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In OutsideVoices Mark Bidwell talks to remarkable and compelling leaders from the worlds of business, exploration, arts, sports, and academia. In these conversations he explores topics of fundamental importance to many of us today, both in work and in life, topics ranging from leadership and performance to creativity and growth. OutsideVoices has a clear purpose: to bring fresh and diverse perspectives that help listeners navigate the world we live in.
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With a career spanning over 40 years in both retail and wholesale furniture and mattress industries, Pete Primeau shares his insights on sales & marketing. Regularly joined by guests from a variety of industries, this show is not just for those in the mattress and furniture business - but for any business owner or sales professional.
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In this episode of Money In Your Mattress, we sit down with Jeff Giagnocavo, Founder and Leader of The Big Ticket Life. With a staunch dedication to living and doing business on his own terms, Jeff shares insights from his entrepreneurial journey. He is a seasoned advocate for small businesses, draws from his co-ownership of Gardner’s Mattress & Mo…
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In this episode, we explore the intersection of autism advocacy and the mattress industry with Doug Krinsky, Founder of Ante 4 Autism and Beat Autism Now. With over 40 years of experience in the mattress industry, Doug shares insights from his extensive career, including his role as Director of Sales at 3Z Brands. Join us as we uncover Doug's journ…
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In today's episode, Pete is joined by producer Chris Stone as they discuss the crucial elements of aggressive marketing strategies, networking, understanding customer behavior, and the challenges of successful salesmanship and entrepreneurship. Pete highlights the importance of guerrilla marketing tactics and networking through groups like BNI and …
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In this episode, we delve into the fascinating journey of Joe, affectionately known as "Joe The Finance Guy." With a background steeped in the Rent-To-Own industry, Joe's mission to assist consumers with less-than-ideal credit has led to a remarkable transformation. From his humble beginnings, Joe has emerged as an expert in retail, marketing, and …
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In this episode, we sit down with Andrew Carrington, co-founder of Sleep Nerdz, and Keith Messenger, founder of Sleep Solutions Inc. With Andrew's remarkable journey through the mattress industry and Keith's passion for sleep health, they're revolutionizing our understanding of restful sleep. Join us as we delve into their combined expertise and in…
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In this episode, we sit down with Blake Austin, a seasoned professional with over 12 years of combined expertise in sales and the fitness industry. As the founder and owner of MattressAI, Blake is on a mission to transform the way mattress retailers and customers interact with each other. Through his innovative software solutions, Blake aims to str…
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In this follow-up episode, we continue our enlightening discussion with Karen Converse on the art of better sleep conversations. Drawing from her extensive 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, training, and retail business management, Karen shares invaluable insights applicable to everyone, regardless of their role in the industry. With her …
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In this episode, we sit down with Mike, a seasoned sales and operations executive with over two decades of industry experience. Throughout his career, Mike has cultivated a reputation for fostering vibrant company cultures centered around performance and innovative thinking. With a track record of success in steering both medium and large-sized com…
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In this episode, we're joined by two remarkable guests. Scott Bidwell, a seasoned marketer and business expert with over two decades of experience, brings invaluable insights from his work with non-profit and for-profit ventures. Meanwhile, Scott Vaughn, the owner of Happy Zzz's Sit n' Sleep in Paducah and Benton, Kentucky, shares his journey trans…
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In this episode, we explore empathetic leadership with Jeff Giagnocavo, a lifelong champion of small businesses. With a successful entrepreneurial journey under his belt, Jeff shares insights from his latest endeavor, "The Space for Leadership." Through his experiences co-owning Gardner’s Mattress & More and pioneering innovative marketing concepts…
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In this episode, we're joined by Clint Walling, a sixteen-year veteran in the mattress industry and a dedicated student of Sales, Marketing, and The Mattress Industry. Clint's executive-level experience positions him as an invaluable asset for companies fortunate enough to collaborate with him. Tune in as we explore Clint's deep insights into the i…
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In this episode, Pete sits down with Andrea Waltz, the co-founder of Courage Crafters, Inc. and co-author of the best-selling book, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There. With nearly two decades of experience, Andrea has become a leading voice in shifting perspectives on failure, rejection, and the often-feared word, "no." Andr…
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In this episode, Pete sits down with Brent Batterman, a seasoned professional with over twenty years of experience in the mattress industry. Renowned for his expertise in training and leading sales teams, Brent shares insights into successfully launching new products and brands during his tenure at Mattress Firm. Notably, he pioneered the first wat…
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In this episode, Pete sits down with Tim McDonald, the Store Manager at At Home Furniture And Mattress Superstore. With years of industry experience under his belt, Tim's dedication to his craft shines through as he shares insights on enhancing store performance. Tune in as Tim discusses his strategies and continuous quest for improvement in the re…
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Welcome back to "ASK PETE!", the essential podcast for those in the mattress industry. In this episode, Pete Primeau, with his vast 40+ years of experience, is joined by his producer Chris Stone as he answers questions from you! You won't want to miss this episode where Pete takes the spotlight and shares his own thoughts. So grab your headphones, …
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In this episode, we're excited to feature Alex Milstein, the Editor-In-Chief at Casual News Now and Bedding News Now, your source for bedding industry news. With a keen focus on delivering news often overlooked by mainstream journalists, Alex is dedicated to shedding light on important stories and perspectives within the bedding industry that may g…
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