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10-Minute Guide to Navigating Las Vegas Market

You’re heading to Las Vegas Market and hoping to get the most out of the experience.

We get it. 

Mark and Mark deliver some tips on getting around, having fun, and gaining an edge for your business. 

Be sure to join us for the Dos Marcos Listeners Meet Up. Click here to RSVP

Dos Marcos Listeners Meet Up

When: 3:30 p.m., Monday Jan. 27, 2020

Where: C1596, Englander’s Showroom

What: Hang out, have fun, drinks on Englander

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

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$249 Amazon Mattress vs Tempur-Pedic: Consumer Reports' Hatchet Job

Consumer Reports tested and compared a $249 AmazonBasics mattress to a Tempur-Pedic LuxeBreeze.

The AmazonBasics bed won.

How does this happen? What does it mean for the mattress industry and for consumers? 

Is there a flaw in Consumer Reports’ testing protocol? Is it wrong to tell people which bed will best conform to their bodies when comfort is subjective? 

To us, it appears Consumer Reports is testing one specific measure, and not taking a wholistic view of mattress support, comfort, motion transfer, and overall performance. 

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

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Yellow Tux Your Business like Savannah Bananas' Jesse Cole

In this Season 5 kick-off to 2020, Dos Marcos sit down with Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas

He wears a yellow tuxedo.

His players dance and go on dates during games.

Parking penguins. Grandma beauty pageants. A breakdancing first base coach.

It’s all part of the Savannah Bananas “Fans First” experience. 

Jesse shares his family’s amazing story and delivers a clear message: if businesses aren’t different they won’t exist.

Get a notepad handy and listen to how Jesse and his wife Emily turned a floundering baseball team into a sold out spectacle.

Discover lessons you can apply in your business.

And find out how Fans First U is helping businesses deliver remarkable experiences.

More highlights include:

  • Listen carefully, respond creatively.
  • Why the Savannah Bananas send fans a playlist to listen to on the way to the ballpark.
  • If you were to charge admission, how would you change the experience?
  • Looking at your customers as fans.

We also talk about:

  • Magic Castle Hotel‘s popsicle hotline. 
  • A message from dead Marilyn Monroe. 
  • Soapy Joe’s Carwash karaoke. 
  • PFTs.
  • Incentivizing stories instead of sales.
  • And of course, Maverick!

This is a Bonfire Certified episode you don’t want to miss. Welcome to 2020!

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

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How to Make 2020 the Best Year Ever

In this year end episode, Dos Marcos reflect on some of their favorite moments and lessons learned. 

They talk about setting goals and how to make them manageable. 

We are incredibly grateful for you.

Thank you for listening to the show, sending us messages, sharing our podcast with colleagues, and making this a great industry.

You are amazing. 

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.

Going to a Tony Robbins Event When the World Falls Apart

Four casinos closed in 90 days. All located in the same county.

Gambling was the backbone of the local economy. Almost overnight that engine sputtered to a violent halt. 

Michael Grossman is the President of Kensington Furniture in Northfield, New Jersey.

What did he do when the casinos closed, jobs evaporated, and the circumstances for a local furniture store looked dire?

He did what anyone would do: signed up for a Tony Robbins Business Mastery Event.

Sitting in the audience waiting on Tony to appear, he wondered if the event was worth all they money he’d spent. Questioning his decision, Michael saw a group of people filing into the room.

He was shocked at the person who sat down in front of him.

The sight of that man changed his whole perspective.

When the economy started swirling down the toilet, Michael decided to invest in himself. Invest in his mindset.

The results have been double digit increases in store traffic and double digit sales growth.

Hear Michael’s incredible story and learn what you can do to prosper in 2020.

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

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How to Get Never-Ending FREE Mattresses

Did you read the article about people gaming the online mattress company return policies?

They’re sending the bed back within the 100 night (or 365 night) sleep trial and snagging another from a competing brand. 

The Dos Duo also talk about the flaws of customer experience and where to uncover pain points you can design a better experience around. Hint: reddit.com/r/mattress

Also, want an exclusive 10% off Kinsley’s made in USA Kippo.com gear? Shop now and use the code DOSMARCOS at checkout. Order before Dec. 19th to get your gear in time for Christmas. 

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.

The Cobbler's Wife Has No Shoes

For nearly two years, Kinsley slept on an old prototype mattress.

It was way, way too firm. Good components. Durable. But not a suitable design for him and his wife. 

Why did he wait so long to upgrade? How has it impacted his life and what lessons can you learn about your consumers who are facing a mattress purchase? 

This episode is a wake up call for everyone in the mattress industry. 

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.

Also, thanks to our sponsor, PureCare. PureCare designs essential elements necessary to create a healthy sleep environment. PureCare manufactures the official mattress and pillow protectors of both the National Sleep Foundation  and the Woman’s Choice Award.

Watch the live video of most episodes at Facebook.com/DosMarcosPodcast.

Make sure and subscribe to our email to get a direct dose of Dos Marcos.