Cemeteries Face Budget Pressures – Good News For Grave Care Business Owners

Perpetual Care of Buttram CemeteryAll cemeteries are under constant budgetary issues. Starting a Grave Care Business is a win-win solution.

Shrubs need to be trimmed, grass needs to be mowed, and general plot maintenance needs to be undertaken.  Cemeteries, ALL CEMETERIES, require constant upkeep. Likewise, ALL CEMETERIES face budgetary issues.

Cemeteries – low on money

While researching a cemetery in Dayton, Tennessee, I found a newspaper article with pleas from the Perpetual Care Organization (PCO). This cemetery is in dire need of funds. To continue upkeep of their cemetery, the PCO is requesting $40 annually from every family who has members interred there. The newspaper article does not mention the number of different families. However, Find-A-Grave lists over 3,000 burials. Multiply a percentage of this number by $40 and you can see for yourself there is a lot money in cemetery maintenance.

I have been a firm believer, for almost 2 decades, that the answer to this problem lies with private Grave Care Business owners. Grave care business owners take care of plot maintenance, mowing, floral decoration placement (and removal), tombstone cleaning, basic upkeep, cemetery mapping, and many other services. Business owners contact family members with lists of services and they bill those families on an “as-needed” or on a “contractual” basis.

Make money offering Grave Care Services

An independent grave care business owner alleviates the pressure on cemetery management.  By shifting a portion of the workload to the business owner, cemetery management resources are freed up to take care of the larger maintenance items.

Families are relieved too.  When hiring a Grave Care Business, family members can cater and request services based on their needs and desires.  The work is performed to their standards.  They  get personalized care for their loved-one’s grave site.  They are willing to pay good money for these services.

Grave Care – A Rewarding Small Business

Grave care is a rewarding business.  It’s beneficial to cemetery management.  It’s beneficial to families who want the best of care for their loved-one’s grave site.  And, it’s beneficial to the business owner who makes good money providing these services.

You can start and operate your own grave care business with our professionally produced Grave Care Business Course.  Learn more about our course by clicking the link below:

Grave Care Business Course

How To Start A Grave Care Business

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How To Make Money With A Grave Care Business

Are you passionate about cemeteries? Have you ever thought how neat it would be to start a Grave Care Business?
I’ve had a passion for cemeteries since childhood. It thrills me to derive an income following my love of cemeteries.
If this sounds great to you, why not take the steps to start your own business?

These 5 tips will help you on your way to starting your own Grave Care Business.

1) Assess the demand for grave care in your area.

To determine your local level of demand, take a quick look at the number of cemeteries in your area. You will find dozens (or hundreds) of cemeteries in your immediate area. You will find many types of cemeteries: private, managed care, family, churchyard, community & volunteer, and neglected & abandoned cemeteries.
They ALL require specialized care.
We will show you how to start your own Grave Care Business by providing: plot maintenance, grave flowers, grave stone cleaning, and more.

2) Check local competition for similar businesses.

Do a quick Google Search for Grave Care companies in your area. In most areas, there is little (or zero) competition. Even if there is someone else already doing grave care, there is plenty of opportunity for your company to do a better job.

3) Determine your “menu of services.”

Grave plot maintenance, flower placement, and tombstone cleaning are the ‘big 3’ grave services. We show you these services plus many other services to offer your clients. Tombstone resetting, plot landscaping, message delivery, photography & videography, cemetery mapping, and many other services will be of interest to your clients.

4) Determine your need for licenses and permits.

Rules and regulations vary from one state to the next and from one cemetery to the next. It is particularly important to pay adherence to the local laws regulating cemeteries in your community.

5) Advertise your Grave Care Business.

Marketing for this business is unlike any other business. This is very personal for your clients. Your potential clients are sensitive about this and they don’t want to feel like you are strictly advertising to make money off them. Sensitive advertising is vital to gaining and building a strong client list of satisfied clients who will trust your business and the services you provide.


Of course there is MUCH MORE to operating a Grave Care Business than just these 5 steps.

If you think this is a business you would like to start, please read through our website to learn more about us.

We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Course designed to help you start and operate your own business.
Our Course Overview page shows you everything that is included in the business program.

If you have any questions, please let us know through our contact page.

Leaf Maintenance in an Autumn Cemetery

Have you ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business?

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The leaves on the trees were tenacious this year.  Summer’s drought and a lack of mid-autumn storms allowed leaves to remain on trees longer than expected.

However, with last week’s high winds and heavy rains, the leaves have finally let loose from their branches.  Falling to the ground, leaf piles need to be cleaned up before they make huge winter messes in our local cemeteries.

This is the time of year Grave Care companies can make a lot of money performing basic plot maintenance for your customers.  Whether you are work on whole-cemetery cleanup or if you are performing single jobs for individual clients, this is an important season for Grave Care Business owners.

Have you ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business?  We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Course designed to teach you how to operate your own Grave Care Business offering plot maintenance, tombstone cleaning, floral decorations, and many other Grave Care related services.

Please read through our entire site to learn more about the Grave Care Business Course

Every journey begins with a single step.

If you love helping people and if you have a fascination with cemeteries, tombstones, and mausoleums, a Grave Care Business might be perfect for you.

Take the first step and the path will reveal itself.

