Sunday, May 24, 2020

Happy Memorial Day

Honoring our nation’s heroes every day and especially on Memorial Day, thank you for your sacrifice and service.
Happy Memorial Day from Team MLE!



Monday, May 18, 2020

Skyeler Voss Turns Quarantine into "Quarantraining" Time

Today we are sharing an article about one of our #TeamMLE members, Skyeler Voss of Morningside Eventing! 

Skyeler was recently interviewed by one of her sponsors, Biostar, on how she has been handling the time during quarantine and be able to continue training. Take a look at the excerpt below to learn more about her program.

"Everyone handles the downtime associated with COVID-19 differently, which is why Skyeler Voss, team BioStar rider and professional eventer, has created an atmosphere at her Morningside Eventing facility that respects the desires of each of her students. While some might choose to stay home and save the riding for another day, others wish to continue on in as normal of a fashion as possible. With that in mind, the team at Morningside Eventing have used this downtime as an opportunity to build upon their program and introduce their horses to some unique training tactics. Find out what skills Skyeler has been emphasizing during this time of “quarantraining” and see if you can incorporate any into your daily routine.

What are some things you have been working on at home?
“During this COVID-19 downtime, our Morningside team has taken this opportunity to grow as a program and train with personal goals in mind rather than competitive accolades. Morningside Eventing Team LLC is a large program with 35+ horses and over 75 eventing students of all levels and ages. We have decided to stay open during this downtime but with strict protocols set forth by our Virginia governor. Each boarder has online scheduled visits, lessons and ride times to keep our numbers at the facility under 10 at all times.'

Skyeler during a cross country run
"We spent the winter in Aiken gearing up for the spring show season. Like many competition driven programs, it is easy to think from one show to the next. However, this forced break in the show schedule has allowed us to grow as trainers and riders and become stronger in the fundamentals. Using quarantine protocols, we have been able to connect more consistently with each individual rider, laying out goals for improvement outside of the show ring. We can spend more time developing the young horses and improving the upper level athletes. Morningside prides itself on being an all encompassing program with focuses on groundwork, horsemanship and riding lessons. This time has allowed us to step back and talk to each rider and communicate with every horse. It has helped us to further formulate individualized goals for each specific partnership.”

“We have taken this opportunity to learn new things and better our weaknesses. We hope that with this additional time to focus on the fundamentals, our horses and riders will be able to step right back into a successful fall season when it is safe to compete again” – Skyeler Voss (pictured with Comet Chrome)

What has the extra time without competing allowed you to do?
“Morningside has combined the expertise of our three trainers, myself, Erin Murphy, and Cali Johnson, in order to provide a “quarantraining” program that satisfies each rider’s needs and expectations while prioritizing health and safety. Every client has individual feelings and concerns regarding the COVID pandemic. We have listened and supported our students’ thoughts to come up with plans that make everyone comfortable. We have kept Morningside open under strict scheduling and social distancing protocols, but we also understand that every person has to do what makes them feel confident and safe. Some clients have chosen to not ride at all, some have chosen to focus on flat-work and forgo the risk of jumping, while others would like to keep their training to a normal routine. Each rider can set an a la carte schedule for the week that incorporates Cali Johnson’s expertise in her rope work, Erin Murphy’s focus on training rides and conditioning, incorporated with my individual lessons in both dressage and show jumping. We have taken a step back from intensive XC schooling in order to minimize risk. Instead, we have substituted Cali’s XC roping to make the horses self sufficient and improve upon their natural instincts without the rider. Erin and I have also included fun XC exercises over show jump questions in the ring to keep our riders and horses sharp without the additional galloping and pounding.”

