“Starting a Funeral Home Business”
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  • Brian Forbes said on January 29, 2013
    i took me some time but i have read all the post here and am still found wanting in this subject. i have a few questions. i want to know can a funeral director be licensed in two states (new york & new jersey)? who do you contact to start a remains pick up service? do you just need a transport car? can a church also operate as a funeral home and what are the steps? how much capital do you need to start a funeral home? can you own your own crematorium? can u privately build your own cemetery? i am a ex mortuary affairs specialist for the military and have decided to make this my passion in the civilian world also. i would like to start up in ny & nj and extend my professional services ti these states. my email is Bforbes225@gmail.com i would appreciate any insight offered.
  • Samuel said on February 11, 2013
    i would like to start the Funeral undertakes business i need more information and advice, and how to get the finance.
  • renee said on February 19, 2013
    where can i find software for making funeral programs,
  • Johnnie Bramlett said on February 28, 2013
    I want to know how to start a Community Funeral home this is why Every person is unique, and their life and death deserves dignity and respect. caring for a loved one can be meaningful and appropriate while still remaining affordable. If you want a loved one to go out in style, not in debt, There are certain overhead expenses, including the facility itself, the cost of the vehicles(hearses and limousines) and staff salaries. when simplicity and cost containment is of interest, this new service will be a welcome aide. all the help you can give we need help to get this going thank you.
  • Johanna said on March 4, 2013
    Windhoek, Namibia Would like some step by step as to what I need to set up a funeral undertaking business.
  • Lorinda said on March 29, 2013
    hey, I am Lorinda Jacobs and i'm taking over my moms funeral home , but not all of her papers are correct. I would like your help, I don't know how to re-apply for the Certificate of Competence and all the other papers you need. Thank you
  • madhumeet said on April 1, 2013
    hello, i am living in north east calgary, alberta in canada. i would like to set up a funeral home. can anybody advise me.
  • Jonathon said on April 2, 2013
    i am doing a business plan for my capstone, my business is a funeral home, i need to know more of the financials, fees, legal fees, how much the schooling is to be a director, dues, subscriptions. all for the state of pa, please and thank you!
  • Alt said on April 3, 2013
    Pretoria - South Africa. Good day. I read through most of these posts and I read through the Entrepreneur magazines but still I need to know something: Where do I start? Registering the company and then obtain a license and then the premises and then the equipment and marketing and walla, I can open my business? or how should I do it? Please help a woman in distress.
  • Nonhlanhla Nicole said on April 5, 2013
    Hi! My name is Nicole Monyatsi from Botswana, and want to start a Funeral Home business because the village i come from and others surrounding it, there are no funeral homes and they struggle during funerals, but do not have a single clue on how to run one, Can you help with information or anything. Thank you.
  • zac said on April 8, 2013
    I want to know more about starting a funeral home in Madison, WI (United States). Due to the religion practice and belief, I see a growing demand for a funeral for my community and also the general community. Please provide detail or how to get financial support.
  • Geofrey said on April 9, 2013
    Hi my name is geofrey emanuel,currently i am living in south africa i need to start up the business of funeral home in my country(tanzania) so i would like to have an advice
  • Robert L Muratore said on April 28, 2013
    Hi i plan on opening a shared facility funeral home for the simple readon into todays times building or buying an exiting funeral home doing a fair share of business could be quite expensive. Is there anyone that can give me some advice on this endeavor. I have been a director since 1985 but only as an employee watching the owner getting richer which i do not have any problem with that. He started his own first generation business in 1963 where there was little or no competition and did 96 calls his first year. He now owns several funeral homes however when his sons got into the business well lets just say it change and not for the best. I was fortunate to learn so many valuable lessons from this man and to this day i have not seen a funeral run with such dignity and order you may think he was burying the mayor everyday. Although i live in the suburbs of phila i plan on sharing a funeral home about 25 minutes in phila. I have never been on this side of the fence so to speak. I was their prep room manager for about 400 + cases per year. And i akso like to add that we had four embalmers and three of them quit. Actually six other directors also took the same route. Here i was the only embalmer working seven days a week and granted i was doung okay. Getting paid when i came in on my days and weekends off. Well the party ended there, the controller ( the oldest son ) said to me that we need to come up with a quoto system. Any funerals over thirty per month i would get paid for. My reply was what happens when i work seven days a week and we only do thirty calls and i do not make any extra. Hus reply was dude that is how its going to be. Well i gave my notice after twenty years, So if there is anyone that can help me out PLEASE Do i need it
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  • Nadine said on May 3, 2013
    I would like to start my own funeral service. My location would be in Namibia. Could you help by directing me in the right direction - where do I start?
