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TRANSPORTATION TIME AND OPPORTUNITY

     The multi-faceted responsibilities of the Funeral Director encapsulate the legal and logistical realms, as well as the delicate task of guiding grief-stricken families through t...
By David McComb
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

BEING LOGICAL ABOUT LOGISTICS

     When given the opportunity to write about shipping within the funeral industry, I jumped at the chance. Historically, “shipping” means the movement of human remains from one loc...
By Jim Hardy
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

CASKETS: Restoring Value to the Tangible Component of a Funeral

Like doctors, attorneys, and many other professional occupations, the Funeral Director used to be the recognized, unquestioned authority on all things funeral-related. While we don’t have commercia...
By Craig Lahti
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

KNOW THY BUSINESS BUILDING YOUR SUCCESS ON AWARENESS AND A PLAN

As we are well into 2024, my focus on this article is on planning, awareness and accountability in your business. I believe that awareness, or understanding, is a core principle in business success...
By Chris Cruger
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Q & A with Jake Johnson

Q: There seems to be a division between the publicly traded companies and regional and local acquirers. Can you expound on the strategy and target markets for the public traded companies vs. m...
By Jake Johnson
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

HOW TO STOP CUSTOMERS FROM FIXATING ON PRICE

Increasingly am hearing that people are choosing cremation not because people in their markets want cremation but BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD BURIAL. YIKES!    In the May 2010 issue of The...
By Alan Creedy
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

THE MORAL DILEMMA WITH PRENEED

If you choose the woman in distress, you’re a hero; if you leave her behind, you could be seen as a first-class heel. Or do you choose your old friend? You owe him a major favor, and you have a per...
By by Kenn Peterson
Monday, April 1, 2024

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THE MORAL DILEMMA WITH PRENEED

If you choose the woman in distress, you’re a hero; if you leave her behind, you could be seen as a first-class heel. Or do you choose your old friend? You owe him a major favor, and you have a per...

You Want 10 REASONS FOR ADDING PET LOSS SERVICES to Your Business? HERE THEY ARE!

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the profound bond between humans and their pets. As a result, the demand for pet-related services, including pet loss services, has surged. ...

The Healing Power OF ESTATE CLOSURE

Many funeral directors wonder if it’s their responsibility to help their families with estate matters. It isn’t something that has regularly been done in the past. Usually, efforts in this area are...

“WHAT’S NEXT?” 5 WAYS TO BE AMAZINGLY HELPFUL AFTER A FUNERAL

Even if you don’t hear it out loud, “What’s next?” is the question almost every family asks after a funeral. They’ve spent so much time focused on honoring the life of their loved one, but they’re ...

GRIEF SUPPORT ROOTED IN SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

My earliest memories are of bearing witness to the warmth and hospitality on display at our home-away-from home, Harris Furniture. The furniture store was my parents’ business and a pillar of our s...

Guiding Compassion

The funeral industry is a delicate and essential sector, providing support and solace to grieving families during times of loss. The success of a funeral home hinges on the caliber of its staff. Hi...

Embracing The Future Of Funeral Service

The hiring process often feels like an uphill battle for many funeral home owners. Unfilled roles, not enough qualified candidates, frustrated staff, and time & money invested. And we hear from...