The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast

Episode Summary

Bess and Mike focus on her journey growing a business in the cannabis industry which is highly regulated and highly taxed all while the industry generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year in revenue.

Topics include:

-Taxation and regulation

-Where the industry is headed

-Censorship on social media

-Opportunities for entrepreneurs

-The best allocation of marijuana income

 

Episode Notes

Bess Byers is the founder of Blaise Creative, a marketing company that does promotional marketing, amazing photography and social media for dispensaries and growers of marijuana. She has a background in PR and communication and lives in Seattle, WA.

Websites & Handles:

www.ImCannaBess.com

@ImCannaBess on Instagram

@BlaiseCreative on Instagram

 

 

 
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Thank you for being such a loyal listener! In order to support the needs of our audience we have created a new show called 'Mike Up In Your Business' or MUIYB for short. Go to www.MMPodcast.me to check it out! Right ow we are on spotify, apple, stitcher and more to come.
The interviews are deeper, the topics are more current and the information is valuable for every business owner.

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It's probably happened to you.  Someone's come through your door to answer your employment ad, and they seemed like the IDEAL candidate.  You like them personally, their resume blows you away, and they've got the energy you think you need to be your next great hire.  But in a short time, you're scratching your head and wondering how the same person could be giving you such  lackluster work.  Amber Hurdle joins us to explain the science behind hiring the right match to save you and your company the pain of ineffective recruiting. Welcome to a brand new bonus episode of Entrepreneurship Elevated.

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As an entrepreneur running your own business, you're likely to have mountains of tasks that eat up your time and energies. What if there was one thing you could do that, by doing it, would make everything else you do, easier or unnecessary? Geoff Woods says this is your one thing, and shares just how to pinpoint that for you. Welcome to a brand new bonus episode of Entrepreneurship Elevated.

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So you think you've got what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Gino Wickman, author of Entrepreneurial Leap,  is sharing what essential traits an entrepreneur needs  AND the 8 mistakes you need to avoid to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Welcome to a brand new bonus episode of Entrepreneurship Elevated.

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Our very own Kelsey is in the spotlight as the team talks about her role as President of  Obsidian Launch, LLC., the Mike Michalowicz brand. As she navigates us through the challenges the pandemic presents, she's sharing her best practices in communication, hiring, and how she positively inspires the team to drive the business to new and higher ground. Welcome to a brand new bonus episode of Entrepreneurship Elevated.

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What makes small businesses so special is the personal connection those small businesses have the potential to offer.  Ashley Alderson shares with us how to build community and get present in your marketing to help your business survive, on this bonus episode of Entrepreneurship Elevated.

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Chris Reynolds joins us to discuss the neuroscience of your brain in business. How can we stay positive and block out negative thoughts? How does the body respond to stress? What is the best way to maximize Productivity? Chris answers all of these questions and more in this bonus episode of Entrepreneurship Elevated.

Chris Reynolds is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance tactician, international speaker & founder of The Business Method & Get Shit Done Live. The Business Method & Get Shit Done Live both help entrepreneurs scale their businesses rapidly using research driven high-performance productivity techniques. Chris has been a location-independent entrepreneur 9-years, living in multiple countries & traveling the world consistently during that time. Over the years, he has spoken in numerous different countries, created 10 business accelerators in Spain, Brazil & Thailand while interviewing more nearly 400 successful entrepreneurs on his podcast including people like Laird Hamilton, World’s Top Big Wave Surfer, Steven Kotler, NYTImes Best-Selling Author, Jim Rogers, one of the world’s most sought-out investors, & former partner of George Soros, John Lee Dumas, Top Business Podcaster, Casey Fenton, founder of CouchSurfing, & Ron Lynch the marketing mind that took GoPro from $600k to $600 million. Chris was an official juror of the Global Startup Awards in 2019, & currently, he focuses on helping entrepreneurs get to the top of their game in businesses & life through consulting, digital courses, & live events.

