5 Ways Funeral Service Is Still Behind The Times

Even though we connect digitally in ways our predecessors couldn’t even have imagined, many of our funeral customs still date back centuries. Many of the traditional funeral approaches remain comforting today, yet others are more habit than help and can take away from our truly embracing the funeral ritual as an opportunity to celebrate a […]

7 Business Lessons From Our CEO You Should Steal

Success in the funeral business relies on working smarter and harder. To help you see things from a new vantage point, we asked funeralOne CEO Joe Joachim, to share lessons learned. An entrepreneur since the fourth grade, Joachim is the president and founder of funeralOne. Joe Joachim came to the profession after working — as […]

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 […]

7 FREE Online Classes Every Funeral Professional Should Take

Every January, people make New Year’s Resolutions to better their lives, their business and even themselves. But making the resolutions is the easy part. It’s actually creating an actionable plan of how you are going to achieve them that’s difficult — especially if it involves learning something new that you have never done before. Luckily, […]

6 Things We Learned In 2017 That Will Change Funerals Forever

As 2017 has officially come to a close, there’s no better exercise than to reflect on the past twelve months — skills acquired, discoveries made, lessons learned. What has made 2017 unique? What have we gained in the previous year that we can use to make the next year even better? In that spirit, funeral […]

Transform Your Funeral Business in 2018 With This Resource

Funeral professionals have a 365-day-a-year job. Taking a vacation is tough. And finding time to focus on productivity? That seems like a pipe dream. Thankfully, you’re not on your own. There are a number of tools out there that will not only help you keep your New Year’s resolutions to get better organized and uncover […]

The Funeral Profession’s Top 5 Biggest Challenges

This year at NFDA, we challenged everyone to be the change — starting with what THEY thought was their biggest challenge in funerals. Attendees were asked to drop their ball into the tube that represented their biggest challenge, and these were the results… Now that we’ve identified our biggest pain points, it’s time to stop […]

How Funeral Homes Can Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The statistics that surround breast cancer are startling: On average, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes Over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States […]

16 New Marketing Statistics That Could Make Or Break Your Funeral Business

Funeral directors tend to have a steep grudge against online marketing. But they’re not the only ones… any community-based business that thrives on face-to-face service and creating experiences is going to be hesitant about the importance of marketing themselves on the internet. After all, your families are your customers, and they live right down the […]

6 Classes That Every Funeral Director Should Major In This Year

We are officially one week into the back-to-school season. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “It’s been years since I had a first day of school!” But just because you may have stopped stocking up on September school supplies, or showing up for class with a fresh notebook ready to be filled, that doesn’t mean […]