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Homesteaders Releases Update on Pre-Need Motivators

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

In Tough Times, the County Funds Many Funerals

In Tough Times, the County Funds Many Funerals

The United States has seen some tough economic times in its history.  Many of us automatically think of the Great Depression when we think of these tough times but the truth is that we’ve endured some rocky years in modern history as well.  Back in 2009, we saw a huge upheaval in the country’s economic […]

Funeral Processions and Police Escorts - Who Gets Them and Why?

Funeral Processions and Police Escorts – Who Gets Them and Why?

Funeral processions are a fairly common occurrence in small towns, suburbs and cities alike.  While we are all used to seeing funeral processions, sometimes we see them accompanied by a police presence.  This has led to a number of questions about why some processions have this added feature and others don’t.  Many people think it’s […]

Five Lives Snuffed Out on Friday the 13th

Five Lives Snuffed Out on Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th has long been associated with bad luck. This association was ingrained in our culture long before the Jason Vorhees and the infamous Friday the 13th movie franchise. The fact is that it’s hard to determine the true spark for connecting Friday the 13th with bad luck. There are a handful of theories […]

How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

With the recent rash of mass shootings and other public tragedies across the United States, industry experts have noted an increase in demand for hearses and other funeral cars.  Many bloggers and commentators spend their time looking for a common denominator while others stay focused on what can be done now to help bring people […]

A Hearse for a Pet Funeral?

A Hearse for a Pet Funeral?

Pet funerals are becoming more and more popular these days. With people treating their pets more like family members, they mourn the death of a pet just as much as the death of a human loved one. One Pennsylvania-based cemetery recognizes that emotional connection and is offering funeral services and burial for pets. The Jefferson […]

Funeral Costs - What Goes Into the Final Price?

Funeral Costs – What Goes Into the Final Price?

For most people, there is a sense of ‘sticker shock’ when they plan and pay for a funeral.  Since planning a funeral often happens while a person is in a fragile emotional state, it can be easy for costs to mount up without the family realizing.  Even people who pay in advance for their funeral […]