Why The Next 10 Years Of Funerals Will Blow Away The Last 10

The funeral profession has gone through a lot of changes over the last 10 years. Between the rising trend of cremation, the importance of online funeral products like websites and social media pages, and even the shift in the needs of today’s families, it’s hard to believe that the next 10 years could shake up […]

9 Funeral Directors Share What They Wish They Knew Before Entering The Profession

Unless you grew up in the family business of funerals, you probably didn’t hear a whole lot about the funeral profession while growing up. Death is just something that people don’t talk about… whether it’s because they find it creepy, they feel uncomfortable about “the unknown” that accompanies death, or maybe because they were never […]

How Funerals Professionals Can Go From The Underdog To The Hero

Recently I’ve read several articles, seen countless videos and overheard numerous conversations questioning the value of the services provided by the funeral industry and the integrity of its professionals. Due to the emotional and taboo nature of our business, little is known about what it is that we actually do, why we do it, and […]

These 5 Statistics Are The Secret To Keeping Your Funeral Home Alive

The funeral profession has changed a lot in the last 10-20 years… statistics show it, and funeral professionals have experienced it first-hand. Families now learn about funeral services on the internet rather than inside a funeral home, the way funeral homes need to market their value has changed in virtually every way, and this year […]

The Dummies’ Guide To Embracing Funeral Trends (& Finding Success)

Green funerals, out-of-this-world ash scattering ceremonies, celebratory events that resemble weddings more than funerals… it’s easy to see that the shape of funerals is changing into something completely different than anything we’ve known before. In fact, there are few words that we hear more in the funeral professional than “change.” The promise (or to some, […]

Live from ICCFA: How Cremation Can Actually Bring You Success

This week, the funeralOne team is 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. (Including our own CEO, Joe Joachim – stay tuned for our recap of his […]

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 […]

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… […]

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 […]

Guest Post: How To Deliver A Christmas Memorial Service That Families Will Remember

For those who have lost family or friends during the past year, Christmas will be a time of reflection and remembrance.  For those of us who have supported our families and friends during their grief and sadness, it will be a time to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit. Christmas in Australia falls during […]