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8 Easy-to-Fix Website Mistakes Car Dealers Make That Are Killing Their Conversions






  As I’ve written before, your website has just two goals: Attract and Convert. Your site should be constructed in a way that is search-friendly so as to attract visitors; and then once they’re on your website, your only goal is to convert those visitors into buyers. That’s it; the only two goals.  Unfortunately, while(…)






Car Dealer Free Training Cheat Sheet






  Cheat Sheet for Free Car Dealer Training Resources About once a week I get asked if there is a place where someone can go to see all of my free training resources cataloged in an easily digestible format. For car dealers looking for just video training, we created a Suggested Training Curriculum for Car(…)






Car Dealers: Stop Overthinking Your Website! It’s All About Conversion!






(This is an update of a 2011 article I wrote for Digital Dealer Magazine. For some reason, my byline is absent in the online version of that post.) As I’ve said (and written) for a decade, if you’re a for-profit business, your website has only two goals: Attract Visitors. Convert those Visitors into Customers. Attract.(…)






The Best Decision-Making Book of 2016






  More than a few years ago, we compiled a list of the Ten Best Decision-Making Books Ever. And while there have been plenty of other books written on the subject since then, none have been able to crack the list… until now.  A few weeks ago, an author contacted us and asked that we(…)






Self-Driving Cars: The Winners and The Losers






  Previously, I wrote about how I Will Never Own a Self-Driving Car (and Neither will You). In that post, I discussed why self-driving cars would not only become a reality, but how the leaders in this industry (folks like Google and Apple) will likely capitalize on this revolution. At the end of that article,(…)






The 8 Douchiest Job Titles for 2014






Zappos announced at the end of last year that they would be moving to a Holacracy. There will be no managers, no hierarchy and especially NO JOB TITLES. No shit? (It’s not a coincidence to me that Holacracy is just one letter away from Hola Crazy!) Good luck, Zappos. Clearly, you haven’t seen the episode(…)






Not all User Generated Content (UGC) is Valuable – Exhibit A: Mixtent.com






If you have more than a few connections on LinkedIn, then you’ve surely been exposed to the most asinine website dedicated to UGC since CompanyNameSucks.com: mixtent.com. (You’ll have to learn why CompanyNameSucks.com is asinine all on your own, I’m going to use the rest of this blog to tell you why I think you should(…)






The Ten Best Decision Making Books of All Time






The Ten Best Business Decision Making Books Ever Written Gaining insight into how the editors of AskTheManager.com chose the Ten Best Decision Making Books Ever can itself be a lesson in decision making. While the list of qualified books on this subject is quite long, we decided early on to exclude any and all that(…)






NY Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers – February 2009






New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – February 2009 Unlike January’s NY Times list, the February 2009 New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list begins to reveal America’s concern over the economy. While the February list is still void of credible financial survival guides, there are two “the end is near” tomes(…)






NY Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers – January 2009






  New York Times – Hardcover Business Best Sellers – January 2009   A quick review of the January 2009 New York Times Hardcover Business Best Sellers list and you wouldn’t know we were in a recession. Where are all the financial survival guides? Where are all the “end is near” and Nostradamus tomes?  (…)






Most Popular Leadership (and Other) Posts of 2008






The Best of AskTheManager.com – 2008 One of our regular readers sent us a nice email last night wishing us, among other things, a Happy New Year. We know it wasn’t just a mass email sent to everyone in his address book because he requested we write this post today. Specifically, he asked us to(…)






Bad Holiday Gifts – The Worst Gifts We Ever Received From Vendors






  Vendors Give The Darnedest Things…   Loyal reader Tye Mills sent us a question in response to our Leader’s Gift-Giving Guide article.   What are the top 10 wacky gifts you have received from vendors? – Tye Mills   Great question, Tye…   Hmm, let’s see, the unfortunate result of most truly wacky or(…)






The Leader’s Gift-Giving Guide – Holiday Gifts Everyone Can Use






  Holiday Gifts for the Office Crowd ‘tis the season to think about all the people who helped you get where you are today. Whether you are a senior leader or an up-and-coming manager, it’s important for you to thank those who make an impact in your work life. And by “thank,” I mean give(…)






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