“Starting a Funeral Home Business”
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  • Trees said on November 16, 2009
    Hi, I'm from New Zealand. I'm looking to open a funeral home sometime in the next couple of years. I would like some accurate and specific advice from some experts. Could someone please advise me?!
  • Myra Spence said on November 18, 2009
    I am interested in starting a funeral home in Auckland, New Zealand. I am interested in advice regarding licensing, start-up capital necessary, and any other relevant important particulars on this business eg mandatory association participation.... Thank you in advance, M Spence
  • Precious said on December 1, 2009
    Hi, i'm looking to open a funeral parlor & i would like to know if someone can help me with all the necessary info & tips. Thank you.
  • Marcus C said on December 1, 2009
    Marcus from Trinidad and Tobago, English speaking Caribbean island located just off the south east coast of Venezuela.

    We have several family owned and operated businesses within the island at present, and we have have been discussing the idea of opening a funeral home for the last couple of years since we have recognized a need. After discussing we are now ready to push the ball forward and are in the early stages of planning. Currently we are in negotiations for property. We have sourced some possible suppliers of funeral products etc. But our choices locally are limited when it comes to finding a qualified mortician. Are there any links out there where I can find possible candidates looking for works?

    Also in terms of Mortuary I would like to find a listing of the possible equipment that we would need to procure. A detailed list embalming equipment. freezers, surgical etc.

    If any one can assist I would be greatly appreciative.
    My email: cgc.tnt@gmail.com
  • Yonella Tyuka said on December 4, 2009
    Hi am Yonella and am also looking 4 ideas around this business, so if any one has any ideas please share them with me. thanks, Yonella
  • Johannes Fortuin said on December 15, 2009
    Hi, I am a funeral home owner and enjoy this service. It must first come from the heart, you must love the job and then see the money.
  • Lindiwe Khumalo said on December 17, 2009
    I want it to be in Durban @ South Africa, anyone can help me because i dont know where and how to start funeral parlor biz but i want to do it.
  • CWILLIAMS said on December 19, 2009
  • Ebony Lacy said on December 19, 2009
    Hello, I am looking into starting my own funeral business. I don't have any information but like to get some. If u could be of any help please e-mail me. Thanks Much I stay here in the USA, Raleigh North, Carolina.
  • Roy said on December 24, 2009
    I am a graduate of Cypress. Find a Mortuary to live in and work at during your time in school. They will give you all you need to make a good F.D./Embalmer...
  • fionamccann said on December 30, 2009
    hey i'm fiona from ireland a small place called omagh, there is one morgue here. the nearest funeral home is 25 to 30 miles where we took our dad when he passed i've always wanted to work or help in a funeral home as i would love to help the family of the deceased. if any one has the money to come over here and start own funeral home please email me i will be glad to help.
  • Blanche Garcia said on January 5, 2010
    Johannesburg, south africa. I want to start up a Cremation Brokerage: Doing cremation for parlors and undertakes
  • Blanche Garcia said on January 5, 2010
    Roy, is it wise to start a Cremation brokerage is South Africa Johannesburg
  • ASHU DONALD EGBE said on January 5, 2010
    i am ashu donald a Cameroonain of origin living in South Africa, i wish to operate a funeral home in my country in small town known as Muyuka, i will need a partner let it be as an NGO, there is only one mortuary but far from the town, and the town is surrounded with six different village, and there are so many dead because there are no good hospital, so i wish that we can make the business, and in every week you can get about ten corps in that not to talk of the other villages near, any body who is ready for us to operate, we can go to Cameroon and witness the number of dead before with setup the mortuary, my contact no is 0027727117820. thanks
  • Ngidi Zamani said on January 8, 2010
    Desperately need to start a funeral parlor, but dont know where to start. I do have to ck.
