10 Harsh Truths Needed For The Rebirth A Dying Funeral Industry

Whether you’ve already admitted it or not, the funeral industry is in need of a re-birth. It’s an inevitable and necessary step for us to remain relevant to client families. Actually, it’s a necessary step for funeral homes to remain in business altogether. So how do we spark  this rebirth? Well, the first step is […]

The Healing Power of Sympathy Gifts, Explained

I’ve never really imagined myself to be the type to give someone a “Sympathy Gift”. And it wasn’t until I found myself facing the death of a family member, where I got to witness the true gift of Sympathy. My uncle was never really one you’d expect to be the sensitive and romantic type.. He […]

Say Hello To The Millennial Funeral Director

They want $100K and a 10-hour work week.  They need to jump up the ladder, not climb it.  And heaven forbid you don’t let them work from home 7 days a week.  Who are we talking about? Millennials. A panel of experts discussing the topic of millennials in the funeral industry at the National Funeral […]

17 Baby Boomer Statistics That Will Change Your Funeral Marketing Forever

The Baby Boomers have been disrupting the funeral profession for years now, that’s no secret… With the most disposable income, accounting for nearly half of all retail sales, they are a force to be reckoned with. And many of them are looking to make sure their death is as beautiful as their life. That means […]

2020 Is Here, What Does That Mean For The Funeral Profession?

2019 was a big year for the funeral profession. And 2020? Well, so far, we think it might even be bigger! The future of funerals is well on its way, and 2019 helped us prepare for that. And the smartest people of our time always tell us that we can learn future lessons by remembering […]

9 Stress-Busting Survival Tips For Every Funeral Director This Holiday Season 

The Holidays are here, funeral director! For most people that entails lots of holiday parties, present shopping and some time off to spend with the family. You might be thinking, “what a luxury it must be!”  But don’t worry, with these 9 stress-busting survival tips for this holiday season, you might be able to squeeze […]

Why Gratitude Is Good For Your Funeral Business This Thanksgiving

The other day I read an article on Sheldon Yellen, CEO of the property-restoration company BELFOR Holdings, Inc., who writes a birthday card for every single one of his 9,200 employees.  Yep, you read write. Over 9,000 birthday cards a year! Hand written. And upon further digging, we found out that Yellen doesn’t just handwrite […]

5 Struggles Every Funeral Business Faces (And How To Address Them)

Running a funeral business comes with unique trials & tribulations.  While some of the challenges might seem niche, one thing is clear – everyone is experiencing them together.  At the NFDA Convention a few weeks ago, we asked attendees to vote for their biggest business challenge, and the results are crystal clear. So what are […]

7 Videos on Loss & Grief That Every Funeral Professional Should Watch

Grief and loss are two of our greatest teachers in life. As a funeral professional, you likely already know that. But it’s very rare that we really take the time to share the lessons in a way that synthesizes the new way we are being asked to face loss & grief as death care workers. […]

5 Tips For Integrating the Future of Funerals Into Your Funeral Business

I know you’ve heard it all before. The “old way” of doing business in the funeral profession is dying (pun intended). And in fact, the “new way” is already here. It’s happening. And it seems to be picking up momentum.  There are plenty of folks in the funeral profession reading this blog right now that […]