Dispensary

Dispensary March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

Dispensaries, rather medical or recreational,  requires permits, inspections, licensing, real estate, building modifications, dispensary design, POS, SOPs, human resources, signage, suppliers, packaging, labeling, quality control, security, tracking, compliance, a multitude of details and unforeseen issues, and a large investment of money and time.

As of January 1, now 33 states plus the District of Columbia (D.C.) have legalized cannabis for medicinal use, with 10 states and D.C. permitting adult use.

Medical-use sales are slated to begin in four states (Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, and Ohio).

Per the November 2018 midterm elections, plans proceed for medical-use sales starting by early 2020 in Missouri and Utah, along with adult-use sales in Michigan.

U.S. sales of medical- and adult-use cannabis in 2019 are expected to reach $5.9 billion and $7.0 billion, respectively, up 28% (from $4.6 billion) and 21% (from $5.8 billion) from 2018.

U.S. Medical Marijuana Market will exceed USD 8.0 billion by 2024; as per a new research report.

 

Module I How to Open a Dispensary

9:00 – 1:00 March 21th Denver





THC Edibles

Edibles March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

THC Edibles Company involves more than recipe and dosage development. It requires permits, inspections, licensing, real estate, building modifications,  POS, SOPs, human resources, suppliers, packaging, labeling, quality control, security, tracking, and compliance. Edible manufacturers are required to adhere to Health Department regulations covering food safety, handling, storage, commercial kitchen requirements and a multitude of details and unforeseen issues.

The course is taught by instructors experienced in opening and managing marijuana infused manufacturing companies.  Their expertise will eliminate the “learning curve” enabling you to open sooner. Their “real world knowledge” will help you avoid costly mis-steps that can sabotage your business’s success.

 

Module II How to Open a THC Infused Edible Company

9:00 – 1:00 March 21th Denver

 





Cultivation

Cultivation March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

Cultivation: the Business of Cannabis Beyond the Grow Course focuses on the process and profitability of growing and selling marijuana.

According to Arcview Market Research and its research partner BDS Analytics, over the next 10 years, the legal cannabis industry will see much progress around the globe. Spending on legal cannabis worldwide is expected to hit $57 billion by 2027. The adult-use (recreational) market will cover 67% of the spending; medical marijuana will take up the remaining 33%The largest group of cannabis buyers will be in North America, going from $9.2 billion in 2017 to $47.3 billion a decade later. Read more at Forbes.com

Women Cultivating Success Conference THC

Each 3.5 hour course is individually priced. Attendees can design their own curriculum.

 

Module III The Business of Cannabis Cultivation: Beyond the Grow

9:00 – 1:00 March 21st Denver

 





Extraction March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

THC oil extraction is a crucial part of producing a quality THC product. Cultivators and infused product producers are not normally extractors.

The increasing demand for THC oil extracts enables extractors to take a substantial portion of the cultivator’s profits.

Extraction has been used as a general term for cannabis/hemp processing. Processing is more than just extraction. It involves cultivation, analytics, extractions and biochemistry.

The THC Extraction Business Course teaches how to set up and run a successful extraction company.  

The business course covers every detail and solution. The course is taught by instructors experienced in opening and running a processing facilities.  Their expertise will eliminate the “learning curve” enabling you to open sooner. Their “real world knowledge” will help you avoid costly mis-steps that can sabotage your business’s success.

The Women Cultivating Success THC Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Module IV How to Open a THC Extraction Company

9:00 – 1:00 March 21th Denver





Capital March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

Strategy for bringing in an investor, merging with another company or entering into a partnership may be part of your business plan.

Without investors or substantial working capital most businesses will fail in the early stages of development.  Working capital is crucial. It enables a business to move from the planning stages into a striving a company. Money is needed to hire key staff, purchase or manufacture inventory,  website design and management, and for marketing. 

Investors offer more than just financial backing. They come with expertise that can make your business more successful.

