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Cash is King. . . .make sure that you turn your services into cash

By Funeral Director Daily / April 9, 2024 /

    Last week Funeral Director Daily published this article titled “Know your customer — How’s their credit”.  That article delved into the American consumer credit profiles and why, before extending credit, you needed to know the consumer you are dealing with. . . and how difficult that is in today’s market.   The article…

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Titan Casket is bringing preneed merchandise “Direct to the Consumer”

By Funeral Director Daily / April 8, 2024 /

  The people behind Titan Casket are not afraid of doing things outside the ordinary as compared to how the funeral industry has done things for the past 125 years.  I’m guessing that in 1906 when John Hillenbrand purchased the Batesville Coffin Company and changed the name to Batesville Casket Company his customers were the…

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Casket companies introduce new “environmentally friendly” models prior to ICCFA

By Funeral Director Daily / April 5, 2024 /

    As I routinely check my inbox it has became apparent that the suppliers to the cremation industry have moved to a belief that “environmentally friendly” or “natural” products will be an ever-increasing choice of American consumers.  In the last week I’ve received press releases from casket companies introducing new product offerings that are…

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Training for Success: Becoming a CANA Certified Cremation Specialist

By Funeral Director Daily / April 4, 2024 /

    Our friends at the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recently announced that registration is now open for the 2024 educational classes for their “Certified Cremation Specialist” designation.   According to CANA, “What sets a CANA-Certified Cremation Specialist apart is the training they receive to ensure everyone is treated with the same level…

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Will a “Celebrant on Staff” make a difference to consumer choice

By Funeral Director Daily / April 4, 2024 /

    I received an unsolicited e-mail the other day about taking a course that would lead me to become a “Certified Funeral Celebrant”.  I’m not interested in that but, more and more, I see greater numbers of the consumer public shedding the idea of using formal clergy in the memorialization of their loved ones.…

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Acquisition and divestment. . . don’t miss this upcoming webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / April 3, 2024 /

  The teaser for this webinar states, “Fifty percent of funeral businesses are expected to change hands as the next generation leaves the business”.     A webinar conducted by Johnson Consulting Group’s President and CEO Jake Johnson will take center stage tomorrow, April 4, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm Eastern Time. (2 pm to 3:30…

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Know your customer — How’s their credit?

By Funeral Director Daily / April 3, 2024 /

    The American economy keeps spending, yet we hear that families are getting squeezed by the combination of high prices and high interest rates.  We also hear that high interest rates don’t seem to be stopping the consumer which in turn would put a turn-down on the economy making a reason for lowering interest…

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Might the Baltimore Bridge collapse cause a “funeral tax” in Maryland?

By Funeral Director Daily / April 2, 2024 /

      A week ago today I woke up to the news of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore Harbor.  It wasn’t so long ago that I was in Baltimore for the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) convention in October 2022.  I was in awe of being in proximity to…

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It’s Monday. . .Here’s some listening ideas for the week.

By Funeral Director Daily / April 1, 2024 /

    It’s only Monday, but you don’t know when you will be caught in your car, or the removal vehicle, for a thirty to forty-five minute drive.  Just so you have something worth while and timely so the boss can’t say you are “off the clock” here’s some ideas of podcasts that you might…

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Death Care continues to lag other market sectors

By Funeral Director Daily / April 1, 2024 /

  The American stock market closed on Thursday, March 28, 2024, for the last time in the calendar of the 2024 First Quarter.  If you look at the results so far for the overall market for these first 3 months you would have to say that the results of the 1st Quarter as to the…

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