Farm & Equine Business Services, LLC presents ...

2013 Equine Business Seminar: "Business, Legal & Marketing Tips for Equine Businesses"

Saturday, March 9, 2013
8:30 am: Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am-2:30 pm: Seminar & Lunch

Hosted by: Montgomery County Extension Ofc.
18410 Muncaster Road | Derwood, MD 20855

Are you looking to start a new equine business?
Are you thinking about diversifying or growing your current equine business?
Come learn from the experts your action items to go that next step!

Session 1:
"Exploring & Creating a New Equine Business: The First Steps"
Presenters: Pam Saul and Kathleen Tabor
* Hobby or Business? - Selecting the Type of Business Entity
* Operational Documents for an Equine Business
* Best Business Practices (Setting up your "Business Team")
* Business Plans: Financial and Goal Setting
* Bookkeeping 101- How to Set Up Your System
* Necessary Financial Records
* Customizing Contracts - What You Need To Know
* Q & A

Session 2:
"Marketing Your Business"
Presenter: Margaret Rizzo, Owner of Mythic Landing Enterprises, LLC
* How to Promote Your Services and Products
* Best Methods for Marketing Your Business
* Evaluating Marketing Methods
* Q & A

Lunch Presentation: Charles Schuster, Sr. Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Univ. of Maryland Extension -
"How the New Nutrient Management Regulations in Maryland affects the Equine Owner"

Session 3:
"Taking The Next Step: Guidelines for Established Businesses"
Presenters: Pam Saul and Kathleen Tabor
* Employment Issues - (Independent Contractor or Employee?)
* Really Understanding Cash Flow
* Making Your Books Work For You
* Bookkeeping Procedures
* Customized Contracts and Liability Issues
* Q & A

Take Advantage of the Early Bird Registration - February 23rd!

To Register to attend, go to:
www.shop.farmandequinebusiness.com

Questions? Call Pam Saul at 301-520-3937 or email:
pam@farmandequinebusiness.com