  • Leonard Links said on May 16, 2013
    Please help with step-by-step guidance on how to start.(All the legal documents) Secondly, where can i get finances and how much do i need to start the business. Please contact me at the following mail address: leonardl@assmang.co.za
  • Dumisani Twala said on May 27, 2013
    Good Day I am Dumisani Twala I would like to start a funeral home in South Africa, area called Roodepoort can you assist with the business plan and the estimation of the capital. For running the business.
  • Sonia Falcon said on May 28, 2013
    Hi, I'm sonia. I want to start my own or partner with someone on the funeral home, but I need more information..
  • Shane said on June 2, 2013
    I would like anyone that can help me , I am interested in starting a Funeral Home in the Pilbara Western Australia. I have worked for one before but feel the need to give people a good service. I am looking for equipment to buy and any information on it . Thank you
  • henry wilson said on June 8, 2013
    I currently own a funeral Home in southern California that’s been in the community for over 40 years. It is currently leased with the lease ending in 16 month and am looking for someone that interested in the mortuary business and willing to keeping up the good reputation we have established over the years. You can contact me at mofgod123@aol.com
  • Alison Harry said on June 11, 2013
    Hi, Am Alison, & i would like to start up a funeral home business her in my country but i am looking for a funeral home business partner who already has a business and is willing to become partners with me to start up one of its branch here in Papua New Guinea under the government... any interested funeral home business in the following countries: Australia, USA, New Zealand: email me: allison.harry9@gmail.com / raphael.b.kulilan@gmail.com..
  • Jane Lebbie said on June 16, 2013
    Hi my name is jane, with a BS degree in psychology and a second degree in Respiratory therapist. i am currently working as a Registered respiratory therapist in the hospital sitting. I reside in VA and i'm originally from west africa freetwon. I am interested in starting my own funeral home fist in the U.S and later go back in my country to open up one. I will be starting school in the fall 2013 to get a degree in mortuary science. I have no experience on funeral business and looking for sponsors to support me throughout this journey and all donations are accepted. Please email me jlebbie80@yahoo.com
  • Gugu Dlamini said on June 25, 2013
    On behalf of our association we want to start a funeral home,i am in Southen Africa-Swaziland,We need to know the entire equipment for starting a funeral home,we only have the building and request to know the equipment and quotation which do not include cremation .We need to do a business plan for the bank and we need the quote for coming up with the plan. Hope that I can find the response a your soonest convenience.
  • mark fulop said on June 27, 2013
    My name is mark fulop and I fund all commercial property types. I have been targeting funeral homes. Do you have any clients that have been turned down by sba or a local bank? Any questions?
  • SUNIL GULATI said on July 7, 2013
  • H P KHUMALO said on July 19, 2013
    I have a business experience but of selling liquor and no I need more info on opening a funeral palour
  • Ubaldo Lionel Lebron said on July 19, 2013
    I recently moved to Boston/Lawrence MA and realized there's no Funeral Home tailored for the Latino population and I am interested in starting a funeral home but need more information on how to set up the business. Please respond to my email enclosed Email: ulebron2012@gmail.com. Thanks in advance! for your assistance in this matter.
  • nolyn said on July 23, 2013
    hie, i would like to run a funeral home, how should i venture into this. have no clue where to start and how to start what capital is needed and what qualifications should i poses to run this funeral business that i have passion for. please help with the logistics of starting this business would appreciate your help on this.
