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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.
The solar system's largest moon, Ganymede, is captured here alongside the planet Jupiter in this picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, December 3, 2000. Ganymede is larger than the planets Mercury and Pluto and Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Both Ganymede and Titan have greater surface area than the entire Eurasian continent on our planet. Cassini was 26.5 million kilometers (16.5 million miles) from Ganymede when this image was taken. The smallest visible features are about 160 kilometers (about 100 miles) across. (Photo courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers - Getty Images)
The solar system's largest moon, Ganymede, is captured here alongside the planet Jupiter in this picture taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, December 3, 2000. Ganymede is larger than the planets Mercury and Pluto and Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Both Ganymede and Titan have greater surface area than the entire Eurasian continent on our planet. Cassini was 26.5 million kilometers (16.5 million miles) from Ganymede when this image was taken. The smallest visible features are about 160 kilometers (about 100 miles) across. (Photo courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers - Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts: Is Life Possible on Jupiter’s Moon?

A recent news story suggests that planetary scientists believe that one of the moons orbiting Jupiter may have more water than earth and could support some life form.

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President Clinton draws a downward line on a chart, unveiling his budget for the year 2013 February 7, 2000. The President is sending Congress a $1.84 trillion farewell budget with surpluses that he proposes using to wipe out the government public debt, provide modest tax cuts and greatly expand government health care. (Photo by Mark Wilson)
President Clinton draws a downward line on a chart, unveiling his budget for the year 2013 February 7, 2000. The President is sending Congress a $1.84 trillion farewell budget with surpluses that he proposes using to wipe out the government public debt, provide modest tax cuts and greatly expand government health care. (Photo by Mark Wilson)
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Are You Making These Debt Reduction Mistakes?

A low credit rating can have an adverse affect on home and car loans, car and home insurance rates, and rental housing costs.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: People walk past an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) station, more commonly known as Food Stamps, in the GrowNYC Greenmarket in Union Square on September 18, 2013 in New York City. According to a Gallup poll released earlier this month, 20% of American adults struggled to buy enough food at some point in the last year. The rate of hungry people in America has gone relatively unchanged since 2008, suggesting the economic recovery since the 2008 recession may be disproportionately affecting the wealthy. More than 50 of GrowNYC's Greenmarket's now accept EBT; over $800,000 in sales were complete with EBT payment at the Greenmarket's in 2012. GrowNYC is also currently offering a program known as Health Bucks: for ever $5 spent using EBT at a Greenmarket, GrowNYC provides an additional $2, which can be spent specifically on fresh fruits and vegetables. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: People walk past an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) station, more commonly known as Food Stamps, in the GrowNYC Greenmarket in Union Square on September 18, 2013 in New York City. According to a Gallup poll released earlier this month, 20% of American adults struggled to buy enough food at some point in the last year. The rate of hungry people in America has gone relatively unchanged since 2008, suggesting the economic recovery since the 2008 recession may be disproportionately affecting the wealthy. More than 50 of GrowNYC's Greenmarket's now accept EBT; over $800,000 in sales were complete with EBT payment at the Greenmarket's in 2012. GrowNYC is also currently offering a program known as Health Bucks: for ever $5 spent using EBT at a Greenmarket, GrowNYC provides an additional $2, which can be spent specifically on fresh fruits and vegetables. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Have We Become A Nation of Enablers?

In the context of an alcoholic, and enabler often makes it easier for the addicted person to continue their unhealthy and destructive lifestyle.

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SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 16: A homeless man holds a cup as he begs panhandles for spare change on September 16, 2010 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. poverty rate increased to a 14.3 percent in 2009, the highest level since 1994. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 16: A homeless man holds a cup as he begs panhandles for spare change on September 16, 2010 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. poverty rate increased to a 14.3 percent in 2009, the highest level since 1994. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Is Poverty A Choice?

The only thing that got me out of poverty was the personal desire to get out. I know not everyone could follow my example exactly as it happened to me.

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 27: A Starbucks employee works behind the counter at Starbucks, on December 27, 2012 in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Washington locations would serve coffee with the words 'come together' written on the cups intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the 'fiscal cliff.' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 27: A Starbucks employee works behind the counter at Starbucks, on December 27, 2012 in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced Washington locations would serve coffee with the words 'come together' written on the cups intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the 'fiscal cliff.' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Starbucks: #Race Together?

The problem with race discussions is the starting point. What do you ask? “What’s it like to be White, Asian, Hispanic, Black, or from Montana?”

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The assassination of President Garfield (1831 - 1881) by Charles Guiteau. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
The assassination of President Garfield (1831 - 1881) by Charles Guiteau. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts: Three Different Presidents In One Year? – Twice?

You probably didn’t know that there have been years where three people held the White House in the same year — and it actually happened twice.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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How Expensive Is Your Hobby?

If you have a passion for it you’ll find the money. What many people see as a total waste of time and money is someone else’s thirst for life.

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 17: Onlookers watch the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Tens of thousands took advantage of record high temperatures and sunny weather to attend the city's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 17: Onlookers watch the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Tens of thousands took advantage of record high temperatures and sunny weather to attend the city's annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
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Things You Never Knew About St. Patrick’s Day

Corned Beef and Cabbage? Not in Ireland. What did the Irish use for their holiday feast? Wait for it — BACON or lamb.

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CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLESTON, SC - JULY 02: Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankess fields a ball during his game for the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on July 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Minor League Baseball Is Big Business

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Major League Baseball is in Arizona and Florida for spring training. That’s the month or so before the season begins that players get in condition, and com

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