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10 Factors that Determine a Cannabis Entrepreneur’s Success or Failure

10 Factors that Determine a Cannabis Entrepreneur’s Success or Failure

The cannabis industry in the United States may be facing challenges, but it’s still growing. That means there are many opportunities to join the industry either as a plant-touching or ancillary business, and savvy entrepreneurs continue to seek ways to cash in on that growth. 

B2B Email Marketing Trends for the Cannabis Industry in 2023

B2B Email Marketing Trends for the Cannabis Industry in 2023

The secret to successful B2B email marketing in 2023 will come down to strategy and adding value. This is true in the cannabis industry just as it is in other industries. Email users receive so many messages each day that the days of sending one sales message after another are over. In 2023, successful email marketing will require a more strategic approach that meets recipients where they are in the buyer journey. 

Cannacurio #62: Cannabiz Intelligence - Your Planning & TAM Toolkit

Cannacurio #62: Cannabiz Intelligence - Your Planning & TAM Toolkit

It’s year end and time for all of us in the cannabis industry to do our 2023 strategic planning and budgeting. Cannabiz Media’s Business Intelligence Platform is rife with data to help you complete these projects in record time with an unparalleled set of data dashboards. You’ll be turning out TAMs and market share analyses in no time thanks to the graphs, charts, tables, and data exports we provide.

Sales and Marketing Strategies to Boost End-of-Year Sales in a Declining Market

Sales and Marketing Strategies to Boost End-of-Year Sales in a Declining Market

Businesses operating in and with the cannabis industry face a long list of challenges as the industry and the economy struggle, but consecutive years of declining cannabis sales shouldn’t mean your business can’t close sales before the year ends. There are marketing strategies you can use right now to boost end-of-year sales in a declining market.

5 Secrets to B2B Holiday Marketing Success in the Cannabis Industry

5 Secrets to B2B Holiday Marketing Success in the Cannabis Industry

The holiday season is here, and it’s a critical time for companies selling products and services to cannabis license holders to ramp up their B2B holiday marketing investments. To help you take advantage of the holiday sales opportunity, follow the five secrets to developing and running successful B2B holiday marketing programs to audiences of cannabis business license holders.

How to Use Psychology and Strategy to Increase Sales in a Declining Cannabis Market

How to Use Psychology and Strategy to Increase Sales in a Declining Cannabis Market

The cannabis market has been in decline across the United States throughout the past year, particularly in legacy markets. According to research by Headset, both the number of transactions and basket sizes have dropped since 2020. Based on declining cannabis market trends and with a possible recession in the near future, it’s more important than ever for businesses working in and with the cannabis industry to take steps to protect – and even increase – sales. You can do it if you understand the psychology of consumer behavior and invest more strategically into marketing.

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – springbig

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – springbig

Cannabis dispensaries and retailers across the United States rely on springbig’s SaaS-based dispensary and brand marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), and omnichannel loyalty platform every day. Cannabiz Media spoke with Jeff Harris, CEO of Springbig, to learn more about how he and his team use the Cannabiz Media License Database for marketing, sales, data analysis, and more. 

Visit Cannabiz Media at CannaVest West Cannabis Investment Expo in Las Vegas

Visit Cannabiz Media at CannaVest West Cannabis Investment Expo in Las Vegas

The fourth annual CannaVest West Institutional Capital & Cannabis Investment Conference & Expo is coming to the Las Vegas as part of MJBizCon. CannaVest West will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on November 16-17, 2022, and the Cannabiz Media team will be there. Cannabiz Media is a sponsor of CannaVest West and will be exhibiting at a table in the expo space. One of our Cannabiz Intelligence™ data scientists will be at the table throughout the event, so stop by to ask questions and pick his brain.

What to Do with New B2B Leads after an Event Like MJBizCon

What to Do with New B2B Leads after an Event Like MJBizCon

You’ve attended an important industry event, like MJBizCon, and now, it’s time to follow up with all of those new B2B sales leads that you collected. First, you need a follow-up strategy. Once you create your strategy, it’s time to put the plan into action – read on to learn how to do it.

