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The Profitable Horseman's Newsletter Helping Horsemen with Solutions, Growth and Change in Business
January 25, 2006

Tired of trying to make money in the horse business the old way? I help professional horsemen find new and better methods to add to the profitability of their businesses.

in this issue
  • Looking for a Speaker about the Business of Being in the Horse Business?
  • Nodanuffs Gang Rides Again
  • Others have said
  • Back at the Barn
  • More Profit in Less Time
  • Getting to the Point

  • Nodanuffs Gang Rides Again
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    A business consulting prospect and I were talking the other day about his horse business and the frustration he was feeling with his lack of progress.

    After listening to his story for a few minutes, I could tell that the Nodanuffs Gang had ridden in and taken over his business. No, the Nodanuffs Gang is not part of the Russian mafia; let me explain what I mean.

    Most small business owners, especially professional horsemen, are robbed of success in the growth of their businesses by the three villains who ride in a gang known as the ďThree Not Enoughs.Ē These hombres represent the three things that hamper small business owners the most:

    1. Not enough time.
    2. Not enough money.
    3. Not enough of the right people.

    Not Enough Time-

    The possibilities are endless for ways to spend your working day. The clock reminds us daily that our supply of time is not endless. If we let them, time robbers slip into our lives and steal precious hours from us each day. The solution to eliminating time robbers is learning how to say no to doing things that arenít important to your business or your personal life.

    It takes courage to start saying no, but the habit will form once you start to see the benefits of being focused on the things that are most important to you.

    Not Enough Money-

    Having enough money means that you are in a financial position to do the things you want to do when you want to do them. If the not enough money villain has been troubling you, is it time to:

    1. Raise prices?
    2. Dump the non-profitable activities of your business?
    3. Actively prospect for your ideal customer?

    Not Enough of the Right People-

    You are very good at what you do, but you are exhausted dealing with some of your employeeís poor work habits. Or worse yet, a key employee has left your business and her absence has left a large gap in your support team.

    Every successful business owner developed a support team of traditional employees and/or contract specialists to do the things that he or she had no time to do, didnít like to do or didnít know how to do. Having all of the support positions filled with top quality people in your business is essential for success and keeping the Nodanuff Gang out of your life.

    It seems simple doesnít it? When your business delivers these three things, consider your business a success:

    • Enough time
    • Enough money
    • Enough people

    • Enough said.

    If the Nodanuff Gang has been hampering your business, give me a call or send me an e-mail. Click here

    Action is the first step toward problem solving.


    Others have said

    The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention." -- Kevin Kelly

    "Never confuse movement with action." -- Ernest Hemingway

    "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing." -- Abraham Lincoln


    Back at the Barn
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    I donít forward many e-mails containing jokes or stories, but here is a video about a small horse that is car broke, phone broke, house broke and beer refrigerator broke. If you need a laugh, click on this link.

    Mister Ed has met his match.

    Life is short.

    Ride hard.

    Doug


    More Profit in Less Time
    Deewochagall

    I show Professional Horsemen how to use 8 key strategies to build a business that creates more profit in less time. Call me and we can talk about how your business can benefit.

    If you know other horsemen who would enjoy this newsletter, please forward it to them! I am on a quest to tell 1000 people what I do and I need your help.

    The purpose of this publication is to help professional horsemen also be Profitable Horsemen.


    Getting to the Point
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    I write another weekly newsletter about the business of life. Curious? Click here


    Looking for a Speaker about the Business of Being in the Horse Business?
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    Have Voice, Will Travel. I am available to speak to your horsemen's group about making money in the horse business. With a 39 billion dollar industry, there are plenty of opportunities to make a profit.

    I speak to horsemen's groups about ways to improve profitability in the horse business. I'm also available to present a half or full day workshop for groups interested in making money in the horse business.

    Call or email me today about your meeting needs.

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