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Dos Marcos Show

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Welcome to the galaxy's greatest mattress podcast! The Dos Marcos Show is co-hosted by Mark Kinsley and Mark Quinn, mattress industry CEOs, #1 bestselling authors, speakers, and founders of The FAM (fam.news). On this fun and frolicking weekly show, you'll get mattress industry insights, gain inside… read more

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Beating the Odds: From Bartending to Businessman to Beating ALS

During his childhood, Wes Roberts lived in a hotel in Devil's Lake, North Dakota. Early on, Wes' dad taught him and and his legendary cousin, Mattress Firm co-founder Harry Roberts, the rules of the schoolyard—keep out of trouble, but know how to throw the first punch. 

After learning the ins-and-outs of the hotel business, Wes began bartending and, eventually, opened up a bar  he operated for thirteen years and hosted up-and-coming names in the music industry. The bar business wasn't a permanent plan because he'd made a promise to his mom that he wouldn't raise a family in a bar. So, when Wes met his wife  after a car accident that dislocated and broke several bones, he sold the business and began selling furniture for Jack Smith at American Bed in Houston. 

With a love of people and talent for communication, it wasn't surprising he met an Edward Jones agent who encouraged him to try his hand at financial planning. From there, he opened up the first Edward Jones branch in Alaska and eventually went on to win the top earner award for the entire company. 

Successful businessman doesn't paint the full picture of Wes Roberts. He's a tough hockey player who also loves singing and playing guitar. Wes has completed 10 marathons, got his first tattoo at 64, and, after being diagnosed with ALS, changed some of his passwords to "F U A.L.S" as a reminder on how to start each day. Listen to this heartwarming story as Wes reminds us that no matter the circumstances life gives you, your outlook is what matters most. YAMBAILY!

Nationwide Marketing Group

Thank you to our headline sponsor Nationwide Marketing Group.

As a member of Nationwide Marketing group, you instantly have access to over 200+ ambitious, entrepreneurial-minded advocates who are dedicated to helping your business thrive. Nationwide serves more than 5,500 independent retail members with tools, resources, training, and technology to help their businesses grow.

Podium

Podium is the ultimate messaging platform.

Podium consolidates text and messaging channels into one easy-to-use system. During COVID, mattress and furniture retailers have experienced a huge influx of questions and inquiries from people wanting to do business in a contact-free manner. Podium allows businesses to generate a link and request payments via text, no customer log-in required!

You can try Podium Starter for free right now. And, you can save 10% when you sign up and mention Dos Marcos. Head over to Podium.com/dos today and start capturing more business!

Doorcounts

Foot traffic is expensive. Do you know what's more costly? We call it "Track Lack." If you lack the ability to track who's coming into your store and what happens while they're there (and after they leave), you could have a severe case of "Track Lack."

Doorcounts is a tracker and a connector.

Doorcounts Connects:

1. A smart camera to a CRM database.

2. Every customer to a salesperson.

3. Better insights to your business decisions.

4. More sales to grow your business faster.

Here's how Doorcounts works:  1) a camera sends a photo to the next salesperson’s smartphone. 2) the salesperson then records details in a CRM database and up board from their phone 3)  actions can be automatically scheduled and/or fulfilled 4) you never miss another sales opportunity.

We're really excited to partner with Doorcounts. Check out Doorcounts.com today and tell them Dos Marcos sent you!

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