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  • Dreading your mid-year financial review? This will help!

    Posted by Natalie Paris on June 18, 2024 at 11:38 am

    If you dread your mid-year financial review, you’re certainly not the only one. Facing your finances can be mentally taxing, and the review is a long-winded process.

    However, if you want to scale your auto repair business, it is a necessary evil that equips you with the information you need to do so. Read on for several suggestions to make your mid-year financial review a bit more bearable so you can reap the benefits that come with it.

    Have your financial reports and documents accessible

    Having your reports and documents ready to go with an organized system will make your mid-year review run smoother. I recommend having income statements, credit card statements, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow statements on hand.

    Label documents clearly, test login information for Quickbooks Online or other accounting software ahead of time, and be ready to pull up reports dating back to January of this year.

    Focus on your achievements

    As I’m sure you know, automotive businesses will experience ebbs and flows in their financial performance. You’re likely to notice significant spikes in your income followed by undesirable dips. These are all part of the entrepreneurial game, specifically in industries where you’re more likely to navigate slow seasons.

    Don’t let the lower-income months put a damper on your success.

    You’ve made strides in your achievements just by running a business. If you haven’t reached your ideal level of success yet, that’s okay. Be sure to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished so far this year, anyway.

    Use income dips as an opportunity for growth

    Instead of harping on income dips, use them as an opportunity to pivot your products, services, and marketing accordingly.

    When you recognize patterns in your revenue, you can leverage them to help your business perform better over time. This may include adjusting your inventory, shifting your advertising, adding new services to your line-up, or subtracting ones that aren’t making sales.

    Give yourself grace

    Your financial mid-year review may feel daunting. If your review session is too overwhelming, give yourself permission to take a break. Your reports will be waiting for you when you’re ready to reconvene.

    It can be challenging to separate your emotions from your income, but remember that money is never a measure of your self-worth.

    If you’re unhappy with your mid-year review, give yourself grace. You now have the tools you need to put it on the track to success!

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