Has your focus had to shift from your original big-ticket goals this year, and if so what is next on your agenda?
“Our barn has multiple upper-level athletes whose goals included CCI’s, CDI’s, and the North American Youth Championships. While it is disappointing to table these short term competition goals, we are looking at the long game. We have kept the upper-level dressage and event horses in normal work with less focus on the conditioning, dressage tests, and jumping height and more emphasis on the quality of training. We have taken this opportunity to learn new things and better our weaknesses. We hope that with this additional time to focus on the fundamentals, our horses and riders will be able to step right back into a successful fall season when it is safe to compete again.”

What exercises would you encourage eventers and other riders to incorporate in their daily riding during this time?
“Our whole team believes strongly in ground work. This is an incredible tool for strengthening horse and rider relationships. We are so lucky to have Cali Johnson’s roping work as an integral part of our training program. Her skills have become more widely appreciated during this COVID-19 crisis, as more riders have found time to enjoy her wealth of knowledge. Cali has started all of my event horses on the rope, teaching them self-confidence, self-preservation, and allowing the rider to understand each horse’s instincts and mechanics. Erin and myself are busy teaching during the day, but we have taken extra time to work with our young horses on the rope. I have a young horse that is anxious about sounds and activity, so I have been teaching with this horse alongside me. This gives the young horse a chance to be introduced to show-life experiences while on the ground where confidence can be instilled (blog.biostarus.com).”
*To view the entire article and read all of Skyeler's interview, click here! 


To learn how #TeamMLE can help you and your business visit: www.mythiclanding.com!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Tips for Staying Afloat from #TeamMLE member Pam Saul

Good morning!

As we continue to navigate these unusual and challenging times we wanted to share some a few tips from a #TeamMLE member, Pam Saul of Saul Bookkeeping to help you and your business not only survive but continue to be successful.

It's important to check in with yourself, your clients and your business to keep things running smoothly and adapt as much as possible. Talk to your clients and see how they are doing. Find out is there anything extra you can be helping them with or can you offer to stop services until a future date that you both agree to? Take a look at your client list and see who may be hit the hardest in their cash flow and contact them to see what they are doing to try and continue working. Also don't forget to make sure any new clients are fully able to pay you!

During these times adjusting your business or services to survive might be a necessity. Take a look at your product or service offering and ask yourself, can you offer a prepaid discount? Do you have a package program? Perhaps you can take some of your services and transition to offer them online? Is there a new service or product that you want to try out? Can you use Zoom or another video streaming service to be able to work remotely? Do you need to sell inventory or put a hold on orders or curtail buying more? Make a list of all the ways your business can adapt and then start detailing the steps to implement them.

When it comes to your finances, making sure everything is in order is a must. Make sure your books are up to date (shows all your income/expenses) and reconciled. Get out all billable services/products by invoice now! Always pay payroll taxes first…always!
Be sure to check with your payroll provider on current state withholding and unemployment regulations (changing on a daily basis). Also check regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act regarding sick leave.

Shut off all automatic payments from your account.  By doing this it gives you leverage to decide what to pay. Contact your local bank manager and see if you can get a Line of Credit (LOD) before you need it.  And if you have a Line of Credit (LOC), see if you can get it increased. If you do need a loan, make sure you specify that this is directly related to the actions regarding COVID-19. It's not a bad idea to call your insurance agent and see what you need to do while out of work.  Watch for credit card deals that will allow you to transfer balances from other cards for less interest. Lastly, contact your vendors and see if you can go from 30 days to 45 day or even 60 days to pay your bills.

Perhaps most importantly, be sure to check in with yourself on a daily/weekly basis. You can't take care of your customers unless you are taking care of yourself first. Try to make this a learning experience so you can grow in the future. Be sure to think clearly about your business, not emotionally. You need to make informed decisions and not when you are panicked.
If you have concerns, share them with a non-judgmental person….your mentor, friend, or other person you trust. Don’t let shame or guilt make you feel like there is nothing you can do.  Take small steps towards positive action. Be sure to create attainable goals so that you don’t have self-fulfilling failure. Make sure to physically take care of yourself.  Your health is the most important thing right now.

