8 Necessary & Non-Negotiable Shifts Happening Right Now In The Funeral Profession

It’s amazing how many people actually want to talk about death these days. Well, at least in the media.  Funeral innovation, death technology, and death cafes, and the death positive movement have been hot topics in the press this year. Just do a Google search for any of those terms and see for yourself.  These […]

The Secret to Purpose-Filled Selling: Winning In Sales by Celebrating Life

What is the most common objection that you hear when advising families during a planning session? Maybe you have heard some of these: “The church is going*     to handle everything.” “I’m not going to have a funeral because I don’t want my kids to be sad.” “Just cremate me.” “My dad did not want a […]

A Quiz For Funeral Pros: How Well Do You Know Today’s Client Families?

If you haven’t seen with your own eyes, funeral pro… the families of today are changing. And as we move forward into these changes together, it’s important to see where you stand. Do you need to refresh yourself with what families are asking for on a nation-wide level?  Or are you completely up-to-date, and even […]

Key Steps to Maximizing Your Firm’s Value — Now and In The Future

As a funeral home owner, your main focus is the families you serve. But at some point, you need to care for the business side of things, too. Like, what’s your plan for adding value to your business for the next 5, 10 or 20 years? Or even after you retire? (Gasp!) Paying attention to […]

5 Thought-Provoking Research Highlights on the Future of Funerals

Everyone is talking about the future of funerals. And whether or not we like it, it’s here. Things are changing, and they have been for over a decade. Families are looking for more options. And their needs are – for better or worse – shaping our future. So what’s changing this year? What trends are […]

5 Science-Backed & Sanity Saving Tips for a Stressed Funeral Director

Are you a funeral profession just peeking your head out of the cave for the first time since before the holiday season? Chances are, you likely just stepped out of an incredibly busy, high stress time. In fact, we already know from science that there are 10% more deaths happening around the holidays than any […]

7 Easy Ways to Increase Family Satisfaction At Your Funeral Home

Family satisfaction is at the heart of any successful funeral home. Happy customers = a thriving funeral business. It’s a really simple idea, and yet it can be easy to overlook the details of family satisfaction. When things get busy, things can easily go into auto pilot in the family satisfaction department. As easy it […]

7 Industry Leaders Predict the Future of Funerals

  Everytime the f1 team hits any industry conference or event, we ask leaders we run into the same question: Where do you see the future of funerals going in the next five to 10 years? Why do we ask this? Because we all know that we’re in the middle of a wave of change. […]

30+ Tools That Make Funeral Director’s Jobs Way Easier

As a funeral director, there’s one word your friends and family probably hear more than anything else – BUSY. Yes, dear funeral director, busy is probably an understatement for you. So what if we offered you some tools to make your jobs EASIER? Yes, easier! This is our ultimate curated collection of our favorite funeral […]

What Would Funeral Service Look Like If We Weren’t Afraid?

“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid to fail?” This is the most powerful question I’ve ever asked myself on my journey of life thus far. The answers almost always bring me to a heart-thumping, breath-shortening, anxious state. But, let’s be honest, how often do we ask ourselves what we’d do if we weren’t […]