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Tips for Hiring Better Hoof-Care Help

Associates must meet tough criteria to be hired by Hall of Fame farrier’s practice
Hiring help can be one of the most advantageous moves that a farrier makes. Yet, it also can be daunting, especially when the arrangement ends unexpectedly. An American Farriers Journal internet poll finds that the vast majority do not look positively on hiring. When asked about their experiences, 75% say that it’s typically a struggle finding and retaining apprentices. Another 24% say that finding and retaining apprentices is a mixed bag. Just 1% say it’s typically a smooth process.
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2020 Farrier Business Practices Survey

Full-time Farrier Income Skyrockets

Data from the latest Farrier Business Practices Survey shows an 11% increase in yearly gross income compared with 2 years earlier
Two years ago, the gross annual income for full-time farriers crossed the $100,000 mark for the first time in the American Farriers Journal Farrier Business Practices Survey. For 2019, the full-time farrier yearly income increased by an $14,283 compared with that 2017 figure.
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2020 Farrier Business Success Academy

Building a Plan to Fit Your Goals

David Barron hones in on principles that promote business success during the 2020 Farrier Business Success Academy
There are a lot of things to consider when operating your own business. Some of these considerations are specific to hoof care, but many are the same from one small business to another. Learn about the principles that are true across any small business that promote success.
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2020 Farrier Business Success Academy

American Farriers Journal to Host Second Annual Farrier Business Success Academy November 20-22, 2020

Today’s foremost equine hoof-care and business professionals to share practical strategies for operating a successful, profitable and growing footcare practice.
Get trusted ideas and advice during a series of knowledge-building video sessions taught by some of the most widely recognized footcare business authorities today. Requiring no travel time away from your practice, no hotel expenses and no registration fee to attend, the Farrier Business Success Academy allows for in-depth, expense-free education through a unique online learning format.
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The Making of a Stand

Farriery is an ancient profession, to be sure. While balancing hooves with a trim and nailing on shoes remain the foundational tasks, there have been considerable advances in the industry. Many times, significant sacrifices are made to bring innovations to the farrier market. Some sacrifices are more significant than others.
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2020 Farrier Business Success Academy

Don’t Get Ghosted: How to Keep Quality Clients

Teri Wilber of Florida Farrier Services shares her top client retention strategies during the 2020 Farrier Business Success Academy
The reasons clients come and go vary – and some turnover is inevitable in any business. But what is the secret to keeping quality clients on your books?
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