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The Hoof-Care Bottom Line

Organize Your Expenses To Help Your Business

A yearlong categorization of expenses related to your footcare practice will benefit you in preparation for determining income tax
The end of the year is a great time to review your business operations. A critical part of this is tax preparation for your hoof-care practice. How prepared are you for reporting your business expenses?
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Protecting Your Own Feet During Your Hoof-Care Day

Protective footwear for farriers makes sense, but only if it’s up to the job
Your hoof-care business can't prosper if you're out of work. And as a farrier, you can count on this: At some point, at least one horse will step on your toes or stomp on your foot.
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Benchmarks Of Professionalism

There’s more to being regarded as a hoof-care professional than simply taking care of horses’ feet and leaving a bill
In our industry and many others, the word profession and professional are used to describe a variety of things.
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Of Externs, Interns, Apprentices And Independent Contractors

If you have someone helping you in your farrier business, it’s important to know whether or not they’re also your employee
Many farrier business owners utilize novice farriers, apprentices and other interested individuals to help with day-to-day tasks such as loading and unloading tools, clean-up and finishing feet. But you need to be aware that a person being utilized in this manner may very well be an employee, entitled to employee benefits.
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40 Business Terms Farriers Need to Understand

Knowing the language of business helps you put your hoof-care business on sounder footing and improves communication with clients from a business background.
As we get ready to begin a new calendar year, it's a good time for farriers to review their business practices and how they can improve their business performance.
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