Alan Creedy Releases Finish Well: An Exit Guide for Funeral Home Owners
New Book Offers Practical Advice on How to Finish Your Funeral Career on Your Own Terms
In every sense, the sale of your business validates or invalidates your success as a funeral home owner. You have spent a lifetime pouring yourself out for others. Was it worth it? – is the unstated question most of us must face. The range of emotions to answering it is far wider than most books dare address. This one does.
There are multiple dimensions to selling a business: Financial is the foremost in most people’s minds with the practical not far behind. No less important, and sometimes more impactful, are the emotional factors that often come into play. Mr. Creedy has masterfully blended all these dimensions to empower the reader to navigate an unfamiliar, high–risk major life step.
Combining technical insights with actual case studies the reader will be able to understand AND apply the right steps to accomplish the best results. The author’s methods and approaches have stood the test of time for more than 40 years outperforming the profession’s expectations. Most helpful are specific tools ranging from how to calculate a multiple to a checklist for organizing due diligence.
Finish Well: An Exit Guide for Funeral Home Owners gives funeral practitioners insights on how to finish their careers on their timeline and be happy with the results. Author and business consultant Alan Creedy explains the difference between getting out and how you get out.
“Most Funeral Home Owners spend their career pouring themselves out for others. I believe they deserve to end well,” commented author Alan Creedy. “Ending well means more than simply getting the most money. It means finishing on your own terms.”
Key highlights of Finish Well:
1. Clear and concise explanations of technical concepts in everyday language.
2. Real-life case studies that enable the reader to apply what they are learning and avoid costly mistakes.
3. Interactive chapters that allow the reader to ask the author specific questions.
4. Sample tools for calculating value and performing due diligence.
5. Access to live tools on the author’s website.
Finish Well is an invaluable tool for funeral practitioners looking for real-world advice on navigating the extremely personal and deeply emotional experience of selling their funeral homes. Creedy offers a number of practical tools in the book to help those contemplating the transition to a life partially or totally outside of funeral service.
“Most funeral directors I know have spent a career pouring themselves out for others working long hard hours – missing family events and personal time,” added Creedy. “I believe they deserve to finish well, on their terms and in their time. The information in this book will help them do just that.”
Finish Well: An Exit Guide For Funeral Home Owners is available for purchase online at Amazon. More information at https://tinyurl.com/FINISHWELLGUIDE.
About the Author: Alan Creedy is a former CPA and Certified Exit Planner with more than 40 years of experience as a consultant, analyst, and broker in the deathcare profession. He is the founder of Creedy & Company, a consulting firm that specialized in business advising and succession planning. He has authored numerous trade journal articles and has been a frequent speaker at funeral conventions on topics ranging from financial management to succession planning. You can learn more at his website – www.funerallhomeconsulting.org.