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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.
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Acting U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro of the Government Accountability Office; Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; Deputy Education Secretary Anthony Wilder Miller and Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari are sworn in before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee November 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on 'Tracking the Money: How Recovery Act Recipients Account for their Use of Stimulus Dollars. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: (L-R) Acting U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro of the Government Accountability Office; Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; Deputy Education Secretary Anthony Wilder Miller and Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari are sworn in before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee November 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on 'Tracking the Money: How Recovery Act Recipients Account for their Use of Stimulus Dollars. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Transparency? Are You Kidding Me?

What exactly is transparency? In government and business terms it means you can only see through the parts we want you to see through.

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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 Aug 30, 2014

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

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: Magician David Copperfield launches his first Australian tour in 10 years, 'David Copperfield � An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion', at Sheraton On The Park on August 8, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 08: Magician David Copperfield launches his first Australian tour in 10 years, 'David Copperfield � An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion', at Sheraton On The Park on August 8, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Magic

How does David Copperfield make a jet plane disappear or walk through the Great Wall of China?

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 24: Afghan dogs fight as their owners try and monitor the sporting event November 24, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. While the Afghan government is trying to ban the violent use of dogs for fighting, the unofficial sport remains a regular weekly event. Afghan dog fighting is popular among Afghan men who gamble on the dogs making upwards of 15,000 Afghanie (300 USD). (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 24: Afghan dogs fight as their owners try and monitor the sporting event November 24, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. While the Afghan government is trying to ban the violent use of dogs for fighting, the unofficial sport remains a regular weekly event. Afghan dog fighting is popular among Afghan men who gamble on the dogs making upwards of 15,000 Afghanie (300 USD). (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Has Your Lost Dog Been Killed For Sport?

Many lost or missing dogs are not lost at all but stolen and killed in the training of fighting dogs for this brutal and cruel sport.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: An installation of 857 empty school desks, representing the number of students nationwide who are dropping out every hour of every school day, is on display at the National Mall June 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The installation was presented by not-for-profit organization College Board to call upon presidential candidates who are running for the White House to make education a more prominent issue in the 2012 campaigns and put the nation’s schools back on track. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: An installation of 857 empty school desks, representing the number of students nationwide who are dropping out every hour of every school day, is on display at the National Mall June 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. The installation was presented by not-for-profit organization College Board to call upon presidential candidates who are running for the White House to make education a more prominent issue in the 2012 campaigns and put the nation’s schools back on track. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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What Stuff In This World is Worth Knowing?

We don’t know what we don’t know and we don’t know that we don’t know it. I better quit while I’m ahead.

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REDONDO BEACH, CA - MARCH 6: ABC Radio talk host Sean Hannity does his show live in front of an audience as Talkradio 790 KABC presents the 'Hannitization Tour '03 Sean Hannity Live!' at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on March 6, 2003 in Redondo Beach, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
REDONDO BEACH, CA - MARCH 6: ABC Radio talk host Sean Hannity does his show live in front of an audience as Talkradio 790 KABC presents the 'Hannitization Tour '03 Sean Hannity Live!' at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on March 6, 2003 in Redondo Beach, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Where Does News End And Opinion Begin?

On my show I report business news but I also offer my opinions on that news. I am not a journalist, as some have accused me of being. I am an “opinionist.”

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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Cracks are seen in the earth after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 30km west of the city at 4:35 am this morning September 4, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Civil Defence have declared a state of emergency and there has been considerable damage across the city and surrounding areas. (Photo by Joseph Johnson/Getty Images)
CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Cracks are seen in the earth after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 30km west of the city at 4:35 am this morning September 4, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Civil Defence have declared a state of emergency and there has been considerable damage across the city and surrounding areas. (Photo by Joseph Johnson/Getty Images)
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Earthquakes: Are We Due For A Big One?

Sunday’s early morning quake was a 6.0 on the Richter Scale. What exactly does 6.0 mean and who came up with that kind of measurement?

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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Farming and Agriculture

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America has been on a health kick since the 70s. First it was no fat, and then fat was OK. Then it was low carbs, read package labeling,

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(Photo by Helder Almeida • Source: ThinkStock)
(Photo by Helder Almeida • Source: ThinkStock)
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How Fast Is Knowledge Doubling?

Current numbers show that all of human knowledge is doubling about every 13 months. So whatever you knew last June is obsolete.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich awaits his introduction to speak to Occupy Los Angeles protesters after the Move Your Money March through the downtown financial district during what is being called Bank Transfer Day, on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Occupy movement members are calling for people to move their money from banks to credit unions today in support of the 99% movement. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich awaits his introduction to speak to Occupy Los Angeles protesters after the Move Your Money March through the downtown financial district during what is being called Bank Transfer Day, on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Occupy movement members are calling for people to move their money from banks to credit unions today in support of the 99% movement. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Do You See A Pattern Here?

Robert Reich is fighting a so-called war he perceives that conservatives (I guess that would be Republicans) have on the middle class and poor.

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