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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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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 1: Miriam Bauerlin holds a sign pleading for debt cancelation during a protest near the US Treasury Department October 1, 2004 in Washington, DC. Activists, organized by the Jubilee USA Network, protested for 100% debt cancellation for impoverished nations which the G-7 Finance Ministers who where discussing. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 1: Miriam Bauerlin holds a sign pleading for debt cancelation during a protest near the US Treasury Department October 1, 2004 in Washington, DC. Activists, organized by the Jubilee USA Network, protested for 100% debt cancellation for impoverished nations which the G-7 Finance Ministers who where discussing. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
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Friday Fun Facts About Money

Money, money, and money. If we just had enough all our problems would be solved. Fast cars, big homes, lavish vacations.

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SEPTEMBER 16: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on September 16, 2013 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 119 points, closing at 15,495. Five years after the beginning of the financlial crisis, Wall Street has more than recovered its losses, although unemployment nationwide remains high. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
SEPTEMBER 16: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on September 16, 2013 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 119 points, closing at 15,495. Five years after the beginning of the financlial crisis, Wall Street has more than recovered its losses, although unemployment nationwide remains high. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Are You Financially Healthy?

Americans are not great savers; they don’t always handle credit responsibly, and often live beyond their means. The good news is all is not lost.

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 02: A trader signals an offer in the Eurodollar pit at the CME Group prior to the Federal Reserve's announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged November 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Federal Reserve announced that interest rates would remain unchanged. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 02: A trader signals an offer in the Eurodollar pit at the CME Group prior to the Federal Reserve's announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged November 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Federal Reserve announced that interest rates would remain unchanged. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Are You Financially Healthy?

Americans are not great savers; they don’t always handle credit responsibly, and often live beyond their means.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget are on display before going on sale at the Government Printing Office Book Store April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The White House says the Obama plan would cut deficits by a total of $1.8 trillion over a decade. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget are on display before going on sale at the Government Printing Office Book Store April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. The White House says the Obama plan would cut deficits by a total of $1.8 trillion over a decade. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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How Does The Government Spend Your Money?

Are you really happy with what our national leaders are doing with your funds?

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SAN MATEO, CA - JUNE 07: Resumes sit in a basket at the Primerica booth during the Job Hunter's Boot Camp at College of San Mateo on June 7, 2011 in San Mateo, California. As the national unemployment rate sits at 9.1 percent, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) hosted a Job Hunter's Boot Camp that attracted hundreds of job seekers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN MATEO, CA - JUNE 07: Resumes sit in a basket at the Primerica booth during the Job Hunter's Boot Camp at College of San Mateo on June 7, 2011 in San Mateo, California. As the national unemployment rate sits at 9.1 percent, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) hosted a Job Hunter's Boot Camp that attracted hundreds of job seekers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Why Is The American Labor Force Shrinking?

According to the US Debt Clock there were 153 million workers in the work force in 2000, today its 146 million. Where did 7 million workers go?

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SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 01: A sign stands outside a Burger King restaurant November 1, 2006 in San Francisco, Califorina. Burger King Holdings Inc. posted a 82 percent surge in its first-quarter earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Total profit was $40 million, or 30 cents per share, up from $22 million, or 19 cents per share, one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 01: A sign stands outside a Burger King restaurant November 1, 2006 in San Francisco, Califorina. Burger King Holdings Inc. posted a 82 percent surge in its first-quarter earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Total profit was $40 million, or 30 cents per share, up from $22 million, or 19 cents per share, one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Stop Whining Senators And Do Your Job!!

If you want foreign companies to move their headquarters into the US why not do your job and make the corporate tax code more user friendly.

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HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 16:  An eleven day old newborn giraffe calf stands beside his mother named Mimi in their enclosure at Himeji Central Park on October 16, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The baby giraffe was born on October 5, 2013 and stands over 170 cm tall.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
HIMEJI, JAPAN - OCTOBER 16: An eleven day old newborn giraffe calf stands beside his mother named Mimi in their enclosure at Himeji Central Park on October 16, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The baby giraffe was born on October 5, 2013 and stands over 170 cm tall. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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Friday Fun Facts About Useless Stuff

Talk about intelligent design, a donkey can see all four of its feet all the time due to eye placement.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 09: Protesters seeking continued funding for the Washington, DC government gather in front of the U.S. Capitol as Democratic senators hold an event on the steps of the U.S. Senate October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its ninth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 09: Protesters seeking continued funding for the Washington, DC government gather in front of the U.S. Capitol as Democratic senators hold an event on the steps of the U.S. Senate October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its ninth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Why Are We Obsessed With Parties Instead of People?

As long as there is an “R” or “D” following their names no one seems to care who the candidate is or what they stand for.

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DETROIT, MI - Protestors rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial is taking place October 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder is expected to testify today at the trial A federal judge will decide if the City of Detroit is even eligible to be in bankruptcy court. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - Protestors rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit where Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial is taking place October 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder is expected to testify today at the trial A federal judge will decide if the City of Detroit is even eligible to be in bankruptcy court. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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Are You Being “Aged” Out Of The Workforce?

There is a new buzzword in the economic vocabulary you need to be aware of. That new word is “deskilled.”

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Bethenny hosts Farrah Abraham and Bethenny tests infomercial product at CBS Broadcast Center on October 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for 'bethenny')
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Bethenny hosts Farrah Abraham and Bethenny tests infomercial product at CBS Broadcast Center on October 25, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for 'bethenny')
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Did You Ever Wonder Why Everything On Late Night TV Is $19.95?

I understand shipping but I have to pay for the person to put the item in a box? That seems a little much.

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