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 […]

These Questions Will Help You Design The Perfect Personalized Funerals

It’s no secret, it’s not always easy to get grieving family members or friends to talk about their loved ones. They are emotional. They are stressed. They just want to go home and hide under the covers pretending this hasn’t happened. Yet, by asking the right questions, you can discover more about a person’s hobbies, […]

Debunking 7 Myths About Funerals

Even though we’re in the funeral profession, I think we all can admit that not many people jump up and down excitedly at the thought of setting foot in a funeral home. In reality, what might seem like a somewhat strange profession is actually a deeply rewarding one, full of opportunities to make an important […]

The Most Important Things Families Compare When Shopping For Funeral Services

When shopping around for a service and comparing prices, consumers no longer enter a store as a first step. They go online. In fact, almost three-quarters (72%) of shoppers start their buying process on the internet, and 36% of people will spend at least a half hour on that digital research. But what is it […]

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 […]

9 Valentine’s Day DIYs That Honor The Ones We Love

For centuries, St. Valentine has been associated with love and romance. While he might not be the first person you think to partner with for a funeral home workshop or event, the many ideas people have to share their feelings on February 14th can also be adapted to help your families celebrate the life of […]

28 Productivity Tips To Get You Through The Month of February

After the excitement of January has worn off and it’s just another year, it can be difficult to keep up momentum. New Year’s Resolutions are all but abandoned, the fun of the holidays has expired and a lull tends to set in. All that combined with colder winter temperatures and the fact that it’s dark […]

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 […]