  • Davendra Anamalay said on January 16, 2010
    hi i would like to know where is the closes place to train in mortuary science and do i need mortuary science to own a funeral home and what other requirements i need
  • Charlene Daniel said on January 26, 2010
    I am a licensed and ordained minster, i attend the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atl. i currently lived in Atlanta, Ga. My fiance' graduated from Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in 2006. We are currently looking at starting our own Funeral Home, we have done all of the leg work so far we have completed a very thorough business plan, Incorporated the business in the state of Georgia, she has also completed her internship with Levett Funeral Home Inc. in Decatur, Ga. We are in need of financing at this point to move forward with a lucrative opportunity that has presented itself to us... please feel free to contact me @404-512-0109 or charlesdan04@yahoo.com or cdaniel@theschoolofprpserity.org. Thank You in Advance Charles Daniel
  • lulu said on February 7, 2010
    I am interested in corpse removal, pick up and delivery services from anywhere to funeral homes. Where do I start and what do I need to start? What papers do I need? How much money do I need to start? Any info welcome. Also looking for a partner to start this business. I stay in Pretoria in South Africa.
  • D.HARRIS said on February 15, 2010
  • maki said on February 26, 2010
    hi, i want to start a funeral parlour at my home town. i recently had a funeral service for a family member and realized how poor are the services offered by the local existing funeral parlor. we had to do everything for ourselves and realized that i can start this services with better customer care. i need to know how much capital do i need to have for starting the business, getting cars including hearse, and where can i get training that includes embalming of the corpses. i stay in south africa, free state province.
  • kenneth Ike said on February 27, 2010
    i stay @ owerri and will like to know the cost and how profitable the biz is. i will be looking forward to hearing from you soon.
  • Roy said on February 27, 2010
    I have been sent several emails from people wanting help with transporting deceased out of So. Africa. I see a lot of post from So. Africa...These are scams...legitimate people looking to open and learn the funeral industry, watch out!!!!
  • Desmond Scarboro said on March 4, 2010
    Plan to start my own funeral home in the state of North carolina. Would like accurate, specific and expert advice on how to get started in terms of making it happen. I need to know the state requirements to the owner. I don't have any information but like to get some. If u could be of any help please e-mail me at scarboro-desmond@yahoo.com. Please help! LOOKING FOR INVESTMENT HAVE THE MONEY Serious clients only. E-MAIL scarboro_desmond@yahoo.com
  • Robert Beck said on March 4, 2010
    Birmingham, AL, USA. How effective are these funeral service on-line computer courses in helping you land a job in a funeral home? Roy, are you out there? I just discovered this website and am thrilled with the availability of this kind of information. My e-mail address is beckx2673@bellsouth.net
  • Ebony Lacy said on March 5, 2010
    Hello Roy, Looking into starting my own funeral home business. I could use some basic information if you would e-mail me it would be nice. Also, for any other person that may read this that can help me in this process please feel free to e-mail me at ebonylacy@ rocketmail.com.
  • Dean said on March 12, 2010
    I'm looking at starting my own funeral home and just need to know which legislative body do I need to consult with for compliance, and what capital do I need to start. I'm based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
  • Ndumiso Mthethwa said on March 15, 2010
    I need more information about funeral parlour like cost of: Mortuary (Cold storage), Lowering Devices, Stands with Curtains, Stretches and minimum requirements that are required to start the business. I am ready to start at anytime. I have been there performing all the duties in mortuary.
  • Harrison said on March 15, 2010
    I would like to start a corpse removal Service (picking up and delivering the corpse to the funeral home of choice). However I would like to get some information on getting starting. What equipment is needed, cost, pricing of services, Insurance and legal requirements of the business. Is it best to purchase a used ambulance or hearse or some other vehicle for the transport? Thank you for any information you can render regarding this quest. I am in Michigan.
  • Yonella Tyuka said on March 27, 2010
    Hi all, its me again still waiting for something. This time am desperately need this info. Roy please help!!! I emailed you once and you did not respond. Please forward any info you have "starting your own F.H." PLEASE ROY and any one who can help. Thanks Yonella Tyuka ashley.tyuka@yahoo.com
  • T.McClan said on April 4, 2010
    I'm a funeral Director and would like to open my own funeral home. Please guide me own the best route to getting financing to open a small funeral chapel! Thanks Miami, Fl.
