Cemeteries, Forest Fires, & Tombstone Cleaning

Cemeteries suffer under a thick canopy of forest fire smoke. Tombstone cleaning needed in the coming months.

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Cemeteries suffer under a thick canopy of forest fire smoke. Tombstone cleaning needed in the coming months.

If you live anywhere near the southeast portion of the United States, you are probably aware of the current problem we are having with forest fires. These fires and the smoke they produce are having (and will continue to have) a lasting effect on cemeteries and tombstones. We predict an increased need for proper tombstone cleaning in the coming weeks and months.

The entire southeastern region of the United States has suffered through drought conditions for the entirety of this year. Because of this drought, the entire region is at increased risk of forest fires. The area in which I live is suffering through an unprecedented outbreak of wild fires. These fires are producing thick, choking smoke. Particulate matter in the atmosphere is at record levels. Visibility is near zero.

As the particulate matter in the sky settles, it will leave a film of sticky residue on all it touches. Tombstones and all grave markers will be affected by this residue. Grave care companies will likely see an increase in requests for tombstone cleaning. This is good for grave care business owners. The important aspect of this business is building a strong client base, doing the work properly, and charging the right amount of money so you can build a profitable company.

If you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business, please read through our website. We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Course designed to help you start and operate your own successful grave care business.

You can order the course directly through this website and we will ship it out to you via Priority USPS.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Cemetery Grave Care – Autumn Grave Care Services

A Cemetery in Autumn.

I cannot think of anything better than to spend my days in a local cemetery. This is a beautiful time of year to be in your local cemetery. If you love the idea of working in your local cemeteries providing grave care services, graveside floral decorations, tombstone cleaning, and general gravesite plot maintenance then you should think about starting your own Grave Care Business.

We can help.

My name is Keith and my company has developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business training course. The course is designed to help you start (and grow) your own successful Grave Care Business. Please read over our main website for complete information on everything that is included with the course. If you have already read the description and are ready to order, click the “Buy Now” link below. We’ll ship the course to you promptly via rush Priority USPS.

If you have any questions, please use our contact page. We love cemeteries and are always happy to help.
The Full Course is $249.95 + $10 (S&H) = $259.95 Total Price (No hidden fees. Nothing more to buy.)





End of season Grave Care – Summer 2016

Cemetery Grave Care

It’s August 2016 and I’ve just come in from another beautiful day in a cemetery.

This summer has been one of the hottest on record. Though daily temperatures are still very warm, we are beginning to experience hints of cooler weather. Soon, the evenings will be brisk and autumn colors will beautify all the trees in our local cemeteries.

Since the heat and humidity of July is difficult to take, I try to perform much of my work in the morning and late evening hours. Once August arrives, the humidity begins to decrease and working outside is much more bearable. And, of course, September and cooler weather is just around the corner.

The next several months are perfect for grave care services. This is the perfect time to perform plot maintenance. Old, ugly grasses and weeds can be removed and the ground can be prepared for new seed which will green-up and put down roots during early Autumn. Tombstone cleaning is also in demand from customers this time of year. After a dry, dusty summer, grave stones are in dire need of good wash downs with proper cleaning procedures. Harsh chemicals are not needed. In fact, harsh chemicals can damage tombstone material. Harsh scrubbing can cause further damage to already fractured or fragile grave markers. I always try to take a “do no damage” approach to tombstone cleaning.

In addition to grave plot maintenance and tombstone cleaning, summertime floral decorations should be changed as we transition into the cooler months. Old flower decorations become faded and tacky looking. I always think it’s a shame when I see old flowers on a grave site. Someone spent a lot of time and money to place flowers as an outpouring of respect and love. Flowers that were once beautiful eventually become worn and old and tacky. Autumn is a great time to replace old flowers with new decorations.

