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Open for Business with Tom Egelhoff

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 recently appeared on MSNBC on the show Your Business to talk about small business issues. Tom has been featured 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.

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Friday Fun Facts About Measuring Stuff Without a Ruler

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Being the only country on earth not using the metric system to measure stuff can make things confusing.

Auto mechanics need both metric and American wrenches and tools to work of domestic a

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383679 04: A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise December 26, 2000 at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas. Stores were hoping that after Christmas shopping could salvage what seems to be a disappointing holiday season. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
383679 04: A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise December 26, 2000 at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas. Stores were hoping that after Christmas shopping could salvage what seems to be a disappointing holiday season. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
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Money Is Funny

Money doesn’t just buy things. It buys feelings. It buys experiences. It pays salaries, relieves stress, and yes some people accumulate more of it than others.

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A young man stands in the doorway of a store marked 'White Only, ' circa 1950. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A young man stands in the doorway of a store marked 'White Only, ' circa 1950. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone

You can’t legally refuse service to Jews or blacks in your restaurant based solely on their religion or skin color. But if they're drunk and disorderly you can.

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Friday Fun Facts About Back to School

City Montessori School in Lucknow, India boasts the largest school population with an enrollment of 32,000 students. I wonder how full detention is?

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Credit: Michael Shake • Source: ThinkStock
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How To Find Small Business Information

Businesses email me with questions and challenges. I've received email from almost every continent on earth. By far, the most often asked question is ... ?

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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10% Stock Market Correction: Just The Beginning?

The Stock Market loses over 1,000 points in a week. What does that mean to you? A lot — if you have a 401(k) or pension plan.

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Just an average day walking around China (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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Friday Facts About Forest Fires

The air quality in Grants Pass, OR, caused by two fires in 2013 produced air quality so bad it was too high for the air quality meter to read.

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What’s Up With Target?

It seems that society wants to neuter us. We will be this vague shadow of what we used to be. No men, no women. When did all this start?

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Government Regulations Are Killing Small Business

Excessive government regulations are placing a huge burden on small business as many are trying to recover from the recent recession.

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President and CEO of Wal-Mart Doug McMillon  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President and CEO of Wal-Mart Doug McMillon (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Why Are The Rich The Bad Guys?

People are always complaining about the difference between the paycheck of the worker on the factory floor and the CEO in the corner office.

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