How to Create Memorable Online Obituaries

December 06, 2018 Funeral Industry Trends

When George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died last week, the news was quickly met with an outpouring of online content honoring his memory. The tributes demonstrated the full power of digital...

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The Stories Behind Famous Memorial and Funeral Songs

July 27, 2018 Funeral Industry Trends

Funeral services and celebration of life events are often marked with special music to remember a loved one who has passed away. These songs often have special meaning to the family and friends who were left behind,...

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6 Ways Funeral Businesses Can Better Serve the Hispanic Community (And 3 Ways Not To)

April 12, 2018 Funeral Home Business, Funeral Industry Trends

The Hispanic community is one of the largest, fastest growing and youngest demographics in the United States. And, according to Miriam De Dios Woodward, CEO of Coopera, it’s a demographic that’s also underserved....

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How Your Funeral Business Can Serve an Increasingly Diverse Community

August 16, 2016 Funeral Home Business, Funeral Industry Trends

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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How Funeral Professionals Can Build Relationships with Hospices (Part 2)

December 17, 2015 Funeral Industry Trends

In last week’s post, I explained how hospice care professionals sometimes serve as “gatekeepers” for a significant number of families who need funeral service. Instead of being a negative attribute, however, this...

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How Funeral Professionals Can Build Relationships with Hospices (Part 1)

December 10, 2015 Funeral Industry Trends

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

The late Stephen Covey made this concept #5 on his list of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” but long before that, St. Francis of Assisi made it part of his...

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3 Funeral Industry Trends Your Firm Should Embrace

August 04, 2015 Funeral Industry Trends

 

The article below originally appeared in the myHomesteaders newsletter.

We have spent a lot of time discussing shifting consumer preferences recently, and I believe we can all approach these changes with renewed...

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