If you aren’t spying on your competition, you’re missing out on one of the easiest and cheapest methods of competitive research. Check out what your competition is doing. Ask yourself who they’re targeting, and whether or not it seems to be working. Collect your answers; now do it better.
Dying used to happen inside the home, with the family acting as caregiver, the home acting as the place of death. Now, it happens in a private room in a hospital or nursing home. With death removed from our common experience, it’s unfamiliar and unknown.
Question: There is a new competitor in my area that is starting to get some traction with calls. I have tried some advertising with limited success; however I want to develop relationships with other professionals in my community. Our firm has been serving for over fifty five years and I’m starting to become concerned that I could lose ground for all of the hard work by my family. Do you have any suggestions on business community outreach?
Revenues increased 4.0% year over year to $129.2 million. Funeral revenue inched up 0.1% to $68.9 million and Cemetery revenue increased 8.6% to $60.4 million.
Batesville Reports the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Class Certification in Funeral Industry Antitrust Litigation
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the denial of class certification in the previously disclosed lawsuit filed by the Funeral Consumers Alliance, Inc. (FCA) and a number of individual consumer casket purchasers against Batesville and our former parent company, Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., now Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (Hill-Rom), and three national funeral home businesses (the FCA Action).
The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey A. Shapiro as Interim President. After his education at Rutgers University (B.A., economics) and the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania (MGA, public finance), Mr. Shapiro first worked with the City of Philadelphia before embarking on assignments as a city manager in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities.
In this informational video below, Al Creedy and funeralOne CEO, Joe Joachim, discuss why social media is extremely valuable to the funeral profession.
The way new product is created and introduced into the funeral profession is about to change forever. ConnectingDirectors.com creator and Owner Ryan Thogmartin is preparing to soon launch SoFund.us, the world’s first crowdfunding platform dedicated to the funeral profession.
According to a US ornithologist, scrub jays take part in a bizarre ritual in which it appears that the hold a funeral for their dead. Teresa Iglesias and her colleagues at the University of California, Davis, have found that when western scrub jays encounter a dead bird they adopt different behavior patterns and take part in a unique ritual.
The DFI said it joined the Department of Justice in requesting the program be placed in receivership because the fund “may be at least $21 million short, perhaps more.”