  • Zipho Mdunge said on April 15, 2010
    Hi there, I would like to start a funeral parlour business and haven't got much information on the legalities. Thanks. Port Shepstone, South Africa
  • eric marquardt said on April 23, 2010
    We can supply funeral equipment and caskets to funeral home. Please email us so that we can help out with the request.. Thanks Eric Marquardt, Sansom Mortuary Supply
  • tom said on April 28, 2010
    I am based in Glasgow (United Kingdom). I am looking to start up my own funeral home business. I am looking for information as to were we can find information on the legalities. Could you supply me with sources? Many Thanks, Tom Russell
  • Mariska said on April 30, 2010
    Want to start funeral services in South Africa, how and where do I start.
  • Josh said on May 1, 2010
    I'm looking to start my own funeral business in Canada, if anyone can give me any advice, please let me know.
  • royboy said on May 8, 2010
    i want to know why the hell you can run a funeral business out of your house.
  • A.J. Baranello said on May 17, 2010
    Dear Sir/Madam, I am very interested in starting a new business in the funeral services, here in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Can you send me all necessary requirements needed for start up. I would appreciate all the help you can give me. Regards, A.J.Baranello
  • Sibusiso said on May 18, 2010
    Hi all, I'm currently operation a funeral business. I started this business with no capital just passion. What Roy suggested earlier on (Image) it's true. You need to be a professional at all times as long as you're a funeral director. my community is large but this does not mean I get business every day. I still strive for good image.

    I registered in 2005, even now I have not completely got any return on investment because I re-invest in my project/business. My Question to Roy is : "How best do I market my services?". I'm based in South Africa (Kempton Park) - Ekurhuleni. We currently have 23 parlors (competitors) in your region. How do I stand out? Where to go for referrals/clients?
  • Sibusiso said on May 18, 2010
    My email: 39422607@mylife.unisa.ac.za. Oh! Guys cost to start a business may scare you, but you need to remember that you need to keep doors open for a long time thus even if you get R500K Start-up funds, if you don't have business acumen you will close shop soon.

    My average Estimate is : R 100 - 150K Land, R100K Building, R 70k furniture and equipment, Then Cars (Fleet cost) min 2 (+- R250k) and stock cost.

    NOTE: There are other hidden costs (administration and Workmanship) which I did not include Total R 650K in S.A.
  • Robert J. Murphy said on May 25, 2010
    Roy, I am a long time Illinois Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. I am seriously interested in owning my own funeral home business; or a partnership to share responsibilities. I am a very good embalmer and reconstructive man as well as directing a funeral. I will consider any US State, with a reasonable economy. Loving the business is not enough as you know, you have to get enough first-calls to keep the doors open and pay the bills. I would love to stay here in the Chicago Area (I am in a good strong teamsters union funeral home) I am giving you my brief history because detail in this industry is paramount. I am also a Worsham College graduate. I am on two state committees. I belong to NFDA and IFDA. I know a lot of people in the business here in the Chicago area and know who I would employ right off the bat. Now, my question is how do you get financing, is venture capital something you would consider, I know where to get a business plan, marketing plan, I know where to get vendors and am friends with vendors, I do the ordering where I work for supplies etc. these are reasons that I hate to leave the Chicago area. I can buy supplies and furniture etc. from the corporation. I know where to go for that also because of all the funeral homes that they have closed down. Can you help me? my email is: robert.murphy59@yahoo.com I hope to hear from you.
  • Betzaida B. Banaag M.D. said on May 26, 2010
    City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines. My sister would like to venture in the funeral parlor business. will she encounter legal problems if she will position it adjacent or very near a restaurant? Thanks. Hope you can share with me experiences on this set up. God bless.
  • Kavita Lal said on June 9, 2010
    I have full experience about Funeral Business . I have worked for a Funeral company in Fiji. I am a Fiji citizen. I want to open my own Funeral company and I dont have finance If anyone can sponsor me with 50.000 Fijian Dollars which is less than 25.000 US Dollars. I am sure I will be able to pay them back once I start my business.
