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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.
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
WEST ALLIS, WI - NOVEMBER 4: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker greets supporters at his election night party November 4, 2014 in West Allis, Wisconsin. Walker defeated Democratic challenger Mary Burke. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About A College Education

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker does not have a college degree. The last president without one was Harry S Truman. Is it necessary to have a diploma to sit in the White House?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Honoree Jane Fonda speaks onstage during the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Honoree Jane Fonda speaks onstage during the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on October 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)
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What Does It Take To Be Guilty Of Treason?

At some point in time, within every four years of a presidential election, someone always wants to charge the sitting president with treason.

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Credit: Bartek Szewczyk • Source: ThinkStock
Credit: Bartek Szewczyk • Source: ThinkStock
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How Can I Be So Right; When Everyone Else Is So Wrong?

Two and two is definitely four. I think I can make an indisputable case for that. If you refuse to believe two plus two is four, then in your “opinion,” I would be wrong.

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MOUNT VERNON, VA - FEBRUARY 20: A George Washington re-enactor stands in the sun at the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens on Presidents Day February 20, 2006 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Mount Vernon estate, located near Washington, DC, was the adult home and place of death of the first U.S. President, George Washington. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
MOUNT VERNON, VA - FEBRUARY 20: A George Washington re-enactor stands in the sun at the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens on Presidents Day February 20, 2006 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. The Mount Vernon estate, located near Washington, DC, was the adult home and place of death of the first U.S. President, George Washington. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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President’s Day: History Kicked to The Curb?

Now we have this obscure, generic three-day weekend that lumps our greatest presidents in with our worst and mediocre ones.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Valentine's Day ballons are displayed inside a florist as Sydneysiders prepare for Valentine's Day on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. St. Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine began as a celebration of the early Christian Saint Valentinus. From the 18th Century onwards it has steadily transformed into a celebration of romantic love and sentiment in many countries around the world. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Valentine's Day ballons are displayed inside a florist as Sydneysiders prepare for Valentine's Day on February 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. St. Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine began as a celebration of the early Christian Saint Valentinus. From the 18th Century onwards it has steadily transformed into a celebration of romantic love and sentiment in many countries around the world. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About St. Valentine’s Day

Have you ever wondered where the expression, “wearing your heart on your sleeve,” came from?

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American novelist Samuel Clemens (1835 - 1910) who wrote under the pen name of Mark Twain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American novelist Samuel Clemens (1835 - 1910) who wrote under the pen name of Mark Twain. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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The Two Most Important Days of Your Life

If you could be anything, or do anything you wanted in life, what would that be? What would really make you happy and fulfilled?

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18: The next government budget announcement is set to effect rental properties and the housing market on May 18, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. Finance Minister Bill English will deliver the 2010 Budget at Parliament House on March 20. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18: The next government budget announcement is set to effect rental properties and the housing market on May 18, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. Finance Minister Bill English will deliver the 2010 Budget at Parliament House on March 20. (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
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Affordable Housing in Bozeman? Not Likely

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XI AN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 25: (CHINA OUT) Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam in heavy smog after the traffic lights were broken-down on February 25, 2014 in Xi an, China. Altogether 1.43 million sq km of China's land territory, nearly 15 percent of the total, have been covered by persistent smog in recent days, according to news report. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
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Let’s Fix Babcock and Mendenhall Streets

Parts of both streets are two-way traffic and parts have been changed from one-way to two-way over the years. Why not be consistent throughout the street system?

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Sep 2000: General view of urine testing at the Australian Government Analytical Laboratories Olympic Drug Testing Facilities in Pymble, Sydney, Australia. These facilities will be used to analyse athlete samples during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Nick Laham/ALLSPORT (Getty Images)
Sep 2000: General view of urine testing at the Australian Government Analytical Laboratories Olympic Drug Testing Facilities in Pymble, Sydney, Australia. These facilities will be used to analyse athlete samples during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Nick Laham/ALLSPORT (Getty Images)
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Should Montana Welfare Recipients Be Drug Tested?

Many American’s feel they are underpaid and overtaxed. So it’s no surprise when they feel they are being taken advantage of by some government welfare programs.

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