21 Death And Funeral Related Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a death and funeral related business in 2023?

We put together 21 of the best death and funeral related businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other death and funeral related businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a pet funeral business

2. Start a nature-friendly funeral items business

3. Start a drive-thru funeral home business

4. Start a funeral items selling business

5. Start a crematorium business

6. Start a headstone designing business

7. Start an afterdeath services business

8. Start a mortuary business

9. Start a funeral service

For many, death is one of the most challenging life events. For that reason, starting a funeral business may sound awkward and unconventional. However, if you think about it, death is a “natural” and essential part of life. Therefore, starting a funeral business can be a profitable business idea. A funeral service provides the following services:

  • Burial services
  • Cremation services
  • Repatriation services
  • Memorial services
  • Pet cremation
  • Exhumation Services

If you are starting a funeral service, you may choose some or all of the above services.

10. Start an embalming service business

11. Start a carbon-less cremation business

12. Start a funeral transportation business

13. Start a preservation service business

14. Start a formal burials performing business

15. Start a mortuary transportation business

16. Start a hospice service business

A hospice service business is a healthcare facility that provides end-of-life care and support to individuals suffering from terminal illnesses. The goal of hospice care is to provide comfort and support to patients and their families as they navigate the final stages of life.

The hospice service business model involves providing in-home care or residential care in a hospice facility. Services may include nursing care, medical equipment and supplies, social work, chaplaincy, and bereavement support.

To run a successful hospice service business, it is essential to have a team of trained and compassionate healthcare professionals, including nurses, doctors, and social workers. Strong communication and collaboration with the patient’s primary care team and family is also crucial.

Marketing and networking with healthcare providers and community organizations can help increase the hospice service’s visibility and attract potential clients. It is also important to stay up-to-date on industry trends and regulations to ensure compliance and provide the best possible care for patients.

Finally, it is essential to have a strong financial plan in place, including securing insurance contracts and working with patients and families to manage costs. By providing high-quality care and building relationships with clients and the community, a hospice service business can thrive and positively impact the lives of those it serves.

17. Start a grounds maintaining business

18. Start a funeral insurance business

19. Start a burial at sea service business

20. Start an online funeral equipment sales business

21. Start a hadstone cleaning business

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.