Category: PRACTITIONER INSIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS

a collection of best practices and principles that drive success in the funeral and cemetery businesses

  • 15
    Feb

    Part 3: The Owner Is Ready

    Maybe you are anxious to exit your business. Or perhaps you dread the day you will no longer be involved. Either way for a successful business transfer you need...

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  • 08
    Feb

    Part 2: The Business Is Ready

    I have lived in my house for 30+ years and we are getting ready to sell and move closer to my daughter and her family. I have two goals:...

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  • 04
    Jan

    Universal Requirements For Successful Family Transition

    There are 3 Universal requirements for a successful family business transfer: A competent successor The Business is ready The owner is ready Part 1 – A Competent Successor A...

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  • 21
    Dec

    Merry Christmas

    The message at the end of this video is the message I pray all my friends and family will embrace. Merry Christmas to ALL.

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  • 15
    Dec

    Should Women Wear Pant Suits?

    I seem to have a penchant for joining fights that aren’t mine. Not long ago I was presenting a seminar on dress and decorum to funeral directors at a...

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  • 30
    Nov

    Thumbnail: What’s It Worth?

    A lot of my readers are curious about what their business is worth but aren’t yet ready for a full valuation. They just want an idea. Well, as you...

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  • 09
    Nov

    Is Funeral Service Ready For Innovation?

    Uhhh…NO! I got an email from Harvard Business Review today. It invited me to take an assessment on innovation readiness for my company. Instead, I took it as if...

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  • 02
    Nov

    Employee Pushback – A Strategy

    A client and friend of mine recently spent days revising the staff schedule to be more efficient and effective. He took great pains to think about its impact on...

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  • 26
    Oct

    The Lesson of the $300 Shoes

    Last week’s blog sparked a lively conversation on and offline about clothing. From those conversations I think it might help to add one more insight. It was 1989. George...

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  • 19
    Oct

    A Fat Man Dresses For Work

    “My name is Alan and I am overweight!” Last week I was shocked when someone said to me, “Alan, you are always well dressed and so professional looking.” It...

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