And most importantly, realize that it isn’t just you, that we all are dealing with the same issues and going through this together.

If you want some extra help or guidance in a particular aspect of your business during this pandemic or to boost sales once things begin to normalize, contact us at: www.mythiclanding.com. We're here for you!


Monday, May 4, 2020

Horse Shopping? Let #Team MLE help!

If you or someone you know is looking to buy your next equine partner MLE clients have a wide variety of talented horses for sale! Although you can't travel, our clients can provide LOTS of videos and answer questions you might have to help you through the buying process. Just because there is a pandemic happening doesn't mean your dreams of horse ownership have to end! Take a look below and contact Margaret@mythiclanding.com or www.mythiclanding.com to get more information! 

Marley

  • Tiz A Deputy (“Marley”) 
  • 2013 16.1h bay Thoroughbred mare
  • Location: Brookeville, MD
  • Price/range: $15k & Under  
After retiring from racing at the end of 2017, Marley was restarted slowly after some letdown time. She has 3 quality gaits and a lovely personality (she really loves her people!). While she is still on the greener side, she is quite willing and relatively simple to ride and train. Marley is often used for lessons when someone is lacking a horse, and everyone loves her. She’s gone cross country schooling a few times and loved it, and has also been to schooling horse trials and dressage shows where brought home some ribbons. She hacks out, stands well for the vet and farrier, and has no behavioral issues or vices.

Marley

Finn
  • Film Shot (“Finn”)
  • 2009 15.3h Thoroughbred Gelding
  • Location: Larkspur, CO
  • Price/range: Contact for price
Finn has competed Beginner Novice and is moving up to Novice. He is schooling Training level at home with ease and confidence.  Finn is a super talented guy with a fun personality and is a joy to ride!

Bentley
  • Bentley
  • 2006 16.1h Shire-Arab Cross
  • Location: Nottingham, PA
  • Price/range: $15k & Under
Bentley is a great all around horse! He is doing training level dressage and jumping 3'3" courses. He is a lot of fun to take out on hacks and also goes in western tack. Bentley would be suitable for a junior, young rider or adult amateur looking for their next partner to have fun with!
Bentley



Tee
  • Tempter ("Tee")
  • 2014 16.3h Thoroughbred Gelding
  • Location: Dickerson, MD
  • Price/range: $10k & Under
Tee is a beautiful mover and jumper. He is green, but well started on the flat and over fences. Tee has a super brain and is a quick learner. He’s very naturally brave and willing to do whatever we ask of him. He has lots of potential and will progress quickly!
Tee

Winter
  • Winterfell ("Winter")
  • 2014 16.2h Percheron Thoroughbred Cross Gelding
  • Location: Middletown, MD
  • Price/range: $15k & Under 
Winter is a powerhouse of a horse who offers a ton of athleticism for just about any endeavor.  He is schooling well in dressage with a fantastic work ethic, a wonderful canter and talent for collected work – he shows every indication of being able to go up through the levels.  He is getting very straight, is light off the aids and he can really sit. But that’s only half the story – he’s a brave and bold jumper and has answered every question put to him cross-country; he will take you to the fence!  We think he could also make up into a fantastic field hunter – wouldn’t he look great as a Master’s Horse? He’s a big, athletic, attractive gelding that is just four, take him in any direction that you would like to stand out in!
Winter

Excel Star Eye Candy
  • Excel Star Eye Candy
  • 2015 16.2h KWPN Gelding
  • Location: Nottingham, PA 
  • Price/range: Contact for pricing
This talented young horse has upper-level potential in several disciplines! He has shown 
up to 1.1 meter in jumpers and evented in Europe. He is a fabulous jumper and super mover, suitable for a junior, young rider or adult amateur and also talented enough for a professional. 