  • Beck Cedro said on June 12, 2010
    Fontana, California. Hello. I would like to ask for any assistance of information on how to start your own Funeral / Mortuary business. I need guidance of what to do first/ Please I would like to know how to get vendors, marketing, financing and ordering supplies. Do I have to be a Licensed Mortician in order to run a Funeral Parlor? thank you and God Bless.
  • kgomotso Sikakane said on June 14, 2010
    i reside in the east rand of Johannesburg South Africa. Can you please help me with information on how to start in a funeral home. thanx
  • Winona said on June 14, 2010
    Hello! Was wondering if anyone could tell me if you need to be a Mortician to open and run a funeral home?
  • Carolyn said on June 23, 2010
    Goodrich, Texas Polk County. I would like to start a funeral home business. Would someone please give me some suggestions on floor plans.
  • Ashfaaq Khan said on June 26, 2010
    Assalamo Alaikum,(peace be upon you) i live in Fiji islands , can someone send me one funeral business plan as its really hard to find one around. thanks. satfiji@hotmail.com
  • Beverley Munoz said on June 27, 2010
    I am based in Sheffield South Yorkshire and I have a funeral home which is working well. I am currently looking for a small investment. Is anyone interested. Thanks
  • SHARA said on July 1, 2010
  • Phyllis Scott said on July 2, 2010
    I am in Atlanta, Ga. and will be completed with my studies in December 2010 as a Funeral Director. I want to build a small Funeral Home. Who should I contact?
  • Sandy said on July 2, 2010
    Hello, I am curious about the profitability of funeral homes. Let's say you have been established a while and get about 30 cremations and/or burials a month. I hate to just ask about money, but I have to have a starting point to discuss with investors.
  • Joann Johnson said on July 6, 2010
    I'm in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. My question I've been working and being faithful in someone's vineyard, so now I feel it my time. so where do I look for monies to start up a funeral home. I do have a business plan. I took it to my pastors to look over, and a received very good feed back. So what my next step? Would appreciate it if someone with some really good advice would email me. thanks
  • Vincent said on July 11, 2010
    Hi my name is vincent kobe i am running funeral undertaker called Majakaneng funeral undertaker in place called Brits in North west South Africa. I need sponsorship in my business. Agent my number 0720785051
  • JAPHETH OGAMBA said on July 15, 2010
    Hi, my Names are japheth ogamba am a kenyan citizen by birth and located in kenya, NAIROBI CITY. Am interested in the study of mortuary science, embalming, and a funeral home business. I am a diploma holder in sales and marketing . But i do not have a job, and am 39 years old married with one kid. Is there GRANTS TO HELP DO THAT AND START THE BUSINESS, PLEASE ADVICE ME. GOD BLESS
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  • elsie morare said on July 24, 2010
    Hi there, My name is elsie in johannesburg would like to start up a funeral home business in my home town, I am willing to volunteer in this business so as to gain knowledge then looking for somebody that can finance the business I will work, regards, 083 586 0215
  • David Mohale said on July 28, 2010
    I live in Pretoria and would like to know how much is required of me to start a funeral home in my home village somewhere in Polokwane and how many equipments required to establish it and how will it cost in general to start the whole process.
  • Larry Carter said on July 30, 2010
    I live in Spring Lake, NC very near Ft. Bragg, NC and I am very much interested in starting a funeral home business. I would appreciate any and all information you can share concerning my wanting to starting a funeral home. We have 2 funerals home in the community, but we are growing very fast. I am also a Funeral Director Graduate. Thank you Larry Carter
  • kelly said on August 1, 2010
    i am interested in starting a body removal business in the Charleston SC area. I am currently a hospice nurse and have a lot of ideas for this. I am looking for somewhat of a specific "check list" of what license, DHEC, OSHA ,etc, requirements i will need. Thanks@!
  • Javier said on August 1, 2010
    Located in Miami, I am the best on what I do, creating new business, gaining the trust from the community and business owners. My new venture, a cremation center which through hard work it will become one of many thought out the south Florida market and beyond. Looking for individuals with the knowledge and capital to join me with the opportunity of a lifetime. Recession proof business now growing and it's projection to be 50% more cremations in the next ten years as new generations emerge, live, and passed. Contact me for more details and interview at afkaenterprises@hotmail.com
  • LMT said on August 5, 2010
    St.Louis Missouri. Currently I am a student for funeral directing I will be complete with my studies in december. I am interested in opening up my own funeral home. I am currently working for a funeral home but the owner will not give me insight as to what I need to get started. I would like serious responses only. I have the capital to get started I just need real direction on getting started. www.dollar_me_up@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance!
