Equine Business Consultancy provides advice to assist the growth and development and diversification of equestrian centres, livery yards, and riding schools.
We have the experience, so we understand the difficulties and unpredictability of working with horses; whilst maintaining a positive cash flow and bottom line, without working 24 hours per day. The care of horses must always be to best practice guidelines, but the business needs to stay afloat and that is where we provide expertise.
Our management team also has experience in business acquisition and exits which can take place in various forms. We are always supportive of your vision, but two heads are sometimes better than one.
With a positive look from outside, achieving your vision, is always our goal.
We specialise in 4 main channels -
Existing equestrian businesses
Buying and starting an equestrian business
Selling an equestrian business.
Existing business - the main questions we get asked are about increasing revenue, reducing costs, improving cash flows , customer retention, recruiting and training staff, sales and marketing, writing a business plan, and raising finance.
Farm diversification - the main questions are similar to the above, but also what hurdles may occur in respect of planning, farm payments, bio security, public access, and not having the skills. Tax planning and succession planning are further important considerations. Here we have experts available that are able to assess these matters and advise accordingly.
Buying and starting an equestrian business - again similar to above but with the need to have expertise on hand to consider, planning, start up business plans, finance and legal / accounting requirements. Not forgetting finding a suitable property from the outset.
Selling and equestrian business - this requires careful planning, possibly months prior to the sale to get the business in a good position, financially and legally, to make it the most appealing proposition possible. Is the sale or handover to an existing family member or outright sale? So there are further considerations such as tax planning and succession planning that have to be brought into the equation. Again our expertise and partners make these arrangements possible.
In all the above scenarios, its vital that you remain in control of your core business goals without losing sight of your vision.
Some of the above considerations may seem complicated and not worth the effort, but that is why businesses use our services. We make your job easier and take away the complications you don't need. Give us a call now for an initial discussion.