Do not confuse: “My business can be successful” for “My business is invest-able.” 

This course covers:

How to establish a viable business model to present to investor groups, private equity, and venture capital funds. 

Understanding the perspective of cannabis investors and how they view the industry from a macro, and micro perspective. 

Structuring an acquisition or merger, as well as integrated and multinational supply channels.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration. 

Instructor: Preston Gardner, Research Analyst, Attorney

Module V Strategy and Preparation for Working with Investors, Mergers, Partnerships

2:00 – 6:00 March 21th Denver





Contracts

Contracts March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

Contracts are legal agreements between two or more parties that define the functions, responsibilities and liability of all parties.

Business contracts are an integral part of business interactions.

This course covers the most common legal agreements:

  • Confidentiality Agreement (also referred to as a “Non-Disclosure Agreement” or “NDA”)
  • Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Letters of Intent
  • Leases
  • Service Contracts

Intellectual property can refer to logos and corporate identity through to products, services and processes that differentiate your business.

Intellectual property protects more than an idea or a concept. Intellectual property laws. protects genuine business assets. A company’s concept and ideas may be an integral part of of the core services and expansion.

Module VI Intellectual Property & Business Contracts

2:00 – 6:00 March 21th Denver





Audits

Audits & Compliance March 21

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses, CBD Business Courses

Audits and Compliance are often not taken seriously until a facility is inspected or investigated and the license is in jeopardy. Non-compliance can result in large fines and/or loss of licenses. There are well over 200 compliance points for each license type.

It is important to conduct external audits of compliance on at least a quarterly basis, along with full internal audits and internal spot checks for inventory and cash. There should also be full audits directly after new regulation has passed, before implementation is required.

Compliance CourseJennifer Germano is the founder and CEO of ICS Consulting Service, a compliance support focused consulting business. 

 ICS Consulting specializes in compliance-based services, such as third-party auditing for licensed facilities, employee compliance training, SOP development, facility build-outs, human resource and OSHA compliance, and assisting in opening new dispensaries

 In 2014 she helped convert a Medical Dispensary and Cultivation Facility, one of the seven licenses approved in the State of Colorado at the time for Recreational Cannabis, becoming a part of U.S. history. 

 

Module VII Compliance & Audits for Cannabis

2:00 – 6:00 March 21 Denver





Writing SOP's

Writing SOP’s, Human Resources, Health & Safety

Posted Posted in Cannabis Business Courses

Writing SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) establishes a benchmark for the quality of products and services provided. These written procedures are the manual that defines your daily business practices.

Writing SOPs save time and money by streamlining processes to complete tasks in less time.

A standard operating procedure ensures consistency in the performance of workplace duties and safety by all employees.

Having SOP’s in place eliminates any miscommunication between employers and employees. These include your training manual and employee manual and makes your employee accountable for their actions.

Rather you have 2 or 200 employees you need a Human Resource set of procedures, as well as, procedures to ensure you adhere to Health & Safety (OSHA) regulations.

This course teaches which SOP’s you will need, how to write them, how to set up a HR department, and Health & Safety regulations.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Instructor: Amber Wick, Founder & CEO, Amber Wick LLC.

 

Module VII 

Standard Operating Procedures, Human Resources – Health & Safety

March 21th 2:00 -6:00 Denver



 

CBD Products

How to Open a CBD Infused Product Company

Posted Posted in CBD Business Courses

CBD Infused Product lines can be created through vertical integration or by contracting with a company that offers white labeling. This course covers the steps and processes of utilizing either approach.

Vertical Integration is the combining of hemp cultivation with hemp processing, product formulation, packaging, branding, and distribution under a single ownership. Vertical Integration is the “in house” consolidation of all aspects of cbd production from the field to the shelf. 

White Labeling is the practice of purchasing an existing product from the producer and branding and selling the cbd infused product under your company’s name. Several companies offering white labeling options include formulation and development for customization of your cbd infused product.

