Workplace Health and Safety Obligations – Control of Hazards

Workplace Health and Safety legislation requires the owner of a business (called a duty holder in the legislation) to identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to risks to the health and safety of, among others, employees and members…

The 7 Habits Of Highly Profitable Dealers

BDO’s specialisation in the motor industry gives us extensive insight into the habits of highly profitable Dealers. Aside from the vagaries of franchise performance, investment in facilities or activity by PMA; these are the key drivers behind a highly profitable…

The Community And The Dealer

Every year automotive Dealers collectively contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to their local communities – a generosity that goes largely unnoticed. Local community is ingrained in the DNA of automotive Dealers. Unlike many other businesses, a special kinship often…

49 Aussies Got ‘Engaged’ at NADA San Francisco

A select group of auto dealers and industry executives from Australia attended this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo held in San Francisco, California from Wednesday 21 January to Saturday 24 January. Known as ‘The Automotive Industry…

How’s Your Digital Showroom?

Your digital showroom is so much more than your online inventory alone – it’s everything you do online, and it’s where sales are being won and lost. More than 97% of consumers start their car buying journey online and according…

Three Tips to Strengthen Your Dealership’s Web Presence

All dealerships need an integrated digital presence that leverages SEO, Mobile Platforms and Social Media to be relevant for today’s connected consumer. Tech savvy consumers showed their preference to shop online with Deloitte reporting that the average consumer spent 10…

Upcoming Models: New Year Brings Plenty Of Fresh Faces

Australian buyers are set to be spoilt this year with a smorgasbord of new cars arriving on our shores, including a number of exciting models over the next few months. For super car enthusiasts the long-awaited Honda NSX has made…