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Using Workplace Rituals to Benefit Funeral Professionals

December 15, 2022 by Dr. Jason Troyer
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Funeral professionals know firsthand how rituals and ceremonies can benefit the bereaved. In fact, much of the training provided in mortuary science programs is directly connected to preparing for and facilitating funeral rituals. But did you know that rituals are beneficial for funeral professionals too? I’m not talking about grief-related rituals; I’m referring to rituals that can help funeral professionals by providing motivation, staying grounded, and being mindful. I will provide three examples of funeral professionals using rituals, including an embalmer before preparation of the body, a preplanner before setting appointments, and a funeral director before an arrangement conference.

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Top Funeral Home Business Blog Posts of 2022

December 8, 2022 by Niki Smith
Featured, Funeral Home Business

We feel the same. The year has flown by! By now, you are an expert superfan of our blog posts who loves to review a record year. If not, you are still an eager reader who wants a summary of the best tips for funeral professionals. Wherever you fall within this spectrum, we wanted to bring you a recap of our best blog posts of 2022.

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A Guide to Funeral Home Business Lending

December 2, 2022 by Alyssa McNab
Featured, Funeral Home Business

When considering a funeral home ownership transition, one key factor is how the buyer will finance the acquisition. Unfortunately, for a long time, individuals in this situation have been limited in their loan options, especially for larger acquisitions and financing that goes beyond the real estate component of the business. Fortunately, thanks to a new lending solution, that is no longer the case.

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Treasured Memories Community Funding: A Solution to Safe Funeral Service Crowdfunding

November 22, 2022 by Niki Smith
Featured, Funeral Home Business

In the fall of 2020, Tim Briggs’ friend called him with shocking and unexpected news. That friend’s 18-year-old nephew had passed suddenly.

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Funeral Business Leadership Series: Part 3 - Leading in the Community

November 17, 2022 by Aemelia Tripp
Funeral Industry Trends, Featured, Funeral Home Business

This is the final post in a series of three blog posts showcasing how small improvements can help you become a business leader in your industry and community. In the first post, we discussed Leading the Business, in the second post we discovered Leading a Team and in this third post, we will cover how to be a leader in your community, including establishing yourself as a thought leader, joining community groups, hosting community events and boosting your digital marketing efforts.

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Funeral Business Leadership Series: Part 2 - Leading a Team

November 10, 2022 by Aemelia Tripp
Funeral Industry Trends, Featured, Funeral Home Business

This is the second in a series of three blog posts showcasing how small improvements can help you become a business leader in your industry and community. In the first post, we discussed Leading the Business, and in this second post, we will cover how to hire, manage and retain an exceptional team of funeral professionals.

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Funeral Business Leadership Series

November 10, 2022 by Aemelia Tripp
Funeral Industry Trends, Funeral Home Business

From staying up to date on industry trends, hiring the right people for your business to even marketing and community outreach, you are focused on running and growing your funeral home business. We know it can be exhausting, but we’re here to help! This series of three blog posts showcases how small improvements can help you become a business leader in your industry and community.

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Funeral Business Leadership Series: Part 1 - Leading the Business

November 3, 2022 by Nicole Eilers
Funeral Industry Trends, Featured, Funeral Home Business

This is the first in a series of three blog posts showcasing how small improvements can help you become a business leader in your community and industry. In this first post, we will cover essential traits for successful funeral business professionals and upcoming industry trends to watch out for in the coming year.

As a funeral professional, you often take care of a variety of functions in your business, handling everything from planning and executing funerals (obviously!) to accounting, human resources or even social media. It can be exhausting to say the least. So how do you find time to keep up with all of it? Let’s uncover the essential traits that successful funeral professionals need and our prediction on the top three key industry trends to keep an eye on in the coming years.

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5 Counter-Intuitive Strategies for Hiring & Retaining the Best Funeral Home Employees

October 20, 2022 by Dr. Jason Troyer
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Every funeral home in the nation seems to be looking to hire more staff these days. Articles in funeral publications suggest that the increased call volumes from Covid, the retirement of Baby Boomers and the effects of the “Great Resignation” are converging to create a hiring boom in funeral service. From licensed funeral directors and preneed specialists to the office staff and unlicensed funeral assistants, funeral homes need outstanding employees for all areas of their business.

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Increase Your Cybersecurity with These Small Business Tips

October 13, 2022 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Home Business

We are well into spooky season, and if you like thrills and chills, you're in the right place! If that's not your thing, hang in there because the thrills we're talking about aren't jump scares or paranormal events. We’re offering helpful tricks to prevent potential attacks – cyber security attacks, that is.

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