Private Labeling is licensing your product to another company to sell under its own name and brand, rather than under yours. Private Labeling is a viable option for vertical integration companies.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Larisa Bolviar Founder & CEO Bolivar Hemp CompanyLarisa Bolivar, founder and CEO of Bolivar Hemp Company, is the instructor for this course. She has over 18 years of experience in the cannabis industry including owning and operating a medical dispensary.

She has been instrumental in winning licenses for clients in competitive states. She has written standard operating procedures and other company operating documents across multiple highly regulated markets, assisted companies in becoming more efficient and profitable, has successfully helped business get organized and prepared for mergers and acquisitions and further provides organizational development support.

Larisa Bolivar is Executive Director and Chairwoman of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition and is on the Board of Directors of Colorado NORML and Women’s Cannabis Chamber of Commerce.

Larisa Bolivar was named one of the 2019 “Top 100 People You Should Know”by Hemp Connoisseur Magazine.

Module I How to Open a CBD Product Company

9:00 – 1: 00 February 29 Denver




hemp base foods

How to Open a Hemp Based Food Company

Posted Posted in CBD

Hemp based foods, CBD edibles, and infused beverages, are predicted to be the next major growth area. The Natural Products Expo West 2019 included the Natural Products Hemp and CBD Summit. 

Perfecting your food product (s) may be the easiest part of starting your company. Prior to selling your edible product commercially you have to be prepared for production, understand your client base and how to market to them, and how to get your food product into stores. And that’s the short list!

The Women Cultivating Success Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Carla Boyd Hemp Way FoodsThe instructor, Carla Boyd started Hemp Way Foods in 2013, because of her own experiences with food intolerance, and not having realistic food options.

She was listed on 2018 The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine “100 People You Should Know”. Carla was awarded 2019 Best USA Hemp Food By: Grow Hemp Colorado

The complete line of products includes, the burger, burger crumbles and breakfast sausage. Carla has developed, marketed and successfully gotten her food line onto grocery store shelves.

All are available at select Colorado Alfalfa’s Markets, Lucky’s, and Nooch Vegan Market. The burgers are served in several restaurants and are available on the Hilton Denver City Center catering menu.

Module II How to Open a Hemp Based Food Company

 2:00 – 6:00 February 29 Denver




Business of Hemp

The Business of Hemp

Posted Posted in Hemp

The Business of Hemp: Beyond Cultivation covers licensing, regulations, proper machinery, employee training and management, quality control, testing, record keeping, processing, sales and transportation.

Hemp cultivation success depends on genetics, seeds or clones, soil and weather condition. Success also depends on the sale and processing of the harvest.

Beyond Cultivation is taught by established hemp farmers with years of experience and real world knowledge.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee.

Hemp Cultivation: Beyond the Grow is taught by established hemp farmers with years of agricultural experience.

Their expertise will eliminate the “learning curve” enabling you to open sooner. Their “real world knowledge” will help you avoid costly mis-steps that can sabotage your business’s success.

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Module IV The Business of Hemp: Beyond Cultivation 

9:00 – 1:00 February 29 Denver




The Business of Extraction

Posted Posted in Extraction Business Course

The business of extraction is a crucial part of producing a quality CBD product. Cultivators and cbd infused product producers are not normally extractors.

The increasing demand for CBD oil extracts enables extractors to take a substantial portion of the cultivator’s profits.

Global Cannabidiol Oil (CBD Oil) market size will increase to 3860 Million US$ by 2025, from 270 Million US$ in 2018, at a CAGR of 39.5% during the forecast period. In this study, 2018 has been considered as the base year and 2019 to 2025 as the forecast period to estimate the market size for Cannabidiol Oil (CBD Oil). 

Extraction has been used as a general term for cannabis/hemp processing. Processing is more than just extraction. It involves cultivation, analytics, extractions and biochemistry.

The Extraction Business Course teaches how to set up and run a successful extraction company.  

