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The Sledge Hammer Approach  to Business Planning in 2019

The Sledge Hammer Approach to Business Planning in 2019

by Dan Isard

A new lineup of coverage in this column for 2019, starting with cash and receivables. I am a child of television. When I was born, it was black and white, just three channels, it fed into my house through the air and perfected on the screen by how I’d twist the antenna wires. (I know, […]

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Help Consumers Choose Your Firm

Help Consumers Choose Your Firm

by Dan Isard

Financial and operational plans aren’t the only aspects of strategic business planning. Astute owners will also consider marketing. My fear in composing an article on strategic planning is repeating myself. Funny that I don’t have that same fear when telling jokes to an audience, but to an audience of readers, I am concerned about this. […]

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Casket pricing: Do you have the guts to do the math?

Casket pricing: Do you have the guts to do the math?

by Jeff Harbeson

Almost every article published today has an underlying call for “change” within the funeral profession. In my opinion, the notion of change may not suffice—scorch the earth and start all over again is likely a better solution. The funeral operating model is broken, and it is ludicrous for practitioners to attempt to hold on to […]

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Buying a Funeral Home

Buying a Funeral Home

by Dan Isard

Dear Dan, Aloha from the 50th state! Dan, I have the chance to buy a business. It’s a great business with a wonderful reputation. The only negative is that I’m buying the business and not the real estate. The real estate cost is far beyond what I can afford, so I will continue to be […]

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How The Tax Act Will Affect Funeral Homes And Cemeteries

How The Tax Act Will Affect Funeral Homes And Cemeteries

by Dan Isard

Dear Dan, OK, how is this new tax law going to affect my funeral home or cemetery? Wondering about TC & JA in TN Dear Wondering, The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TC&JA) was signed into law just before Christmas of 2017. The new tax law affects business owners in three broad ways: Deductions for […]

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