Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Maxime Kot | Cannabis Business Consultant

Being in the cannabis industry is not as glamorous as everyone thinks. Being a business consultant, I’ve been involved and/or witnessed all aspects of the industry from the planning stages pre-legalization, licensing process, opening of facilities (dispensaries, grows, manufacturing), expansion, mergers and acquisitions, etc. While there are definitely exciting and glamorous times, there is also a lot of grit behind the scenes. Read more>>

Benjamin Ramirez Reed | Entrepreneur & Canine Tailor

In the plant-based/vegan world and eco-friendly world, it can often be difficult for you to find high-quality, good-looking simple products. Dog supplies, as one example, are often made from leather or nylon. Both have their issue for you, if you own a dog. Leather, while beautiful, can crack if it gets wet, and your pup might “mistake” it for a chew toy. Nylon is tougher and will last almost forever (a problem itself if/when it goes to the landfill), but after time it’ll pick up that musty dog smell and the color will fade. Read more>>

Whitney Finston | Candle Maker

Candle making is such a science. The consumer is experiencing the perfect d end product when they are burning their candle- the beautiful flame, the slowly melting wax, and the aroma filling the air. Behind the scenes involves hours of test burns, many trial and errors, more test burns, and countless time spent researching ways to make that candle burn so beautifully. Read more>>