Excel Star Eye Candy

Lunetta
  • Lunetta
  • 2009 16.2h grey German Sport Horse mare
  • Location: The Plains, VA
  • Price/range: Contact for pricing
Looking for a well-rounded competitor? Lunetta is your girl! This lovely mare has competed through the Intermediate level of eventing before spending time in the hunter/jumper ring. Most recently she has been in dressage training with a local professional, before heading back out into the eventing world this fall. She would make the perfect junior or amateur horse and is ready to show someone new the ropes. Luna is a barn favorite, and anyone would be lucky to have her!
Lunetta

Loriot
  • The Frame Loriot 371 ("Loriot")
  • 2012 16.3h Hanoverian Gelding
  • Location: The Plains, VA
  • Price/range: Over $75k
Through no fault of his own, Loriot is back and ready for his new owner. He spent the winter in Wellington competing in the A/O jumper classes with great success. He is ready to go and keep winning for you!
Loriot is the son of the world famous Lordanos, and out of a 1.50 meter mare by Caretino. He’s a natural athlete with the gaits of a pure dressage horse and the scope for the big classes. He has WON through the 1.20 meter jumper classes and is ready to keep moving up the levels.
He has a big step, super balance and is brave to the fences. He has also been extremely successful eventing through Training level and could easily switch back to that discipline. Overall, Loriot is kind, quiet and fun… everything you want in a young rider or amateur horse.
Loriot
Elliot
  • Adios Nonino ("Elliot")
  • 2009 16.2h Holsteiner Gelding
  • Location: Buellton, CA
  • Price/range: $25,000
Elliot is a seasoned Novice-level eventer who has been ridden and produced by an adult amateur. Some career highlights include 4th finish Novice 3-Day at Rebecca Farm 2019,  Area 6 Reserve Champion in the Novice Rider Division, and 2nd place finish at Galway International Horse Trials in October. Elliot is best suited for a rider looking to enjoy a lower- level competition horse.




Happy horse shopping!!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Surviving and Thriving During the COVID-19 Pandemic (VIDEO!)

Mythic Landing Enterprises partnered with Major League Eventing to bring a panel of equestrian business experts together to help answer questions about surviving and thriving during the COVID19 Pandemic. We hope this informative video helps answer some questions you may have during these unprecedented times.




ABOUT THE PANEL

Courtney Cooper, C Square Farm & Excel Star Sporthorses

www.csquarefarm.com

www.excelstarsporthorses.com

Courtney is a 5-star eventer who currently operates two successful businesses out of her farms in Nottingham, Pennsylvania and Aiken, South Carolina. C Square Farm offers training and lessons for horses and riders of all levels, as well as domestic and consignment sales. Excel Star Sporthorses focuses on the import and sales of elite European horses for both the professional and amateur rider. Over the past 3 years, the two businesses have sold over 160 horses for over $4 million. Prior to her career in equestrian sports, Courtney graduated from Rice University with a degree in Managerial Studies and Psychology. She went on to build a successful insurance practice with Northwestern Mutual, achieving Million Dollar Round Table status.

Margaret Rizzo McKelvy, Mythic Landing Enterprises

www.mythiclanding.com

Margaret’s diverse work background has allowed her to use her skills in public relations, event planning and business development to build MLE from the ground up. What started as a “one woman show” in her studio apartment has grown to a team of six professionals, working together to not only build a better business, but more importantly to build better businesses for MLE's clients. Part of her business' mission is simply, "We're here for you." And she means it. No project is too big or too small, and every client is treated as if they are MLE's only client. Margaret is active in the Maryland equestrian community, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Fund for Horses.

Pam Saul, Saul Bookkeeping

www.saulbookkeeping.com

Pam is a Certified Bookkeeper with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She has over 30 years of experience with bookkeeping and works from her home office in Maryland. Having run her family’s Rolling Acres Farm for countless years, Pam branched out when she realized the need for knowledgeable and skilled bookkeeping services in the agricultural and equine industries. Pam has been deeply involved in the agricultural industry for many years and serves on many boards and organizations, including the Montgomery County Soil Conservation District and Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corp. This experience gives Pam a unique perspective on the pulse of current agricultural/equine business trends and services in the agricultural and equine industries.

