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Vlajcic, Paul

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Accountancy


This thesis is a detailed business plan for a start-up equestrian center specializing in retraining Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. The purpose of the plan is to attract investors and obtain financing for the business. It also provides a guide for the business operations and future growth of the company. It examines the company's purpose, market segment, operations, and financial management to determine the demand and feasibility ofthe business. This plan is for a start-up business and, therefore, is limited to projections only to make these determinations. Market analysis research included online studies from governmental and nonprofit organizations to gather information on the horse industry, specifically Thoroughbreds. In the United States, there is a surplus of Thoroughbred racehorses born every year, and a very small percentage of those horses remain in the racing industry. Most are retired from racing after only a few lost races and sold to new homes. Based on this research, there is an apparent demand for a Thoroughbred retraining center such as this one.


16 pages




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