January 15, 2015

Aftercare & Outreach – Completing the Service

There is one think you can do to increase case count, revenue per call, preneeds written, and reduce receivables.  It takes commitment. Try it and see the increased appreciation of your families, community and staff. Aftercare & Outreach Completing the Service – Independent Article Winter 2015  
January 8, 2015

Estimating Your Case Count Budget

Dear Dan, I have owned my business for years. Can you explain how and why I need to create a budget for my business? I understand the accounting, but I get hung up on the logic surrounding the case count. Dear “Counting Cases,” It’s actually the most important component of an overall budget since it impacts each business dynamic.   Estimating Your Case Count Budget – Finance 101 – January 2015  
December 19, 2014

It’s That Time of the Year…Again – by Diane DeClercq

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” when businesses close books and accountants take a long deep breath.  Business owners are celebrating or licking wounds.  Accountants have clean-up to do and decisions to make.  January thru April is when we do most of our obvious work.  Getting a jump start on some of these activities makes the process smoother.  Click here to read Diane’s year end checklist Accounting Newsletter January  
December 9, 2014

Cremation Read ‘Em and Weep?

No, this is not another cremation article that purports to explain the importance of cremation consumers.  This is a simple wake-up article.  Read ’em and Weep December 2014 AFD
December 9, 2014

Re-Engineering Your Value

In Dan’s most recent Finance 101 Column he explains why those old rules of thumb just don’t work when appraising a funeral home.  Re-Engineering Your Value Finance 101 – The Director – December 2014
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