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Funeral Business Solutions is different from traditional association magazines or trade journals because it is specially-crafted to bring you the best industry specific business news and solutions that will help you to make effective business decisions for your staff, company, and client families.
Our magazine design and layout is purposefully easy to read and digest in short segments. We know that the average funeral professional has an unpredictable schedule and an effective business magazine gives the reader shorter editorials that get to the point without fluff.
Our writers provide actionable ideas and effective strategies that will help you, the industry professional, run a more profitable business. Issues are published every two months, giving you ample time to digest 8-12 articles, latest industry headlines, the included Funeral Home Success Stories, Vendor Company Spotlights, Industry Book Overviews and more.
Our goal at Funeral Business Solutions is to never bore you or waste your precious time, so our editors consider each article, press release, and spotlight carefully to make sure it can in some way benefit a funeral director running a business.
At the end of each day, we are primarily a magazine of business solutions for an industry that our publisher, editors, and writers love.
Timothy Totten is a 25+ year veteran of the funeral industry, starting his career answering overnight phone calls at a central facility for a nationwide corporate chain. His expert handling of death calls, service information requests, and other late night inquiries for those 47 locations soon turned into a full-time job running the print shop for the company’s cluster of 12 funeral homes in Central Florida.
Five years into his career, Totten branched out and took over administrative operations at a privately-owned funeral home and became right hand to the owner. From creating funeral home management database systems from scratch to ironing every burial flag and vacuuming lines into the carpet every single day, Totten learned each part of the funeral home business, including graveside services and removals.
It was on his first removal, as he noticed the family seemed to be put off by the fake fur stretcher cover that draped their loved one, that Totten had an idea to alter a store-bought quilt to create a more attractive cot cover. The cover was extraordinarily well received and Totten found himself making more for other funeral directors. Just a few years later, Totten was able to change careers again, this time working for himself full-time to create alternative viewing and removal products with his company Final Embrace.
Years later, while advertising his company’s products in Funeral Business Advisor Magazine, Totten saw the value of reaching more than 17,000 funeral directors and owners through a printed publication. So when FBA stopped publishing in 2021, Totten began seeking out other ways to reach that audience. When alternatives failed to bring the same results, Totten began to wonder if the original FBA model was actually the best.
In 2022, Totten began formulating a plan to launch Funeral Business Solutions, a magazine in the same vein as FBA, focused on providing concrete business solutions to active funeral home owners and other funeral directors.
Radcliffe Media is a niche media company focusing primarily on the funeral industry. Their flagship product, Funeral Business Solutions Magazine, is published 6 times a year and is distributed in physical form to 17,000+ industry professionals.
While sole owner of Radcliffe Media, founder Timothy Totten relies upon the expertise of various industry professionals to provide content for the publication and can also call upon his own 25+ years in the industry to provide guidance and actionable ideas to FBS’s readers.
RADCLIFFE MEDIA AND FUNERAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR OWNED IN ANY PART BY FMM MEDIA, FUNERAL BUSINESS ADVISOR, OR MR. MICHAEL MANLEY.
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