Grave Care Business – July 2017

Grave Care Business owners should understand the power of increasing their businesses and building their client lists during July.

July is a pivotal month for Grave Care Business owners.  It’s important for you to understand the power of July in starting and/or expanding your business.

2017 is flying by.  Six months are down and there are another six months to go before the end of the year.  While the first day of July is a milestone (halfway through the year), the importance of July comes from the fact that your efforts this month will guide your business for the rest of the year.

Grave care maintenance is in full swing right now.  Grave site maintenance (mowing & landscaping), floral placements, and gravestone cleaning are in big demand right now.  However, the end of summer is right around the corner.  Then autumn will follow closely behind.  I have always found that efforts I make in July to develop my client list for end-of-summer services have a big and positive effect in the coming months.   However, I’ve found that if I delay until August, it’s difficult to build the same excitement in a customer base than if I started in July.

I do not know why this seems to be true.  However, it’s something I first noticed many years ago when I was studying marketing and human psychology in school.  I theorize that by mid-July, people are beginning to tire of summer.  However, they don’t realize it yet…it’s subliminal.

Why is this important for Grave Care Business owners?  This is an easy answer.  End-of-summer grave care and Autumn grave care is very important for this business.  There is a lot of money to be made during this time and this is a great time to increase your client base.

The take-away is this: the efforts you make in July will have very positive effects for your business in the coming months and for the rest of the year.  “Don’t delay. Start today.”

The Grave Care Business package is packed with information to help you start and expand your business.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Fire Ants in a Cemetery

actions Grave Care Business operators can perform to prevent irreparable damage caused by fire ants in a cemetery.

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Fire ants cause damage in southern cemeteries.

Are you a fan of old 1970’s “made-for-TV” horror movies? I remember, as a young kid, watching reruns of horror movies on late-night television. Let’s see…there was Killdozer, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and ANTS!!!. ANTS was always one of my favorites. The main actors in the movie dug a moat and filled it with water to protect a structure from an invading army of ants but, the entomologist in the movie told them ants can build bridges across water. So, they filled the moat with gasoline and set it afire. Yes, that movie has stuck with me all these years. I love studying ants and many other insects because of this movie even though they sometimes give me the heebie-jeebies

It turns out ants really can build floating bridges. They are very industrious.

Though not as conniving as they were in that movie, ants can be very destructive. Since moving beyond the borders of the United States, fire ant populations have moved steadily northward. Anyone in the southern regions with a basic knowledge of ants will recognize the shape and size of their familiar mounds. Cemeteries are not immune to these destructive pests. Fire ant mounds are often 2 feet in diameter. In building their nests, fire ants often dig downward several feet. In the tunneling construction of their nests, they often burrow several feet below the surface. As you can surely imagine, this tunneling action destabilized the ground. When they tunnel under heavy gravestones, the stones become unsettled and can topple under their own weight.

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This phenomenon of destruction is becoming increasingly common as fire ant populations spread.

So, what can be done?

Well, there are several actions Grave Care Business operators can perform to prevent irreparable damage caused by fire ants in a cemetery. Luckily, as is the case with many services provided by Grave Care Business owners, your clients will gladly pay you to perform these services.

Before you begin to offer these services, however, there are several caveats you must be aware of before attempting to deal with fire ants in your local cemeteries.

We write about the problem of fire ants in cemeteries and how to incorporate their solution in our Grave Care Business Course offered through this website. We also discuss pricing strategies so you will know how much money to charge your customers. Additionally, we offer marketing and advertising advice to help you build a strong client base so your business makes good money year-round.

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Additionally (and this is very important), we discuss the potential problems you might face when attempting to eradicate fire ants from a grave plot. It’s important to deal with ants correctly so your efforts don’t turn into a horror movie. 🙂

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

If you are interested in learning how to start your own Grave Care Business, please read through our entire website to learn more about our course. You can order directly through our ordering page and we will ship it out to you promptly.

If you have any questions about the course, please let us know via our “Contact Page.”

Thank you for reading.
Keith
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Christmas Grave Decorations – Prepare Now.

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Though it’s only September, right now is a perfect time to start your Grave Care Business and be ready for Christmastime Grave Care demand.

I love this time of year. The weeks after September’s full moon bring slightly cooler temperatures. Before long, leaves will change colors & fall off trees, grasses will move into their dormant phase, and the calendar will flip over to December & the holiday season. Yes, I know it seems like a long time away but Christmas will be here before we know it.

During Christmas, many families desire Christmas-themed floral decorations for their loved-ones’ gravesites. Since the demand is so high, it is a great idea to begin approaching your clients as soon as possible. While you’re speaking with them about autumn grave plot general maintenance, tombstone cleaning, and autumn floral decorations, you should mention the fact that you are offering Christmas-themed grave decorations for the Christmas season.

The extreme summer heat is almost behind us. The coming months offer tremendous opportunities for Grave Care Companies.

My name is Keith and I love cemeteries. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business, our company has developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Training Course designed to help you start and operate your own successful Grave Care Business.

Please read through our entire website to see everything that is included in the course. Order through this website. Your parcel will be shipped promptly. As always, if you have any questions, please let us know. We are always willing to help and discuss cemetery and Grave Care issues with you.

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Hurricane Damage to New York Area Cemeteries

This morning’s New York Times has an article relating to damage in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

Green-Wood is known for many fine examples of large flourishing trees. Unfortunately, as trees grow larger, their vulnerability to high winds increases. As we have all seen, damage resulting from Hurricane Sandy is taking its toll on north-eastern states and will take months to clean up.

While Green-Wood Cemetery is the focus of this article, scores of cemeteries have been affected by the storm. Some cemeteries have downed trees that caused irreparable damage to tombstones and monuments. Other cemeteries have minor damage like small branches and twigs that need to be tidied. Professionally managed cemeteries like Green-Wood have crew and financial resources to begin the cleanup but countless other cemeteries rely on volunteers and family members for repair and maintenance.

It is unfortunate that this damage has occurred and I dislike the idea of benefiting on other people’s misfortune. If you are in an area of the country that has been affected by severe weather, family members of people buried in area cemeteries are looking for help with cleanup and general maintenance. In fact, they are often willing to pay for these services.

So, if you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business, right now is a good time to start. The weeks leading up to Christmas is always a busy time for Grave Care and with the need of grave care services caused by severe weather, there will be additional demand.

We love cemeteries and we believe that small Grave Care Businesses can benefit by providing general upkeep, tombstone cleaning, floral decorations, and other services. We have developed a professionally produced business course that will help you start and operate a successful Grave Care Business. For more information, please click on the main link above to learn about our course.