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How Offering Pre-Need Services for the Future Can Boost Your Business Today
By on August 12, 2018  |  Comments 0

How Offering Pre-Need Services for the Future Can Boost Your Business Today

Funeral homes have been using pre-need services as a way to grow their business for years.  A well-rounded pre-need program is certainly a great way to ensure financial stability in the future, but there are also ways it can benefit your business now. Develop a Reputation as a Resource By offering pre-need services, you will […]

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Connect With Clients Online
By on July 28, 2018  |  Comments 0

5 Ways Funeral Homes Can Connect With Clients Online

Branching out and finding new ways to connect with clients is an important component of any long-term business plan.  These days, having a presence online simply isn’t enough – you need to have online interaction as well.  There are a number of ways you can be open and accessible online and each one can easily […]

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Three Ways to Prevent Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Funeral Professionals
By on July 21, 2018  |  Comments 0

Three Ways to Prevent Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Funeral Professionals

While there are plenty of aspects of the funeral business that are physically demanding, it’s a job that is especially taxing when it comes to emotional and mental health.  Interacting with, supporting and helping people on the worst day of their lives requires a huge amount of emotional and mental energy.  After all, coping with […]

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Homesteaders Releases Update on Pre-Need Motivators
By on June 23, 2018  |  Comments 0

Homesteaders Releases Update on Pre-Need Motivators

One of the most important challenges to running any service business is understanding the customer – what they want, what they need and how to somehow deliver both as seamlessly as possible.  It’s a tall order no matter what line of business you’re in.  The job is made more difficult when your service is delivered […]

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Women Prove the Funeral Business Isn't a Boy's Club Anymore
By on June 09, 2018  |  Comments 0

Women Prove the Funeral Business Isn’t a Boy’s Club Anymore

These days it’s easy to believe that gendered occupations are a thing of the past.  Today, girls grow up knowing they aren’t limited to teaching or nursing while young boys understand they don’t have to be firemen or grocers.  Still, there are some professions which are viewed as leaning heavily towards men or women.  When […]

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Children & Grief:  5 Ways to Help Your Youngest Clients

Children & Grief: 5 Ways to Help Your Youngest Clients

Funeral professionals are accustomed to working with adults.  After all, when it comes to pre-need arrangements or immediate needs, children are rarely involved.  But that doesn’t mean children don’t have needs which should be addressed as part of the grieving process.  For many years, families were uncomfortable discussing death with children and would ask that […]

5 Tips for Using Instagram to Promote Your Funeral Business

5 Tips for Using Instagram to Promote Your Funeral Business

Funeral homes have always worked to find innovating and appealing ways to promote their business while walking the line of respectable advertisement.  Today, social media options have made it easier than ever to share your advertising and marketing but, at the same time, these platforms often blur the line on what is acceptable and what […]

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Three Ways the Funeral Industry is Changing – And How to Adapt

  There are plenty of challenges when it comes to working in the funeral industry.  But one major advantage is that it’s an industry that is always in demand.  No matter if people want cremation, burial or niche internment, they want to work with a funeral professional in order to get the job done right […]

Hearse Legends and Lore - Separating Truth from Fiction

Hearse Legends and Lore – Separating Truth from Fiction

Hearses and funeral cars are probably the most storied vehicles in the history of our culture. Even before the modern-day hearses, the mystique of death and the horse-drawn carriage has always grabbed peoples’ attention. That’s why there are so many legends about hearses and funeral cars in our society. We’ve brought together some of the […]

Funerals, Death and the Positive Spin - Is Mainstream Funeral Culture a Good Thing?

Funerals, Death and the Positive Spin – Is Mainstream Funeral Culture a Good Thing?

We wrote about Thomas Lynch and the PBS documentary that came out of his writings in a previous post. We discussed the idea of becoming desensitized to death and hearses as a result of disconnecting ourselves from deceased loved ones in many ways. Today, I ask this question: Do people that search and buy hearses […]