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Selling Funeral Services and Products To Women: 5 Tips

Posted by Mary Rogers on 1/15/2018 to Business Inspiration & News
Selling Funeral Services and Products To Women: 5 Tips
Women are gatherers. 
When making a major purchase or important decision they gather information- a lot of information. From furniture to funeral services, they require more information and time to consider choices than men before making a decision. Whether purchasing pre-planned funeral services or making arrangements for a deceased loved one, you will find that women require more time to gather

Don't end the year with an Energy Crisis

Posted by Mary Rogers on 12/18/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
Don't end the year with an Energy Crisis
Food is fuel. Fill your tank with premium gas. Funeral directors and staff need all the energy they can find.

Team Retreats that Funeral Homes Can Do

Posted by Marcy Lindberg on 6/27/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
Team Retreats that Funeral Homes Can Do
Given the 24/7 nature of the funeral home business, it can be hard to hold staff meetings in general -- but especially difficult to hold team-building events and retreats. Four ideas are offered for how to make team retreats possible given the scheduling of funeral home staff.

3 Steps to Green Up Your Funeral Home this Spring

Posted by Lisa Brookfield on 4/11/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
As trees and flowers bud out, spring is the perfect time for your funeral home to 'go green.' Green business practices can draw eco-minded clients, save you money, and help protect and preserve the environment. What's not to like? Here are 3 tips on how to help your Funeral Home embark on green efficiencies.

Tools for Creating Memorial Videos

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 2/24/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
Are your families asking about memorial videos? Providing this service to families isn't as complicated as it may sound either by partnering with memorial video service providers or even creating them in-house. With today's technology, making videos is easier than ever. Here are top tips on how your funeral home can offer this trending service option.

Making it Personal with Engraving

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 1/30/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
This past September, we shared our article on "Top Engraveable Messages" for cremation urns. We also recently shared a post regarding "3 Things to Talk to About When Helping Families." When funeral directors consider both issues, the outcome can be powerful memorials to a loved one. This month, we'd like to dig a little deeper on personalizations and formats.

3 Things to Talk About When Helping Families

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 1/27/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
Listening to the families you serve -- just listening -- is surely one of the most important tasks of a funeral director. When a family member shares stories with a funeral director, he or she is giving testimony to a life important to them and processing the acute loss. By listening, you show respect and validate their feelings. Here are three things to help you engage in a meaningful conversation.

2 Digital Tools to Keep Your Funeral Home Organized

Posted by Jennifer Cummins on 1/3/2017 to Business Inspiration & News
2 Digital Tools to Keep Your Funeral Home Organized
There are many available tools to help you get organized. Some people go for the original pen and paper for their 'To-Do' list. Others opt for the modern digital tools like Evernote or a simple "Notes" app. With technology evolving as quickly as it does, digital tools are becoming more and more advanced and user-friendly.
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