Learn How to Get Investors for Your Cannabis Business: New Practical Handbook

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Inside your copy of the Cannabusiness Funding & Financing Handbook you’ll find expert, practical advice, including:

  • Your top 5 funding options
  • 6 types of investors backing today’s cannabusinesses
  • Data on the cost of financing
  • Tips for non-profits and not-yet-licensed businesses
  • Creating business plans and pitches that impress investors

Also included: Profiles of four real-life, cannabusiness backers revealing what they look for when evaluating entrepreneurs’ funding pitches. Plus, if you are an investor yourself, you’ll:

  • Learn how to evaluate cannabis company pitches
  • Get tips on valuations
  • Decide which cannabis industry niches are worth your attention

Handbook Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Industry Overview and Intro to Cannabusiness Funding

  • Chart: U.S. Marijuana Sales Estimates 2013-2018
  • Chart: America’s Changing Opinions on Marijuana Legalization
  • Illustration: Legalization Map of America, 2014
  • Chart: Funding Sources for Recent Dispensary Launches
  • Chart: Interest Rates for Friends & Family Loans to Cannabis Companies

Chapter 2. Funding Options and Types of Investors

  • Top 5 Funding Options from Personal Savings to Private Equity
  • Chart: Cost of Capital for Cannabusiness Equity Financing
  • Top 6 Types of Cannabusiness Investors
  • Investor Profiles:
    • Douglas H. Leighton, Dutchess Capital Management
    • Emily & Morgan Paxhia, Poseidon Asset Management
    • Jim Willette, Private Investor
    • Investor Profile: Tripp Keber, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles

Chapter 3. Building a Business Plan to Land Investors

  • What Your Plan Must Include
  • Chart: Biggest Challenges for Cannabusinesses, 2014
  • 5 Key Financial Issues to Address in Your Plan
  • Where to Get Financial Data for Your Plan

Chapter 4. Pitching Tactics

  • Pre-Pitch Necessities
  • The Elevator Pitch
  • The Extended Pitch
  • Post-Pitch Follow-Ups
  • 6 Tips for a Successful Pitch

Chapter 5. Landing Pre-License and Nonprofit Investors

  • Securing an Investment Prior to Landing a License
  • Considerations for Nonprofit Business Models

Chapter 6. For Investors: Finding Great Cannabusinesses to Fund

  • Investing Overview
  • Niche-by-Niche Investment Opportunities
  • Due Diligence Tips & Considerations
  • Valuation Tips & Considerations
  • Exit Strategy

Appendix A. Glossary of Common Cannabusiness Terms

Appendix B. Glossary of Common Financial Terms

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