Thinking about bringing your children into your family or small business? Beware! This can be either a blessing or a curse depending on how you do it. Experience shows there are right ways to introduce your offspring into your business and, most decidedly, wrong ways.
Just as we wisely stopped using poisonous arsenic to embalm in the decades after the Civil War, so too we should seek alternatives (in both funeral practice and products) to formaldehyde-reliant end-of-life rituals.
The partnership between Corporation des thanatologues du Québec (CTQ), Funeral Services Association of Canada (FSAC), and Cremation Association of North America (CANA) looks to be a smashing success when French-language crematory operations training kicks off in Montreal on May 30.
In light of the current legislative controversy in the state of North Carolina, the City of Charlotte contacted the ICCFA with an offer to reschedule the ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo from 2017 to 2019.
This article is going to be different from the typical posts you will find here. I’m not going to discuss how to attract baby boomers, create a more meaningful funeral, why you should serve cucumber water at visitations, create memorial videos reminiscent of the Harry Potter series, or the trials and tribulations of the funeral director lifestyle. In my opinion, we talk way too much about that stuff, ignoring the very foundation of funeral homes; the business of doing business.
NFDA Convention Offers Unparalleled Education Sessions Tackling Key Customer Service and Business Issues
The education funeral professionals need to build profitable and thriving businesses that compassionately serve the bereaved can only be found at the 2016 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo.
Over seventy funeral professionals from Illinois, Indiana and Iowa attended a recent day-long Continuing Education event at the Wilbert Funeral Services Training Center in Broadview, Illinois.
Photographing a funeral might be considered unorthodox, but some families are opting to hire a photographer to capture their loved one’s funeral. While it may not seem culturally normative today, it should not be considered taboo.
Perfect Memorials Begins Manufacturing Ceramic Photo Plaques with the Shortest Lead Time in the Industry and a Lifetime Warranty
Perfect Memorials announces they’ve started manufacturing Ceramic Photo Plaques that are available at aggressive introductory pricing throughout the summer.
Learning about innovation at a convention for funeral directors.
Past the casket decorated like a blackjack table, beyond the latest-model hearses, I finally found the Creole Chicken and bread pudding.
The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association convention in New Orleans is a surreal mix of the profound, the macabre and the delicious.