As the value of your data, visitor traffic, and online profits continue to rise, so too are the number of technology and casket companies looking for ways to get at it. Unfortunately, many may be turning to the use of deceptive business practices of coercion and tied-selling to try and force unsuspecting funeral homes hands.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has announced the program schedule and lineup for the 2015 Wide World of Sales Conference that will be held January 14-16, 2015, at Bally’s/Paris Resorts & Casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada.
My observations are from actual experiences/research including my tenure as a sales representative for a funeral products company, a funeral home owner/partner and a funeral industry entrepreneur. There is quite a large amount to share, so this blog will have several segments over the next few weeks.
Canadian startup, Qeepr (https://www.qeepr.com/), has launched a new web API, allowing Funeral Homes and Cemeteries to connect their websites with their Social Memorialization Platform.
FrontRunner announced today it is releasing its new Human Resources and Employee Performance Management feature with its Pulse Business System at NFDA.
A man is suing the TSA after he says he opened his suitcase to find his mother’s ashes dumped out.
You can watch the report from CNN here: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/10/05/dnt-tsa-dumps-ashes.wjw.html
Have any of your client families had problems transporting cremated remains through TSA?
Alan Creedy and Bill McQueen have announced they have aligned to form Succession Planning Associates. This joint venture leverages their distinctive professional skills and exhaustive deathcare knowledge to discover, develop and deliver an actionable plan to transfer successfully a firm’s business to family members, key employees or third parties.
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Physicians Mutual, a national leader in individual health, life and retirement insurance products, announced recently that Melissa Crawford, senior vice president of markets, products and technology, was selected as one of this year’s Women in Insurance Leadership award winners by Insurance Networking News. Crawford is one of 10 women selected for the honor, which will be awarded at the 7th annual Women in Insurance Leadership Forum to be held October 20 in Chicago.