Marijuana Consulting Resources
Tips for Hiring a Cannabis Business Consultant
As the cannabis industry has exploded in the last few years, so has the need for hiring a business consultant. Many people who were not involved in the cannabis industry prior to its legalization are now wanting a jump on the proverbial band wagon.
Here are some pointers to take into consideration before hiring a cannabis business advisor.
Consult Previous Clients
We all have read the reviews before purchasing a product on-line the same goes for hiring a consultant. The best to way to learn about their company, deliverables and success rate is to connect with their previous clients. Most reputable companies will have testimonials on their website, if not ask them directly if they can provide references or connect you with their other clients.
Confirm They Are Currently Working Full Time in the Industry
It is essential that the consultants you hire are currently working full time in the industry. This is due to the fact that the cannabis business is growing and evolving exponentially, whether it be the legal system or technology. You want your consultant to be at the top of the curve and update with the latest knowledge and know how.
Do Your Homework
Before you sit down with your potential cannabis consultant, due a little research on the industry for yourself. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way and will allow your potential advisor to guide you in the best direction.
Consider Niche Consultants
You wouldn’t take gardening advice from your mechanic, neither should you take cultivation advice from a retail distributor. Many consulting companies may say they can do everything for you, but the fact is this just is not true. When considering a cannabis consulting company be sure find one that has expert advisors for your niche market.
Get Face to Face
Personal meetings are key to building successful professional relationships. Be sure that your consultant will be available to meet with you and your company face to face throughout the duration of your project. Emails, texts and phone calls are fantastic for minor questions, concerns and solutions. But for major planning and development, eye-to-eye communication is essential.