Running a successful equestrian business can be difficult, especially if you are just starting out. Improving your horse business is not about finding an obvious problem, fixing it, and then continuing on the same way you were running your business before. It is about discovering what works in an optimal way for your business and your clients, and implementing this into the running of the business. This can be difficult to find, and advice is hard to give as every business is different. However here are 5 tips to help you get started in making your equine business a success.
Revisit business plan
Having a business plan that keeps your business heading in the right direction is imperative to its success at any stage. Revisit your business plan to work out if you are keeping to it practically and if anything needs to be altered to answer customer needs more soundly.
Improving value proposition
One of the first steps in improving your equine business is to review your value proposition. This describes a description of the customer’s needs, how your business answers these needs and the value of the solution offered in the eyes of the customer. Once you know exactly what your customer wants and how to give this to them your getting yourself on the right track straight away.
Have you thought about how your horse business compares with relevant competitors? It is very important to work out how you will have a competitive advantage over other similar businesses.
It is also key to ensure your business is not lacking in any way when compared with competitors. For example do you have sufficient facilities to be running riding classes? Having an indoor riding arena is a great competitive advantage meaning you can take classes safely in any kind of weather conditions.
Review operations and services
Evaluate all the processes and procedures that occur in your business and which ones could be improved, or if new ones need to be implemented. If you know all systems in place are maximizing efficiency and workability in your business you should find things should run smoothly and successfully.
10 horse facts you almost certainly didn’t know
- Horses have binocular and monocular vision, which means they can focus both eyes on one thing, or use both eyes independently.
- Horse can’t vomit. Their biology doesn’t allow it; the muscles that close off the stomach are too strong.
- The French word for horse, cheval, is the root of the English word chivalry. To be horse-like.
- Horses have 26 muscles in each ear.
- A small indent on a horse’s skin is called a ‘prophet’s thumb mark’ – and is considered good luck.
- The oldest horse on record lived to be 62 years old.
- A 1,100 year old carving of an enormous horse is set into the side of a mountain in Westbury, England.
- ‘Flehmen’ is the term given to the face horses make when sniffing out a new smell that makes them look like they’re laughing.
- The horse’s closest relative is the rhino.
- There are 58 million horses in the world today.
How Far Does My Shed Have to Be From The Boundary or Fence?
Regulations depend on a number of things, including the height of the shed and the purpose the shed is being used for.
Below are some common situations:
Backyard sheds need to be 15 centimetres from the boundary unless they are over 3.6 metres high.
Sheds above this height need to be 1 metre from the boundary/fence. This distance increases with the height of the shed.
Farm sheds (like hay sheds & machinery sheds) need to be 5 metres from the boundary.
The shed must also be at least 100 metres from any highways, if they happen to be nearby. They must also be 20 metres from any other road.
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