In Case You Missed It: 2019 NFDA Convention Recap

November 08, 2019 Industry Events

The 2019 NFDA International Convention and Expo in Chicago was unforgettable experience, and we're grateful for everyone who joined us in Chicago (or followed along with our social media coverage) for an experience...

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What You Need to Know to Successfully Sell a Funeral Home

May 23, 2019 Funeral Home Profitability, Funeral Home Business

The NFDA estimates that 86% of the 19,000 funeral homes in the United States are privately owned by families or individuals. The average funeral home will care for 113 decedents this year while supporting four...

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How to Avoid Overstepping Boundaries with Long-time Client Families

November 08, 2018 Funeral Home Business

When I was 28, my mom passed away unexpectedly. My five siblings and I gathered at the funeral home in our hometown to make arrangements. At that time, I had never a planned funeral before. None of us knew what to do...

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Interview: How Finding Resilience Can Help Funeral Professionals

February 15, 2018 Finding Resilience

Homesteaders recently announced the launch of Finding Resilience, a program designed in partnership with Dr. Jason Troyer, PhD CT to help funeral service and allied professionals prevent burnout and support a...

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Creative Ways to Incorporate Photos into a Celebration of Life Service

December 01, 2016 Memorial Service

My grandmother (referred to as Nenny by all eight of her grandchildren) lived a long life, full of love and adventures. She was the wise, generous and sassy glue that held my family together. When she died a year and...

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A Guide to Veterans Day Traditions

November 01, 2016

With Veterans Day quickly approaching, many of us are making plans to participate in local parades, ceremonies or Veteran’s celebrations to honor the men and women who have served our country. As we prepare to...

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Enhance Your Aftercare with Children’s Grief Support Resources

October 18, 2016 Aftercare

My dad died in the winter of 1999 after a long battle with respiratory illness. Among the flurry (and blur) of decisions we were making for his memorial service, I was struggling with whether or not to allow my young...

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A Guide to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Traditions for Funeral Service Professionals

October 13, 2016

As Halloween approaches, skeletons, witches and zombies seem to be everywhere. Candy is flying off the shelves as people prepare for the hordes of trick-or-treaters that will take to the streets on All Hallows Eve....

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3 Online Security Tips to Keep Your Funeral Business Accounts Safe

September 30, 2016 Funeral Home Business

Yahoo! Inc. announced they were alerted that at least 500 million of their users’ information, including names, email addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers, encrypted passwords and security questions and...

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How Your Funeral Business Can Serve an Increasingly Diverse Community

August 16, 2016 Funeral Industry Trends, Funeral Home Business

Communities today are more diverse than they ever have been. From the mixing of generations in the workplace to increasing ethnic and religious diversity, funeral homes need to adapt to serve the changing needs of...

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