Hiring a Reputable Consultant, and Why It Makes Sense

by | Apr 4, 2019

The day has finally come. Your state-issued cannabis manufacturing license is finally in your hands. Realistically, this is the first measured milestone of many, many more to come. It’s likely that you have put months, if not years, into reaching this monumental moment. So, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?”

cannabis consultant, Hiring a Reputable Consultant, and Why It Makes SenseDepending on your business goals, you may be gearing up to try your hand at commercial agriculture, an entire new world of chemistry, or in many cases both at the same time. At this point you’ll face three basic options. Let’s take a look at these three, as well as some pros and cons of each.

  • Seeking out key staff from within the industry or parallel industries
  • Use a staffing service that caters to the industry
  • Utilize a reputable consulting company

Seeking out staff from existing arms of the industry has it’s relevant place. The primary concern is time. It can take months to find the proper candidates to helm your operations. In the fast-paced momentum of the cannabis industry, every minute counts. Reducing the amount of time required to seek out qualified individuals equates to faster operational launches that assist in reaching business goals and timelines. As with all businesses, time is money, this rings especially true in the cannabis industry.

The second option, utilizing a staffing service, is becoming more and more popular every day, especially in numerous developed markets. One of the largest concerns to take into consideration is that these staffing agencies are often inundated with entry-level employees. This is still a valuable resource to consider when seeking out entry-level workers. However, most entry level positions in this industry are easily learned in a matter of weeks, and these needs can easily be met during standard operational periods.

The third, and final option, is to utilize a recognized, legitimate consulting service. With that being said, caution is certainly recommended when vetting said organizations. As with any other industry, you have to look beyond the pitch and seek out supportive data, comparative sources and validate claims. Look to view a breakdown of your return on investment (ROI) to substantiate potential for success. Additionally, due to the high level of networking within the cannabis industry, it would not be unjustified to inquire upon recommendations from reputable industry figures. The benefit of utilizing a well-developed consulting group is experience and working knowledge of how this industry operates and behaves, as well as the ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing landscape.

Every consultant or consulting service should be able to answer these two core questions. What can you do for me, and how does this make sense financially?

Eminence answers these core questions.

We are a full service, dream-to-reality group. Eminence was founded on the core belief that the industry desperately needed a team of professionals with a strong foundation of proven results. In our eyes we are only as valuable as our weakest link. We have hand assembled what we truly believe to be the best team in cannabis today. If you’re ready to join the family and create the most efficient, streamlined, state of the art, revenue generating business, we urge you to contact us today to learn how we can take your idea or business to the next level.

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