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How to Keep and Retain your Employees

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We’ve seen the numbers. New Frontier Data, one of the leaders in providing data analytics for the cannabis industry, reported that they expect the Cannabis Industry to create almost 300,000 jobs by 2020. With so much opportunity for employment, what can you do to separate your company to attract the best employees and, once you have them, retain and...

Outside-In with DCN: Meet The Founders of Humboldt Apothecary

Humboldt Apothecary

Welcome to Outside-In with DCN where we interview upcoming startups and businesses in the cannabis industry. Each interview you will get to meet the founders taking a leap into building a company they believe in. Gain knowledge of their services, their mission and what makes each of the unique. On this Outside-In, with DCN we spoke with Susan Cleverdon...

10 Must-Have Tools For Startup Fundraising

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For many startup founders who are raising capital, fundraising will become another full-time job, so ultimately it is essential in finding methods and tools to reduce the amount of time it takes to close investors and be as active and productive as possible with every single minute that you are investing in the process.

Outside-In With DCN: Meet General Cannabis Corporation

General Cannabis

Welcome to Outside-In with DCN where we interview upcoming startups and businesses in the cannabis industry. Each interview you will get to meet the founders taking a leap into building a company they believe in. Gain knowledge of their services, their mission and what makes each of the unique. On this Outside-In, with DCN we spoke with Joe Hodas,...

Orthogonal Inc: The Socially Conscious Investment Model

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A social conscious holding company named Orthogonal Inc. has announced the launch of their equity crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder, the Kickstarter for investing. Who is Orthogonal Inc.  Orthogonal is an operating company and collective group that invests and incubates companies in future-forward industries. Their primary industries of interest are cannabis, hemp, food science, plant medicine, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  Their mission is...

Convertible Note And What Every Founder Should Know

convertible note

Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in announcements of cannabis companies raising capital. Venture capital funds are slowly opening their doors, seed funds, super angels, angel groups, incubators, and “friends and family” are all starting to play the seed financing game and have begun investing early in cannabis startups. Lately, I‘ve been getting more and more...

Advertising Restrictions in the California Cannabis Industry

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Like tobacco, alcohol, adult entertainment, and all other vices strictly regulated by the government, the cannabis industry has been forced to contend with a variety of time, place, and manner restrictions governing the advertising of cannabis products. Arguably, the primary purpose of these regulations and restrictions, which are continuously in flux and State-dependent, is to ensure that minors are...

16 Financial Terms Every Cannabis Entrepreneur Should Know

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There are brilliant business leaders in today’s startup world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one similar area where entrepreneurs are lacking, which is understanding basic financial concepts. Although these concepts behind these accounting terms are essential to the financial health and stability of a business, many first-time business owners and entrepreneurs are not necessarily familiar...

Entrepreneur of the Week: John Yang of Treez

John Yang

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 John Yang, Founder of Treez. Meet John Yang Yang is CEO of Treez, which he co-founded in 2016. Born Hai-Meng Yang, he is an experienced information technology management expert adept at analyzing, designing, consulting, deploying...

Growers Spotlight: Human Resources with STM Canna

STM Canna

Growers Network interviewed Aaron Ray of STM Canna about his experience managing individuals and relationships with other companies. Human Resources What have you learned from managing people? Being a successful leader means surrounding yourself with people who are better than you so that you can be better. This is true regardless of what industry you work in. It’s also important to point out...