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 […]

How to Host Non-Creepy, Effective In-Person Gatherings At Your Funeral Home

Hosting events at your funeral home is a great way to build community and create a welcoming environment at your business. Yet, unfortunately, thanks to the nature of the business, people tend to feel creeped out by a funeral home event… Unless it’s done right. When done right, in person events can serve as a […]

Follow the Money: Investment Trends in the Deathcare Industry

  Adapting to the changes of the funeral profession isn’t easy — And that’s why it’s a topic we write about all the time.  With changing consumer needs focused more on convenience and less on tradition, it’s almost as if the funeral profession needs to be turned on its head all together. So how do […]

8 Inspiring Videos On The Conversations That Are Transforming The Way We Do Funerals

  Everyone has a story to tell. The conversations we have determine the direction we’re heading. And these professionals prove that the funeral profession is heading straight into transformation with some of the most inspiring conversations we’ve ever had as an industry, right here in this blog! Check out these 8 videos that will show […]