Answering the Call To Leadership In The Deathcare Profession

Do you feel the call to be a leader in the death care industry, or within your business? Are you already a leader in this field of work? Believe it or not, the death care profession is full of leaders, and we are all being asked to step more and more into this leadership role […]

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 […]

Modern Funerals: 7 Tips On Personalization, Festivalization, & Meaningful Event Design

At funeralOne, we’re on a mission to transform what the world thinks of a funeral. As a profession, our ability to engage with today’s families is directly related to how well we can adjust to changes in customer needs. In order to do this, we must revamp the way funeral services have been held for […]

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 […]

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 […]