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June 24, 2014
Funeral And Cemetery Consultants Dan Isard Re Engineering Your Operating Ratios June 2014 Finance 101 The Director

Re-Engineering Your Operating Ratios

Nothing is sexier to a finance geek than ratio analysis – the relationship of numbers to other numbers. If you think one set of data points rocks, you can’t imagine how much my blood pressure rises when I get to look at two sets of data points intersecting with each other! The only thing more erotic is… Re-engineering Your Operating Ratios – June 2014 Finance 101 The Director
May 30, 2014
Funeral And Cemetery Consultants Dan Isard Accounting Newsletter June 2014

The Foresight Companies Accounting Newsletter – June 2014

Reading Financial Statements If you can read a nutrition label or a baseball box score, you can learn to read basic financial statements. If you can follow a recipe or apply for a loan, you can learn basic accounting. The basics aren’t difficult and they aren’t rocket science.   
May 22, 2014
Funeral And Cemetery Consultants Blog Advanced Sales Roundtable

Advanced Sales Roundtable

Preneed isn’t just for funeral homes. Cemeteries can certainly benefit from boosting their advance sales – but it’s not an easy task, especially with the rise in cremation. We spoke to Daniel M. Isard, president of The Foresight Companies, and Paul White, vice president of client development and marketing with Funeral Services, Inc., who shared their thoughts on best practices for making advance sales.  Click below to see full published article.  
May 22, 2014
Funeral And Cemetery Consultants Dan Isard Ebitda Is The Key To Financial Health May 2014 Afd

EBITDA is the Key to Financial Health

If you are in business there is one supreme, almighty financial goal: earnings. We can talk about things that enhance your reputation and long-term growth, but the goal always remains earnings. Therefore, the key question of any business owner or manager should be: “How do you measure earnings?” I have looked at all methods to measure earnings, but the one measure I use consistently is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, otherwise known as EBITDA.  Click below to see full published article.  
May 16, 2014
Funeral And Cemetery Consultants Dan Isard Press Release On Fsi 2013

Press Release: Funeral Service Inflation Rate Announced for 2013

Isard leads off his analysis by stating, “In the 28 years I have calculated Funeral Service Inflation, this past year showed a number of trends that were totally unpredictable.” click link below to see full Press Release… Press Release on FSI 2013              
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