WOW! You have a GREAT job.

Recently, I was out mapping a cemetery.

I had my mapping GPS, a pad & pencil, and a camera.  I wasn’t really thinking much about what I was doing but I was definitely enjoying my day in a beautiful cemetery.  Looking at tombstones, enjoying quiet serenity, and working in a beautiful environment are only a few of the positive attributes I get to enjoy.

Anyway, as I was going about my work, I got a comment from someone who passed by.  “Wow, you have a GREAT job.”

I must say that the comment struck me a bit funny.  I have been running my own business since 1992 and in all those years I’ve never really thought of it as a “job.”  A JOB?  A job is something that you HAVE to go to every day.  It’s something that you don’t really look forward to.  It’s something that you dread 5 days each week.

I get to explore cemeteries, take pictures of very interesting tombstones & grave markers, and meet amazing people everyday….I can’t really say it’s a JOB.

One question I am constantly asked is “Is it difficult to start a Grave Care Business?”   While it is not tremendously difficult to get started in this business, there are many things you need to know to get started correctly.  I have always been a firm believer in having a mentor and learning from other peoples’ mistakes.  When I got my very first grave care customers, there was no one for me to learn from.  I wish I could have had a mentor in those early days.

If you are truly interested in cemeteries and gravestones, I believe Grave Care is one of the best small businesses in the world.  My team and I have spent a considerable amount of effort developing the Grave Care Business training course so you can learn how to properly start, operate, and grow your own successful Grave Care Business.  Though you will probably never think of it as work, it truly is a GREAT job.

To learn more about the Grave Care Business training course, please visit our home page.  And remember, your purchase includes free support.  We love discussing all aspects of the Grave Care Business so if you need to ask questions or seek advice, just give us a call and we’ll do our best to help.

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Cleaning Tombstones with Chlorine Bleach – Don’t Do It

Hi Everyone:

We recently returned from a trip to South Florida to study above ground cemetery design. Ahhh….what an amazing trip. If you are a cemetery lover and ever have a chance to travel to South Florida, please take the opportunity. There are many amazing cemeteries in this part of the country.

The weather was gorgeous and allowed for long days exploring cemeteries without much hindrance of rain.  I took over 700 photographs during the visit and I hope to share many of those with you in the coming weeks. We discovered many beautiful cemeteries, monuments, and epitaphs during our research trip.

There is one picture I want to share with you today. 

Cleaning tombstones with liquid chlorine bleach is not advised.

Tombstone cleaning with liquid chlorine bleach is not advised.

In this picture, tucked away behind an above ground monument, you can see a gallon jug of Clorox.  Although many people believe that a diluted solution of Clorox is okay to use as a cleaning agent, it is generally not advised for safe use of cleaning tombstones and monuments according to many tombstone preservation specialists.   Often, using improper chemicals, using chemicals improperly, and using improper cleaning methods can irreparably damage tombstones and mausoleums.  Learning proper care of tombstones and monuments takes many years under the guidance of a trained specialist.  So, please, if you are thinking about cleaning tombstone, take a significant amount of time to research proper cleaning methods before you take the chance at doing permanent damage to the stones you are trying to protect.

If you are interested in learning proper methods of doing general tombstone cleaning and starting your own Grave Care Business, you will be very interested in our Grave Care Business training course.  To learn more about the business course, please visit our home page:
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Grave Care Business Grave Site Maintenance for 2011

Hi Everyone:

I just want to take a couple of minutes to make a quick post. It is hard to believe that 2011 is already 1 month old. Although February is already here, there is still plenty of time to start your own Grave Care Maintenance company before spring arrives. Getting started right away means you will have time to properly develop your business plans before the Spring rush arrives during the next month or two.

February has a couple of important days to consider for grave decorations. However, the busy season really begins in March and April when you can gain many clients for after-winter restoration, spring cleanup, and Easter decorations. If you have been thinking about starting a Grave Care Maintenance business, right now (like, TODAY!) is the perfect time to get started.

If you don’t know how to start or if you are just looking for ideas for your Grave Care company, please navigate to our home page to read about our comprehensive Grave Care Business training course. We have taken a tremendous amount of time and effort to develop a professionally produced business course teaching you practically everything you could want to know about starting and operating a successful grave care business.

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Grave Site Maintenance Business