Starting your own cannabis business, whether you’re seeking a license or building an ancillary business, takes time, planning, and money. OnPoint Learning is pleased to presents these webinars to help you start a cannabis business and build your network of professionals, potential partners, and operational experts
Submitting a cannabis license application is a long process that focuses on business planning, budgeting, fundraising, marketing plans, building a strong network of supporting experts (lawyers and accountants being critical), and building your business team for success. This webinar will give you the opportunity to understand the comprehensive nature of what is—and what is not—required in your license application, and what steps are important to take early in the process
For anyone who has not written or finalized their cannabis business plan, this webinar will provide the details of what you will need to include in your plan from start to finish to maximize your opportunity when working with cannabis investors. Allison Kirchhofer’s expertise in cannabis business planning comes from helping real world clients make their business plan “match” their vision and financial goals. Bring your plan outline, your completed plan, or any stage in-between, and get great advice on how to hone it to maximize your success.
Are you still unsure of how you will develop and integrate your operations, security, and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) planning into your new cannabis business? This webinar takes a deep dive into the overall planning and executing of a new cannabis business. Starting any new business has its challenges, and cannabis business planning takes these challenges to a whole new level. Learn from an expert who has worked in multiple states (including New York and New Jersey) and Canada and who has helped entrepreneurs just like you to achieve their goals.
After hiring your legal counsel, your next step will be to make sure that your cannabis business is ready for the required accounting and bookkeeping requirements. With an emphasis on sharing the best practices to minimize your taxes, Allison brings a wealth of expertise in helping cannabis entrepreneurs navigate the required accounting procedures. Bring your questions – none are too big or small.
Without safe banking in place for cannabis businesses at the Federal level in the United States, it is critical that every cannabis entrepreneur learn how to navigate the world of banking and payment processes. Michelle Mattice has extensive experience and expertise in both the cannabis and the hemp industries. She educates her clients about the ins and outs of the industry, connects them with reliable and safe solutions, and introduces them to her large network of industry contacts. You will learn from the best, where honest answers are what will be given, even if you may not like the answers.
Duncan Delano, Cannabis Regulatory and Commercial Real Estate Attorney at Emerge Law Group
Duncan is a cannabis regulatory, commercial real estate and general business lawyer at Emerge Law Group with over 11 years of experience practicing law. Duncan represents cannabis startups and other entrepreneurs in forming, operating, and growing their businesses. With the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New York and New Jersey, Duncan assists clients with state regulatory compliance and licensing in the medical and adult-use cannabis industry in both states, representing cultivators, processors, wholesalers, distributors, retail dispensaries, and delivery services in obtaining and maintaining their cannabis licenses. Duncan also represents institutional and non-traditional lenders, borrowers, developers, funds and commercial landlords and tenants in a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including mortgage and mezzanine financing and syndications, joint ventures, commercial leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions of real property and debt
Allison Kirchhofer, CPA, MBA founded Accounting By Design with the mission to support New York and New Jersey's trail-blazing cannabis entrepreneurs. Her team designs, implements, and maintains reliable and compliant accounting systems. She is also a co-founder and director of the New York Consortium of Cannabis Accountants, an organization with the mission to promote financial literacy among New York's legacy market leaders and social equity entrepreneurs
Dr. Lucas C. McCann is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientiﬁc Officer at CannDelta Inc., a cannabis consulting firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Toronto. Lucas provides scientiﬁc oversight on all CannDelta projects, assists clients through state and federal regulatory frameworks with license applications, and provides clients with business strategy & operational efficiency advice. He has helped launch over 250 successful pharmaceuticals, food, and cannabis businesses in the US and Canada.
An expert in regulations, Lucas has experience in all aspects of these industries including commercial cultivation, manufacturing, analytical testing, and cannabis retail. He acquired his regulatory expertise and knowledge while working for the Regulatory and Operations Enforcement Branch (Health Products) at Health Canada, which is the regulator for cannabis and controlled substances in Canada. A medicinal organic chemist by training, Lucas holds a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry. He has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and a university textbook.
Michelle Mattice is the National Sales Vice President for Joint Venture Pay (JVP), a payment processing company that specializes in the hemp & cannabis industries. JVP and their parent company have been in the payment industry for over 20 years. JVP educates their clients about the ins and outs of industry, connects them with reliable and safe solutions, and has also built a large industry network of contacts. Their payment solutions are fully integrated into Kanha.biz (Seed to sale tracking POS). They also have partners that specialize in Payroll & HR and short-term business financing for the cannabis industry.
Michelle is a former member of the Board of Directors for the NY Hemp Industries Association and a member of various other industry associations. She has worked for several Fortune 100 companies. Everything her company does is above board and legal, as she puts it “Orange is so not my color.”