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6 Tips to Successfully Sell Your Funeral Home Business

July 6, 2023 by Nicole Eilers
Funeral Home Business

Managing and operating a successful funeral home is certainly not for the faint of heart, so when it comes time to transition the business, it may be difficult to put together a succession plan for something that represents your life’s work.

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Questions to Ask to Help Customize Funeral Services

June 15, 2023 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Home Business

As funeral professionals, you strive for kindness and respect toward your client families to help them feel as comfortable as possible when sharing details about their loved one. While respect has always been paramount, best practices in respect have evolved as we learn more about language and empathy. The questions you ask families can become the foundation of curiosity and understanding them or their loved one. Questions can also lead to details about a loved one that you can incorporate into a meaningful and customized funeral service. We’ve gathered some helpful questions from Homesteaders employees who have firsthand experience working in funeral homes. We hope these questions will provide inspiration and ideas that you can incorporate into your questions list when meeting with clients and client families.

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5 Ways to Show Appreciation for Funeral Home Client Families

May 18, 2023 by Niki Smith
Featured, Funeral Home Business

As a funeral professional, you have the privilege and responsibility of helping families navigate what is most likely the most difficult time in their lives. While you are primarily focused on providing them with quality funeral services, it is important to remember to show appreciation to your client families in every stage of the process and throughout your interactions with them.

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How to Start a Career as a Funeral Director

March 10, 2023 by Niki Smith
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Are you considering a career as a funeral director? If you have a desire to help others and a respect for memorial services, then you may find personal fulfillment as a funeral director knowing you have helped families during their most difficult time.

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Best Practices for Setting Up Preneed Appointments

February 23, 2023 by Nicole Eilers
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Generating new business and establishing meaningful connections with client families is a key component to any successful funeral home business plan, and growth in preneed services is essential to help ensure the sustainability of your business. Setting up preneed appointments over the phone is one of the best ways to build brand awareness within your community, increase your preneed sales and help secure your at-need market share.

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Meaningful Mementos for Funeral Services

February 2, 2023 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Home Business

The secret to adding meaningful touches to funeral services is to ask families questions about their loved one to get to know their passions, preferences and what brought them joy in life. You might be surprised how a small fact about a person influenced big parts of their life. Using this personalized knowledge, and a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can create a meaningful memory for the grieving family and let them know how much you care.

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Harnessing Positive Habits in the Funeral Profession

January 12, 2023 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Home Business

We’re making our way through January and holding tightly to our new year’s motivations. But it’s a difficult task sometimes! We’re here to help you stick to your goals, resolutions, word of the year or whatever it is you’re hoping to move toward this year. We hope that by discovering and sticking with positive habits, you can make your goals a reality.

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The Top 3 Goals for Funeral Professionals in 2023

January 5, 2023 by Niki Smith
Featured, Funeral Home Business

New year, new you! Each new calendar year comes with a renewed motivation in setting and achieving goals. You might set new year’s resolutions, goals or even a word of the year. We have compiled the top three goals that could apply to any funeral professional—and all of them center around one word: Grow.

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How Funeral Professionals Can Connect to the Evolving Consumer

December 29, 2022 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Home Business

It’s critical to keep up with the latest trends in the funeral profession, to know how each generation responds to these trends and why they decide to prearrange their funerals. With that knowledge, you can better connect with your client families and share the benefits of preneed in meaningful ways.

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5 Ways for Funeral Professionals to be Fully Present During the Holidays

December 22, 2022 by Nicole Eilers
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Death has no schedule. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3 a.m. or if you’re in the middle of opening birthday presents, funeral professionals must be willing to put everyone and everything before themselves, and this often means missing out on holiday celebrations and events with their own family and friends. So how exactly should you “plan” to celebrate the holidays or special occasions when plans are always tentative? If you keep several important things in mind, you can create meaningful memories with your family during the holidays, even if you're on call.

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