6 Strategies to Keep Families Coming Back After the Funeral Service for Generations

What’s better than serving a family during their time of need? To us, that answer is simple: serving a family for a lifetime. That means retaining them over months, years and decades. But how can your funeral home continue to serve families for generations, especially in the age of choices, and low customer loyalty? Here […]

How to Make Death & Dying An Inspiring Conversation [Not a Dreadful One]

Do you sense it? A subtle shift. A change of pace. It’s happening – the conversations people are having about death, dying and planning ahead are changing. Even the category “Death & Dying” on the TedX website is growing each year. It’s pretty clear now that the world is ready to change the way we […]

These 7 Funeral Bizs are Creating the Future of Funerals [Part 1]

What drives innovation? For us, when we launched funeralOne into the world, our vision was creating the future of funerals. It’s been the vision that has driven us to where we are, almost two decades after our first days. We love seeing businesses blazing the trail for our collective funeral profession to step up in […]

15 Questions Every Funeral Director Should Ask When You’re Overwhelmed

I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened. —Mark Twain Ahhhhh, the feeling of overwhelm. A feeling I imagine you’ve felt before if you’re a funeral professional. If it’s here, allow it to take its shoes off. Welcome it in. Maybe you’re used to this feeling, or maybe […]

7 Easy Ways to Reignite Your Passion as a Funeral Director

I recently read a statistic that more than half of Americans feel disengaged in their jobs! This made me sad for that half of our population, and I wondered if it’s the same in the funeral profession. I know long hours and very little work life balance can be tough on the psyche, and can […]

8 Things You Should STOP Saying to Grieving Families (And What To Say Instead)

Gone are the days where client families automatically call up your funeral home to purchase a $8,000 casket because that’s the way they’ve always done it. Nope. The client families of today want guidance, support and options. They want to talk to you about how you can help them, and not in the same way […]

My WORST Experience At a Funeral Home (And What Funeral Directors Can Learn From It)

No one realizes how hard it is to plan a funeral. Especially when it’s  someone you saw just yesterday. Someone of your blood. Someone you truly love. The messiness of the loss alone was already enough to fill my entire body with stress, weighing me down like a ton of bricks. But little did I […]

6 Extremely Unique Aspects of Your Personality that Make You an Amazing Funeral Director

Have you ever told someone what line of work you are in and received a response something like this “wow, it truly takes a special person to do that”?  I think that we can all agree that this has happened at least once or twice in our careers.  Have you ever walked away from this […]

The REAL Value of Funerals That We Fail To Communicate

Humans have an inherent desire to celebrate a life lived and share their loved one’s story with one another. Yet, the “no service” mentality is taking hold in funeral planning. By abandoning the ritual and tradition of family and friends gathering to share memories and help each other grieve, they are ignoring the real value […]

What The World Would Be Like If Funeral Pros Didn’t Exist

For the last couple of years, the way that people look at and host events has completely turned on its head. Not too long ago, when it came to throwing a birthday party or planning a wedding, people were all about doing it bigger and better than anyone else. Who can I contact to help […]