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How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary

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Sometimes you only have a few seconds to make a first impression with investors and that is why having a compelling executive summary readily available is vital. The executive summary is your chance to lay out all the highlights of your business plan. Often, if an executive summary isn't catching enough, investors won't bother to read the rest of the...

Entrepreneur of the Week: Rachael Maddison of StrainConnect

Rachael Maddison

Each week we highlight entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry for our viewers to learn more about the leading cannabis executives of our time. This week, we highlight Rachael Maddison of StrainConnect. Meet Rachael Maddison Rachael's path to the development of StrainConnect didn't start in the grow room or dispensary. Instead, Rachael's entrepreneurship journey began with debilitating sciatica after giving birth to...

DCN Micro News: This Week In Cannabis (February 4th – February 8th )

February 4th

Each week, DCN will curate a rundown of startup, tech, and innovation news in the cannabis industry for its new series, DCN Micro News. February 4th, 2019  Canopy Rivers Announces Completion of $17 Million Financing for Its Italian Hemp Platform - Canapar Canopy Rivers Inc. (the “Company” or “Canopy Rivers”) (TSXV: RIV) is pleased to announce that it has completed a subsequent $9.4 million equity...

Advice From The Booth Mom | A Well-Trained Exhibit Staff Is Your Secret Weapon

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Welcome to Advice from the Booth Mom editorial series, each article you will gain insight on how to set up your company trade show schedule, planning logistics and marketing efforts strategically at industry events. This week from the Booth Mom, she shares her insight on the importance of a well-trained exhibit staff. Memorability. It’s what all exhibitors want when the show’s...

Hiring 101: Best Steps To Follow Before Your First Hire

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When first starting a new company it often requires you to wear a lot of different hats. However, once a startup begins to grow, making it successful becomes a team effort. To hire the right people for your new startup, it is just as essential as having a great product or idea. At the end of the day, it’s people...

DCN Micro News: This Week In Cannabis (January 28th – February 1st)

January 28th

Each week, DCN will curate a rundown of startup, tech, and innovation news in the cannabis industry for its new series, DCN Micro News. January 28th, 2019 Israel Passes Cannabis Export Law, Paving Path for Aura’s European Distribution Aura Health Inc. (the “Company” or “Aura”) (CSE:BUZZ) is pleased with the final approval of Israel’s export law for medical cannabis. On Sunday, January 27, the Israeli government...

Business Smoke Break | Determine and Share Your Value

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I was recently reading a respected cannabis news magazine and it struck me the number of advertisements that looked really cool but did nothing whatsoever to state the value of the product or service. Some ads didn’t even say what service the company provided!  How is a prospective client supposed to know how they can best be helped? When...

The Legal Joint: CEQA Compliance For California Cannabis Businesses

ceqa compliance

If you have ever applied for a commercial cannabis local permit or state license in California, then you probably have heard of the California Environmental Quality Act (commonly known as “CEQA”) which is codified in the California Public Resources Code at § 21000 et seq. A trio of recent court cases illustrate CEQA’s integral role in the development of California’s cannabis...

Entrepreneur of the Week: Robert Smith of Atlas Plant Trainer

Robert Smith

Each week we highlight entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry for our viewers to learn more about the leading cannabis executives of our time. This week, we highlight Robert Smith of Atlas Plant Trainer. Meet Robert Smith  Robert is a medical cannabis caregiver from Maine, who has provided top quality medicine for patients for over 4 years. Robert and his wife, Danielle...

DCN Micro News: This Week In Cannabis (Week 4 January)

January

Each week, DCN will curate a rundown of startup, tech, and innovation news in the cannabis industry for its new series, DCN Micro News.   January 21st, 2019 High Times to Acquire Spannabis, Europe’s Largest Cannabis Event Hightimes Holding Corp. (“Hightimes”), the parent company of High Times, the most well-known brand in Cannabis, announced its plan to acquire the assets and business of Feria Del...