  • Nonzima said on July 24, 2013
    273- Dr Frank. Hi @DR. FRANK, you said if a person needs help in opening the FH we should write to you and you did not write your e-mail address. regards
  • patrick said on July 31, 2013
    hello. i am doing a feasibility study about funeral services can you give me some questions to the target market? cheers
  • Angeline said on August 5, 2013
    Hi, i want to start funeral undertaker in North West Zeerust, i want to know what is the first step to take and where should i register to have a mortuary certificate. could you please supply me with their contact details. Thank you
  • Veli Chiliza said on August 5, 2013
    I need to get into a business of funeral home I reside in south Africa at the KZN province. I dont know where to start or how to start. How much capital should I have in order to start this kind of business. I live in a potential area where the funeral home is about 100 kilometers away. Your help will be much appreciated.
  • tshifhumulo said on August 8, 2013
    i want to open a funeral parlor can u help me pls in south africa jhb
  • Belinda Poole said on August 28, 2013
    I would like as much information as possible to help start up a funeral home. Thank you Belinda Poole
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  • Antonio said on September 26, 2013
    hi there at Belinda i have my own funeral business and i run it from my house its really simple and easy you should just have enough cash get a place preferable in an industrial area from there u can see ur local counsel Like(City of cape town)and get permission to have ur own mortuary.
  • Eduardo said on October 9, 2013
    I'm about to graduate high school and I wana own my own funeral I want to know what I have to study in college
  • tsholofelo moladelo said on October 22, 2013
    hello, i'm very interested in starting a funeral home business hole heartedly. i'm in Botswana and want to help in rural people by setting upmortuary and home. would be grateful to get an outline of what is needed as material best and most economic set with stand by generator. i can have a sponsor for this project and help people with love. my email is tmoladelo@burs.org.bw ortmoladelo@gmail.com
  • tshediso said on October 28, 2013
    I would like to start a corpse removal pick up . I am staying in Bloemfontien South Africa. please advice me of the right channel for starting this business.
  • Junetta said on November 2, 2013
    I want to know where do I go to register as a funeral director.
  • Eric said on November 8, 2013
    Hi my name is Eric and am interested to open Funeral plan."the one that gives money"..so i need to know which can help to have a License/Certificate..please guys with the information help..my email.. eric.shiningstone.motsamai@gmail.com
  • vinay said on December 3, 2013
    Hello, i Dr Vinay Manjunath Raj, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, practicing in Bangalore interested in knowing the requirements and criterias for establishing a funeral center. kindly give me a guidance. thanking you, yours, Dr Vinay
  • Trevor Williams said on December 13, 2013
    I need info about starting a Funeral business but I only want to store dead corpses. Need help.Thx
  • Christa said on January 8, 2014
    Hi everyone. I would like any information on starting a funeral home business. What legal papers do you need to operate a funeral home? And what all do you need like equipment etc. Please email me at christa.manship@mweb.com.na if there is anyone with any helpful information. Thank you in advance.
  • Cody said on January 15, 2014
    I will like to start my own funeral home business. How do I do it like what do I do? 574 292 0487 please someone I need to know lol
  • Herbert said on January 21, 2014
    Hi guz...am the owner of herbert funeral assurance we have been in operation for past 2 year i need a financial partner to help me to develop my business am in pretoria south africa, send me your contact number to herbmaake@webmail.co.za thanks...
  • Tamarin said on February 14, 2014
    @Roy - I am very interested in opening a funeral home in South Africa, and I've been accepted to to my Associate degree in Mortuary Science in Seattle from August. Is it necessary to go study abroad? I want to socialize in embalming. In the black cultures an open casket wake is very traditional and that the body be viewed for 2-3 days (usually unembalmed) & for me it would be amazing to have the deceased look as natural and peaceful as possible the last time the family views their body. I think the problem in SA though is that the 4 major funeral homes monopolize the market & mainly market for upperclass white people. The sad fact is that our black culture cannot afford embalming, let alone a decent casket & burial, things that are very important to them. The black culture don't usually prefer cremation, but it is very important that graves not be stacked on top of one another. This is becoming a problem because burial ground is becoming scarce & funeral homes don't care about the grieving families wishes. I think it is sad that something as private & painful as the death is now publicized in a Kaizer Chiefs television advert, for example. What can I do about this? I might not have the funds to go study in the US. Tamarin
  • Mollyne Ochieng said on February 26, 2014
    I would wish to start a funeral home in my country kenya but I lack the funds to start. Any one who can or know of an organization that can help me get to my dream please. Thanks
  • Manoj kumar Kushwaha said on March 6, 2014
    Location :- Jalaun (UP) - India. Experience ;- Nill. I am interested to selling the fertilizer (DAP and Urea) in my local area. so please gives us the advice to me that how to start the business in Min amount.
