suicide death

Guest Post: How To Give Families The Support They Need After A Suicide Death

One phone call can change your day, your calling, and your purpose as a professional. As a funeral director, there are likely one or two families that you will remember forever. Perhaps it was the first death call you handled on your own as a new licensee. Maybe it was a death of a family […]

think outside the box

4 Ways To Think Outside The Box When Honoring A Loved One

“I was supposed to live to be 102 and be shot by a jealous husband,” one man’s tombstone reads. Another’s says, “Here lies an atheist. All dressed up and no place to go.” And a psychic’s reads, “I knew this would happen.” It’s not disrespectful to be creative, even funny, when dealing with end of […]

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Say NO To Busy: 11 Self Care & Productivity Tips For Funeral Pros

The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. What we really value is out of sync with how we live our lives. And the need is urgent for some new blueprints to reconcile the two. — Arianna Huffington It goes without saying that everyone in the funeral […]

life story

5 Ways That Photos Help Honor And Share A Loved One’s Life Story

Funerals and photographs go hand-in-hand. Why? Because a funeral is all about sharing memories, reflecting back on important life moments, and telling the stories that make up a full and happy life. And that’s what photos do best. As the popular saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. So when people close to […]

funeral profession

5 Famous People Who Got Their Start In The Funeral Profession

I love telling people that I work in the funeral profession. And I wish that I could say it was for righteous reasons… yes, I feel honored to work in such an amazing profession, and I am always singing the praises of the heroic, selfless people who I get to work alongside. But, I have […]

business model

2016: A New Year, A New Business Model For Your Funeral Home?

When you create a business model for your organization, you spend a great deal of time looking at your customers, your value, your products, your strategies, etc. But what happens when your customers – and their needs – are changing? You might first think to put a BandAid on it, and offer up some products […]

ICCFA's Wide World of Sales

The 5 Biggest Takeaways From ICCFA’s Wide World of Sales Conference

If you have been tuned away from our blog for the last week, you may have missed the exciting fact that we were live-blogging the funeral profession’s Wide World of Sales Conference in Las Vegas. This annual meeting, put on by ICCFA, attracted hundreds of funeral sales, marketing and management professionals in a 3-day event […]

funeral trends

Liquor? Holograms? 5 Funeral Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

2016 is here. And with a new year comes a new wealth of new possibilities, change, and insight for the funeral profession. Whether you’re ready for them or not, there are a lot of new trends popping up in our profession. Check them out below and let us know which ones you think will prevail… […]

be consistent

Funeral Experts At ICCFA’s Wide World of Sales Won’t Stop Talking About This One Word

This week, funeralOne is in Las Vegas for ICCFA’s annual Wide World of Sales Conference. Over three days of “Sales Olympics,” the top marketing, sales and pre-need experts in the funeral profession are sharing their insights on what it takes to find success in the world of funeral sales. Here are some of the top […]

iccfa sales

Secrets to Success from the Top Sellers in the Funeral Profession (Live from ICCFA’s Sales Olympics)

This week, funeralOne is in Las Vegas for ICCFA’s annual Wide World of Sales Conference. Over three days of “Sales Olympics,” the top marketing, sales and pre-need experts in the funeral profession are sharing their insights on what it takes to find success in the world of funeral sales. Here are some of the top […]