February 27, 2015

5 Keys to a Successful relationship with your Tax Accountant

In our February issue of AccountAbility (Accounting newsletter renamed), Diane DeClercq gives 5 tips for getting the most out of your relationship with your accountant. Accounting Newsletter February 2015
February 18, 2015

Bridging the Gap

Erin Whitaker explains how the synergies between funeral service and hospice are stronger than their differences and why we must work together to form a new business relationship for the benefit of the families we both serve. Bridging the Gap – The Director – February 2015 EW
February 18, 2015

Pricing Cremation

With a 40% cremation rate, you can’t offer a discount to the majority of cases, and taxing the minority will not make a profitable year.  You must allocate pricing to all parties.  See more of Dan’s response to Pricing Problems in Pottsville, PA here… Pricing Cremation – Finance 101 – February 2015
February 6, 2015

Aftercare, Outreach and Pre-Need – The next frontiers

Aftercare and outreach are essentially the same. If you wanted to have a balloon send-off with children who write notes, tie it to the bottom of a helium balloon and release it into the sky, that’s an aftercare event. When you have a program that honors veterans as a group, it is an outreach program. Both programs give you an opportunity to demonstrate to your community that you are the most knowledgeable person in this community on death, dying, grieving and surviving. Aftercare, Outreach and Preneed – The Next Frontiers – CFN – January 2015
January 21, 2015

New Beginnings for an Old Profession

The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice has gone through its own new beginning with a new management team. In part, the Academy chose to make the change, and in part, change was thrust upon it due to common life changes. Funeral service is going through these normal life changes. Yet funeral service is adapting to change with far less tolerance. In this article, I hope to give funeral service the words to accept change. New Beginnings for an Old Profession – The Compass Winter 2015
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