Paul Cummings Will Rock the Convention

Ever since Paul Cummings first appeared at the AADA National Dealer Convention in 2007, Dealers around Australia have been begging for him to come back. Finally in 2014, your prayers have been answered. We’re proud to confirm that Paul Cummings…

Unconventional

In recognition of the AADA National Dealer Convention’s long and colourful history, we’re going back in time… This year the AADA National Dealer Convention celebrates 17 years of educating, entertaining and motivating auto dealers and allied industry representatives from across…

This Year’s AADA Convention at a glance

Thursday 10 July – Saturday 12 July, 2014, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia Australia’s biggest event for automotive dealers kicks off on Thursday 10 July at the magnificent RACV Royal Pines Resort on Queensland’s Gold Coast with…

Clever Communication Gets More Sales

There’s an art to selling cars online and it all begins with effective communication. After many years in the industry, I’ve learned that there’s a science too, and both must be used to sell more appointments and ultimately more cars….

Aussie Dealers Jazzed About NADA

Over 20,000 auto dealers and industry representatives including a select group from Australia embraced this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans Louisiana USA, January 24 – 27. Despite the colder than normal weather caused…

Fraud: The Enemy Within

Managing internal control risks is the key to avoiding any nasty surprises The automotive industry is experiencing many significant changes which are highlighting the importance of strong, well-managed internal controls more than ever. While increasing difficulties in maintaining profit margins…

John Crennan – Back in the Driver’s Seat

John Crennan is an Australian auto industry legend who left ‘the love of his life General Motors’ after a long and distinguished career to launch and successfully run Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) and the Holden Racing Team (HRT) with UK…

2014 is the Year of the Horsepower

In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Horse is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. People born in the year of the horse are considered great communicators and enjoy being in the limelight. They are also…

How Partnering Ignites Your Aftermarket Profits

Partnerships with service providers and industry related businesses are about combining skill sets. They’re about sharing the load, having access to more resources and being stronger together than going solo. So, how solid are your partnerships? Having researched the top…

Looking to a Framework for Service Profitability

From an earnings and returns perspective, contributions from fixed operations make the difference between an investment that makes sense and one that leaves the owners wondering why they bothered in the first place. For a dealership to be viable it…