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Unlocking the Power of Numbers in Your Practice

July 03, 20233 min read

The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does. Become more valuable. Do more. Give more. Be more. Serve more. And you will have the opportunity to earn more.” - Tony Robbins

Introduction:

Because of all the different tasks a chiropractor has to manage, making informed business decisions is crucial for success. To maximize your potential and achieve true freedom, you need to harness the power of financial data.

By understanding the numbers that drive your practice, you can make accurate decisions that lead to better health for your business and more personal freedom for yourself.

Here are the keys we’ve found that help unlock the power of using your numbers to reach your goals.

Key #1 - Accuracy

Accurate data is the compass that guides your chiropractic practice toward success. It provides a clear picture of your revenue, expenses, and profitability. With accurate data in hand, you can identify trends, spot opportunities, and mitigate risks. It enables you to make informed decisions based on real numbers rather than guesswork or intuition, not to mention just checking your bank balance.

The challenge with a chiropractic business is that the numbers you should be watching are usually a hybrid between your EHR/EMR software and the accounting software. If you’re only looking at numbers from one of those two options, you don’t see the full picture.

Key #2 - Timing

A lot of chiropractors only review their numbers once a year, typically prompted by the dreaded tax time. Checking your numbers at all is a good thing, but if you don’t check but once a year, you’re missing opportunities to be proactive throughout the year. 

By checking your numbers on a monthly basis, or even quarterly, you can adjust your business and make better-timed decisions throughout the year that will increase your profitability as a whole.  

Financial data not only keeps your practice healthy but also empowers you to take control of your destiny. It reveals the pulse of your practice, highlighting areas of strength and areas that need improvement. By analyzing this data, you can identify which services are most profitable, which marketing strategies generate the best return on investment, and where cost-saving measures can be implemented.

Furthermore, financial data grants you the freedom to dream big and create a thriving chiropractic practice. It provides insights into your cash flow, allowing you to plan for the future, invest strategically, and avoid unnecessary financial stress. With a deep understanding of your numbers, you can make calculated decisions that align with your long-term goals, ensuring the freedom to expand, innovate, and provide even better care to your patients.

So how can you effectively utilize financial data to make better business decisions? Start by implementing a robust bookkeeping system that captures all financial transactions accurately. Regularly review your financial statements, such as income statements and balance sheets, to gain a holistic view of your practice's financial performance. Look for trends, identify areas of opportunity, and spot potential risks. Additionally, create a budget that aligns with your goals, allowing you to allocate resources wisely and plan for growth.

Accurate and timely financial data is the key to making better business decisions for your chiropractic practice. By understanding and leveraging this data, you can optimize your practice's health, gain personal freedom, and unlock new levels of success. So embrace the power of financial information, and let it guide you toward a thriving practice that aligns with your vision. 


Additional Tips:

  • Consider engaging the expertise of a professional bookkeeper or accountant that specializes in chiropractors so that they can help you interpret your financial data and provide valuable insights.

  • Leverage technology tools and software that streamline financial management and provide real-time data.

  • Embrace a mindset of continuous learning and improvement, seeking to deepen your understanding of financial concepts and how they apply to your practice.

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Heidi Ryder, CDB

Heidi is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur seeking to glorify God in all that she does. As the bookkeeper for chiropractors, she believes in using her talent (numbers nerd!) to help chiros find freedom in their practices.

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