Business Practices

What It Takes To Reach 125

At the end of its 125th anniversary year, W.F. Young credits honoring tradition while remaining innovative as it looks toward the future
Regardless of the industry, it is rare to find companies with histories surpassing a century. It is even rarer to find a company with that longevity that is still owned by the same family.
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Frankly Speaking: How Regulation May Arrive

When discussing licensing and regulation of an industry in the United States, farriers often think of direct oversight — a government-approved agency to pass rules specific for the trade. This is a reality affecting a minority of farriers, such as certain states requiring track shoers to carry a license.
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How Farrier Regulation Might Arrive

When discussing licensing and regulation of an industry in the United States, farriers often think of direct oversight — a government-approved agency to pass rules specific for the trade. This is a reality affecting a minority of farriers, such as certain states requiring track shoers to carry a license. However, for the majority of the industry, government regulation of the trade still doesn’t exist.
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A Guideline To Expect The Expected And Unexpected

Determining what it costs to work with each horse is a valuable tool for determining the profitability of your practice
There are differences in how every farrier approaches his or her business. Still, the most common and effective way to manage the finances of a farrier business remains knowing what it costs to shoe a horse.
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Benefit Your Practice By Understanding How To Help Apprentices Excel

A primary hoof-care education is essential to a successful working relationship with a mentor
Apprenticeships play an integral role in the industry by helping to educate tomorrow’s farriers while increasing the mentor’s earnings and managing the workload. Before the mentor and farrier school graduate enter into a working relationship, it’s important to understand the definition of the word “apprentice.”
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State, Local Jurisdictions Cloud Sales Tax Collection For Hoof-Care Providers

Where you live and work has a impact on what you need to collect from clients in sales taxes
Paying taxes is an inevitable part of operating a business. Depending on where you live in the United States, sales tax is a mandatory part of taxation and the billing process of a farrier practice. Unfortunately, the lack of uniformity makes collecting sales tax confusing.
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Using A Marketing Plan To Promote Your Practice

Strategic planning combined with outside resources can help promote and grow your farrier practice
There is no argument that farriery is a male-dominated industry. Being female is part of my experience as a farrier. To give you a bit of context, in Aus­tralia we have trimming schools filled with female recruits.
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