by American Stalls January 14, 2021
Do you have extra stalls in your barn?
Are you thinking of building a new barn?
If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you might consider starting a boarding barn business.
As horse people, we know that it is not very difficult to lose money with horses. This reality is even more true in a commercial boarding barn businesses. A commercial boarding barn comes with many challenges – including financial and operational challenges.
As you consider starting your boarding barn, there are plenty of ways to ensure that your business is set up for success. Equestrians often think of the below ways to increase profitability:
The above options are great ways to tweak the nuts and bolts of a business. However, one of the most overlooked options is the facility’s overall design.
At the end of the day, we understand that a commercial barn must make a profit (or not lose money). This focus on profitability means that a commercial barn comes with a host of challenges – including:
One can achieve all of the above by focusing on facility’s design. To clarify, a facility’s design includes the flow of operations, overall function, and the product selection used at the farm.
Working on the barn design is equal to “working on your business, not working in your business.”
In a commercial boarding barn, there are so many things to do inside the barn that barn managers are often left with little time to actually work on the horses.
This is why thoughtful barn design even more necessary. A mindfully designed barn helps both barn managers and the owners do their jobs.
As you plan for efficiency, we encourage you to consider the below things as you decide on design and choose barn products:
The above factors are just five out of dozens of things to consider. As you look to build your new commercial barn business (or optimize your existing business), we encourage you to think about your most valued expenses – time and energy. At the end of the day, wasted time and energy are resources that you could otherwise invest towards your horses, students, and promoting the growth of your business.
Do you have more questions? Feel free to give our team a call at (855) 957-8255 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org