Goose Poop in a Cemetery

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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.

Thank you:
Keith
www.GraveSiteBusiness.com

Grave Site Maintenance Business – Improve Your Life

Sharing my love of cemeteries, gravestones, grave yards, and grave care, is important to me. I feel very lucky that I have a passion in life and this passion allows me to visit cemeteries all over the world. I’m lucky (I know that) and I want to share my passion with everyone who shares my love of cemeteries. So, in my blogs and my videos, I often like to share beautiful cemetery sunsets and interesting tombstones and well-manicured cemetery lawns. I believe if we focus on beautiful & positive aspects of life then beautiful and positive things will find us. Sure, I know life can be difficult (and starting a business can be challenging) but focusing on positive things will bring positivity into our world.

Along with visiting great cemeteries, I love finding interesting or funny or inspiring grave markers. I came across one yesterday. It was a grave marker of an adult whose parents had preceded her in death. There was an arrow on her tombstone with the words “I’m With Them.” Though death of a loved one is sad, the positivity of this inscription lightens the sadness.

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Positive Grave Stone

This morning, I was in a new (new to me) cemetery performing documentation work. As I strolled the grounds looking at gravestones, I found a gravesite inscription that brought me down a few notches. As I read his tombstone, I wondered what his life must have been like? Was he sad all the time? Was he mad all the time? Did he have health problems? Or family problems?

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“A Lifetime in Hell?”

For such an inscription to be placed on a man’s tombstone….it makes me wonder about this man’s focus in life. If he would have changed his focus in life to a more positive outlook, could he have had a happier and brighter disposition?

Maybe.

Changing people’s lives – The more I speak with people around the country, the more I realize many people enjoy exploring cemeteries. One of the reasons we developed the Grave Care Business Course is to help people start their own Grave Care Businesses. It gives an opportunity to start a fulfilling, worthwhile business. Doing something fulfilling and worthwhile (and profitable) gives you a positive outlook on life.

If you’ve read through our website, you know that we offer a professionally produced Grave Care Business training course designed to help you start and operate your own successful Grave Care Business. I love hearing from people we have helped. Entrepreneurs sometimes struggle with starting their own businesses – We’re here to help.

Grave care is a rewarding & profitable business and I love focusing on the positive aspects of helping people get started.

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own Grave Site Maintenance Business, I think you will be very pleased with the amount of material included. Your parcel will be shipped promptly after you order. If you have any questions. please let me know.

Thank you:
Keith
www.GraveSiteBusiness.com

Gravestones – Proper Care

Improper Gravestone Handling

Proper gravestone care is something we take very seriously at GraveCareBusiness.com.

Gravestones, especially older gravestones can be porous and fragile. Harsh handling of fragile gravestones can cause irreparable damage. We try our best to put forward the most up-to-date acceptable practices in gravestone care.

I was in a cemetery recently where the gravestones dated back to the early 1800’s. Many of the stones were common fieldstones marking unlabeled grave sites. Other headstones were modern granite carvings with easy to read names and dates.

One of the gravestones had very faint lettering. The backside of the grave marker was especially difficult to read.Chalked Gravestone

Unfortunately, someone had dusted the marker with powdered chalk in an effort to better read the lettering. It’s very unsettling when I see a grave marker with chalk (and in some cases, shaving cream). These are old-timey practices that supposedly help people read names and dates off headstones. Although chalk makes it marginally clearer to read inscriptions on gravestones, it leaves a very unsightly look to the stone. If not washed away promptly, chalk can remain in gravestone crevices for an extended period of time.

Old Gravestone Damage

In the Grave Care Business Course, we have dedicated one section to the proper care of gravestones. Included, is a tutorial on methods you can use to examine hard-to-read grave markers. There is no need to use chalk.

Old Headstone Damage

If you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business, it will pay you to use correct practices in Grave and Tombstone care. For more information about our Grave Care Business Course, please read through our website. You can order the course directly and it will be shipped out to you, normally, within 1 business day.

