Open for Business with host Tom Egelhoff and Shane Montalban airs every Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Time online at Call in number during the show – 406-522-8255 or text during the show 406-266-7617. Visit Tom’s web site at

Tom opens with his podcast “How To Be Your Own Small Business Sales Manager” Then Shane joins the discussion and the topics are off and running.

First Half Hour

  • Tom and Shane threw out the idea of a universal minimum income for all Americans. Nixon had a similar idea, so did George McGovern and it was even proposed in Star Trek.
  • Cash in all the entitlement programs? Who gets what?
  • Innovation and labor along with business startups.
  • The changing face of American Labor.

Second Half Hour

  • The recent dog attack outside Bozeman – 65 yr. old woman killed by two dogs.
  • Dog killings in China. The Chinese believe the more horrific the death of the dog the more power from the meat is transferred to the consumer.
  • Supreme court upholds Trump travel ban. What’s happening in Germany, France and England? Who gets to come?
  • Callers weigh in on CNN’s Morning Joe vs. Donald Trump and healthcare
  • Repeal and Replace or something else?
  • Callers were also concerned about Montana Water Rights from recent letters sent out recently.

Third Half Hour

  • Healthcare continues into this half hour. Bailouts of insurance companies ending so they are bailing out of Obamacare.
  • Continuation of the Montana water rights letter continued with more detailed explanations from our very informed callers.
  • The Federal Government owns sixty percent of all the land west of the Mississippi.
  • It’s Canada Day too.

Fourth Half Hour

  • More detail on CNN Morning Joe and Trump feud.
  • Should the president stop tweeting?
  • Taxes and Healthcare still alive in Congress but not before July 4, recess.
  • Callers weigh in on Russia and North Korea – railway link from Siberia to North Korea for coal.

Last Half Hour

  • Market wrap up for the week. Gold, oil all over the place, bitcoin up headed for a billion, Dow up 18% for the year. S&P up 15.5%, NASDAQ up 27.25%, Russell up 23%. Growth all over the world. Only retail somewhat down.
  • Europe exploring Quantum Easing – Japan planning to write off significant debt.
  • Callers commented on the morning show changes. Canada Day with Shane.
  • Caller talks about corporate corruption and derivatives in the US.
  • Finishing up market review for the week.
  • See everyone next week. -