  • Sally said on August 7, 2010
    I would like to purchase a Book that states everything you need to know about setting up a funeral home in Papua New Guinea.
  • DERRICK HOWARD said on August 13, 2010
  • TC said on August 15, 2010
    I am interested in working in the funeral home business. I would like to know if anyone know if a person can do apprentice to become a mortician or would I have to go to school being in the state of Texas email me at tashya8@yahoo.com
  • south africa said on August 21, 2010
    hey Roy in sa funerals are made big and very big. I think the interest in the business is around the fact that people do honour their part and have funeral covers to cover the costs the only major problem is the quality of service we pay for. there are also a lot of room for the businesses to boom. there are also small towns with no proper facilities at all. Cemeteries are owned by the government.
  • j. mutua said on August 22, 2010
    looking for business partner to own and operate a funeral home in kenya at Emali town. I own 7 acre land next to the town that can be put in use.
  • ZODUMO said on August 23, 2010
    I want to open a funeral policy but I dont want a funeral parlour. Is there any licence i must have? And where do I start or how much +- capital I must have to start this business
  • William said on September 3, 2010
    Athens, GA and I would like to own a funeral home. I would be will to work with a partner
  • grace quiogue said on September 7, 2010
    Hi, i would really appreciate if you can give me guides in how to start the funeral business .I am from warren , michigan
  • EricMarquardt said on September 19, 2010
    Madison Wisconsin. selling green coffins bamboo woven and card board. Please inquire
  • Tara said on September 22, 2010
    I am opening a crematorium in Alabama and need any and all help on basics, requirements, and legals or anymore valuable information or insights that there is to know... Thanks, Tara phifertm@yahoo.com
  • Stacy said on September 23, 2010
    I just wanted to chime in to let you know I do insurance for funeral homes. contact me if you want rates. stacy.leavitt.insurance@gmail.com
  • Brandy H. said on September 28, 2010
    Hi to all....I'm interested in purchasing an 'abandoned' funeral home and opening it on our own. My husband is in the field (licensed, and working for 20+ yrs.)in addition to other licensed family members. I have graduated from the program and passed the nationals, but my intention would be to run the office. Can anyone give advice on how and where to start...I'm working off a draft of a funeral home business plan and gpl, contacting resources for paper goods products, etc. but would rather have an "angel" help me make sure I'm not missing important and obvious startup points, in addition to grants, angel investors, last resort loans (not the greatest credit)- as a woman and on disability, I wonder if that might give better chance for monetary resources. Please feel free to contact me at mortuarygirlz@yahoo.com and in the title put something to the effect of funeral home start up; in the case it hits my spam box, i can rescue it when i check all the boxes
  • Inoke Tuivanuakula said on October 14, 2010
    Bula Vinaka, I am a fijian National and have been sitting on this idea of starting a funeral home in Fiji. My main motivation of wanting to start up the business was that I want to help those who are going through grief in any way possible and that for Fiji the idea of a funeral home starting up is very new. I would really appreciate all the help and advice that anyone can offer me. Take Care And God Bless. Shabok Shalom.
  • Frank said on October 18, 2010
    Hi there - I am looking for financial partner that can help to put up a 5 star funeral home in the Santon Johannesburg or surrounding area - State of the art Buildings, Chapels, Mortuary - This will take a lot of money and investment - looking at between 30 to 50 million rand, But your returns will be great - I have been in the Funeral Industry for over 28 yrs, but have not have the money to start this kind of venture. We can make millions if you are prepared to work hard and give a good all round service to your clients. So please email me so we can meet and start one of my biggest dreams.
  • steve johnson said on October 21, 2010
    I need help in writing a business plan for a new funeral home. Will be locating it in $ 140,000 building. Any help in this matter will be appreciated !
