Boost Future Success through Smarter Financial Management: NFDA to Host Second Annual Business Conference
With many years of experience providing compassionate service to families under their belt, funeral home owners and managers have confidence in their ability to care for the bereaved. However, managing their funeral home’s finances with expertise can be a challenge. Created especially for small to mid-size funeral home businesses, the second annual National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Business Conference will arm managers with innovative solutions and essential business knowledge and tools to ensure growth, profitability and financial strength.
FrontRunner Professional in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has won an honorable mention in the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association’s 2015 Keeping It Personal (KIP) Awards, recognizing the best in personalization in the cemetery, funeral service and cremation profession.
In this episode we throw potatoes, talk about old stodgy funeral directors and using social media for Preneed marketing.
For about 18 months, lobbyists have passed through the state Capitol and interest groups have paid their financial respects to campaign accounts in an effort to influence votes on two bills. The bills — ushered through the Legislature by Republican Sen. Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson, who owns a Bucks County funeral home — have nothing to do with education or taxes. They have to do with another constant in everyone’s life: death.
People go to great lengths to keep their deceased loved ones safe and secure. There are locked mausoleums, indoor burials, and stone walls with thick gates that only caretakers can access. And then there are the people who dump several tons of concrete into the grave and call it secure. Here are 10 graves that are remarkably secure. Alternatively, here are 10 zombies that we’ll never have to worry about.
An individual’s life story – memories made, principles and lessons learned – is a gift that should be shared with family and friends. The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) has launched Have the Talk of a Lifetime, an awareness and education initiative to help families have important conversations during which they can have discussions about the things that matter most and how a person’s life story can be remembered and honored in a meaningful way.
Ask Kid Social Episode #7 – Overnight Growth, What Content You Should Be Creating and The Value of Video Blogging
On this episode I answer questions about: 1. Is video blogging for a funeral home or funeral directors valuable and how to share video content 2. Companies that promise overnight social growth
When a cemetery worker found a mysterious quarter on top of a headstone, he decided to do some investigating. As a proud employee at the National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan, Dave Malenfant decided to share his emotional discovery on Facebook. One of Malenfant’s responsibilities at the cemetery for fallen soldiers is the “Cleaning of the Stones.”
At a time when most of the death care industry is talking about less, MKJ offers a seminar on MORE. Contrary to what many believe, the funeral business has never offered greater opportunity; it may not be business as usual, but there are proven opportunities for growing every aspect of your business. WHY? Because most of your competitors are satisfied watching their businesses decline year after year. They don’t want to do what’s necessary to grow their business.
On this episode we talk with a funeral director who is shattering the mold when it comes to brand building. We determine who is the mob boss and who is the drug dealer in our dynamic duo and we tell you how you could be the lucky winner of a bag of Death Wish Coffee.