Selling a business, that has likely been in the family for multiple generations, is not always just a financial decision. As an owner, you know that you have memories and emotions that are tying you to the business and so the decision to sell really has many layers of thoughts to consider.
We don’t do financial or money related posts very often but we found this article shareable. This will provide insight into the financial implications of this merger.
This week they chose the story of a funeral director and his story that casts all of us in a pretty good light. Odd for this to be featured on the usually contentious NPR but it’s uplifting and sometimes we need a good story.
The following post will be my attempt to destroy your dreams of becoming a funeral director. If you can make it to the end of this incredibly pessimistic post and your dreams are still intact, then maybe – just maybe – this “profession” is right for you.
To help you make sure you’re not offering less-than-satisfactory customer service at your funeral home, let’s look at 11 things you should never, EVER say to any past, potential or future family again:
A memorial service, unlike a funeral, is notable for the absence of the dead.
80% of funeral home owners say that the majority of new business comes from referrals of past client families. If you keep that in mind I know you will be able to easily see how this information applies to your funeral home.
Life is short, in fact, the average life span is only 28,835 days long. This video details the time we have and what we spend it doing from day 1 to day 28,835. What will you do with the time you have?
FAMIC (Funeral and Memorial Information Council) has created and made available to funeral homes across the country the ‘Have A Talk Of A Lifetime’ program material.
The NewBridge Group has quietly been expanding its presence in the funeral industry as it provides succession planning and valuation services to funeral home owners.