  • Garnett julies said on May 1, 2014
    Hi i'm from South Africa and would like to know how many people is needed, how much funding for a hearse and office equipment do i need to start my own funeral business. I don't have a email but you can call, whatsapp or even inbox me on facebook.
  • David Masha said on June 9, 2014
    I would like to start a funeral service business in Malindi, Kenya, East Africa. There are no operators here and as such people just get by anyhow by transport their loved-ones using any other improvised forms of transportation.(No professional services). I therefore need to know the costs involved to set up an office that will provide the hearse, public address system, coffins for starters.
  • Andrasi Joseph said on July 17, 2014
    hy, i would like to open a funeral business so that i can help those in my community with lesser fees, Harare, Zimbabwe. i do have cars for removals, burials, what else do i need
  • Kevin Zhu said on July 20, 2014
    I am a manufacturer in China mainland for US style steel caskets. We are not a very big factory, however, we are doing good quality at good prices. If anyone is interested i our products, please contact me at my email chinesecasket@yahoo.com
  • Jenay Brooks said on August 1, 2014
    I would like resources to finding out information on starting a funeral home. (PRICING BUSINESS PLAN LEGAL PAPER WORK ETC.)
  • funeral services association of kenya said on August 19, 2014
    anyone person who is interested to invest in a funeral industry or wants to hire qualified embalmers or funeral directors in kenya contact us on +254 725730088
  • Aaron Covin said on September 9, 2014
    Hello my name is Aaron Covin I live in Albany,Georgia.I have been living in this city for 38yrs.I started working in the funeral services at the age of 9yrs old.I am a musician well known in an out of this city.I have a strong passion for the funeral hm.I have a building here that is ready to go work but i dont have NOBODY to help me to get it going!!!!! I need help bad if there is anybody that can help me get started with this business or a partner please give me a call at:1-229-854-5203 or email me at aaroncovin76@yahoo.com.I AM FOR REAL ABOUT THIS !!!!! MY MOTHER IS 79YRS OLD AND IM TRYING TO HAVE SOMETHING BEFORE MY MOTHER LEAVE THIS WORLD!!!PLEASE HELP ME IN GEORGIA.THE BUILDING IS 3,428 SQ FT THE CHAPEL SEAT 150-200 PEOPLE PLEASE HELP ME IN GEORGIA THANKS!!!
  • Aaron Covin said on September 9, 2014
    Hello my name is Aaron Covin I live in Albany,Georgia.I have been here all my life.I started working in the Funeral Home Business since the age of 9yrs old.I am a well known musician in and out of the city.I have a strong passion for the Funeral Home Business.I already have a building that is ready to occupy and start the business but I do not have The assets to get it going!I am really in need of some Financial help to get me started or a serious business partner. Please give me a call at:1-229-854-5203 or email me at aaroncovin76@yahoo.com if you are interested. I Am SERIOUS ABOUT THIS !!!!! MY MOTHER IS 79 YRS OLD AND I AM TRYING TO accomplish my dream BEFORE MY MOTHER LEAVE THIS WORLD!!!PLEASE HELP ME IN GEORGIA.THE BUILDING IS 3,428 SQ FT THE CHAPEL SEAT 150-200 PEOPLE PLEASE HELP ME IN GEORGIA THANKS!!! "SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!!
  • Jonathan said on December 4, 2014
    I am wanting to start my own Funeral Business anywhere in the UK or I am willing to work with someone as a partner who also wants to set his/her own up. Please get in touch guys, I have approx. 6 years experience in the Industry and I have my NAFD Foundation Diploma in Funeral Directing.
