read and you get a notice of that fact.

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Friday Fun Facts About Oil Subsidies

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Oil companies profits. They make so much and pay so little in taxes. They get all kinds of handouts from the government.

Everyone wants to cut the “hand

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Leave Symbols To The “Symbol Minded”

When we left the restaurant we were surrounded by a group of very agitated, very white people, wanting to know, “What the hell we thought we were doing.”

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