India Wilkinson, Topline Equestrian Marketing

contact India at: indiawilkinson@comcast.net

India is a lifelong equestrian, having started off in the hunters before switching to eventers. She is currently focusing on dressage with the goal of achieving her Bronze Medal. She also has 25 years of corporate marketing experience, with 10 of those specializing in equestrian sport sponsorship and marketing. Her goal is to assist equestrian brands and event venues maximize their sponsorship partnerships.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Cooking from Home with #TeamMLE founder, Margaret!

It's Monday again (if you are keeping track!) and we wanted to share something fun to start your week. So in case you missed our earlier posts, here are two 'Cooking at Home' videos from our very own Margaret McKelvy! In the first video Margaret shares her take on guacamole. And who doesn't love a good guac? In the second video Margaret talks about her own Honey Vegetable Stir Fry. Yum! Take a look at the links below and give them both a try at home! 
CLICK HERE For the link to the Guacomole Video!
CLICK HERE for the link to the Veggie Stir Fry Video!


Stay home and stay safe everyone!

Monday, April 13, 2020

EQYSS Giveaway with Allison Springer Eventing!

#TeamMLE has teamed up with Allison Springer Eventing to do a GIVEAWAY this week!

EQYss's Premier Pet line uses a scientifically superior formula and natural botanical extracts to gently cleanse and intensify colors. It moisturizes without leaving any residue. AND it's Bodie Springer approved!

Here's how to enter:
1.) Follow @allisonspringereventing, @eqyss and @mythiclanding on Instagram.
2.) Tag 2 friends (1 friend = 1 entry)
3.) Bonus Entry Opportunity 1: Share the post on your Instagram story for an additional entry
4.) Bonus Entry Opportunity 2: comment on the original post with a photo of your favorite dog and/or post their photo to your story and tag @allisonspringereventing, @eqyss and @mythiclanding.

Entries will be put into a raffle and the winner will be selected at random on Wednesday, April 15th at 12 noon EST. More entries mean more chances to win!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

How to Stay Focused When Working from Home

We know that there is a lot going on in the world right now and sometimes it can be hard to focus on tasks, especially when working from home. So today we are sharing an article from Dream Host on ways to stay focused while working from home.

The article talks about some of the following tips mentioned below and how to best implement them. Click here for the original article and read on!  To learn more about how we can help your business during this stay-home period, visit www.mythiclanding.com!

Photo credit: Dreamhost.com
1.) Having a dedicated work space

2.) Staying off social media

3.) Dressing for success

4.) Setting boundaries

5.) Avoiding procrastination

6.) Saving household chores for later

7.) Creating a schedule

8.) Taking a gym break

9.) Automating as much as you can

10.) Finding your focus zone

11.) Knowing when to clock out

12.) Making human contact

13.) Taking breaks as needed

14.) Face time with colleagues

15.) Getting the right tools for the job

16.) Having a long-term plan.

Good luck everyone!! You can do this!!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Memory Lane Sale with AK Dragoo Photography!

Horse shows may be on pause right now but you can certainly re-live some of your favorite memories and take advantage of Amy Dragoo's 'Memory Lane Sale' happening now through April 30th! All galleries have been unlocked and you can receive 20% off your order when you enter the code, "StayHome20" at checkout. What are you waiting for? Support small businesses and bring a smile to your face while you are stuck inside. 

Relive some of your best competition moments here: https://akdragoophoto.zenfolio.com/


To learn more about MLE and the services we can offer you from home, visit www.mythiclanding.com or email margaret@mythiclanding.com. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Best Practices for Equestrians

We're living in strange, unprecedented times right now with the COVID-19 outbreak but we know how important it is for equestrians to be able to ride and for many horses to continue in regular work. So today we are sharing a great article from our friends over at Eventing Nation with some best practices and things to keep in mind when visiting the barn and riding your horse! After all, safety for everyone during these times is top priority.