  • kennedy okello said on January 13, 2015
    Am interested in funeral home in kenya, I need a partner.
  • charlie said on January 28, 2015
    Hi Roy i have a couple of questions for you i want to own a funeral home and was wondering how much i would need to have either start my own or buy out someones. Or do you have any tips before i take that big financial burden.
  • lynda said on February 13, 2015
    hi, I am wondering what the basic costs are of starting a funeral home service up are and what paperwork and licensing you need?
  • Karlie Dee said on February 24, 2015
    Jonathon from the UK can you please email me karliedeethompson@yahoo.com thanks
  • Karlie Dee said on February 24, 2015
    If anyone knows any websites for supplies please let me know as this will save me hours for my market research in planning my funeral home business here in the UK. thank you
  • ariel Duran said on February 28, 2015
    or else you can hire me as a funeral manager. i am located at Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. Area code. 8311 My contact number is 09097861839 or just add me in facebook mae_duran04@yahoo.com and my e mail is mae_duran04@yahoo.com
  • Godfrey mkatshwa said on June 13, 2015
    I want to start my own business a funeral parlors i want to know about requirement information please help my Email is luckymkha010@gmail.com thank you
  • KHOLISWA said on June 15, 2015
    Hi good people I'm planning 2 open a funeral polur bt I don't know where 2:start I already have my company registered plz send an email or call me 0818006689
  • bernadette alexander said on September 15, 2015
    I would like to start my own funeral business. Bought my devices already. Now i need a plan of action to start my business.
  • jojo said on February 29, 2016
    I am resident in cameroon and the mortuary business is unexploited in this part of the world and will really like to start up one those interested in starting up a partnership with me for the mortuary can contact me at tarhjoshua@yahoo.com and lets start the discussion of the business .
  • carol marie corcoran said on April 4, 2016
    How much is it to start your own business doing a funeral home with 7 workers.
  • elaina johnson said on May 13, 2016
    I'm interested in starting my own funeral home. Can u please send me info on what i need to know to start a business. The cost, money on hand, inventory, paper work i need to have, toe of connections ect. elaina_johnson4@yahoo.com
  • Masha said on June 13, 2016
    Hi, I Apostle Joseph Masha, I've recently started a funeral undertaker business i am looking for an investor to invest at least R 30,000. With a good return within short period of time. I am Mpumalang-South Africa
  • Fikile from Roodepoort SA said on June 17, 2016
    Hi Can you please help me. I would like to open my own funeral parlour. I have identified the area of operating, but my problem will be money to buy fleet. where can I get the loan?? I would like all the info I can get on how to start the funeral parlour business please. thanks
  • Francois said on September 18, 2016
    Goodday I need help or a partner or someone what can help me to open a funeral home they can be silent partners I will manage everything
  • Modisaotsile Dikgetsi said on October 11, 2016
    hi, My name is Modiaotsile and I started a funeral home providing life insurance to our people but i'm still struggling to get the reasonable underwriter to insurer my clients. i'm in northerncape in southafrica. Thank you
  • eric marquardt said on November 13, 2016
    Does anyone need any memorial products? Please email for details.
  • abongile Madonono said on July 24, 2017
    Hi i want to start my funeral policy i need to know on how to charge a client for a policy so that i wont over charge them or make a lose for my company. also with other principle to run this business your help will be highly appreciated.
  • Thabisile said on December 19, 2017
    Hi all I'm a Funeral Director, 4 years in business looking for partner
  • Avrille Kok said on June 12, 2018
    I need some advice on starting a funeral home. What would be the requirements and how much would I need? What type of financial assistance possible to get from the government?
  • Louie Santa Cruz said on June 18, 2018
    I would like information on how to start my own business on designing the books and folders for funerals and other parties and events? Previously I have worked in the graphics department for a mortuary and loved creating the box sets, DVDs, and helping the families. Where should I start and do I need to have a funeral service business license? To do so?
  • james said on July 11, 2018
    i need requirements to open a funeral service business
  • Bulumko funeral said on September 3, 2018
    Bulumko funerals are in rural area premiums per month 25000. we are in need of an underwriter we need financing of about 500000 rand


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