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CBD is the next gold rush. News sources project a $20+ billion cannabinoid boom in the coming years. Start-up companies are blossoming like wild flowers after spring showers. Who makes it rain? Investors. Bridge loans, cash advances, and private loans are essential to the boom. Entrepreneurs must raise capital for their businesses, and millions of dollars are up for grabs. Nonetheless, financing CBD and cannabinoid companies is tricky. The lack of clear federal banking regulations and ambivalence from financial institutions has left some producers ‘high and dry.’ A few have resorted to falsifying applications or giving up entirely. Don’t let your entrepreneurial vision fall to the wayside. This board of financial and legal experts will help you navigate the choppy waters of raising capital for your CBD enterprise.
08:15 Tax perspective and financing
25:40 Mid level companies
30:40 Goal in 18 months
40:10 No capital
Holly A Ford is the Founder and President of International Business Brokerage, Zarian Firm; Award-winning franchise developer; contributor to 13 publications on business acquisitions and franchising; and the Co-anchor of West420 News. Ford is a best-selling author; Create Your Own Wealth - A Collection of Two-Minute Topics on Franchising. Her new book on cannabis; Exploit the Magic of Cannabis, will be released on October 31st, 2019. As a Trainer and Keynote Speaker. Ford employs the rich resources and stunning business success of Tony Robbins, and Bert and John Jacobs (Life is Good), to infuse individuals and business owners with the transformational power that creates real success. Ford is mission-driven to "Empower Humanity with Creative Force". She is the co-founder of Freedom Flower, a powerful organization that focuses on 'Just Laws' and true freedom for all of humanity. In the business sector, she has ignited an initiative to leverage businesses world-wide as a social entrepreneurial catalyst for global change through her program ‘Impact Franchising.View the profile
My family business is my first love - we spent our lives building and franchising our concept to 81 locations. We now consult over 250 franchise concepts including my favorite, our cannabis franchise. We help perspective business owners create or locate business systems and blueprints to leverage a wealth of knowledge, avoid recreating the wheel and maximize growth potential. I share cannabis and CBD interviews with the top founders and CEO’s, including publicly traded dispensaries and the top 3 CBD E-commerce sites, exploring business opportunities. Find interviews in bite sized chunks of powerful how-to’s, cheat-sheets, check-lists and blueprints exclusively on Cannabis10x.comView the profile
Dena Jalbert is founder and CEO of Align Business Advisory Services, a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business advisory firm. Align breaks the mold of traditional advisory firms by providing resources for the companies deemed too small by large investment firms, bringing innovative solutions to growing and selling middle-market businesses. The company has a focus in the Cannabis industry, helping many companies secure investment or acquisition by some of the biggest names in the industry. Align is currently representing nearly $500MM in cannabis M&A volume and has been named as one of the industry’s top service providers. Dena leverages her nearly 20 years of success in building, scaling, and buying and selling businesses to accomplish her clients’ goals. Her career experience spans many years in “Big 4” public accounting and consulting firms, in addition to holding executive positions with Fortune 500 and hyper-growth middle market companies. As an M&A expert, Dena has facilitated nearly $1 billion of buy and sell-side transactions. Dena is a CPA and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University. She has been featured in many top-tier media outlets such as Inc, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, and Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine.View the profile
Dionne Kellier is Counsel to Hoban Law Group and an Attorney-at-Law licensed to practice in the State of Florida and Washington, D.C. Dionne received her B.A. in Legal Communications from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Most recently, Dionne received her LLM in taxation at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Prior to getting involved in Tax Law, Dionne was a litigator for several years, representing Lenders, Banks and Servicers in Foreclosure actions. In 2015, she moved to Colorado and became very interested in the Cannabis Industry, and made it her mission to provide proper planning and advice to those in the Industry, especially regarding Banking and Taxation. In late 2017, Dionne moved back to Florida but has maintained her mission of seeking to help those in the Industry plan properly. She is in private practice in Downtown Fort Lauderdale at Dionne M. Kellier, PA and her practice consists of Tax Resolution, Tax Planning and Business Planning.View the profile
Dustin Robinson is the Founding Partner of Mr. Cannabis Law– a full-service law firm exclusively focused on the hemp and marijuana industries. Dustin is licensed in Florida as an Attorney, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Real Estate Agent. He focuses his practice on providing legal, accounting, financial, and business consultation to various businesses operating in the hemp and marijuana industries. Dustin has worked at one of the largest national accounting firms – Deloitte – as well as one of the largest national law firms – Holland & Knight. After working at Holland & Knight, Dustin applied his legal and accounting background in the business world while running a multi-state manufacturing company. Dustin is deeply involved in the cannabis industry through his law firm – Mr. Cannabis Law– and various cannabis-related organizations including ASTM D-37 Global Standards for Cannabis, the Broward County Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, Hemp Industries Association, and CannabisLAB. Dustin is a triple gator having earned his bachelors and masters in accounting from University of Florida as well as his law degree from University of Florida.View the profile
Patrick Murphy has thirty-nine years of broad based experience in entrepreneurial and corporate roles from start-ups to management of seasoned domestic and international organizations. All phases of real estate franchise branding, real estate development and specialized travel development. W Patrick Murphy developed the largest real estate franchise network in the Caribbean Basin, Venezuela, Colombia and Central America with 45 offices, 500 agents in 23 countries or protectorates. W Patrick Murphy was Secretary of the largest real estate political action committee in the United States named Cen-Pac to protect Worldwide Intellectual Property. Murphy served on the Senior Management of Century 21 Real Estate Corporation developing niche market expertise to increase franchise sales by $22 million in one year. BA Morningside College, MA University of South Dakota, Securities Lincenses Series 39, 63, 22, GRI, CIPS, CCIM. Excellent bi-lingual verbal and written (Spanish) communication skills. Recognizing another amazing opportunity, Kaant SAS and Canb.io were formed in Colombia and Iowa for the exploration of alternative medicines using medical marijuana. The company is currently involved with two major universities in Colombia and Iowa for clinical studies. Located in a post conflict zone, the company is positioning itself to bring free medicine to Colombians and Iowans.View the profile
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My name is Dena Jalbert. I'm the Founder and CEO of Align. We are a mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm headquartered here in Orlando, but we have offices nationwide industry for about a little over two years now or take us makes us kind of a We are currently representing about a half billion dollars in man transactions right now in this industry. So we have worked across the entire supply chain everything from cultivators to ancillary businesses hemp CBD THC.
I'm Holly Ford. I founded a company called Zarien Firm they are an international business brokerage and recently partnered with Cannabis10x and place the two companies together. We specialize we were obviously in them and I am a firm internationally. We are representing over half a billion dollar raised in Canada right now and as small as $500,000 for people that are starting up so we run the gamut but we specialize in is taking our clients individually and working with them to find out how they really want to move this and expand their business the expansion of the goals.
What does that mean? Do you want to give up debt? Right, just 12% 20% whatever that is. If you want to give up featuring some creative financing, so we work with our clients to do that. But we've also found that there are other avenues to get that. Well that doesn't require a dollar out of your pocket. It doesn't require any equity. And that's in franchising. So I have background song backward
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