Cannabis Consulting For Retail Businesses
With first hand experience building a successful legally-compliant cannabis retail store in the state of Washington, I can help you navigate the complex process of starting your own.
Cannabis consulting firms are not always qualified to be giving anyone advice on how to get licensed and start a dispensary – they haven’t done it themselves! What sets me apart is I’ve been there, done that. Why would you want cannabis business consulting from someone who hasn’t started a dispensary themselves?
I’ve seen just how complex this industry is, and can make sure you are prepared for every part of the process – from starting your application, to hiring staff, to inventory control – you name it.
Don’t just take my word for it. See what others have to say about my services.
Cannabis Business Consulting Services
The cannabis industry is unlike any other industry in recent history. Here are just some of the things we can help you with at your retail cannabis shop:
- Cannabis Industry Preparedness
- Retail Cannabis Licensing and Legal Compliance
- Retail Cannabis Store Product Inventory
- Retail Cannabis Money Management and Finances
- Dispensary Staffing and Hiring Best Practices
- Cannabis Education
- Retail Cannabis Store Design & Development
- Retail Cannabis Store Security
- Advertising and Marketing For Your Dispensary
We’re continuously releasing free materials to help you with the most common aspects of starting, managing, and scaling your business.
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This is Rob Hendrix. I am the owner of Cannabis Central of Ellensburg, a retail cannabis shop in Central Washington State. I have been open and operating, successfully and violation-free, since August 2014. I have had a wonderful relationship with the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) here in the Evergreen State and recently, my good record and great relationship paid dividends.
Today, I want to share with you an issue we ran into recently that does a good job showcasing just how complicated the cannabis industry is, and how high the implications are if you make mistakes.
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Who is Cannabis Consulting Nationwide?
Cannabis Consulting Nationwide is a leading resource and consultant for new retail cannabis stores and owners.
My name is Rob, and I am the proud owner and operator of not just CCN, but Cannabis Central – a legally compliant retail cannabis store in Ellensburg, Washington.
Using my first-hand experience building a successful and legally compliant store in Ellensburg Washington, I can help you navigate the murky waters of starting your own cannabis business.
I offer full service retail cannabis store consulting to help you through the rigorous application process, choose a location, manage community relations, purchase inventory, and much more.
Everything hinges on a great relationship. Get to know me.
Here’s What One Of Our Clients Had To Say…
As CEO of Fox River Gardens, I personally worked with Rob Hendrix of Cannabis Consulting Nationwide on the strictest Cannabis Application in the U.S. In the fall of 2019 we completed the Illinois Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary Application with the assistance of Cannabis Consulting Nationwide.
We were extremely impressed with Rob’s professionalism, quality, and moreover, the commitment to the project as a whole. Rob is easy to communicate with, thorough and went above and beyond the general requirements of the project on many occasions. The project was completed on time and within my companies expectations.
I believe Rob Hendrix to be a very capable cannabis business consultant and would have no reservations in hiring CCN for any future work. Please feel free to contact me on Rob Hendrix’s past performance or project history.
–Salvatore Giovingo (Chief Operating Officer of Fox River Gardens)
Inventory control and cash management is critical to all businesses, especially so in the cannabis industry. Due to the nature of the product you keep inventory of, there are nuances you need to be prepared for.
Our professional background in the retail automobile business helped us succeed in retail cannabis, but we also learned the do’s and do not’s of retail cannabis product inventory.
Don’t make the same mistakes we did.
Let’s get your inventory under control.
Education is critical to the success of your business – for you, your employees, and your customers.
An educated customer is one that is ready to buy, and we can teach you how we know best to educate your customers and patients.
Whether it is in the form of a blog, a newsletter, in store educational events, or just hiring good budtenders, you need to be able to do your part in teaching your customers and your employees about cannabis.
The Truth About Cannabis Business Consulting
When starting your retail cannabis business, you will undoubtedly need cannabis business consulting. You are going to face adversity, roadblocks, frustration, and much more. Due to the still controversial nature of cannabis, things will be more difficult for you than if you were starting a business in other industries. Is this fair? Probably not, but for the foreseeable future, it’s something we are going to deal with.
From the start of the application process to the day to day operation of your business, you will run into problems that seem insurmountable. You’ll struggle to find property, you’ll face high insurance rates, and you may even be judged my members of your community for taking part in this industry, especially if you are in a newly legal state.
Looking back at starting my dispensary in the state of Washington, what was the biggest challenge? I didn’t know what I didn’t know! If I had access to someone who had been through the process, and could prepare me for aspects of this journey I never would have thought of, it would have been invaluable.
What I learned is that trying to navigate this process by yourself could prove costly. You are likely aware of this, so you may be looking for cannabis business consulting. Let me give you a fair warning:
Many cannabis consulting firms in this industry do not have the experience of bootstrapping a retail cannabis store, and can’t prepare you for many of the intricacies you need to know about. They have fancy websites, nice suits, and can talk about SOPs all day, but have they ever started a retail cannabis business? Too often, they have not.
The only advice you should take is from people who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Taking cannabis business consulting advice from someone who hasn’t started their own would be like taking financial advice from a homeless person!
My retail cannabis store, Cannabis Central, has been operating for five years. While I would like to tell you I’ve seen it all, the reality is that I am constantly experiencing new challenges. That is just the nature of this industry!
But what I can tell you is that I can help guide you through some of the most challenging parts of this industry, and ensure that nothing shocks you. After talking with me, you will be prepared for anything the cannabis industry throws at you.
Cannabis Consulting Nationwide
Nationwide leader in Cannabis Retail Store Consulting.