Goose Poop in a Cemetery


For we are entrepreneurs; there is no challenge which doesn’t have a business solution….even Goose Poop.

I was in one of our large local cemeteries last weekend. I’ve been there hundreds of times yet I’ve never seen a single goose until yesterday. There were dozens of geese wandering through a section of the cemetery near a small pond. The pond normally contains ducks but the geese were overrunning the whole area.

Local residents like to feed the ducks. However, I wonder if the aggressive geese will force the ducks to leave.

If you’ve ever been around geese, I’m sure you know the expression “like poop through a goose.” Yes, they’re nasty and they poop on everything. Geese show no respect for gravestones and I saw many grave markers covered with familiar goose poop markings.

geese_cemetery“Yuck. Disgusting.” is what I originally thought. But, soon, it occurred to me that this goose poop is an income possibility for Grave Care Business owners. When it comes to money vs. keeping goose poop off gravestones, family members will pay good money to make sure their loved-ones gravestones are not stained by the unfortunate fouls.

Goose poop on tombstones is something I will be studying the next few weeks. This will become a new income stream for Grave Site Business owners who service cemeteries in areas affected by geese.

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own Grave Site Maintenance Business, this is a fantastic time of year to get started. This is a profitable and rewarding business. We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Instruction Course to help you start and operate your own successful Grave Care Business. Read through our website to learn about the business course. You can order directly though the ordering page and we will ship it to you promptly.

Goose poop notwithstanding, please let me know if you have any questions about the Grave Care Business course.

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The Golden Hours for Cemetery Photography

Cemetery Photography

Golden Hour Cemetery Photography

I studied photography in college as part of my elective credits.

My professor always begged his students to take advantage of the golden hours. The golden hours are the time periods directly after sunrise and right before sunset. During these hours, sunlight is filtered though a larger portion of the earth’s atmosphere than it is at mid-day. This filtering effect gives a very pleasing, warm feeling to photographs.

I find that this pleasing feeling is felt in real life too. There is something about being in a cemetery at day break. As the sun crests the horizon to light the world, there’s no place I’d rather be than in a peaceful cemetery beginning a day’s work. Likewise, in the evening, as the sun dips to the west, I always feel a sense of accomplishment knowing I’ve put the day’s sunlight to productive use.

I was in the cemetery this evening as the sun was ready to dip below the horizon. It made everything bright and green and I wanted to share this photograph with you.

Performing grave care is such a rewarding business. If you’d like to start your own Grave Care Business, please look over our website and consider purchasing our Grave Care Business Course. The course is designed to help you start, operate, and grow your own Grave Site Maintenance Business.

Photography is an important part of Grave Care because your clients (especially those who cannot visit the cemetery) will want to see the work you’ve performed. The Grave Care Business Course (Full Version) includes a special section on how to properly photograph gravestones and cemetery landscapes for your clients to see your work.

Starting A Grave Care Business Can Be a Dizzying Experience

Spinning Cemetery

It’s natural for all business owners to occasionally feel like they are spinning in circles.

The excitement of starting your own business can be a dizzying experience. It can also be a bit frightening. When I began providing grave care services, there was no one else doing this type of work. I didn’t have anyone to lean on or ask for advice.

It was a challenge to blaze my own trail into a business where there was literally zero competition. This is one of the reasons I developed the Grave Care Business course. I love sharing information. Grave Care is such a rewarding business.

I am in cemeteries almost everyday. I continue to research and develop ideas to share with you to help you start and grow your own successful Grave Care Business.

So, if you feel like you’re spinning in circles and if you’re beginning to get dizzy thinking about starting your own Grave Care Business, please look over this entire website to learn how the Grave Care Business course will help you.

You can order the Grave Care Business course from the main page of our website and it will be shipped to you promptly.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Springtime Grave Care – Grave Decorations, Tombstone Cleaning, Plot Maintenance

Grave Care Springtime

2016 Springtime Grave Care

This morning’s early springtime sunrise reminded me how much I enjoy doing this work and sharing it with you.

I was up early this morning. On the road before the sun came up, I pulled over to snap this shot for you as the sun crested the horizon. Seeing the predawn glow was a pleasant reminder of the fulfilling nature of this work. The reason I was up so early is because I am working on a new cemetery project. I hopped out of bed this morning excited for the day ahead.

There was a time when I worked in an office cubicle…dreading each and every day. NOT ANY MORE.

If you are fascinated with cemeteries.
If you love performing rewarding work.
If you enjoy helping people….then a Grave Site Maintenance / Grave Care Business is perfect for you.

Read through our website. We have developed a professionally produced Grave Care Business Course designed to help you start and grow your own Grave Care Business. You can order the full course directly though this website and we will ship it via Priority Mail directly to you.

We love cemeteries and are always happy to help. Please use the contact form to ask any questions.
If you are ready to order, your parcel will be shipped promptly.

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Grave Site Business Course

Grave Care in 2016

Hi Everyone:

The new year is always an exciting time. So many possibilities. So many goals.

Our goal for 2016 is to continue a journey we began over 10 years ago. We constantly strive to educate the public about the need for proper grave care. Through our research and documentation efforts we find, and bring public awareness to, forgotten and abandoned cemeteries. Additionally, we developed the Grave Site Business (Grave Care Business) Course. By giving entrepreneurs a financial incentive to start their own Grave Care Businesses, we believe the nation’s cemeteries will benefit and people, like yourself, will fulfill a dream of operating their own successful Grave Care Businesses.

