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Homesteaders Sponsoring Funeral Service Business Plan Conference

DES MOINES, IowaHomesteaders Life Company is sponsoring the 8th Annual Funeral Service Business Plan in New Orleans Dec. 3 and 4, 2013.

“Homesteaders is proud to be the ongoing primary sponsor of the Funeral Service Business Plan presented by Kates-Boylston. As an industry thought-leader we are committed to supporting learning events that help funeral professionals succeed in business,” said Dean Lambert, vice president of marketing.

The Funeral Service Business Plan is planned to provide information on how to boost market share, enhance a brand and overcome any obstacles while trying to make a company successful. This conference brings together industry thought leaders from different areas of funeral service to share their insight and tips to help a business grow with other professionals across the country.

The speakers at this year’s conference have extensive experience in the funeral service profession. Quinn Eagan, president of Preneed Funeral Program will share his secrets on how his company built and maintains one of the most successful pre-need businesses in the country. He has more than 30 years experience and has helped funeral homes across the United States and Canada increase profit margins and expand their service options.

Kim Medici Shelquist, Homesteaders’ director of marketing communications, will also be taking the stage, speaking about how funeral providers can build relationships with hospice groups in order to make the transition from hospice care to funeral service easier on families.

“The Funeral Service Business Plan consistently features top speakers that provide insights from which you can immediately benefit upon returning home,” Lambert said. “This is an excellent opportunity for owners and managers to learn and network with other thought-leading funeral professionals.”

Homesteaders Life Company is focused solely on funeral insurance funding and support and according to a recent study, is the most often used pre-need funding company in America. Visit for more information.


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