 

www.TheBusinessMethod.com

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Can you imagine spending years traveling around the world with your children in tow, while running a business? Meet Ryan Langford, who, with his wife and 5 children, has been to 80 countries running multiple ventures.  He's here to tell us what brought him down this amazing path and the experiences (and freedom) it's provided to the entire family. Welcome to Episode 306 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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You've heard it here before: Different is better. Our guest Denise Blasevick says, as a business owner,  how well you differentiate your business is your competitive advantage and the key to improving your brand. How do you do it? Listen in! Welcome to Episode 305 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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In an economy where it's becoming ever more apparent that your business' health is contingent on how deeply you connect with your office team,  customers and your community, understanding how to have necessary conversations is incredibly important. David Wood teaches us how to have the tough conversations that are truly your path to up-leveling your life and your business. Welcome to Episode 304 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

 

Join the webinar to learn Mike's new marketing strategies for his next book: Mikeswebinar.com

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In 2015, Steven Bousquet Pumpkin-Planned his landscape business and saw incredible growth. To support that growth, he fostered a culture among his employees that has really payed off. In fact, in 12 years time, only two have moved on to other careers, despite the hard work landscaping requires.  Steven is here to share the exceptional techniques implemented to build engaged, invested employee teams that you can use too.  Welcome to Episode 303 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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My new book has just released!  "Fix This Next" was written for businesses that are in crisis.  I've seen time and time again that the biggest challenge business owners have is knowing what their biggest challenge is. "Fix This Next" and this special podcast episode will introduce you to a simple model that shows why you stay stuck, the identification process to determine what to work on next, and the method to fix it.  Welcome to The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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Today we're talking about improving performance. As entrepreneurs, we're like the athletes of the business world: quick on our feet and determined to master our game.  Who better to coach us than Alan Stein Jr., who's worked with the world's most elite athletes and corporate teams, providing simple strategies to help your business win.  Welcome to Episode 302 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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In your efforts to grow your business, no doubt you've been led to believe that a strong marketing and sales game is how you'll get there.  But will it? Kirby Hasseman joins us to reveal how giving first with a servant-leader mindset is how you'll truly join the global "Give First Economy", and earn you long term-relationships with your customers that will make your business better.  Welcome to Episode 301 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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When you hear "rapid growth" in business,  do you believe that's just about hiring more staff? Maybe you're under the impression that it's just not possible in your industry.  Matthew Pollard is here to tell us how growth in your industry can be all about your profit, and reveals the path to it that even an introvert can walk. Welcome to Episode 300 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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Chris Guillebeau is a prolific author of great business non-fiction reads, and now has a brand new fiction book called The Money Tree.  It's a great story about finding fortune in your own back yard, and speaks to Chris' theme: "You don't have to live your life the way other people expect." Welcome to Episode 299 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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There is no greater expert on getting attention for your business than Chris Winfield, and he's here talking about what's more evident than ever: the importance of our connection.   Welcome to Episode 298 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast! 

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Dr. Nancy Trimboli  is here to tell us about her journey and the extraordinary results she experienced after streamlining her business.  It wasn't always easy, (and she'll explain why), but her practice's complete transformation has made it all worthwhile. Welcome to Episode 297 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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You've probably heard how important it is for you to express your appreciation for your clients with gifts. But not any gift will do.  John Ruhlin, author of Giftology, is here to tell us how to perfect this art.  Take note: There's a recipe for gift-giving. It's the thoughtful thought that counts! Welcome to Episode 296 of The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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Jon Berghoff teaches us the strategy to unlock the collective genius of your team. Learn how to get everyone on the team elevating the company as they elevate themselves. Get ready to get the most out of everyone (including yourself). Welcome to Episode 295 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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Amber Vilhauer, the president of NGNG Enterprises, shares the strategies and considerations for a big book launch (or any product for that matter).  She even gives insights on the Fix This Next book launch. Welcome to Episode 294 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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With just $200 and a Facebook post, Future Golf was launched. It's founder, Ali Terai,  is here to share the incredible story of how his desire to build up a community of like-minded golfers blossomed into the creation of one of Australia's largest golf clubs.  Welcome to Episode 290 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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The author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling and The Referral Engine has released a life changing book for entrepreneurs. In this episode we interview John Jantsch, author of the brand new book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business.  Welcome to Episode 288 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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David Meerman Scott shares his details on his brand new book "Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans". The newest and most effective approach to growing a successful business. Welcome to Episode 285 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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David Meerman Scott shares his details on his brand new book "Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans". We're talking about the newest and most effective approach to growing a successful business. Welcome to Episode 285 of the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast!

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