"As worldwide concerns about COVID-19 continues to grow, our #1 priority is the safety of our equestrian community.

'If you participate in or hold equestrian activities in the next 45 days, we ask that you treat the CDC/WHO guidelines for COVID-19 social distancing with the same commitment you would give strangles prevention protocols. That includes:

  • A minimum space barrier of six feet between yourself and other people at all times
  • No more than 10 people in an area or present at an activity at one time
  • Disinfecting all common surfaces/items handled by multiple people

"COVID-19 person-to-person transmission primarily occurs when an infected person sends out respiratory droplets via either sneezing or coughing. Please practice and enforce the six feet social distancing rule until it becomes second nature to you. That means no hacking out horses side-by-side, no casual chats with friends in the tack room, and no standing next to one another watching a clinic.'

"While less common, a person can also contract COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. The team who cares for your horses will be under considerable strain to disinfect common surfaces and limit your exposure risk. Expect that shared barn items like pitchforks, pencils, wheelbarrows, hoses, etc. are off limits for the next 45 days (Eventingnation.com)." 
To read the rest of the article click here!

To learn how Team MLE can continue to help your business navigate these uncertain times (remotely by the way!) learn about our services at: www.mythiclanding.com  Stay safe everyone!! 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Tips for Businesses Who Now Have to Work from Home

We are currently dealing with an unprecedented situation here in the United States and all over the world. People are working to adjust as the rules of life are changing. One of the biggest changes is that a lot of companies are mandating employees who are capable to work from home.

Mythic Landing has successfully operated as a work from home company for years, but it might be a new concept to others. So you may be wondering...how do you create a culture that can keep productivity up and camaraderie on point when your employees aren't in the office any longer?

An article from CNN Business dives into this idea and shares a few tips for companies who want to create a successful work from home platform. Some of these tips include:

  1. Communication needs to be clear and direct
  2. Be transparent
  3. Think like you do have walls
  4. Hire the right person for the remote job
  5. Create a 'watercooler'

To read more about each one of these suggestions and a few others visit the article here.

To learn more about MLE and how we can help your business be successful even during mandated work from home, email Margaret@mythiclanding.com or visit www.mythiclanding.com to learn about our services.

Monday, March 9, 2020

MLE Client Fundraiser: Help Ride Safe Support Safer Eventing!

#TeamMLE client, Ride Safe LLC, is holding a fundraiser now through the end of this month, to help raise money for the sport of eventing by donating 10% of all ID bracelets purchased to the Frangible Pin Go Fund Me page. What a great way for eventers to support their own personal safety and the overall safety of the sport! 

Be sure to visit the Team Ride Safe online shop to order your Ride Safe bracelet today and support safety in eventing! www.teamridesafe.com/shop


Monday, March 2, 2020

March #TeamMLE Events!

Team MLE has a variety of fun and educational activities planned for the month of March. Riders, get an early start on your spring season and sign up today and enjoy some other events outside of the saddle as well! Visit the links below for more information and registration details.


  • 3/3: Martin Douzant Mini-Clinic @ Red Gate Farm (Bluemont, VA) Sign up here!









  • 3/7: TROT Trail Ride @ Morgan Run (Eldersburg, MD) Sign up here!



  • 3/7: Yoga for Healthy Bones @ Sunflower Bodyworks (Sandy Spring, MD) Sign up here!






  • 3/14: Trailer Safety Seminar @ Oak Spring Equestrian (Woodbine, MD) Sign up here!









  • 3/22: Triple Rated Dressage Show @ Fresno County Horse Park (Fresno, CA) Learn more here!



  • 3/26: Martin Douzant Jump Chute Clinic @ Milestone Sport Horses (Lovettsville, VA) Sign up here!