I can still recall the moment it happened.  I was sitting in a cubicle in a windowless office.  My boss was in a grumpy mood.  The other office workers were in grumpy moods.  I didn’t want to be in a grumpy mood but I, somehow, found myself grumpy, anyway.  It was lunchtime.  I couldn’t wait to turn off my computer monitor and have 60 minutes to myself.  On my way out of my cubicle, I reached for a book that a neighbor had given me on my college graduation a few years earlier.

What happened to the wide-eyed optimism I had when I graduated college?  I was going to take the world by storm and have a great time doing it.  I was going to rise quickly in the corporate world, make a fortune overnight, and be the envy of all those around me.  Ahhh…the enthusiasm of youth.

It only took me a couple years working in the accounting department of a huge international corporation before my enthusiasm began to wane.  Bosses were reluctant to offer promotions or pay raises.  Co-workers were only after their own best interests.  And, to the company’s executives, I was just another face in the crowd.  Ugh…

On my way out of my cubicle for lunch, I grabbed a copy of the book I’d been meaning to read.  It was a thin book that I could probably get half way through during my lunch hour.  The cover page was colorful and it looked like a fun read especially to someone who just wanted to escape reality for an hour.

With the book tucked securely under my left arm, I grabbed my coat and a sandwich I had brought for lunch in a brown paper sack.  Sometimes I would go to lunch with co-workers.  We’d sit at a local restaurant and talk about work while we waited for our food to be delivered to our tables.  Hmmm…sitting inside, talking about work, cramped into a booth full of co-workers.  Not to be rude but, NO THANK YOU!

So, on this day, with a sandwich in a brown paper bag and a paperback book tucked under my arm, I fled the office environment to sit outside in the sunshine.  And….that’s when I heard my bosses voice ring out: “Keith, I need you to work this weekend.”  I’d already worked 50 hours that week and didn’t want to spend the entire weekend stuck inside.  I always thought a college degree and a corporate job was supposed to help insulate you from spending your weekends at work.  Ha, was I mistaken?

Finally, I made it though the door.  The sun was shining and I just couldn’t believe how good it felt to be outside and away from the confines of work.  “What if I could do this all day every day?” I though to myself.  “What if I could figure out a way to work away from a stifling office environment with grumpy bosses and grumpy coworkers.  What if I didn’t need an office window because I could go outside and work in the beauty of nature as often as I liked?”

I reached down beside me to pull the sandwich out of my brown paper lunch bag.  With my other hand, I opened the book I had so looked forward to reading and I wondered what information I could glean from within its pages.

The title of the book was: Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow.

And…that…was…my…first…step.
It was my first step in starting my own business.

Have you ever thought about starting your own business?  Have you ever wanted to own a fulfilling, rewarding, and profitable business?  If you love helping people and if you have a fascination with cemeteries, tombstones, and mausoleums, a Grave Care Business might be perfect for you.

Once I quit my job, I never looked back.  That was in the mid-90.  Since that time many people have asked me for advice on starting their own grave care businesses.  After many year running my own business, I developed a professional produced business package to help you start & operate your own Grave Care Business.  The Grave Care Business Course is a huge course filled with reference materials, a business toolkit, instructional videos, estimating software, and much more.

Read through our entire website to learn about the Grave Care Business Course.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  We love cemeteries and we are always happy to help.

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

Let this be your first step.

Keith
GraveCareBusiness.com

 

Make Your Week Count

SunsetHi Everyone. I’m writing this blog posting on Sunday evening. On the way home I saw this sunset and wanted to share it with you.

Heading home this evening, I thought about the 10’s of millions of people finishing up their weekend and dreading having to go to work tomorrow morning.

Ugh…I used to feel like that every Sunday.

Feeling depressed Sunday evening was a weekly occurrence. Sitting in a windowless cubicle was not how I wanted to spend the entirety of my week. So, I broke free. After working in corporate America, I took the plunge and struck out on my own. Yes, it was scary at first. But now, I am able to work for myself and I spend much of my time in beautiful, placid cemeteries. I can’t think of a better way to spend my week and run a business.

Are you completely fulfilled in your job? Or, do you want a more fulfilling existence?

If you’ve ever thought about breaking free and starting your own Grave Care Business, read though our website to see what we have to offer.

It’s Sunday night and I cannot wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Have a great week, everyone.

Autumn in A Cemetery – Color Above – Color Below

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Have you ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business?

Autumn is a perfect time to start your own Grave Care Business. As the Sun’s apparent position in our sky moves south, Autumn’s beautiful sunsets foretell of chilly weather ahead. This cooler weather brings with it lots of opportunities for Grave Care Business owners.

Autumn weather brings with it plenty of work to be done in your local cemeteries. Basic ground maintenance, plot restoration, tombstone cleaning, and graveside decorations will keep you busy for the next few months. Cemetery management generally does not provide these services. Family members are willing to pay you for basic plot cleanup, detailed weed trimming, proper tombstone cleaning, and other services to keep their loved-one’s gravesite looking nice all year long.

Cemetery Trees Changing Colors

We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business training course designed to help you start and operate your own Grave Care Business. Please look through our entire website to learn about the course. You can order through the website and we will mail it out to you promptly.

If you have any questions, please let us know. We love cemeteries and are always happy to help.

Thank you:
Keith

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

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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