July 28, 2015

Front Office News – 2nd Quarter 2015 – Stylish Employees

In this issue of Front Office News, Stephanie Ramsey reviews some simple steps to follow when developing a dress code for your business.  Given the increasing amount of litigation occurring in this area, you may want to update and review your policy at least annually.  If you don’t have one, call us to find out how we can help you establish a dress code policy.
July 14, 2015

Press Release: Foresight Announces New CEMETERY IMPOSSIBLE Seminar

Phoenix, AZ, July 14, 2015:  Daniel M. Isard, MSFS, President of The Foresight Companies, LLC, the nation’s leading financial and management consulting firm serving funeral homes and cemeteries throughout North America, announced today the dates for a new and revolutionary seminar.  “If you own a cemetery it is not just about mowing, digging and coloring a map a few times a month.  The operation of a cemetery is a holistic operation that speaks a whole different language than any other business including the language of funeral service.  This event is called CEMETERY IMPOSSIBLE!” Dan said.  This is another revolutionary seminar offered by The Foresight Companies, LLC.
July 13, 2015

The Reality Primer of the Cremation Business – Part 5 The Cemetery Cremation Business

This is the fifth and last installment of a series of articles on the cremation business.  The cemetery has a unique problem with the growth of cremation.  On the one hand, there are fewer graves purchased for casket interment.  On the other hand, there is more inventory, as you can inter about 30 urns in a space that would take one casket. Also, there are so many more options for interment with an urn than there are for a casket.  It is these last two facts that present the greatest opportunity for the cemeterian.  
July 7, 2015

The How and Why of Cremation Pricing

Dan has spent the last several years exploring the DNA of funeral home pricing, including cremation pricing.  He fully understands how to set cremation prices, Better yet, by studying the past he understands how we as a profession messed it up. The How and Why of Cremation Pricing – AFD July 2015
June 30, 2015

Preneed Investing – Finance 101

There is no one answer to the question of how to best invest preneed monies. But the first step should be to determine your purpose for offering preneed. If growth is not the biggest reason in your choosing a preneed vendor, then figure out what that factor is. In some cases, the only goal is to put new business on the books. I get that. I  understand that that is a compelling purpose to preneed.
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