What If Women Ran The Funeral Profession? 10 Predictions Made

Through the early Victorian era, caring for the dead was very much a role set aside for women… especially in the United States. Back then, death was something that took place in the home. Preparing a body for a burial was a matter the family took into their own hands. As many of you know, […]

Some Of The Most Radical (And Exciting) Disposition Methods In 2020

Traditional burial, or cremation? In 2020, that is not the question. In the modern day realm of funerals, we think in the near future,  families will prefer neither.  There are growing concerns around the environmental impact of cremation, and countries around the world running out of land to bury their dead.  With that, many entrepreneurs […]

Caitlin Doughty Takes Us On A Journey Into Death Trends Around The World

  What would it look like to completely re-imagine the way we store our beloved departed? Instead of reinventing the wheel, Caitilin Doughty, founder of The Order Of The Good Death and the catalyst of the death positive movement phenomenon, suggests we take a look at how other countries around the world are already doing […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Your Client Families Expect From You in 2020

We all like to think that we provide high quality, unique services for our families.  But is that what someone will really experience when they walk in your door? Georganne Bender and Rich Kizer are cultural anthropologists that specialize in consumer interests. One of the many aspects of their business has been blind shopping at […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of NFDA 2019

Our favorite time of the year has arrived… NFDA! NFDA is almost always a very exciting and inspiring time personally and professionally. With dozens of workshops, new friends, new professional connections, and not to mention tons of free swag, how can you go wrong?!  The funeralOne team has been attending NFDA for over a decade […]

8 Ideas To Borrow From The Phenomenon of the “Death Cafe” At Your Funeral Home

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!  That’s the idea behind Death Cafe, a safe space for people to gather, talk about death and find community with a side of cake. You can get a better idea of their mission in this video celebrating their recent 8th birthday: As the death positive movement […]