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About Rob Brice

Rob Brice graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Services in 1995. He spent 6 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer before transitioning into a career in sales and marketing. In 2013 he joined C&J Financial and currently serves as their Director of Strategic Partnerships. C&J Financial and its affiliates; American Funeral Financial, Funeral Funding Center and Morticians Choice, referred to as the FAST FUNDING® Group processes in excess of 40,000 funeral assignment and funds more than $300 million dollars annually to 2800+ funeral homes throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Rob can be reached at or 417.425.7993. For more information on C&J Financial visit

3 Strategies To Prevent The Collateral Damage Of Your Firm’s Payment Policy

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The term Collateral Damage is typically used in military applications and defined as “injury inflicted on something other than the intended target”. You might be wondering what this has to do with your funeral home and your payment policy. Many funeral directors feel they were called to this profession. It is unlikely that you woke up one day and said I want to be a funeral director so I can talk to grieving families about how they intend to pay for a funeral. The challenge for many is a balance between a servant’s heart and a business mindset. This is a neglected aspect of the profession often times creating collateral damage. So who are these unintended targets? First of all your business can suffer by allowing your accounts receivable and uncollected debt to get out of hand. Even if you collect all of your money, if you are not doing it in a timely fashion your profitability suffers. If you or your staff is uncomfortable asking for payment, I can promise your families will not be comfortable either. Here are three simple strategies that will allow you to better serve your families while increasing your bottom line.  

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