funeral business

Security National Financial CEO on their Memorial Segment: “Growth. . .is our goal”

By Funeral Director Daily / April 11, 2024 /

  It took awhile, but Security National Financial Corporation (SNFC) finally got around to posting the results of the company’s 2023 year just last week.  And, there is no doubt that SNFC’s Memorial Segment was one of the highlights of that report as that segment reported 10% revenue growth and 38% Earnings before Taxes growth…

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Dylan said it first, “The times, they are a-changin”

By Funeral Director Daily / April 10, 2024 /

    Sometimes I find my inspiration for these writings in the oddest of places. . . Yet, I seem to have this ability to relate things that I see in everyday life to the funeral profession and funeral business.  It happened again this past weekend.   On Friday I received a phone call from…

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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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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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