Steamboat Springs Colorado-based entrepreneur Scott Eckberg has brought his successful career in commercial insurance to focus on the cannabis vertical (with CRB Insurance). It’s a bigger story then simply providing coverage. Its about domain expertise and an emerging professional services echo system focused on the cannabis vertical. Yes – this interview focuses on commercial insurance but just think of the service providers in other area (attorneys, CPAs, etc.). Why should you the Managed Services Provider care? At a basic level you could cross-refer good business back and forth with other service providers.
Josh Weiss (L.A. Creative Technologies) has found a way to attract organic client leads (including the most personal lead he has ever received) in the new California Gold Rush! Hang on to your hat. It’s organic search with an authentic message that is leading to inbound technology client leads. Weiss overshares his success in a kind way so that 420MSP members can replicate. It’s all about community baby! And you can view his “page” serving the cannabis vertical HERE (https://www.lacreativetech.com/indust…).
Duane Roebuck (BlueStar) is all in the cannabis vertical and always provides value in our monthly segment. We’re talking RFID 2.0 and the hooks in the cannabis vertical. Roebuck starts with the growers (the start of the supply chain) and integrations in Metric. This results in operation efficiencies as you don’t have to worry about barcoding scanning at each step. It also improves harvest yield as the flower is sensitive to movement at certain stages of growth and bar code scanning can cause damage v. RFID does not. Much more in this segment – so watch up!
Josh Weiss (L.A. Creative Technologies) has found a way to attract organic client leads in the new California Gold Rush! Hang on to your hat. It’s organic search with an authentic message that is leading to inbound technology client leads. Weiss overshares his success in a kind way so that 420MSP members can replicate. It’s all about community baby!
The journey continues as we circle back to Duane Roebuck (BlueStar). We double click into an important infrastructure topic: staying up and running at the end of the supply chain. For just pennies, cannabis dispensaries can stay UP when everything else is down. This is important for two reasons: security and revenue. Both of these topics are discussed. Watch!
Gordon Carlisle and Todd Whitley from BrightWire in Olympia, Washington participated in cannabis technology opportunities before it was even LEGAL in Washington! It’s ultimately a case of “first in, first out” (aka FIFO). The good news is that they got paid for their efforts and learned a lot. The bad news is that the industry was so young that the experience proved frustrating for this well-organized MSP. So they exited the cannabis vertical after that first experience. However, when you watch the video, you’ll discover that they are open and receptive to re-entering the cannabis technology space nw that several years have passed and the industry is displaying signs of maturity.