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 […]

7 Funeral Industry Thought Leaders You Should Be Following On Social Media

Every industry has a few thought leaders that are worth following on social media, and the funeral profession is no different! We’ve gathered some of the most epic Funeralpreneurs around the globe, but this time we want to give you some inspiration for your social feed! With that being said, here are our top 7 […]

5 Mistakes Every Funeral Director Makes (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Let me start by saying this: I’m not a funeral director. Yet, after working in the funeral profession for the last 15+ years, I’ve made a lot of friends with funeral directors, funeral home owners, cemetery owners, grief counselors… you name it. And as someone who is very familiar with the emotional weight it takes […]

3 Fresh Ideas For Connecting With Your Community At Your Funeral Home

Did you know that community outreach could be the most important component of your funeral home’s marketing plan? It’s true. According to the 2018 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Consumer Awareness and Preferences Survey, when planning a funeral, only 8.3% of consumers call more than one funeral home! Further, 23.2% called one funeral home and […]

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How a 27-Year-Old Is Re-Defining The Grief Process With Her Cremation Diamond Start-Up

    What’s the difference between a business fueled by profit margins, and a business fueled by heart? The answer? Eterneva, a cremation diamond business founded by young-and-refreshing entrepreneurs, Adelle Archer and Garrett Ozar. Eterneva is on a mission to radically redefine the way we memorialize our loved ones. How do they do it? I […]

How One Fed Up Funeral Director Created a Thriving & Modern Funeral Business

  As 2019 fast approaches, so too does the new paradigm of funeral service. We had the chance to sit down with Louise Winter, the owner of Poetic Endings, recently to find out where she thought the funeral profession was headed… and what’s wrong with the current state of affairs. Louise shared her open and […]

How Having “The Talk of a Lifetime” is Taking Funeral Planning to the Next Level

For the founders of The Talk of a Lifetime (TTL), it was becoming more and more evident that people were just not that into funerals anymore. The TTL council wanted to tap into this growing demographic  – the “I don’t want anyone to make a fuss when I die” group of people, who obviously could […]

Why Failure Is The Most Important Tool In Your Funeral Biz (With Real Life Examples)

In the early days of funeralOne, when I was just an excited kid with a lot of passion, I was always failing. And guess what? If it wasn’t’ for the failures of my early days… I would not be here today, writing this blog. We wouldn’t be serving 10,000 amazing clients around the world, everyday. […]

8 Videos That Inspire A New Attitude on Grief, Death & Dying

Whether we like to think about it or not, our own mortality is a very real thing. As funeral professionals, we help people face loss. But what about facing the process of death, and everything else in between? These 8 videos are some of the most inspiring we’ve found on the web to help tackle […]

How John McQueen Turned Funerals Into A Lifelong Passion (And Success)

Earlier this month, the funeralOne team was down in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) conference! Not only is ICCFA one of our favorite events of the year because we get to meet with amazing funeral professionals from all over the world, but it also brings together some of […]