How to Connect with Homesteaders at the NFDA Convention

October 11, 2018 Industry Events

The 2018 National Funeral Directors Association International Convention and Expo is jam-packed with events and educational opportunities. As you’re preparing your schedule for the week ahead, don’t forget to include...

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I’ll Bet You Could Write a Book

October 04, 2018 Funeral Directors, Funeral Home Workplace, Finding Resilience

Note: This post is presented as part of Finding Resilience, a burnout prevention program for funeral professionals. To learn more about this program and sign up for free resources, click here.

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Things to do in Salt Lake City during the NFDA Convention

September 28, 2018 Industry Events

An aerial view of Antelope Island State Park in Utah.

This year’s National Funeral Directors Association Convention will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah. While the goal of the convention is to immerse yourself in...

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What to Wear to a Funeral, Visitation or Celebration of Life Service

September 20, 2018 Featured

A few weekends ago, I went to a birthday party for one of my close friend’s daughters. She was turning one year old, so a large group of my longtime friends came into town to help celebrate. As per usual, there was...

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See You in Salt Lake City: 2018 NFDA Convention Highlights

September 13, 2018 Industry Events

Fall is almost officially here – and that means it’s also almost time for the 2018 NFDA International Convention and Expo, one of the biggest funeral service events of the year. The Homesteaders team is working hard...

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Tips for Operating a Successful Pre-need Team

September 06, 2018 Pre-need Funeral Planning

So far, this has been a year of transformation at my house – literally. Following some unfortunate yet necessary home improvement projects, I’ve become well acquainted with options for various repair services and...

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Restore Balance: Read the “Thank You” Notes

August 30, 2018 Funeral Directors, Funeral Home Workplace, Finding Resilience

Note: This post is presented as part of Finding Resilience, a burnout prevention program for funeral professionals. To learn more about this program and sign up for free resources, click here.

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5 Unexpected Ways Advance Funeral Planning Can Help Families

August 24, 2018 Pre-need Funeral Planning

As a funeral professional, what do you say when someone asks why they should consider prearranging? It’s easy to explain the basic, practical benefits – anyone who has been involved in planning a funeral for a loved...

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How to Implement a Lead Assessment and Grow Your Business

August 16, 2018 Funeral Home Business

Do you keep a weekly checklist or journal to track where your leads are coming from? I’ve discovered throughout my career that few funeral professionals actually do. Creating a map that shows your measurements, data...

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What You Can Do to Help a Community in Mourning

August 09, 2018

On June 24, 2009, Ed Thomas was in the weight room at Aplington-Parkersburg High School, coaching the school’s football team through their summer weight training program. A little before 8 a.m., a former player...

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