Posted by Hansie Britz on 21 February 2019

Veterinary Clinic – How to start one Successfully

                           

Why start a Veterinary Clinic?

Veterinary clinics exist to serve the medical needs for various animals such as dogs, cats, birds, fish and so on. A veterinary clinic is a very lucrative business as there will always be pets to care for. This industry is one that includes establishments of licensed veterinary practitioners who do not only provide medical care but also dental and surgical treatments for pets or animals. This industry also includes establishments such as laboratories that provide diagnostic testing services for the establishment of veterinary practices.

It has been projected that in the coming years, more pet owners will be able to afford costly procedures such as surgery for their pets, especially as more pet owners were purchasing pet health insurance. Also, veterinary clinics are likely to receive a boost as pets are starting to live longer which means more trips to the clinics.

                                  

To ensure that your veterinary clinic start up is a success story follow these tips and be on your way to building a thriving veterinary clinic/animal hospital:

1. Research

Like any major life decision, it’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into – Are you ready to be the boss? Are you fully aware of the financial and legal obligations involved in starting a veterinary clinic?

2. Develop a airtight business plan

You should think of a business plan as your road map to success, and the framework for your entire clinic – and this will also help to secure lenders for your business. If you are unsure of how to do this and develop a professional business plan rather obtain and use the services of a professional and experienced business plan consultant.

3. Determine your resource needs

One of the more challenging aspects of running your animal hospital/clinic is anticipating its needs before you open your doors. Some new clinics fail by taking on too much too quickly, so it’s best to start slow and build your animal practice as it expands naturally.

4. Funding required

Obtaining financing isn’t usually a problem for veterinarians for one simple reason: veterinarians are a good investment and banks/investors consider veterinary clinic/ animal hospitals low risk educated borrowers. This knowledge gives you leverage with lenders, so shop around for the best terms for your loan.

5. Finding the right location

For a veterinary practice start up, an optimal location can mean the difference between a revolving door of customers and a ghost town. So, when searching for and securing a suitable veterinary office space, make sure that you consider all the factors of having the right location i.e. foot traffic, target market, competitors, accessibility to clients etc.

6. Stick to your budget

Your business plan should include a proposed budget for every facet of your veterinary practice development including operational cost, ancillary support services, veterinary equipment, office rent, insurance payments etc.

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Posted by Hansie Britz on 20 February 2019

HOW TO SET UP AND RUN A SPA/BEAUTY SALON

                          

One of the ways through which you could capture the hearts of all and get them coming over and over again, is by helping them de=stress from the hectic day to day schedules. This is one of the things that those who already run a spa and beauty salon have at the back of their minds.

A day spa is a frequently visited place by people who need some relaxation from their stressful life. Day spas facilities offer many services featuring several relaxation techniques and traditions.

Spa and beauty salon businesses is booming all over the world, but entrepreneurs should consider a wise business strategy to start and establish a spa or beauty salon. Here are some tips of starting a successful spa and beauty salon:

1. Select your business structure.

You can choose from structures such as Sole Proprietors, Partnerships, Companies. If not sure get advice from a business consultant or your bank. You should also visit a insurance agent who is an expert in liability issues.

2. Define your brand.

After evaluating your spa/beauty salon competitors and their strengths and weaknesses, make an effort to put something unique on the plate for the customers as any extras will always attract them. In the day spa business, you can offer authentic treatment classes, wellness tips, or it can be as simple as a cup of herbal tea in the hospitality section.

3. Find a suitable location.

Search for a strategic location and get it on a lease. Make sure that your spa location is easy accessible and that it has a good parking place. Then, hire an experienced interior designer. The designer will suggest the right color scheme for your spa/beauty salon to give your customers a pleasant and soothing environment.

4. Find your customers.

Take a look around and identify your potential clients. Make sure that your services target the right customers. Determine if your day spa will look to attract neighborhood residents, or will it be a destination day spa/beauty salon for the affluent and celebrities upmarket.

