What do most horse boarding, lesson and training
businesses have in common with an eight year old
chestnut gelding at a weekly horse auction?
They are everywhere and they aren’t making the
owner any money.
Why do horse businesses fail to prosper? For some
of the exact same reasons all other businesses fail:
- 78% Don’t have a well thought out business
- 77% Fail to set prices correctly and have a poor
understanding of cash flow.
- 70% Don’t recognize, or ignore, what they don’t
do well and fail to seek help.
These are a few of the statistics from a S.C.O.R.E.
website. If you want to waste valuable time, here is
the link to the site: click here.
I’ll save you some time by telling you again what you
probably already know: There are a bazillion
postings on the net of reasons why businesses
Have you wondered what is the number one reason
why businesses fail?
If your business is not earning the profit you expect
and deserve, you can find out the number one
reason by walking to the nearest mirror and
having a quick look. Let me be the one bold enough
to tell you that the ultimate reason you don’t make
the profits you deserve is because you have
not to be profitable.
I have something else to tell you. I know a secret.
The person who can turn your business into the one
you’ve always dreamed of having can be found by
walking back to that same mirror and having a quick
The privilege of owning your own business is
When something is not right, you have the choice to
fix it. The hardest part of having choice is deciding
when to fix a problem. The best choice of when to
fix a problem is now. The default choice is later.
When you choose to be someone other than an
unprofitable horseman, you will get help
- Create a three year vision for your business
- Get control of the money
- Plan the time to plan
- Build a team to help you
- Deliver extraordinary customer service
- Master the art of selling
- Market Methodically
- Achieve balance in your life between work, rest
Have a talk with the person in the mirror today.
Then starting making choices.
flickr photo credit by Mountain Mike