  • 3/31: XC Schooling with Kelley Williams @ Morven Park (Leesburg, VA) Sign up here!


Monday, February 24, 2020

Meet & Exceed Your Professionoal Goals in 2020 with MLE

Here at Mythic Landing Enterprises (MLE) we work hard to help our clients of all professions and sizes set appropriate and attainable goals for their businesses. Whether it's to launch a new product or gain a target audience following on social media, or re-design a user-friendly and attractive website, we have the tools to help your business succeed!

"Every single small business owner, at any stage of the business lifecycle, needs goals to keep moving forward, get them motivated to do more, and maintain the success of their businesses. Goal setting can follow many different processes, and each one can be successful as long as it defines the long- and short-term goals and devises a plan for getting there (Thebalancesmb.com)."

Learn more today by visiting: www.mythiclanding.com to see what other services we offer and how we can help help you maximize your goal setting process and guide you as you achieve your business goals, from the simplest to the most ambitious goals on your list!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

MLE is Coast-to-Coast! Spotlight: Fresno County Horse Park

Did you know that MLE serves clients all across the United States? We recently had the privilege of teaming up with the Fresno County Horse Park to manage their website. The horse park has so many interesting things going on and we wanted to spotlight one of them: the 2020 Fresno Intercollegiate Team Challenge!

In a recent article from the USEA, entitled 'Here’s Why You Need to Compete in the 2020 Fresno Intercollegiate Team Challenge,' it talks about how this new team challenge will serve as a pilot year for the future USEA Intercollegiate Eventing West Coast Championship to be held at the horse park in 2021.  Currently, there are two schools that are tentatively planning to compete in the upcoming team challenge which means that "four more schools will need to compete in order for a future USEA Intercollegiate Eventing West Coast Championship to be considered (useventing.com)."

We are excited to see how this new West Coast initiative will grow and what else might be in store for the Fresno County Horse Park! (Click here to read more in the original article.)

And remember, no matter where your business is located, MLE is able to help! Learn more about our services at: www.mythiclanding.com today!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

5 Reasons to Love Being a Small Business Owner

Good morning! At Mythic Landing Enterprises (MLE) we partner with a variety of businesses to help them accomplish goals big and small. We especially cater to our small business clients who rely on one (or more!) of services to get through the day-to-day and make ends meet. As a small business, we know how challenging and rewarding it can be all at once. So today we are highlighting some of the reasons we love small business and think you should too!

1.) Flexibility.
2.) You get to be your own boss.
3.) There are new challenges and changes all the time, which keeps things interesting.
4.) It is your creation and you started it from the ground up.
5.) You get to live out your dreams and passions every single day!!!

If you are looking to start or grow your own small business, MLE can help! From bookkeeping, to search engine marketing we have a service for you! Email margaret@mythiclanding.com today to set up a quick phone call to see if MLE is the right fit for your small business!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Tackle Fears of Failure in Your Business

The first month of the new year is almost over. You have got your business goals set and plans have been made. But sometimes fears of failure can creep in and prevent you from tackling those to-dos with confidence. So we thought it could be helpful to share an article from author and entrepreneur Carla Biesinger entitled 'How to overcome your self-doubts and your fear of failure & start a business you love.'

"Starting your own business is easily one of the most exciting and at the same time terrifying times in your life. You know you have what it takes to make this happen: you're feeling confident about yourself; you have the passion, the drive, the knowledge, the skills. But before you know it, your new companions, Fear and Self-doubt, won't seem to get off your case:

  • "Do you really think you're cut out for this?"
  • "What if you fail?"
  • "What if no-one wants to buy your products/services?"
  • "Who's going to invest in YOU? You don't have a website/a degree/a certificate..."

If you have ever had these thoughts then be sure to take a look at this video from Carla which talks about ways to overcome those fears and move forward to success! CLICK  HERE for the video link.