We love cemeteries and believe they should be places of respect and honor. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own Grave Care Business, we can help. Please visit our homepage to learn more about the professionally produces Grave Care Business Course.

Cemetery Maintenance Business in 2015

Cemetery Decorations

Christmas Decorations add lots of profit to your Grave Care Business.

Start Your Grave Care Business in 2015

Though Christmas is over, Christmas grave decorations continue to adorn grave sites in cemeteries all across the United States. 2014 was a busy year for grave decorations and 2015 promises to be even busier as the custom of decorating graves increases in popularity.

Yes, we have exited the Christmas season and Christmas floral gravesite decorations will be removed in the coming weeks. However, there are a few important calendar events over the next couple months. Valentine’s Day is February 14th and it is a very popular day for family members to decorate their loved-ones’ grave sites. Easter is April 5, 2015. Easter grave site services include tombstone cleaning, spring grave site maintenance, and spring floral decorations. Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th this year and, as you can imagine, millions of families will be paying tribute to their Mother’s by performing general grave site maintenance and placing flowers on their gravesites.

If you have ever wanted to start your own Grave Care Business but you’re worried that you missed the busy demand for Christmas decorations, right now is a great time to start your Grave Care Business so you can be prepared to offer Grave Plot Maintenance, Tombstone Cleaning, and Floral Decorations in the busy (and profitable) months ahead.

To learn more about the Grave Site Maintenance Business Course, click through to our main webpage. The cost of the course is $249.95 and teaches you practically everything you need to know to start and operate your own successful Grave Care Business.

If you’re ready to order the Grave Care Course, simply click the “Buy It Now” button below. Your order will be shipped to you within 1 business day. As always, if you have any questions please let us know. We are always happy to help.

Start a Grave Care Maintenance Business – Autumn 2011

Grave Care Maintenance Business

Autumn in a Cemetery - Great time to start your Grave Care Maintenance business

August 2011 – This year is flying by and the summer is already winding down. As much as I want summer to last just a bit longer, Autumn is my favorite time of year. Soon, the leaves will be turning colors and falling from the trees. There will be a nip in the night time sky and the day time shadows will grow just a little bit longer.

There is another benefit to Autumn. I LOVE working in cemeteries during the months of September, October, and November when the leaves are brilliantly colored and weather allows for fun working conditions. There are plenty of jobs to do in cemeteries this time of year. Tombstone cleaning, end-of-summer maintenance, pre-winter maintenance, floral decorations, plot repair, etc.

If you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Maintenance business, please look at our main website. We have developed a professionally produced, comprehensive business training course teaching you how to start and operate a successful grave care business.

Right now is an absolute perfect time to start your business and build your client list. The course covers practically everything you could want to know about running a grave care business. If you have any questions, please let us know.

The website address is:

Grave Care Maintenance Business

Cemetery Maps: Free Advertising for your Grave Care Business

Cemetery Maps - Free Grave Care Advertising
Free Cemetery Maps – Grave Care Business Advertising

If you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care / Grave Site Maintenance business, you have probably spent a considerable amount of time developing plans to advertise your company.

Grave care is a unique type of business where many forms of traditional advertising do not reach potential customers.  Due to the nature of grave care, business owners must rely on creatively designed marketing efforts to attract the right types of customers.
One way to advertise your grave care services to potential clients is by developing cemetery maps for the specific cemeteries where you offer your grave site maintenance services.  After you develop the map, a carefully placed  “InfoBox”  can be used to hold the maps for visitors to the cemetery.  Even if a visitor to the cemetery already knows where their loved one is buried, they will often take a map out of the InfoBox just to check for proper placement and to see the names of other people interred within the cemetery.
To advertise your grave care services, place a small advertisement at the bottom of the map telling people about your services and directing them to your website and giving them your business telephone number.
This is just one of many ways you can market your grave care business.  Within out Grave Care Business program, we have developed a very helpful marketing handbook teaching you great techniques on how to advertising your grave care business.
If you have ever thought about starting a Grave Care / Grave Site Maintenance Business, we have developed a HUGE training course that will teach you practically everything you could want to know about starting and operating a successful business.
To learn more about our business course, please visit our main website by clicking the link below:
How To Start A Grave Care / Grave Site Maintenance Business

Grave Care Customer Causing Problems? – We can work it out.

Grave Care / Grave Maintenance customer causing you problems?

As hard as you may try to please all your grave care customers, you are bound to have an occasional customer who will be dissatisfied with your services.  The way you choose to deal with complaints depends on your personality, their personality, the nature of the complaint, and both parties’ desired outcome.

In our almost 20 years of experience, we have found that the VAST majority of complaints will come from simple misunderstandings between you and your customers.  Grave care and grave site maintenance is a very personal business and your success will depend on the personal relationships you are able to build with your customers.

Unless your customer is simply determined to be dissatisfied no matter what you offer, your communication skills will help you determine the problem and find a reasonable solution.

We have developed a “Customer Care” guide book within the pages of our Grave Care / Grave Site Maintenance Course that deals specifically with finding solutions to customer problems.

Whenever I am faced with a problem customer, I like to sing this Beatles’ song to myself.  It helps me realize that there is a solution to every problem.

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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Grave Care Business Training Course