Business of Blacksmithing

Working with no family money and working alone, Jerry Coe brings in gross sales of $275,000 annually. This class is designed to put his skills into your hands. So whether you are already a small business looking to make the most of your efforts or a hobbyist looking to make the leap into a full-blown business, join us for this 2-night conversation, June 17 & 18, 2023 at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

This class will cover important topics, such as:

  • When can you start your business?
  • Will you create speculative work or fulfill commissions?
  • What training do you need?
  • What is a business plan?
  • What tools do you need?
  • Do you need to borrow money?
  • How much do you need to charge per hour?
  • What is your economic rent?
  • Who is your market or audience?
  • How do you keep financial records? We will discuss QuickBooks.
  • Do you need a medical plan?

The class each night will consist of 45 minutes of lecture, then open for questions and discussion. A recording of each session will be made available to all registered participants in case you are unable to attend one of the sessions or for you to re-watch at any time to review the concepts covered. A link to the recordings will be emailed to participants approximately 1 week after the class.

Cost: $50 (Open to all – ABANA membership is not required to register.)

If you have questions, please email