5. Estimate start up costs.

Proper budgeting is the most vital element for any start up spa/beauty salon business. So keep this in mind and estimate the entire costs to be incurred while getting your feet wet in the day spa/beauty salon business.

6. Get an impressive Logo.

You day spa/beauty salon business will draw the attention of potential customers easily if it has a unique logo. The importance of a business logo is catching the attention of a business and the spa logo design will become the identity of a business.

7. Know your Competition.

A successful business owner knows his competitors in the field very well. Find out all day spa/beauty salons in your area and then develop marketing strategies to pout smart the competition.

THERE ARE ALSO VARIOUS OTHER IDEAS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR SPA BUSINESS. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE OR NEED HELP WITH A PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PLAN OR INVESTORS PITCH CONTACT US NOW AT: (27)84 583 3143 or money@global.co.za

 

                  

 

 

Posted by Hansie Britz on 8 February 2019

Successful Lucerne Farming

                        

Lucerne’s extensive root system enables the crop to produce good yields even under relatively dry conditions. Lucerne perennial nature means that once successfully established reliable production could be expected for at least the following 3-4 years.

With a lower cell wall content than grass lucerne is highly digestible and intake tends to be high. Protein and mineral contents are also high making lucerne a valuable alternative forage. It is particularly suitable as a complementary feed when feed alongside maize silage.

Soil Preparation

When lucerne is to be established under irrigation, it is especially desirable to prepare a fine and firm seedbed. As the soil will be irrigated for a number of seasons, well laid out beds save costs and ensure high yields. As efficient weed control is practically impossible in new established lucerne lands, the preparation of the soil must be such that the seedbed is practically weed free at the time of establishment. It must always be kept in mind that lucerne usually remains on the land of a number of years and that good soil preparation before establishment is of the utmost importance because this will eliminate future problems.

Establishment

1. Choose a area that is well drained and spray out to eliminate all weeds.

2. Soil test to determine crop time and nutrient requirements.

3. Cultivate to achieve a fine, even seedbed with no compaction layers.

4. Plant high quality, certified seed.

5. Avoid sowing lucerne seed into dry soils.

6. Plant coated seed and sow at 12 – 18 kg/ha.

Planting Depth

Lucerne is a small seed with a limited supply of stored energy to support the developing seeding. Therefore, correct seeding depth is very important. Placing seed in a moist soil at a uniform relatively shallow depth maximizes germination an emergence.

Plant lucerne no deeper than 25mm with the optimal soil depth ranging from 6-12mm on clay and loam soils and 12-25mm on sand. Lucerne seedlings that do emerge from deeper than 25mm are weaker because of the energy expended during germination. Use the shallow depth for early spring seedlings when moisture is more abundant.

Lucerne Silage

Cutting fresh lucerne at the optimal stage of maturity and feeding it directly to animals year round would supply the highest quality and most palatable feed possible. In addition, field and storage losses would be minimized. However, fluctuations in seasonal growth and plant maturity as well as changing animal feed requirements may make it necessary to harvest and store the lucerne crop to maximize both quality and quantity.

Silage compared to hay:

1. Lower field losses when harvested as silage.

2. Less leaf loss resulting in more nutrients for feeding.

3. Consistent forage quality.

4. Greater ability to harvest the crop at ideal maturity as less rain-free weather is required for silage.

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Posted by Hansie Britz on 7 February 2019

Pepper & Cucumber Farming

                  

Peppers are great fun and much easier to grow successfully than some other crops. Chili and sweet peppers are a diverse bunch; they are colorful crops and the assortment of shapes and sizes is a treat to behold in any greenhouse (tunnel) or on the open plot. The flavors are just as diverse, ranging from mild and sweet to eye-watering hot so there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste among the hundreds of varieties available from seed catalogues and specialists.

PROPAGATION

Peppers require a reasonably long growing season to produce best results and sowing early will give them that. Sow seeds in or cell trays (modules) using fresh multipurpose or seed compost. Since, peppers particularly the chilies, can be quite prolific, prolific, why not sow just a few seeds of each variety; each has its own unique flavor and it can be great fun to try lots of different ones to be able to pick fruit in a range of shapes and colors.

