Start Your Own Cannabis Business

Start Your Own Cannabis Business
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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The cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest growing markets in North America. Cannabis affects multiple parts of the economy such as manufacturing, tourism, farming, and retail. Since legalization is rapidly expanding and competition is growing fierce, many people are interested in learning how to start their own cannabis-related business. Our Start Your Own Cannabis Business course introduces you to the current landscape of legalization, medical marijuana, and the cannabis market. We’ll then explore how to plan, fund, license, and start up your shop. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall aspects of cannabis legalization and the cannabis market
  • Recognize the basics of starting a business, such as creating a mission statement and business plan
  • Identify how to obtain your cannabis business license
  • Describe techniques for branding yourself and growing your cannabis business

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 1
The Marijuana Industry

Marijuana use can be traced back more than 4,5000 years. Only recently have laws begun to evolve and trend towards the legalization of marijuana. There are many documented benefits of how cannabis can be used for medical treatments and relief. Our first module discusses the history of cannabis and the current legal landscape. We also explore the first major decisions as a potential business owner, such as how to pick a subsector, how to develop realistic expectations, and how to conduct initial market research.

  • THC and CBD
  • The Current Legal Landscape
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Picking a Subsector
  • Competition and Market Research

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 2
Planning and Funding

The second module of our course discusses important aspects of a business in the initial planning phase. We explore how to create a realistic mission statement and business plan. We also describe financing issues that cannabis businesses tend to have with banks and how to find funding alternatives.

  • Mission Statement and Business Plan
  • Financing
  • Funding Alternatives
  • Investors and Crowdfunding
  • Attracting Capital

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 3
Licensing and Setting Up Shop

Module three explores a number of topics, including how to obtain a cannabis license, how to build your team of valuable employees, and how to brand yourself. Branding can include creating a strong name and establishing a strong identify, reaching clients via social media, and marketing techniques.

  • Cannabis License
  • Building Your Team
  • Branding Yourself
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Social Media

Start Your Own Cannabis Business Module 4
Growing Your Business

The final module of this course examines common post-startup issues, such as how to plan ahead for your business, paying taxes, and keeping your product and business compliant. Finally, we explore how to grow your business into a multilocation or multistate company.

  • Planning Ahead
  • Paying Taxes
  • Compliance
  • Becoming a Multilocation or Multistate Company
  • Raise More Money

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The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player