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Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses.

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The Complete Guide to Implementing A Funeral Home CRM System

May 10, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Evaluating and implementing a funeral home customer relationship management (CRM) system requires careful upfront planning, time, resources and buy-in from your staff. But the rewards outweigh the risks if your staff fully adopts the system.

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How to Evaluate If A Funeral Home CRM System Is Right for Your Firm

May 3, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Evaluating if your firm needs a customer relationship management (CRM) system begins with analyzing your current funeral home operations to identify areas of improvement and opportunity. In most scenarios where you feel your firm could grow or become more efficient, a funeral home CRM system can help. Discover seven questions to help you evaluate your current operations and identify if you should pursue a funeral home CRM for your firm.

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Tips for Hiring Preneed Professionals

February 25, 2022 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Hiring new employees can be both exciting and daunting. In addition to your day-to-day tasks and taking care of the families you serve, you must find time to advertise for the position, screen résumés and conduct interviews; not to mention the additional pressure to make sure you find a candidate who will fit your company culture.

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Understanding the Key Parts of a Funeral

December 3, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Planning

When I share information about the components of funeral service, I like to start with a comment from Dr. Jason Troyer, a grief expert, author, former psychology professor and therapist who offers numerous services for the funeral profession. He provides a reminder that can help those of us who work in funeral service and the families we serve.

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How to Select the Right Funeral Home CRM

November 19, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Selecting a technology solution is a major step for any business. Introducing a new system requires careful planning and often a steep learning curve, so you want to be sure the option you choose is an ideal long-term fit for your funeralhome. This is especially true for your funeral home's customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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How Funeral Professionals Can Support Families That Have Lost a Child

July 1, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Aftercare

Losing a child is one of the most painful experiences a family can endure. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the death or the age at which it occurs, the overwhelming grief the surviving family members experience is something funeral professionals are uniquely qualified to handle. And as difficult as it is to witness a family’s sorrow, funeral professionals understand that expert care and compassionate service are exactly what these heartbroken families need to honor their loved ones and begin to heal.

In honor of Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, recognized every year in July, discover the invaluable ways funeral providers can help grieving parents and family members during the most difficult days of their lives.

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High Impact Marketing Ideas for Your Firm

April 30, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Home Marketing, Featured

For funeral professionals, there is never enough time in the day to complete every task that needs to be done. Even the best-laid plans are often interrupted. You spend as much time as you can helping families say goodbye to their loved ones, but still also need to find time for administrative work to maintain the building and keep the business running. Marketing is an essential piece of that puzzle as well. These high-impact marketing ideas will help you work smarter, not harder, to ensure your community's families understand all you have to offer.

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5 Reasons Why We’re Thankful for Funeral Professionals

March 11, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Even in relatively “typical” conditions, funeral professionals help families navigate extraordinarily challenging situations with compassionate service. When COVID-19 disrupted everyday life across the country, funeral professionals were suddenly among those who the public called to respond quickly and tirelessly to help their communities through the challenges of the pandemic. Today, those same professionals continue to demonstrate their strength and determination in ways that make a tremendous difference to the families they serve. 

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7 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Funeral Professionals

February 19, 2021 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Social Media

Over the past few years, LinkedIn has built a platform that makes networking and career-building simple, easy and entertaining. With the addition of long-form posts, an increase in video content and an uptick in interest-focused groups, LinkedIn has created a space where people of all backgrounds and careers can connect and share ideas. It has turned into a place of positivity and learning instead of a place where you only go to search for a new job.

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Funeral Procession Etiquette and Guidelines

November 5, 2020 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Etiquette

Most of us have either witnessed or been part of a funeral procession. The images are somber and moving, alerting the entire community that one of their own has died. Growing up in small-town Iowa, I remember more than a few occasions when my parents pulled over our car to wait for what seemed to be an endless stream of cars driving by in slow-motion, headlights beaming, flags proudly waving. Once the final car passed, we’d proceed. 

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