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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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La-Z-Boy Chain CEO on Launching 5,000 Ideas in One Year

Brad Parker is the founding partner of Doorcounts and the CEO of a six-store chain of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries located in the Portland, Oregon area.

In the episode, we trace the origins of the first door counter back to Peter, a Russian transplant who spoke no English and put together an innovative ticker to monitor how many people walked into Brad’s stores.

You’ll find out how Brad’s team became lean practitioners and implemented TWI Training (combining doing and teaching). Why does Brad have his team tie a Fire Underwriter’s Knot on the first day of TWI training? That conversation kicks in at the one-hour mark, so keep listening.

Also, discover how Brad’s group generated 5,000 ideas in one year with less than 100 employees, implemented all of them, and won the Shingo Prize for Research (it’s a big deal).

We cover surfing to work, sleeping in recliners, and our Wizard Academy connection.

One thing we didn’t get to is the all-new foot traffic report you can get direct to your inbox. If you’re curious to find out how your store traffic compares to nearly 700 other mattress and furniture stores in the USA and Canada then subscribe to the Retail Traffic Index by Doorcounts—a daily digest of the previous day’s average foot traffic.

Also, if you’re looking for the radio spots we mention around the 43:30 mark, head to our Facebook page.

Thanks a million to Brad and the entire team at Doorcounts for all their support and for creating incredible tools and technology that are having a positive impact on retailers.

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.

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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!


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