If you need help with the business planning or managing some tasks that are just too much, we are happy to help! MLE can work with you to come up with your customized plan for success and then help you implement some things you might need some expert advice on. Learn more by visiting www.mythiclanding.com today!

Monday, January 27, 2020

February #TEAMMLE Events! Register today!

There are only a few more days left in January so now is the time to plan next month's calendar! Team MLE has some great events coming up. Click the link  below to sign up and have fun this February! 

  • February 1st: Meghan Truppner Cavaletti Clinic, Karmic Run Stables (Mount Airy, MD) Sign up here!
  • February 2nd: Martin Douzant Gymnastics Clinic, CoExist Stables (Mount Airy, MD) Sign up here!
  • February 2nd-3rd: Jan Bynny Clinic, Morningside Eventing (The Plains, VA)  Sign up here!


  • February 8th: Kelley William Winter Clinic #3, A Bit Better Farm (Brookeville, MD) Sign up here!
  • February 14th-16th: Fresno County Horse Park CCI & Horse Trials (Fresno, CA) Sign up here!
  • February 15th: Michael Alway Horsemanship Clinic, Karmic Run Stables (Mount Airy, MD) Sign up here!
  • February 22nd: Ashley Kennedy Dressage Clinic, Playland Equestrian Center (Union Bridge, MD) Sign up here!
  • February 22nd: Kelley Williams Winter Clinic #4, A Bit Better Farm (Brookeville, MD) Sign up here!
  • February 28th: Martin Douzant Jump Chute Clinic, Deerfield Stables (Upperville, VA) Sign up here!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Stay Motivated This Winter & Beat Winter Blues

Some days during winter can feel as if they drag on forever making it hard to be productive. It's important to not let the winter blues get you down!

Utilize these 6 tips from 'Staying Active' to keep on track with your goals this year:

1.) Create heat: adjust your thermostat to warm the house before you get up.

2.) Recreate sunlight: Invest in a natural daylight lamp and put it by your bed or desk!

3.) Customize your alarm: Start out the day with a song that motivates you.

4.) Find a friend: Lean on a friend or family member to help keep you accountable.

5.) Dress the part: Dress for success (and warmth!) to help you feel good.

6.) Add green to your work space to to add life and warm it up! (Hint: they can be artificial plants for no-stress added)

Wishing you a happy and successful week ahead from TeamMLE!!
www.mythiclanding.com

Monday, January 13, 2020

Make Goals, Not Resolutions

Instead of making resolutions this year, why not set a new goal for yourself every month instead? Focus on what you can control and take it one step at a time. Here are a few pointers to get you started:
-Decide what is most realistic and attainable

-Put it in writing & make it visible.

-Tell someone and share your vision.

-Break it down into smaller goals.

-Plan your first step and how you can start.

-Keep going when it gets tough.

-Celebrate small victories on the way!

If one of your goals this year is to start a business or expand your existing company let MLE help! We offer a variety of services which can be tailored to fit your needs. Learn more at: www.mythiclanding.com!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

January #TeamMLE Activities!

A new year is upon us and it's time to start making plans for 2020! Sign up for one of these fun activities and start the new year off with a bang! Keep reading to see which #TeamMLE members will be where and when! And simply click on the date to be taken to the registration information:

January 11th: Kelley Williams Winter Clinic #1 @ A Bit Better Farm (Brookeville, MD)

January 11th: Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch Clinic @ Playland Equestrian Center (Union Bridge, MD)

January 18th: Destination Farm Winter Jumper Schooling Show (Dickerson, MD)

January 18th: Michael Alway Horsemanship Clinic @ Karmic Run Stables (Mount Airy, MD)

January 24th-26th: Maryland Fund For Horses Educational Booth @ World of Pets Expo (Timonium, MD)

January 25th: Kelley Williams Winter Clinic #2 @ A Bit Better Farm (Brookeville, MD)

January 31st: Stargazing @ Milkhouse Brewery (Mount Airy, MD)