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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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Sa 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Friday Fun Facts About Oil Subsidies

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Oil companies profits. They make so much and pay so little in taxes. They get all kinds of handouts from the government.

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Another Shooting, Nine People Dead, — Now What?

You would think after a million years of sharing this planet we would have come further. We have modern technology, yet still act as primitive as cave men.

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Are Our Children Being Set Up To Fail?

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