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2022 Report

Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry – 2022 Report

Cannabiz Media’s fifth annual Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry report is available for free download now. The 2022 report provides updated information on point-of-sale (POS) software market share across the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

POS Dashboards Now Available in the Cannabiz Media License Database

POS Dashboards Now Available in the Cannabiz Media License Database

POS Dashboards are built directly into the Cannabiz Media License Database. They provide access to all of the information from the most current Point-of-Sale Software in the Cannabis Industry Report, which makes it easy to conduct your own analyses of the POS software data and use it to make strategic business decisions.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 46 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 46 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

Cannabiz Media Director of Regulatory Research, Jason Kikel, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about consumption licenses in the cannabis industry today and what we can expect to see in the future.

Visit Cannabiz Media at Booth 819 During the 11th Annual MJBizCon

Visit Cannabiz Media at Booth 819 During the 11th Annual MJBizCon

It’s that time of year again – time for MJBizCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, the biggest cannabis industry conference and trade show in the world. The Cannabiz Media team will be there at Booth 819 in the South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center throughout the expo. In fact, more than a dozen Cannabiz Media team members will be attending MJBizCon between November 15 and 18, so it will be easier than ever to find us either at Booth 819 or throughout the expo space.

How to Create a Successful B2B Black Friday or Cyber Monday Promotion in the Cannabis Industry

How to Create a Successful B2B Black Friday or Cyber Monday Promotion in the Cannabis Industry

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year, and even businesses in the cannabis industry can create promotions that bring in B2B sales on those two popular days. The reason is simple. People expect to find great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and they’re actively looking for those deals. Bottom-line, if you don’t offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions to your existing and prospective customers, then you’re missing an opportunity that your competitors are happy to steal from you.

Cannabis Industry Events  - How to Promote Your Business with Email Marketing

Cannabis Industry Events - How to Promote Your Business with Email Marketing

Participating in cannabis industry events can be an extremely effective way for your business to raise brand awareness among highly targeted audiences, build relationships, and increase sales. Today, digital marketing is more important than ever when you’re promoting your business to event attendees, and email marketing should be one of your top priorities.

Cannabis on the Ballot: 2022 Edition

Cannabis on the Ballot: 2022 Edition

The national midterm election is coming up in just a few weeks with a variety of major races on the map. Control of Congress, nearly every state legislature, and numerous governor’s offices are on the ballot above a variety of other hotly contested races. Voters in some states will see ballot questions — an opportunity to decide the fate of proposed initiatives or constitutional amendments, five of which nationwide, could have impacts on the cannabis industry. This week’s blog will review five proposals on the ballot and their implications for the industry and licensing. 

Professionals are in High Demand Across the Cannabis Industry

Professionals are in High Demand Across the Cannabis Industry

Both plant-touching and ancillary cannabis businesses are now able to lure highly experienced professionals from other industries to cannabis.

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Grove Bags

Cannabiz Media Client Spotlight – Grove Bags

Grove Bags was founded in 2016 with a goal to create custom-designed cannabis packaging that would effectively preserve and optimize the plant’s unique properties from cultivation to consumption. Today, Grove Bags packaging is used in more than 50 countries around the world, and Terploc technology is available in a full TerpLoc® Cultivation Suite of packaging solutions.

Cannabis Jobs and the Economy in 2022

Cannabis Jobs and the Economy in 2022

Just five years ago, in 2017, the legal cannabis industry in the United States employed 122,800 people. As of January 2022, there were 428,059 legal cannabis jobs according to the 2022 Leafly Jobs Report, which was published in partnership with Whitney Economics.

Higher Education and Cannabis

Higher Education and Cannabis

Within the past several years, the number of colleges and universities offering cannabis courses, programs, and degrees has increased significantly. Growing from a small number of schools in 2018 and 2019 to more than 100 today (and still growing), the legal cannabis industry has legitimized to the point that some states are even investing into cannabis college programs.