Each year, I think of Autumn as our reward for suffering through another hot summer. This is the time of year I, once again, love what I do. 🙂

If you’ve ever thought about the idea of operating your own Grave Care Business, I would like to invite you to read through our entire website. There is a lot of free information here to help you get started. However, if you are truly interested in learning how to start and operate your own successful Grave Care Business, we have developed the Grave Care Business Course. The material in this course is designed to take you from the initial concept of your idea all the way through performing the work correctly, building your client list, and growing your business to the point you might need to hire additional employees to keep up with the demand. You can keep it small or grow your business as large as you want.

We love cemeteries and are always happy to help you start your own Grave Care Business. If you have any questions about the course, please let us know. The rest of the website contains detailed information about everything that is included.

If you’re ready to order, the “Full Course” is on sale for $250 + S&H. I will leave a payment link below.

Have a great autumn!





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Happy Fourth of July – Grave Care Decorations

Grave Decorations for July 4th

Grave Decorations for July 4th

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Fourth of July.

On this holiday, many Grave Care Customers want Red, White, and Blue floral decorations placed on the grave sites of their loved ones. It’s a very festive holiday and it’s nice to see brightly colored and patriotic decorations adorning headstones. So many people love fireworks and cookouts with family members. It helps them to know their loved ones who have passed away are still part of the family and get are thought about with decorations.

After the July 4 holiday, we enter a several week dry spell where there are not many holidays to celebrate. The summer Grave Plot maintenance season will be in full swing and it will be a perfect time for tombstone cleaning. These services will keep us all busy for the next several months (long into the autumn season) and by the time mid-August gets here, floral decorations will need to be changed out for late summer or early autumn colors.

If you have ever thought about operating your own Grave Care Business, right now is a perfect time to start.

We have developed a comprehensive Grave Care Business instructional course designed to help you start and operate your own successful Grave Care Business.

For more information, please read our entire website to learn about the course. We have a “Course Overview” page describing everything that is included with the course. We have 3 different versions.

Happy 4th. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Grave Care Business Course Overview

Grave Care – Culture, Weather, & Geology Affect Cemetery Maintenance

As you go about starting your own Grave Care Business, you will benefit yourself greatly by realizing there are differences in cemetery care depending on 3 main factors.

1) Local Human Culture – local belief systems and acceptable grave care practices differ from community to community. Your understanding of local culture allows you to cater your services in a wide range of cemeteries in your local area.

2) Local Weather Climate – weather and seasonality determine the types of profitable services you should provide your clients throughout the year. Opportunities for spring, summer, fall, and winter services allow you to make money year-round.

3) Local Geological Attributes – soil substrates, types of local rock used for tombstones, and erosive forces in your local cemeteries affect your ability to provide proper services. Application of your knowledge of local geology will make you a MUCH better Grave Care Professional.

I have spent the more than 20 years visiting and studying cemeteries world-wide to gain greater understanding of their care. It should come as no surprise that a cemetery in upstate New York will require different care than a cemetery in southern Mississippi. Cemeteries in Hawaii are bound by different forces of culture, climate, and geology than cemeteries in other parts of the United States or in other countries of the world like England, New Zealand, or Italy.

Human Culture, Climate, and Geology affect acceptable practices and methods of cemetery care.

Let’s look at three examples of cemeteries I visited recently. Culture, climate, and geology affect each of these cemeteries differently.

1) The first example is a cemetery in the deep southern part of Mississippi. Local culture in this Mississippi Cemetery embraces chain-linked fence surrounding each grave plot. Since proper grave care and cemetery maintenance should be tailored to the local culture, a grave care professional who services grave plots in this cemetery will get more clients and will make more money by providing chain link fence maintenance in addition to other grave care services.
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2) The second example is a cemetery in Northern Scotland. Scottish Cemeteries face fierce weather climates. Winter howls with gale force winds in this part of the world. Those winds and winter storms add stress to fragile centuries old tombstones. Along Scotland’s coast line, there is salt in the air from the mist of seawater splashing fearsly against craggy outcroppings during violent north sea storms. The very atmosphere of Scotland’s weather climate demands adjustments to the level of care provided by a Grave Care Business in that part of the world.
scottish cemeteryScottish Grave Yard

