Here’s Your Schedule of This Summer’s ‘Cannabusiness Development’ Workshops

This is a press release from Mendocino Cannabis Resource:

Wed. Aug. 2nd ‘Writing your Individual Cannabusiness Plan’

Presented by: Cara Cordoni – Asherah Consulting  & Thomas K. Edrington  – Humboldt Nomad Consulting

Every business needs a plan. In this hands-on workshop begin writing your individual cannabusiness plan. A business plan is a living document that helps you identify and reach your business goals by defining major components of your business. Your plan is a tool for reaching goals, recruiting new talent, soliciting investment and completing licensing.

In this workshop, we’ll introduce business plan components and show what they mean for your business. We’ll cover Organization and Management; Production Process Overviews; Branding and Marketing Plans; and other business plan sections. Then you’ll get your hands dirty writing out portions of your own plan, with help onsite. By the end you the day you’ll have a concrete start and understand your next steps to completing a useful and meaningful plan for your business.

Wed. August 9th ‘Cannabusiness Structures & Housekeeping’

Presented by: Liana Held, founder of Liana Ltd. & Jojo O’Donnell

Liana Held will discuss various business structures currently used in the cannabis industry and business development, with an eye towards tax considerations such as Section 280e.  After the break, Jojo will go through “corporate housekeeping” – maintaining records and keeping them up to date.  We will then go through a work session and walk-through for participants with existing businesses on to get certain records current.  This will include filing current Statement of Information forms with the California Secretary of State.

Wed. August 16th ‘Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) The Recipe Book for your Cannabusiness’

Presented by: Cara Cordoni – Asherah Consulting & Thomas K. Edrington – Humboldt Nomad Consulting Compliance, employee training, and investment searches all require entrepreneurs to be able to explain their routines. Cutting waste, scaling, and developing new products need clear, detailed knowledge of the tasks you perform. Good Standard Operating Procedures can meet all of these needs. SOPs are the recipe book for how your organization does what it does, defining step-by-step the roles, responsibilities, and actions you’ll be relying on every day. In this workshop, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a good Standard Operating Procedure. We’ll cover what topics needs SOPs, what they should include, and how to easily assemble them. By the end of the day you’ll have a concrete start and understand your next steps to completing SOPs for your business.

All Workshops:  

Time : 1pm to 4pm                  

Location : 399 D  South Main St. Willits CA        

Cost : $35 a workshop          

To register call 707-223-4367 or email or through Eventbrite

The Cannabusiness Development – 2017 Summer Workshops is a project of Karen Byars founder of the Mendocino Cannabis Resource LLC. With over 25 years of experience in grassroots organizing for Cannabis legalization Karen & MCR bring together a line-up of presenters that will be inspirational and informative, all experts in their field. Currently cannabis companies that work directly with the cannabis plant cannot receive support from their cities/counties Small Business Development (SBD) centers because they receive federal funds. MCR, with the support of the workshops sponsor, Flow Kana, has organized SBD workshops to guarantee that cannabis cultivators, medicine makers and manufacturers have the business foundation they will need to survive the challenges of the rapidly developing cannabis industry.  

The workshops are for anyone applying for a cannabis permit or their team members,

& those who are interested in working with licensed cannabis providers.



  • The CHUMP is stumped as to how to respond.

  • Meh, wont be much of a turnout, vast majority of dopers are criminals and have no intention of ever going legit and paying taxes.

  • Victor G. Flashman

    I would love to see the glaze come over the eyes of the average pot-growing “businessperson” that you would find in Northern California when you tell them that they need a business plan, a resale permit, a tax advisor, or an account with EDD!

    These folks exist for the risk, the cash, and the pirate lifestyle. They have no desire to operate legally.

    There may be some corporate guys on the north coast, but they will be moving to San Joaquin and growing by the hectare, not by the greenhouse!

  • Those who talk don’t know, those who know don’t talk.

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