FEEDING

Although peppers are not as hungry as tomatoes, they do need regular feeding to keep them healthy and productive. Feeding with a high polash liquid fertilizer mixed at half strength watering ensures that plants always have plenty of nutrients. Feeding need not start until 3 weeks after potting on, since the compost will contain all the minerals your plants need until then.

HARVESTING

You can choose to harvest the fruit when unripe and green or fully ripe and colored up. It’s at this stage that chilli peppers are at their hottest and sweet peppers their sweetest. Peppers can be stored in a number of ways – slowly dried in a cool oven (or in sunshine), sliced, roasted and stored in oil, frozen or of course used fresh. If dried and stored in airtight jars they should last for up to a year – in time for the next harvest.

                      

CUCUMBERS

The cucumber plant is one of the most famous and widely cultivated vegetable plants. Cucumbers belongs to a gourd family of “cucurbitaceae, genus of “Cucumis”. This is basically a creeping wine that bears cylindrical shaped fruits that are used as vegetables. Cucumber is an important summer vegetable crop grown all over the world. Cucumber seeds can be used in oil extraction – this oil are used for most peoples daily cooking’s and an be eaten raw or with salt in salad.

Throughout the world, there are three main varieties of the cucumber veggie cultivated. Out of these, other types of the cucumber family have emerged. Cucumber first originated in Southern Asia before the cultivation spread to other parts of the world. The plant can be grown in hydroponic systems, greenhouses and poly-houses as well.

A recent research shows that cucumbers ate the 8th most grown veggie crop around the globe, followed by maize, cassava, watermelons, dry onions, sweet potatoes and sugar beet.

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Posted by Hansie Britz on 29 January 2019

How profitable is Bamboo Farming?

           

Bamboos does not have a hundred uses: Studies done by IDC (Industrial Development Corporation) and other role players show over a “thousand”. Clearly there is a lot more to bamboo products and bamboo processing than than would immediately occur to the reader. Not only does bamboos have many uses, it is a non- invasive crop that can help develop agriculture and contribute towards lifting human beings out of poverty by creating jobs in rural areas.

Bamboo – the highly versatile giant grass that can grow in almost any kind of climate and thrive in the poorest of soils – has been in existence for hundreds of years in Asia, Latin America and parts of Africa. Yet, for a long time the potential of this fastest- growing plant on earth, with recorded growth rates of up to one metre per day for some species, remained largely unexploited.

Bamboo – is used to make a long list of high-value products. In fact, according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the plant has over 2000 different uses. China reckons there are nearly 10 000 uses and can fetch even more money if processed.

“Commercially” Bamboo is used for furniture and a variety of building and roofing materials, from fencing poles to veneer, floor tiles, panels for walls and ceilings, scaffolding material, door and window frames and window blinders.

In the “paper & pulp industry”, Bamboo can be made into newsprint, toilet paper and cardboard. The textile, food and chemical industries convert bamboo into fabrics, T-Shirts, wine, vinegar, biochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Domestically bamboo is used to make mats, baskets, canoes, fishing kits, bicycles, fences, toothpicks, school desks, pencils and rulers, to name just a few products.

Bamboo is also a source of bio-energy”. As the population in Africa increases, the massive harvesting off firewood and charcoal will be unsustainable and bamboo provides a clean and renewable energy alternative in the form of charcoal briquettes and wood for domestic and industrial use.

Bamboo Benefits

1. Can be planted as noise barriers and windbreaks.

2. Provides a habitat for wildlife and improved biodiversity.

3. Contributes to economic development and creation of jobs at a local level.

4. Can be a grower as a living fence to keep animals in or out.

5. Provides shade and creates windbreaks for food crop.

6. Creates opportunities for communities to enter the “New Green Economy” and so creates rural wealth instead of the standard poverty relief programs.

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