Vaporizers: The Pickaxe of the Medical Marijuana Market

The legal dry herb market is forecasted to top $6 billion in 2016, and the growth potential of this new industry is expected to be very high for years to come as more states move to legalize the herbs both medically and recreationally. Obviously this is a very attractive industry to enter, but the introductory costs for starting farms and dispensaries are prohibitively expensive.

The good news for budding entrepreneurs is that with the growth of marijuana sales, many ancillary products and services will also see significant sales increases. There’s a common maxim taught to wanna-be business owners that goes like this: “You can mine for gold or you can sell pickaxes.” This saying alludes to the fact that some of the most successful businesses are built around offering tools or supplies for bigger industries.

 

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Weight Loss for profit? YES, of course!

So when you are considering new products you must consider their demand, such is the case with “Weight Loss” products.  Yes, the industry is saturated from cremes to gadgets but with an endless demand of customers the doing outweighs (no pun intended) the don’t.

Megatabolizer is an ALL NATURAL Appetite Control, Fiber Compounds, Powerful […]

Veterans Day: 5 ways to serve those who have served

On November 11, we honor the brave men and women who have given so much of themselves by serving our country, risking their lives to protect all our hard fought freedoms.

There are many ways to give back to these heroes, here are just 5 small ways to start.

1: Simply say THANK YOU. This may seem small but it can go a long way and touch the heart.

2: Head over to your local Veterans Hospital and visit those who are healing. Don’t worry about just stopping by, trust me the visit is well worth your time and they will appreciate the gesture.

3: Visit the American Legion website and learn about volunteering. They offer many ways for you to assist, they depend on volunteers to accomplish their mission of devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

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Small Business Saturday is Coming!

November 28th is Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.

First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and […]

Splatter campaigns don’t work

Has your company ever received an email about something completely foreign to your business? Let’s say you specialize in providing a service, maybe a great new system to quickly keep track of product inventory. That’s it, this service is all you do, nothing more or less. Your world revolves around providing this great new inventory tracker to businesses. Your website includes an about us page clearly talking about your love for this inventory tracking service and how it is your sole driving factor in today’s market. So why would you receive an email from someone asking if you need a better way to transport your products? Or another email offering a service that will photograph your products for online promotion? Or, another inquiry asking if you have the right packing materials for shipping your products? None of these are services you can use, a simple glance at your website would tell any would be sender this, so why are you getting these anyways?

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Great Article by Jim Connolly of CTS Sunglasses

A human approach to retail success

By Jim Connolly

In recent years, one of the biggest threats to traditional retailers has been the surge in Internet commerce. Lower overheads and fully automated systems have allowed some online retailers, to compete in a way that’s hard for traditional retailers to match.

Thankfully, as I have shown […]

Actually reading your contract helps…

This is not the first time we have touched on contracts, they such an important role in today’s business that we are re-posting this small piece of advice.

If you are in business than you have probably been burnt once or twice, unfortunately this is just a part of life.  No matter what you sell or what type of service you provide you will always find those that are unhappy, no matter how hard you try to please there are some that cannot be satisfied.  In situations like these it’s critical that your responsibilities to the client are spelled out and in writing.  This is not only for your protection but their protection as well.  Contracts are the basis for business and have been in use since ink touched paper, they provide not only peace of mind for the buyer but the legal protection of all parties involved.  If you are not using them you should think about starting, without some type of contract between parties you are left unprotected and defenseless against anothers whim, confusion or misunderstanding.  You will be left with a he said she said scenario and that’s not good when you are talking dollar and cents.

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Here are some best practices when dealing with contracts:

1) READ THE CONTRACT – ALL OF THE CONTRACT – NOW READ AGAIN. Signing something you have not read is foolish and typically occurs with the inexperienced, you cant cry foul later when you realize you have agreed to something you would not have had you actually read the contract.  This is common sense, read before signing. Continue reading Actually reading your contract helps…

But you said it was FREE ??

In today’s tough economy the term free has the ability to grab ones attention quite quickly.Wholesale buyers seem to be reaching their bottom lines sooner than expected these days. Any opportunity to extend that bottom line with free benefits is always well appreciated. Well it seems as though some are capitalizing on this attractive […]

Let's keep things professional

Don’t lose your cool when it comes to the competition.

When suppliers compete buyers win. Quite simply, discounts increase and greater opportunity to find that special deal exists. In the past losing a client to the competition was taken grimly on the chin.

Today that same loss could potentially be the knock-out punch that puts your business down for the count. Some suppliers may feel the impulse to panic and may decide to take the low road by engaging in “mud slinging”.

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Throwing mud at your competitor may get them dirty, but nobody likes a bully. In fact they may actually punish you for it. In many countries, the law recognizes the value of reputation and credibility. Both libel (a false and damaging publication) and slander (a false and damaging oral statement) are often punishable by law and could result in compensation or fines for damages done or even imprisonment. Continue reading Let’s keep things professional

Obamacare in need of CPR

The new Healthcare laws are causing some serious problems, American business owners are facing an unorganized mess of legal questions, fines, implementation requirements etc.  Americans in general are facing cancellation notices from their insurance providers in their mailboxes.  Could anyone have predicted this mess?  Well it just so happens many did predict this would happen.  The Nay Sayers of this new health care reform were brushed off, ignored or labeled.  Too bad for America because so far they have been dead accurate.

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