3 Times Social Memorials Took Healing To The Next Level

Our world is more connected today than we’ve ever been before, thanks to the internet and social media. In fact, there seems to be a social media app for just about everything these days that helps instantly connect us with friends and family all over the world. While just 15 years ago it may have […]

3 Things That Should Drive Your Funeral Home (& Everything You Do)

This month, the funeralOne team was in New Orleans for ICCFA 2016! Throughout the 4 days of this exciting funeral conference, some of the most innovative people in our profession gathered together to share their views on the future of funerals. Unable to make it to ICCFA 2016? You’re in luck – we’re sharing some […]

4 Creative Ways To Take The Funeral Outside The Funeral Home

The funeral service profession is a long-standing one, replete with tradition and cultural customs—but that doesn’t mean every service your funeral home offers to the families in your community has to be the same. In fact, people are saying more and more that they hope their own funeral services and those honoring their loved ones […]

Survey: Families Share Why They Choose Cremation Over Traditional Funerals

Cremation has always been the ugly duckling of the funeral profession… at least to funeral professionals. Sure, we offer the option to our families, and we happily walk them through any and all questions they may have about the process. But, at the same time, many of us still secretly curse under our breath every […]

The Most Important Part Of A Funeral Service, According To 9 Funeral Pros

Why do we have funerals? Whether you’re hosting a traditional service or a memorial celebration, there is some debate as to who these end-of-life events are actually for. Are they for the loved one who has passed – a glowing, celebratory tribute to the beautiful life that they lived? Or are funerals for the living […]

5 Ways to Develop a Good (Or Even GREAT) Relationship with Local Hospices

No one really likes awkward relationships, do they? But complicated professional relationships don’t have to remain, well… complicated. By moving beyond the confines of your comfort zone (which can be hard, I know) and learning to connect on a new level, any two parties can change their thinking, come together and form an alliance. This […]

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6 Resolutions That Will Bring Your Funeral Home Success In 2016

A new year brings a new opportunity for innovation and improvement. As 2015 winds down and you look ahead to strategies and plans for 2016, ask yourself what resolutions and goals you hope to accomplish in your professional life next year. It can be easy to fall into a routine, sticking with the business strategies and practices that […]

7 Fail-Proof Ways to Turn One-Time Families Into Lifetime Customers

The funeral profession is a lot like other businesses when it comes to customer service… you want to focus on helping families get the experience they want out of your services, and you ultimately want to make their lives easier. But, unlike other customer-focused professions, funeral directors have an opportunity much bigger than the potential […]

Show Families You’re Thinking of Them This Holiday Season With These 5 Remembrance Ideas

The winter holidays are a magical time of year. Families and friends gather to celebrate with each other and ring in the new year. It’s a time for joy, hope and remembrance. When we see our children’s eyes light up on Christmas morning or we gather with friends on December 31st to reflect on the […]

6 Steps to Avoid Advertising Mistakes in Your Funeral Home Marketing

Gone are the days of families relying on newspapers, Yellow Pages ads and commercials to find the services they want to utilize. Today, people are online. They don’t watch TV, they stream Netflix. They don’t read the newspaper, they skim digital headlines. They don’t have a phonebook, they look businesses up on Google. If you […]