  • Alexandria Priestley said on October 28, 2010
    I am trying to complete my business plan and was hoping that someone could assist me with a list of your typical monthly expenses,positions & salaries.
  • bukelwa mkunyana said on November 3, 2010
    My husband is interested in opening the funeral parlour, can you help us with the basics of this business, what needs to be done, challenges, what about someone who wants to start this business from scratch. How much do we need for starting up the business.
  • Leonard Nkuna said on December 1, 2010
    i am a South African national.Passionate about starting funeral director.Please help with step-by-step guidance on how to start. Secondly, where can i get finances and how much do i need to start the business. Please contact me at leonard@po.gov.za or 083 275 6345
  • Ella Cobbins said on December 7, 2010
    HI, I would like more information about starting my own funeral home business in chicago, IL. I also would like to know what funds are available to me to get started.
  • Aimee Syu said on December 8, 2010
    hello every one, especially sir Roy i'm currently reading some comments above and can you please give us some tips on how to start some funeral business, we are having trouble making business proposal for our project, and we would like to have funeral services, and make a prototype of it. thanks please email me @ eatmebabywhileimhot@yahoo.com as soon as you read this thank you!
  • Heather -UK and South Africa said on December 12, 2010
    Hi Roy - here is my callous opinion and possibly an answer to your question as to why all the queries from South Africa: it is probably just to make a quick and easy (?) buck. Times are hard in South Africa, there is so much unemployment and so many deaths from aids that business is booming in the funeral business.
  • Michael M said on December 19, 2010
    I'm from Modesto CA, me, my Boss Friend and my bro are wanting to start up a business just selling coffins. Well we want to make them and them sell them of course, at a competitor price. Most of our start up money is there. But what else besides schooling should we consider?
  • Jack Kandola said on December 26, 2010
    What is the start up cost of a funeral home in the Sacramento, California, area?
  • Darlene said on December 30, 2010
    Alsip, IL, USA (what's the startup cost for this area?). This is a career I'm born for. The seed was planted in me since the beginning of time by the Holy Spirit. It is now time for me to actually get it done. My divine mission in life is to be a mortician. This is my destiny! Also, I tried meeting with two different directors at neighboring community funeral homes regarding startup info. However, the workers would not allow me to speak to the directors. The one in Harvey, IL is the one a Pastor referred me to, to learn from the director because he was getting ready to retire. The pastor thought this would be an opportune situation and time for me to learn something about the business.
    Both places simply told me I had to attend school for 4 years then do a year internship. They had the attitude like I was trying to take their jobs and positions. They said I was trying to do it in reverse order by doing an internship first then take classes for it later. I simply wanted the info to get started in Alsip -- that's all. I already have the location for the funeral home. I'm going to be the owner so I couldn't understand why they thought I was trying to get their jobs. So, I'm seeking info from the internet on what all I need to get started. Thank you for all available input. Sincerely, Darlene, Another Vessel for Christ
  • Greg Waldman said on January 1, 2011
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  • marcia wedderburn said on January 6, 2011
    I want to start a funeral home in ontario canada i do not have a funeral director license,i was thinking of owning it and get someone to managed it
  • eustace said on January 7, 2011
    Hi Roy, I am seriously looking for more information on how to start up a funeral business in the heart of the Karoo area in South Africa as our people are really battling with the service they are getting and because of unemployment and low income in certain areas they struggle to bury their loved ones with dignity.There are basically no mortuaries in these small towns and the nearest funeral houses are almost 150km from them so much so that sometimes the wrong corpses are delivered which really makes things then even worse for the bereaved families.I am in need of business plan. and all the necessary legal information to assist me in setting up a service that will bring dignity back to our people. loan .Please will u give me some guidance in this regard as i really want to be of some assistance in the community.
  • Rod Warner said on January 10, 2011
    Hi Roy, I live in Desoto,Texas and I need a step by step on how I get financing for a funeral home.
  • Mark said on January 11, 2011
    Hi, I am interested in starting a funeral home here in Mississippi and would like to here from some serious people who whats to help get one started. I have not completed my schooling yet but I work for a funeral home.