3) The third example I want to look at today is Hawaiian Cemeteries. Hawaiian Cemeteries are intimately linked to their local geological forces. Especially on the Big Island of Hawaii, hardened substrate from recent lava flows should be paramount in the minds of Grave Care Professionals servicing these cemeteries. Plot maintenance practices should be adjusted to accentuate local natural features. On my recent trip to Hawaii to study cemeteries there, I discovered that understanding the geology of the area and the effects of active plate tectonics will greatly increase the profitability of a Grave Care Business in that region of the world.
Cemetery in Hawaii

Hawaiian Cemetery Grave Care

These are only three examples of cemeteries requiring vastly different care based on human culture, weather climate, and geology.

We’d love to hear from you. Share with us information about your local cemeteries. What cultural, climatological, and geological variables affect the cemeteries where you live? If you love cemeteries, leave a comment below and tell us about the forces affecting your local cemeteries.

My name is Keith. I have a life-long love of cemeteries. In addition to visiting and studying cemeteries for myself, I believe a financial incentive can help people care for and maintain their local cemeteries. Family members of those who are interred in local cemeteries will gladly pay you money to provide general plot maintenance, tombstone cleaning, and floral decoration on grave stones. Everyone wins in this arrangement. The families are grateful you are providing these services, the cemeteries attain a better level of care, and you make money with your own small Grave Care Business.

IF you’ve ever thought about starting a Grave Care Business, we provide a comprehensive Grave Care Business training course to help you get stared and grow your own successful Grave Care Business. The course provides even more information on the 3 subjects listed above as well as a HUGE amount of material on starting your own grave care business.

To learn more and purchase the course materials, please visit our website:

Grave Care Business – Training Course and Instruction

If you have questions about the course, please let us know on our CONTACT page. We love cemeteries and are always happy to help.

Cemetery Flowers and Spring Colors

Cemetery Spring Flowers

Cemeteries and Spring Flowers

Spring is underway and our local cemeteries are filled with bright colors.

Flowering trees are bursting forth with pinks and whites. Daffodils have long since burst through an early spring snowfall and are now in full yellow bloom. Virgin sprigs of turf grass provide soft beds of green between rows of tombstones. Song birds fill the air with their calls.

Ahhh…I love spring.

Being able to operate a business which allows me to work in the beautiful lush surroundings of our local cemeteries makes everyday fun. Grave care is a niche business and it is unlike most any business I have ever operated. I describe it as a “feel-good” business. Clients are excited and grateful that someone provides these services. Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away and I know that people all over the United States want to have their Mother’s gravesites cleaned up and maintained for Mother’s Day. Special gravesite floral decorations placed on tombstones prior to May 10 (Mother’s Day 2015) as well as tombstone cleaning and detailed plot maintenance are a few of the grave tending services in demand this time of year.

If you have ever thought about starting a grave care business, right now is a perfect time. This business model is perfect for self-starters and people who enjoy their Cemetery’s peaceful surroundings. Strong client lists are important and, if you price your services properly, there is good money to be made.

I love cemeteries and I believe they should be places of honor and respect. Our grave care business course has been professionally designed to help you start and operate your own grave care business. If you like cemeteries, this might be the perfect business for you.

Grave Care Business Training Course

TILE and GPS – Lost Keys in a Cemetery. Located my keys with TILE and my phone’s GPS

Find your keys with TILE, even in a cemetery
Find your keys with TILE, even in a cemetery

Neat device for your Grave Care Business.

Have you ever misplaced your keys? Recently, when I was working in a local cemetery, I misplaced my keys by leaving them on a tombstone. By the end of the day I had visited dozens of gravesites and my keys were nowhere to be seen. I had to retrace my steps through the cemetery.

