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Gut and Gumption – Young Professionals Have It All

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This article originally appeared in the winter issue of the Independent magazine.

Since 2016, OGR’s Young Professionals group has been meeting every spring for its annual event, but last fall they came together for the first time for a study group. OGR study groups consist of five to ten people who gather in a participant’s funeral home for “ongoing study of successful business practices.” Study group participants usually tour the host funeral home and provide constructive feedback on what they see. They also spend a day and a half exchanging ideas and working through challenges they’re facing.

OGR firm Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home hosted the first young professional study group this past September. Seven OGR firms sent staff members to attend, so we sat down with a few to hear more about their experience.

2018 YP study group at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home in Hamburg, NY
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Funeral Directors as Entrepreneurs- How to Share Your Great Ideas

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Have you ever had an idea you’d like to see implemented at your funeral home, but you haven’t known how to get started? Our Young Professionals event on Monday, February 29 will give funeral professionals the opportunity to discuss their ideas and practice pitching them. For those of you who can’t make the event, here are a couple pointers from our presenter Matthew Pollard on how to get started in seeing that great idea realized. We’ve split the advice for employees and employers.

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