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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 […]

Connect With Clients Online

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 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 […]

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 […]

Funeral Sciences Offers Job Security for Those With the Right Stuff

Funeral Sciences Offers Job Security for Those With the Right Stuff

Benjamin Franklin famously once said that “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  So it’s no surprise that in a time when layoffs are imminent and people are worried about where their next paycheck is coming from, the funeral services industry seems to be a secure place to work.  That’s exactly […]

Live Taps at Military Funerals on the Decline

Live Taps at Military Funerals on the Decline

If you have attended military funerals in recent months, you may have noticed a couple of them playing “Taps” through MP3 players and portable speakers.   It’s a growing trend that just does not have the same effect as hearing it live.  But it’s not all down to a progression from live to automated.  A shortage […]

The Irony Files - Funeral Director Fired For Speeding

The Irony Files – Funeral Director Fired For Speeding

Funeral cars aren’t meant for speed, as anyone in the Funeral Industry can tell you. Driving a hearse requires a certain degree of decorum, as well as a health respect for the deceased.  In fact, when most people think about funerals and those in the industry, speed is usually the last thing on their minds. […]

The PBS Funeral Documentary That Won An Emmy Award

The PBS Funeral Documentary That Won An Emmy Award

It isn’t often that the entertainment industry gets the funeral industry right. In 2007, a documentary bucked that trend. The documentary, The Undertaking was a look by PBS’s Frontline program into the work and lives of the Lynch & Sons funeral directors in the towns of Milford and Clawson, Michigan. The Undertaking was originally a […]

The Funeral Industry Embraces New Technologies

As is the case with so many other industries, advancements in computer technology are affecting the funeral industry. Whether it’s streaming webcasts of a live funeral using a private website or a wireless Internet kiosk at the funeral home, technology is changing the way funeral directors do their job. This advancement in technology also allows […]

Funeral Industry Newspaper

Funeral Homes Online Newspaper

As we continue to look for new ways to educate the funeral home industry around areas such as marketing for funeral home owners, ways to generate additional revenue, etc. we have come up with an idea that we think will become an extremely valuable tool for funeral home owners and funeral directors. Last month the […]