There is a company called TILE that make a device to which you can attach your keys. The device uses the cell phone’s Bluetooth and GPS capabilities to help you find your keys should you ever lose them. I have used TILE for a few weeks and I am very pleased with the results…..enough so that I wanted to share the technology with you. While I admit that the technology is not a PERFECT solution, tile is well worth the $25 they are charging for each device.

Below is an Amazon.com associate link where you can purchase your own TILE. If you use it with success, please let us know.

 

TILE is just one of the tools we use in our Grave Care Business. IF you have ever thought about starting your own grave care business, we have developed a course that will help you start, grow, and operate your own successful Grave Care Business. Check our main website via the link below:

Grave Care Business Course

Grave Care Business Now Shipping to England, Scotland, Ireland

Our readers in England, Scotland, and Ireland also want to know how to start their own Grave Care Businesses.

Grave Care Business now shipping to England and all of Great Britain

Though the business program available through GraveCareBusiness.com is primarily developed for an American audience, many British entrepreneurs are expressing interest in starting their own Grave Care Business.

We have received a number of emails the last few months from inquisitive readers all over the world. Our readers in England, Scotland, and Ireland also want to know how to start their own Grave Care Businesses.  Our overseas readers are interested in our work with gravesites and cemeteries  and want to learn how they, too, can start their own Grave Care Business.

Our Grave Care Business program is generally designed for American entrepreneurs wishing to start their own businesses.  Rules governing business registration and licensing, accounting and financial procedures, and other business practices may be slightly different in the United States than in the British Isles.  However, since the basic strategies and tactics of operating a Grave Care Business in Great Britain do not differ significantly than operating one in the United States we have decided to make our business program available overseas.

If you live in Great Britian and you wish to order the Grave Care Business program, we do request that you use the link below to place your order.

Alternately, you may call us on the telephone and order directly with your Credit Card.  If you don’t wish to make the long distance phone call, we are happy to call you.  Simply send us an email at:  info@GraveCareBusiness.com    Be sure to include your complete phone number and we will call you at a time that is suitable for you.

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Grave Stone Cleaning and Inspection Techniques

Proper grave stone cleaning requires proper inspection techniques.

In our Grave Care Business courses, we encourage proper tomb stone cleaning. Unfortunately, we have been horrified at the number of “tutorials” online that give improper or damaging advice. We recently saw one video of a man using a power grinder to “clean” away grime from a tombstone. In essence, he was grinding away the tombstone itself causing irreparable damage.

We are excited to be developing brand new grave stone inspection techniques. By properly inspecting a tomb stone, a grave care business owner can better determine a suggested courses of action to grave care customers. Proper tombstone cleaning begins long before you ever touch the stone.

For information on how you can start a business offering tombstone cleaning, please visit our main site by clicking the link below.

www.GraveCareBusiness.com

Grave Care Business – A Low Competition, Niche Business

 

Grave care is a low competition niche business.

I remember a business strategy class I took in college.  The instructor continually maintained that competition is good.  While I agreed with him on the basic factors of the need for competition, in the back of my head I was always thinking: “yes, but a monopoly is better.”

Why is competition good?  Competition breeds innovation.  Competition draws on synergy to create public awareness about a product.

Why is a monopoly better?  Especially for an entrepreneur in a niche business, dominance in a particular product or service allows the entrepreneur to focus on product development, service delivery, and customer relationships.

Some competition is good.  However, in most communities we have visited and studied across the United States (and some of Europe) there is very little competition to this business.  Look around your area.  Can you find anyone offering grave care services?

If you have ever thought about offering Grave Care Services, now is an excellent time to start.  Be the first (or one of the first) in your community to offer grave care services.  Being one of the first gives you a special opportunity to dominate your market segment and quickly build your client base.

We have developed a Grave Care Business course that will help you start and operate a successful Grave Care Business.  

Our website is:  www.GraveCareBusiness.com