  • Bongiwe Ntshontshwana said on January 14, 2011
    I am interested in opening a funeral parlor business, but i don't know where to start,can you please give me some ideas, about registering the business and financial assistant
  • Robert said on January 23, 2011
    Most of the people on here obviously are just thinking about the business of Funeral Directing. If people were totally and completely honest they would leave contact information. I see about 5% of the people that write to "Roy", who never answers any of these blogs anyway leave an email address. For if people really wanted to know more about the business they would leave contact information such as an email at least and could be followed up by email to that person and an exchange of phone numbers. I think most of you are just thinking about a funeral business and not serious about what your asking about. Are you afraid to get a real answer? Sincerely, Robert. robert.murphy59@yahoo.com
  • gary scott said on January 24, 2011
    what legal papers do you need to operate a funeral home? And what all do you need like equipment etc
  • Mary said on January 26, 2011
    If you are interested it may be a good idea to get a job in a funeral home. It will help you really understand the funeral industry. To own and operate a funeral home is not a 9-5 business. Funeral Directors/Embalmers can tell you 24hrs is not enough time in a day in our world. If you are married and have children, you should think long and hard about funeral business, because that is where you will spend most of your time. Also Funeral Directing and Embalming is a hard physical career , and don't leave out the stress,and mental draining. So, if you think you will have any energy left to count your money then I say go for it, if you can. Please be honest, and don't make money your motive, because if and when you do it will lead to your failure. The last time I heard of someone running a funeral home operation from their home was on the news and he did not look very happy. Please don't be the next person to make the news.
  • eric marquardt said on January 29, 2011
    Hi, My name is Eric Marquardt of Sansom Mortuary Supply. I am a vendor of green coffin for green burial and funeral equipment. Please contact me for for details. Thanks Eric Marquardt Sansom Mortuary Supply 608 219 0380
  • Robert Murphy said on January 30, 2011
    Mary is absolutely right, having been a funeral director and embalmer for many years now I can absolutely back up what is being said. Physically demanding, money should not be a motive for going into the business once you get your training. I recommend everyone to be a student funeral director at a regular funeral home while going to a Mortuary College is a must do. To really understand the business I believe National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has a DVD that you can purchase, you can also go to your local funeral home, most of the time they will be of help to you, but please make an appointment they may be busy and by busy I mean furiously busy and can not have time to talk to you or to answer your questions so best to make an appointment or possible that one of the funeral directors can call you back after they get off of work. I also believe Illinois Funeral Directors Association has a pamphlet also, it is a good start. Here in Illinois there are four (4) schools that would be of assistance. Worsham College, Carl Sandburg College, Southern Illinois University, and Malcolm X College, all have mortuary programs.Also, this is not a field for women who are pregnant, the faint of heart, whiners and moaners, those with little or no integrity, and lazy people. I am sure I missed a category or two. robert.murphy59@yahoo.com
  • Rita Ifi said on February 6, 2011
    Please help me with information to start a funeral home in my village overseas.My people are really suffering finding a place to preserve their loved ones.Sometimes they have to travel hundred of miles to get such services.I live in Hauppauge NY state. Thanks for your anticipated help.
  • Victoria Monia said on March 2, 2011
    Please assist I will be opening a business as a funeral director in Zimbabwe next year. Please any information Who to contact to get registered ? I am still in Australia any training necessary I can do to help me before I leave? Where can I get resources like pamphlets? Who is ready to help me in Australia? Thanks, VIC
  • Linda said on March 17, 2011
    I would like to start up a location funeral home, I need all the help I can get on how to start my first funeral home business. like what would I need to get start when come down to finance. And other thing to start my funeral home business and how can I apply for grant?
  • mandy said on March 29, 2011
    The reason for so many south african wanting to start this business is 1. HIV/Aids is a extremely high in South Africa, 2. Unemployment is high 3. The general costs for funerals are expensive especially for the average household and yes I am another person from South Africa who would like to know the costs involved of starting a coffin business to try and assist those who cannot afford expensive burial costs at least this would help. Thanks


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