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Farriers are self-employed small business owners. Each one of us wants to work hard and earn lots of money. That’s possible, and with a little thought, we can make just as much money with less effort.
We all have 24 hours to accomplish what we want to on a given day. Each of us has priorities that are important to us — family, friends, hobbies, work and whatnot. We can achieve this by setting boundaries
I run a multi-farrier practice consisting of different levels of apprentices on a 4-year program — Tyler Robinson, CJF, Kelton Harris, CF, and Jeb Hunt. We mainly work at our shop doing haul-ins. Once a week we travel to a large account for the day. My guys travel to several local accounts 1 day a week. One of the lines that I’ve drawn is I don’t work weekends anymore because I’m a family man and I enjoy being with them and doing whatever they’re doing.
One of the greatest parts about being self-employed is that we get to make our own schedule. If you’re…