Category Archive: Equine Centre

Jul 17

The price of profiteering

You’ve probably heard about the drought in Alberta. It’s a legitimate concern for many people as crop production is way down over last year. For some, this has been seen as an opportunity for profit, big profit. Unfortunately, this short term profiteering could have long term consequences. First off, let me say that you need to …

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Feb 14

Tax Time Tips for Real Estate Investors

Well, we’re getting close to that time of year again where taxes need to be filed and paid. If you own any business or real estate, you don’t really get to keep any more money than if you earned a paycheque. Money doesn’t seem to work that way. There is one difference though between being …

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Oct 11

Don’t scrimp on quality

Fall is a busy time, as you may have noticed from my lack of posting lately. Life does have a tendency to get in the way of procrastinating… As winter approaches at a stable, you need to prepare and stock up…and for those of you who think the kids going back to school will give …

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Apr 03

He’s just a guy…

Following yesterday’s article on overcoming the mental barrier of “large numbers” this one focuses on another mental barrier people need to overcome. As I said yesterday, my first contract out of school was working for the government. My supervisor happened to be a guy who reported to the deputy minister, so in the hierarchy of …

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Feb 01

Run the Numbers Part 2

Yesterday’s article got me thinking about Running the Numbers, so here is another way to apply the thinking… When my wife started out in the equestrian business we looked at the numbers. It takes a lot of money to start up an equestrian business, and our research showed that the best run stables only tend …

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Jan 25

Don’t take “No” for an answer.

Now, first off, let me say I’m not a big fan of Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank or any version of the idea. That being said, I do occasionally watch the show when I’m channel surfing. It was during one of these surfing fests that I stumbled across Dragon’s Den UK and the inspiration for this article. …

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Apr 11

Sometimes it helps to walk away

Well, after a long of looking at properties, dealing with banks, and going through a number of realtors, sometimes it’s good to just walk away for a bit. When you are going to try and make a big step, it’s going to take time. The more time that passes, the more you begin to hear …

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Oct 14

Protect Your Reputation, it’s all you really have

When you run a company, there are many things you control such as pricing, quality, what you choose to produce, etc. Often though, the one thing companies forget to control is their reputation. There is the old saying, “The customer is always right”, but I don’t really believe that in all sense of the expression. …

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May 06

Some of the brain-dead policies in place

Trying to buy any property at this time is difficult, but an equestrian facility has to be the worst property to try and get funding for. In this article, I’ll look at a few of the brain-dead bank policies I’ve run into over the years, just so you know what you are up against. 1) …

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Mar 08

Commercial Mortgages

If you are familiar with getting a standard residential mortgage, you may be surprised to learn that a commercial mortgage is quite different in many respects. Here are some of the ways they tend to differ… 1) Interest Rates Commercial mortgage interest rates are usually quite a bit higher than residential rates. If you go …

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