The business course covers every detail and solution. The course is taught by instructors experienced in opening and running a processing facilities.  Their expertise will eliminate the “learning curve” enabling you to open sooner. Their “real world knowledge” will help you avoid costly mis-steps that can sabotage your business’s success.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

How to Open an Extraction Company Module IV February 29 Denver





Investors

Investors, Mergers, Partnerships

Posted Posted in CBD Business Courses

Without investors or substantial working capital most businesses will fail in the early stages of development.  Working capital is crucial. It enables a business to move from the planning stages into a striving a company. Money is needed to hire key staff, purchase or manufacture inventory,  website design and management, and for marketing. 

Investors offer more than just financial backing. They come with expertise that can make your business more successful.

Do not confuse: “My business can be successful” for “My business is investable.” 

This course covers:

How to establish a viable business model to present to investor groups, private equity, and venture capital funds. 

Understanding the perspective of cannabis investors and how they view the industry from a macro, and micro perspective. 

Structuring an acquisition or merger, as well as integrated and multinational supply channels.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration. 

Instructor: Preston Gardner, Research Analyst, Attorney

 

Module V  Investors, Partnerships, Mergers Developing a Strategy for Funding 

2:00 – 6:00 February 29 Denver




Marketing CBD

How to Market CBD Products and Company

Posted Posted in CBD

Marketing CBD products is critical to your business success. Everyday new cbd ecommerce sites are being created. Traditional skin care and beauty lines are launching cbd products. National breweries and wineries are investing in developing cbd infused beverages. CBD products. 

Your products and company are competing against established corporations with research departments, manufacturing facilities and marketing agency. There marketing options are the same ones you have: Social Media and Your Website!

This course teaches how to be your own marketing company and effectively produce sales and growth.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

How to Market CBD Products and Companies CBD Module VII February 29, Denver




Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Trade Names, Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents

Posted Posted in CBD, Uncategorized

Intellectual property, IP, is a legal term covering various forms of valuable business assets. The three primary areas of IP are trademarks, copyrights and patents.

Intellectual property can be logos and corporate identity through to products, services and processes that differentiate your business from your competition.

It is important to protect any unique products or services that you own. Competitors can use your success, branding, and reputation to take away market share.

The course covers filing for trade names, trademarks, copyrights, and patents. 

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Intellectual Property Trademarks, Patents Business Course Module VII CBD February 29 Denver




SOP's

Writing SOP’s, HR, Health & Safety Regulations

Posted Posted in CBD Business Courses

SOP’s, Standard Operating Procedures are a set of documents in a manual form that define your daily business practices. These written procedures establish a benchmark for the quality of products and services provided.

Developing SOPs save time and money by streamlining processes to complete tasks in less time.

A standard operating procedure ensures consistency in the performance of workplace duties and safety by all employees. 

Having SOP’s in place eliminates any miscommunication between employers and employees. These include your training manual and employee manual and makes your employee accountable for their actions.

Rather you have 2 or 200 employees you need a Human Resource set of procedures, as well as, procedures to ensure you adhere to Health & Safety (OSHA) regulations.

This course teaches which SOP’s you will need, how to write them, how to set up a HR department, and Health & Safety regulations.

The Women Cultivating Success CBD-Hemp Business Conference focus is on business education and many valuable connections could be missed. So, we encourage attendees to bring a minimum of 100 business cards for the Chamber’s “Business in a Bag”. We will have a table of small bags set up. Attendee may drop a business card in each bag. During the courses’ break each person picks up a bag of business cards.

Course size is limited to 30. We believe this facilitates a better connection between the information being presented, the instructor and the attendee

You are serious about your business. We are serious about delivering the gold standard of cannabis, cbd, and hemp business education.

 To view all courses click on Members’ Course Registration.

Module VII CBD-Hemp

Standard Operating Procedures

Human Resources – Health & Safety

February 29 2:00 -6:00 Denver