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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.
HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 08: A man presents the latest T-Mobile smartphone 'MDA II' at the CeBIT computer fair in the northern German town on March 8, 2006 in Hanover, Germany. The world's largest computer and information technology fair CeBIT runs from March 9 until March 15, 2006. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 08: A man presents the latest T-Mobile smartphone 'MDA II' at the CeBIT computer fair in the northern German town on March 8, 2006 in Hanover, Germany. The world's largest computer and information technology fair CeBIT runs from March 9 until March 15, 2006. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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1996 Robin Williams stars in his new movie "Jack"
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - AUGUST 24: Google launches it's own version of instant messaging with Google Talk on August 24, 2005 in Mountain View, California. With Google talk users wil be able to make long distance phone calls using their computer as well as instant messaging and can be used on windows based computers. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Look At The Cool Stuff You Can Do With Google

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - MAY 4: Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California is shown May 4, 2004. Google Inc., the world's No. 1 Web search provider, filed with U.S. regulators on April 29, 2004 to become a publicly listed company and sell as much as $2.7 billion in stock in a widely expected initial public offering. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Daniel Hurst • Source: ThinkStock
(Photo by Daniel Hurst • Source: ThinkStock
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(Photo by D. Anschutz • Source :ThinkStock)
(Photo by D. Anschutz • Source :ThinkStock)
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(Photo by monkeybusinessimages Source: ThinkStock
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 27: Activists protest against agricultural biotech company Monsanto outside the White House on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Monsanto, which engineers genetically modified seeds, recently benefited from a section buried in the latest budget bill that allows the agribusiness giant to plant genetically-modified crops without judicial review to determine whether or not their crops are safe. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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