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Spring is now well advanced, which means that the JA companies started up in the fall are beginning to close down their operations. For some, it is time to draw up an interim (half-way) sales report. This article provides instructions on returning sales reports and closing down your business.
At the half-way point, you should consider how sales and marketing have gone so far. For this reason, your company should prepare and return a sales report on its activities. The report is a short, written presentation of how many sales the company has made and what the next steps are in developing the business. Sales reports must be returned electronically to the JA office. The sales report does not have to be a multi-page ‘book’.
In the report, you should review your previous plans and actions taken, and potential problems and new challenges. This is also a good opportunity to fine-tune your plans for the last phase of the company. If your company has already sold products, the report should also include a financial description of items such as product sales volumes, sales in euros (revenue) and expenses.
You can use the template on our website to create a sales report or customize it for your company. If your company has a logo and symbol, use them in the report.
You can download the sales report template HERE.
An annual report is a description of your business activities during the program. A good annual report sheds light on your business activities and describes what you learned during the program. The annual report should outline the main activities, what you have learned and experienced, and what you would do better.
The idea is also to tell the story of your company. An annual report is a general report which seamlessly recounts the various phases and experiences of a company. You can use our ready-made template for the annual report, or create your own.
Uploading files to the system
It’s easy to upload your sales report, annual report and other files in the system. Start by signing into the vuosiyrittajana.fi website using your company ID. The company’s ID was created when registering. After signing in, you will see a button on the top left of the page päivitä NY-yritystietoja (update your JA company information). Click to open a new page. On the new page there is a button palauta myyntiraportti ja/tai vuosikertomus (submit sales report and/or annual report). By pressing this button, the company can update its own profile and the form has its own return boxes for different tasks. Finally, remember to press the PÄIVITÄ (UPDATE) button at the bottom. If you don’t press this button, the files will not remain in the system.
Alternatively, you can return the annual report in the final module of the Twid learning environment. Agree with your teacher about which platform you will use.
Closing down your JA company
The process for closing down a JA company is summarized below. To close down your JA company, sign into your company profile (the ID you created when you registered) at vuosiyrittajana.fi, upload your annual report to the system, and select the “toiminta on päättynyt” (business operation has closed down) section on the company form. Remember to submit the annual report to your teacher as well!