Why Everyday Should Be Mother’s Day at Your Funeral Home

Mother’s Day prompts us to think about the women in our lives who are constantly taking care of others and balancing work, family and life in general. As you think about how you are going to honor the special women in your life on Mother’s Day, take a moment to consider the women who play […]

7 Ways to Lose the Trust of Your Families

  Do me a favor Google the term “funeral frauds.” More than likely, your search results page will be full of negative titles like: Unfortunately, there are plenty of funeral home frauds that give funeral service a bad name. And it’s really not fair for the rest of us – who put our families even […]

5 Funeral Service Trends You Should Ignore

  Too often we enjoy telling people what they should do with their businesses. “Chirping from the cheap seats,” as I like to call it. Instead of looking at trends to embrace, I thought I would go in another direction and talk about 5 trends in funeral service that you should look the other way […]

10 Action Statements that Will Make You Remarkably Successful in 2013

  Over the past 10 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a lot of remarkably successful funeral directors and funeral home owners and how they’ve achieved success. While there’s no magic formula to success, but if you focus on committing to one (or better yet, all) of these easy, actionable statements, I can promise […]

Is Your Funeral Home In Danger of Becoming Irrelevant?

  Are you in danger of becoming irrelevant?  Sometimes it’s easy to fall down that slippery slope.  Countless funeral organizations have achieved this dubious distinction. Here are the warning signs of becoming irrelevant: Facilities are outdated and tired looking Staff are disengaged, marking time and unmotivated More time is spent whining than doing Making the […]

A Lesson on Remembrance: Are We Authentically Celebrating the Life Lived?

  Recently, in my cyberspace travels I came across the following status update which I found very interesting:   This issue of lionizing or canonizing the person who died is a very important issue facing funeral service. Our desire to provide a positive life picture of the deceased through restoration techniques and the extensive use […]

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Funeral Business

Whether you are just getting the hang of social networking or have already dipped your toes in the water, there is always room for improving your online profiles to boost your funeral business. If you haven’t created a LinkedIn profile already, it is time to jump on the bandwagon. Though some may feel that LinkedIn […]

How to Explore the Creative Side of your Funeral Business

  Do you consider yourself or your funeral business to be creative? Lots of people say they’re not – yet, as human beings, we are all creative thinkers, and problem solvers. After all, a big part of crafting a one-of-a-kind funeral service or online memorial is being creative. I’ve put together some fun resources and […]

A Funeral Director’s “To-Don’t” List

  Most organized people have a To-Do List, but how many of us actually finish those? According to Peter Bregman, hardly any of us do. This is a huge relief to me because now I can let go of all the guilt that has accumulated with each unfinished To-Do list that I own! One key […]