Top New Year’s Resolutions To Make For Your Farrier Business

With 2018 right around the corner, have you started to think about what you’ll do to improve your farrier business next year? It’s the perfect time to come up with a New Year’s resolution for your farrier business. If you’re stuck trying to come up with an idea, we have 5 great suggestions to help you out.

Increase Your Networking

Networking can be an effective way to build your farrier business and find new clients. Make a point of increasing your networking in 2018. Try strategies like:

  • Always carrying your business cards with you
  • Connecting with local trainers, barn owners, and others through social or educational events
  • Making an effort to connect with local veterinarians

Remember that networking is all about making connections. Talk about your business and what you do, but don’t try to sell yourself. Instead, see networking as a chance to build a relationship; establishing referrals and new clients can come later.

Raise Your Prices

When was the last time that you raised your prices? Can you still afford to do business at your current rates, or is the price of fuel, supplies, and insurance eating into your profits? As you prepare your business records for tax season, this is the perfect time to examine your current profits as well as your cost of doing business. With this information, you can decide whether a price raise is necessary.

Make New Connections with Veterinarians

Connecting with local veterinarians is a valuable way to build your business. Whether you’ve made an initial contact with a vet or are just starting out and need to get to know other vets, resolve to build and develop your relationships with local vets. They can be a valuable source of client referrals, and many vets appreciate knowing farriers whose work they trust.

Digitize Your Business

In 2018, decide to take your farrier business digital. It’s easy to do with The Farriers App, and there are many benefits to digitizing your business. In fact, we wrote a whole blog post on why you should digitize your farrier business here. Digitizing your business can save you time and is very convenient.

Employ an Assistant

Could your farrier business benefit from an assistant? Maybe 2018 is the year that you make the leap and bring on some help. If you’re not quite ready for an assistant, but still want the benefits of having help by your side every day, consider The Farriers App. This App is just like an assistant, since it takes care of the administrative tasks that currently take up too much of your time. Plus, it costs a fraction of what you’d pay for a human assistant.

Want to give it a try? Register for your free 30-day trial of The Farriers App now. It only takes a minute, and you’ll be able to use the App in your business risk-free. We don’t even take your credit card information, so there’s no worry of being charged if you forget to end your trial.