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The Ultimate Pill When Your Cemetery Is Not Doing Well

The Ultimate Pill When Your Cemetery Is Not Doing Well

by Dan Isard

Cemeterians who don’t face up early to rising cremation rates sooner or later will be facing difficult financial choices. Dear Dan, My cemetery is in the heart of an 80 percent cremation area. Over the past decade, my sales have gone from 800 graves a year to about 100 graves a year (at-need and advance […]

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The Power of Turning 24 Square Feet Into 192 Units of Inventory

The Power of Turning 24 Square Feet Into 192 Units of Inventory

by Kevin Kruger

The numbers tell the story of how cremation is affecting cemeteries. They also show how learning to appeal to cremation families can help cemeteries extend their active lives, selling post-need as well as at-need and pre-need. The steadily increasing cremation rate has caused a profound shift in the funeral service industry. Much analysis has focused […]

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It Seemed So Simple

It Seemed So Simple

by Dan Isard

When it’s time to sell your business, do it the right way. Dear Dan, In 2010, I was ready to sell my business, and my accountant did a valuation for me. I had two key people working for me for a decade, and they were honorable, hardworking and trustworthy. They wanted to buy. I wanted […]

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Finding A Bank To Finance Building A New Mausoleum

Finding A Bank To Finance Building A New Mausoleum

by Dan Isard

A cemetery is a different kind of business, so it’s not surprising that when it comes to getting their projects financed, cemeterians need to understand that and find the right sort of banker. Dear CI, I went to my bank to borrow money to build a new mausoleum. They turned me down. They said, “they […]

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A Victory Forgotten

A Victory Forgotten

by Dan Isard

The profession has failed to continue to embrace the purpose of the basic non-declinable services fee. Dear Dan, In the 30 years of being in my family business, I have seen the inside of my competitor’s funeral home three times. They have a bronze plaque inscribed with a quote about the quality of a funeral. […]

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