competitive advantage

Showing Investors You Know How-To Create Competitive Advantage

In the cannabis business, to create competitive advantage you will have to be something innovative and never done before. The good news is that...
California

California State Treasurer Presents Report on Cannabis and Banking

As many of you know, cannabis businesses are faced with many roadblocks and hurdles, banking being one of them, but as California nears recreational...
Cannabis Startups

Cannabis Startups: Formalize Formalize Formalize!

You have an incredible idea. You know exactly how you’re going to execute it. You’ve started raising capital and building out your prototype.  But….....
Chief Financial Officer

Here’s Why, Who and When to Hire a Chief Financial Officer

One of the challenges for cannabis founders is determining the most capital-efficient way to build our their management team. Typically, a company starts with...
Investor's Perspective

An Investor’s Perspective on the Cannabis Industry

About a year ago, when I entered the cannabis industry as an investor and professional, there was no shortage of questions from my friends...
Financial Advisors

Financial Advisors For Cannabis Startups? Necessary or…

Cannabis and the Emerging B2B Businesses Landscape As the cannabis industry continues to grow and the promise of green-riches tantalizes, industry “professionals” are popping up...
Trade Shows

Trade Shows 101: Tips for Planning your First Exhibit

As your cannabis company grows out of its start-up stage, so does your need to increase brand awareness and feed quality leads into your...
Definitive Agreements

Purchasing A Cannabis Company: A Guide to Definitive Agreements

So you’re finally ready to close on the marijuana startup that your company is acquiring and the basic terms and conditions of the sale...
video

Behind The Biggest Cannabis Tech Conference: New West Summit 3.0

The biggest cannabis conference focused exclusively on technology, investment, and media is back and heading to Oakland, California. New West Summit 3.0 will have...
startup legal basics

So You’re About To Launch a Startup: Here are the Legal Basics

Launching a startup—successfully—requires much more than merely having a good idea. From operations to logistics to financing, there are a variety of legal matters...
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