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End of Watch

End of Watch As I write this it is July 27, 2020 and so far this year more than 140 police officers have sacrificed their lives for you and for me. 19 so far in July alone. Yet, the mainstream media excoriates them for doing their job. Demonstrators humiliate and physically assault and even murder [...]

By |2020-07-27T14:27:34-04:00July 27th, 2020|General Topics, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Creedy Not Bloodless After All

Blood Drives...Something You Can Do During the Pandemic Well there is a picture you can't unsee. Me giving blood at Pierce Jefferson Funeral Home in Greensboro. A few weeks ago I suggested to some of my clients they hold a blood drive. Several of them took me up on it. The first was Danny Jefferson [...]

Recruiting At Zaxby’s

Recruiting at Zaxby's The single greatest challenge facing funeral service is not cremation.  It is our inability to find and recruit and retain good quality funeral directors. Fully 2/3 of the current licensee labor pool is over 55. Our inability to replace this work force has very nasty consequences.  Not only will families be [...]

By |2018-12-07T08:23:51-05:00December 11th, 2018|General Topics, The Creedy Commentary|3 Comments

The Neurosis That Defines Funeral Service: Perfectionism

I have a book on my office shelf entitled “Perfectionism...Sure Cure For Happiness”. The reason this is important is that, having performed almost 100 culture assessments in funeral service I know that perfectionism is the dominant industry neurosis. Yes, I agree, “Funeral Service Is In The Details”. But it’s how we measure performance that gets [...]

By |2018-07-08T10:00:43-04:00July 9th, 2018|Blog, General Topics, The Creedy Commentary|1 Comment

A Fat Man Dresses For Work

Alan Creedy CPA "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 really took me aback. I certainly don't see myself that way. But I DO see myself as a professional who has [...]

By |2018-01-25T20:03:40-05:00October 19th, 2015|Blog, General Topics, Leadership, The Creedy Commentary|11 Comments

Creedy & McQueen Earn Exit Planning Certification

You're here...NOW WHAT! There are more ways to transition a business than just selling to a consolidator. You can transition fast and you can transition slow. You can plan to have your kids succeed you or your employees or another funeral home operator. But the one entity you want to protect yourself from is the [...]

By |2018-01-25T20:04:48-05:00August 17th, 2015|General Topics, The Creedy Commentary|1 Comment