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NFDA Business Conference: Secure Your Firm’s Financial Future

December 13, 2018

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NFDA Business Conference: Secure Your Firm’s Financial Future

Brookfield, Wis. – Balance sheets and cash flow and EBIDTA, oh my! Navigating a funeral home’s finances can be a challenge, but the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) will arm owners and managers with innovative solutions and essential business knowledge and tools to ensure their firm’s growth, profitability and financial strength during the 2019 Business Conference.

During this highly interactive conference, taking place February 24-26 at the Tradewinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla., attendees will learn from top national authorities who will help them make sense of their funeral home’s financial picture. They will also discover how to interpret and analyze financial statements; manage cash flow and expenses; consider acquisitions; learn key exit planning strategies to enjoy a fulfilling retirement; and so much more.

Participants will also engage with experts and their peers in breakout discussions and roundtable sessions, during which they will be able to apply what they learn to their own business.

The NFDA Business Conference will be led by an all-star line-up of highly knowledgeable, successful and engaging business management and financial authorities: Will Bischoff, vice president of strategic markets, Homesteaders Life Company; Robert L. Buhrig Jr., CFSP, CPC, owner and operator, Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, Mechanicsburg, Penn.; William McQueen, CPA, JD, LLM, partner, Legacy Protection Lawyers; and Steve Shaffer, CEO and president, Homesteaders Life Company.

Funeral professionals can save $50 when they register for the 2019 Business Conference by January 18, 2019.

NFDA Business Conference Registration Fees

Includes expert presentations, CE, handouts, meals (continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments) and the Welcome Reception.

Registration closes February 14, 2019

On or before January 18, 2019 After January 18, 2019
NFDA Member Licensed Funeral Director  $495 $545
Nonmember Licensed Funeral Director $645 $695
Nonmember Non-funeral Director $495 $545
Second Registrant from Same Organization $470 $520

Boasting 20 resort acres, the Tradewinds Island Resort offers a variety of adventures, along with plenty of ways to relax in the sand. The resort features beach and water activities, sports and fitness opportunities, a premier spa and plenty of delectable restaurant options to meet your wants and needs. NFDA has secured a limited number of rooms at the Tradewinds Island Resort for the discounted rate of $194 plus tax (single/double) for Business Conference attendees. The deadline to book a room is January 18, 2019.

Complete details about the NFDA Business Conference, including the event schedule, speaker biographies, and information about how to register and make hotel reservations, is available on the NFDA website,

Business Conference attendees who want to enjoy a few extra days of Florida sunshine can join their colleagues for the 2019 NFDA Cremation Conference, February 22-24 at the Tradewinds Island Resort. NFDA has gathered an impressive line-up of cremation authorities who will impart the tools and knowledge funeral professionals need to provide exemplary service and increase the value – and profit – of their cremation business. More information about the Cremation Conference can be found on the NFDA website,

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit