The global pandemic that began just over a year ago has vastly changed many aspects of our daily lives. One of the most-affected elements of society is our ability to gather together in groups, as many counties and states have deemed large gatherings too unsafe to sanction during this time. […]Continue Reading
People sometimes suggest steering away from the “sad stuff” when you’re wrestling with grief and pain, but we’re actually here to tell you the opposite: sometimes we need musical empathy to release some of the emotional tension that builds up inside us. Curl up with some tea and some headphones […]Continue Reading
A traditional way to show one’s love and share condolences is to send flowers. Types of flowers symbolize different emotions and expressions. What are you really saying with your floral arrangements? Common Funeral Flowers Lilies: Lily arrangements are probably the most common funeral flower. Lilies in general represent purity and […]Continue Reading
About seven years ago, Salanti discovered a problem: The remains of thousands indigent and forgotten veterans left on shelves in funeral homes and cemeteries.
“We fail,” Salanti said. “How can we have people, thousands of thousands — and I’m telling you that we have one funeral that gave us four thousand, two funeral homes two thousand — how can they have that many unclaimed remains and urns sitting on their shelves?”Continue Reading
Research demonstrates that 52% of families would gladly provide preplanning referrals, but only 5% have ever been asked.Continue Reading
I like football. I like the game, I like the intensity, I like the competition and I like the strategy behind the coaching. In football, the coaches and team have aligned goals; to score points. Each and every action during the game is based on the goal of scoring points. In the funeral industry, the game is replaced by service and the intensity is revealed in compassion.Continue Reading
Do you understand the rules relating to 1099s and if you will need to issue any?
There are various forms 1099 but you most likely receive and issue Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, related to your business.Continue Reading
They are well-thought-out rituals that, at least for a day or two, demand your time, focus and attention. Like no other time before or after the death, the funeral invites us to focus on our past relationship with that one, single person and to share those memories with others.Continue Reading
When someone tells us no, what are they really saying?
Are they saying, “I don’t want your product”? Are they saying, “I don’t need your product”? How about, “I don’t think I will use your product”?Continue Reading