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I had the privilege of participating in a funeral procession recently and was deeply gratified to see that here in Saint John, New Brunswick there remains, among many of my fellow citizens, a ...Read More >>
Seller Beware - The Perils Of Selling Your Funeral Home For Too Much!
The recent history of funeral service is littered with stories of what happens when people pay too much for a funeral home. We can all recall the very public downfall of the Loewen Group or look at...Read More >>
More Business Lessons From The Track Coach
Participants or competitors? We all know people who thrive on competition. But today in sport “participation” is also big. It is the idea that being active and doing a sport is good but that compe...Read More >>
Business Lessons I've Learned From Being A Track Coach
For 25+ years I have been a funeral home owner, having had the opportunity to expand into four provinces and work with a wide range of employees and partners. Over the past 10 years I have also bee...Read More >>
A Parting Gift
We had a family reunion last week. I visited with folks I haven’t seen in years. Spent a little time with some cousins who I rarely see but think of often. It was a nice gathering. I think we all ...Read More >>
So you want to be a business owner…
Growing up in a business-owning family, it seemed like the natural direction for me to take for as long as I can remember. However, in the profession I work in, funeral service, that’s not alw...Read More >>
Changing Of The Guard
Ian D. Macarthur is retiring today. There is nothing terribly unusual about a career winding down – thousands do every day. And, in the grand scheme of things this one probably won’t warrant any m...Read More >>