We love cemeteries and gravestones. We want to do what we can to make sure they are properly cared for.

Please let us know if you have any question.

Keith
www.GraveSiteBusiness.com

The Golden Hours for Cemetery Photography

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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.

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Starting A Grave Care Business Can Be a Dizzying Experience

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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.

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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.

Grave Care Business Gives Back To Community

We are so excited that another user of our Grave Care Business Guidebook has been interviewed by their local newspaper.  The Gravesite Guardians received a very nice write-up in the Chapel Hill News.

Gravesite Guardians is the newest enterprise launched by Extraordinary Ventures, a local nonprofit that employs adults with developmental disabilities.

The Gravesite Guardians are working on cleaning grave markers in their local area.  Stephen Dougherty contacted us several months ago to inquire about our Grave Care Business package.  His enthusiasm and genuine interest in promoting his nonprofit inspired us so much that we were pleased that he chose our guidebook to help instruct his crew members in the proper methods of tombstone cleaning.

We are increasingly aware that newspapers, radio stations, and other local media outlets are interested in focusing on successful small business enterprises.  Additionally, grave care is an interesting concept and it is relatively easy to arrange an interview.  If you purchase our guidebook and need assistance in getting your grave care business mentioned locally, we will be glad to help secure a local media interview for your company.

If you are ready to order the Grave Care Business Course use the “Buy It Now” button below.





To learn how to start your own Grave Care / Grave Site Maintenance business, please read through our home page at:

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Cemetery Maps: Free Advertising for your Grave Care Business

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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:
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Cemetery Photography Review – Canon 50mm f1.8 EF

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Our Grave Care Business course shows you how to add cemetery and grave site photography to your Grave Care Business. In order to get the most money possible for your photography services, you will need to present aesthetically pleasing pictures to your customers.  We give you many instructions how to take cemetery and grave site photographs.  We also show you how much money to charge for your work.

Taking great photography of cemeteries, grave sites, and tombstones requires an artistic eye as well as knowledge of your photographic equipment.  Pictures can be greatly enhanced by using focusing techniques such as shallow depth of field and wide depth of field.  While our Grave Care Business course goes into great detail, we like to occasionally use this blog to show you new tools that will help you in your business.  One such tool is a proper lens for your camera.

A few of the Grave Care Business owners who have purchased our guidebooks and software have wondered about the Canon EF f1.8 50mm dSLR lens.  To help you decide if this lens is right for you, we have purchased it an conducted a trial.  For $100, it is a keeper…especially when lenses of a little higher quality (Canon f1.4 50mm) sell for over 3x the cost.

So, if you are considering purchasing this lens for your cemetery photography business, this review should help you make your decision.

Starting A Grave Care Maintenance Business – Prairie Dogs

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Overgrown cemeteries. Neglected grave sites. Tombstones in disrepair. When running your own grave site maintenance / grave care business, these are a few of the challenges you expect to help customers with on a daily basis.

However, what would you do if you were asked to deal with a cemetery full of Prairie Dogs? On one hand, you cannot allow them to completely run amok in the cemetery. On the other hand, you should not subscribe to a scorched earth policy of poisoning or gassing living animals that have been forced into a cemetery due to nearby construction.

So, would you have a solution to this problem? I would love to hear ideas on how to solve this.

By-the-way, if you are interested in operating your own grave care business you can learn how to do it through the Grave Site Business training course. We show you how to get customers, deal with cemetery management, develop services to offer your customers, and effectively price your services to make great money in this business.

Though there’s probably not a lot of money in Prairie Dog removal from cemeteries, we show you how you can start a thriving business and make great money offering services such as: Grounds Maintenance, Grave Plot Care, Decorating Headstones for Special Occasions, Offering Photography and Videography, and providing Documentation and Cemetery Mapping services.

To learn more about the business program, visit our main website: http://www.GraveSiteBusiness.com

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