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Don’t miss Marijuana Business Daily’s full-day show and networking event delving into one of the most pressing concerns for the cannabis industry today – financial management. Top experts will explain:

  • The latest profitability data for cannabusinesses
  • Finding funding and investors – and determining which are best for you
  • Potential solutions to the banking dilemma
  • Cash management and security for all-cash businesses
  • Optimizing your business structure to stay compliant with 280E

Note: This event is a serious business seminar for entrepreneurs and investors — not for patients or consumers. Sessions include Q&A time so you can get your most pressing concerns addressed. Plus, the networking will be invaluable for you.

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Agenda

9:30-10:00am: Registration and Check-In

Morning Sessions

    • 10:00-10:30 am – Keynote: Profitability Benchmarks and Opportunities: Takeaways from the Marijuana Business Factbook 2014

Year-over-year changes in financial benchmarks of the cannabusiness industry, the market’s potential, and trends business people should look for in the next year.

    • 10:30-11:45 am – Funding Sources: Choosing the Right Option For Your Cannabusiness

Loans from friends and family. Private equity or angel funding. Crowdfunding. Personal loans. Which funding option is right for you, and how should you approach the people who could help you?

    • 11:45-12:15 pm - What the Federal Banking Guidance Means for Cannabusinesses

What does the guidance from the Departments of Justice and Treasury actually mean in the real world for cannabusinesses? What’s changed since the memos were issued, and what payment processing alternatives are there if you can’t find a bank?

12:15-1:45 pm: Private Networking Lunch for Attendees & Speakers Only

Afternoon Sessions

    • 1:45-2:45 pm – Banking and Cash Management Solutions

As banking services develop over time, most cannabusinesses still deal with large amounts of cash. Discover the most popular solutions, including top strategies to find a bank as well as best practices for accepting payments, keeping money and employees safe, and settling bills while keeping your business thriving.

    • 2:45-3:45 pm – Optimized Business Structures: Non-Profit, For-Profit and 280E Considerations

How do you make a living when you’re running a state-mandated not-for-profit? What’s the best way to set up your business structure for expansion to new states? And how do you minimize the impact of 280E on your business?

    • 3:45-4:00 pm – Networking Break
    • 4:00-5:00 pm – Looking Ahead: Exit Strategies

What are the primary options for selling or cashing out of your business and what steps should you take now to maximize your ROI when you’re ready to step aside? And how do go about setting valuations on your business or one you want to invest in?

5:00 – 6:30 pm - Private Networking Cocktail Party for Attendees & Speakers Only

cocktail party CannaBusiness Money ShowAfter the formal presentations end, the informal conversations continue! The Cannabusiness Money Show includes a cocktail party from 5-6:30pm in the same location immediately after sessions are over. Your ticket includes free drinks, hearty appetizers and great networking with cannabusiness professionals.

Attendees at our past shows said they found the networking to be as valuable as the materials presented in the sessions!

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Location/Time

Please note: Tickets will NOT be available at the door. You must order here online or call Customer Service at (401) 354-7555 x1. Seats are limited to maximize each attendee’s opportunity to ask questions and connect with peers. We tend to sell out early, so please order now to avoid disappointment.

Boston (Biggest event)
Wednesday April 2, 2014
9:30am – 6:30pm
Location: Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel
40 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115

Chicago (Sorry, sold out)
Friday April 4, 2014
9:30am – 6:30pm
Location: Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

San Francisco (Sorry, sold out)
Monday April 7, 2014
9:30am – 6:30pm
Location: SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Speakers

ChrisWalsh 250 e1391616663389 CannaBusiness Money Show Chris Walsh, Editor, Marijuana Business Daily
Chris Walsh leads the team covering financial and legal news of interest to cannabis dispensaries, investors, lawyers, and related vendors. Profiled in Dow Jones Newswires as a top business journalist in the cannabis industry, Walsh is frequently quoted in the media including MarketWatch, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. Walsh keynoted the National Marijuana Business Conference 2013 and headed the research team for the Marijuana Business Factbook 2014. He has more than a decade of professional experience as a business reporter and editor.
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CassandraFarrington 250 e1391616289484 CannaBusiness Money Show Cassandra Farrington, Publisher, CannaBusiness Media
Cassandra Farrington has headed CannaBusiness Media since its launch in 2011. She has been featured in The Boston Globe, and has appeared at industry events including ‘Marijuana Business Daily’s East Coast Investor & Entrepreneur Seminar’ and the ‘Seizing the Recreational Marijuana Business Opportunity’ workshop in November 2013. Cassandra has an MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Previously she was a vice president at Citigroup.
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Brendan Kennedy Headshot CannaBusiness Money Show Brendan Kennedy, Privateer Holdings
Brendan Kennedy is chief executive officer of Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm that invests in cannabis-related companies including the strain review and dispensary listing site Leafly. He has a strong background in entrepreneurship and hands-on business experience, having led the development of new and existing companies and products. Brendan previously served as chief operations officer of SVB Analytics and president and CEO of Mindability Inc.
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 DeAngelo CannaBusiness Money Show Andrew DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center
Andrew DeAngelo is director of operations for Oakland-based Harborside Health Center, one of the largest dispensaries in the country with annual revenues of more than $20 million. In this role, Andrew manages the financial, inventory, purchasing, marketing, facilities, events and clones departments. An activist in the medical cannabis reform movement for over 25 years, Andrew helped collect signatures, raise funds and organize support for Proposition 215, which legalized medical cannabis in California in 1996.
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GretaCarterpressshot CannaBusiness Money Show Greta Carter, Cannabis Training Institute/HOPE Clinics
Greta Carter founded the Cannabis Training Institute, which offers online courses covering various aspects of running a cannabis business. She also owns a small chain of successful medical marijuana clinics in Seattle, previously ran a dispensary in the area and has applied for a producer/processor license for Washington’s adult-use market. Previously, Greta worked in finance, spending nearly two decades at Citibank.
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TravisHoward CannaBusiness Money Show Travis Howard, Green Dream Health Services/Canna Counsel
Travis Howard is an attorney who also co-owns Green Dream Health Services – a dispensary based in Boulder, Colorado – and runs the consulting firm Canna Counsel. He also founded KindReviews, which provides information and reviews on strains, edibles and cannabis products. His business background includes a wide array of managerial and technical experiences.
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BobCarp CannaBusiness Money Show Bob Carp, Cottens and Carp LLC
Bob Carp is an in attorney in Massachusetts who helps emerging businesses in the medical and recreational marijuana industries, specializing in taxation, budgeting and agricultural issues. He’s also director of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensers’ Association and an enrolled agent with the Internal Revenue Service.
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Hank ReShoot3 CannaBusiness Money Show Hank Levy, Bridge West CPAs and Consultants LLC
Hank Levy is a CPA who specializes in income tax planning and tax compliance for individuals and businesses in a variety of industries, including the cannabis sector. He is regularly appointed by the Superior Courts of California as a forensic expert, business appraiser and referee in various matters, and he holds credentials in business valuation and fraud examination.
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JimMarty CannaBusiness Money Show Jim Marty, Bridge West CPAs and Consultants, LLC
Jim Marty is a CPA in the Denver area who serves more than 100 medical marijuana clients, providing them with tax preparation assistance, business valuations and other issues such as opening a dispensary and renting property to growers. He has also assisted in numerous medical cannabis audits by the IRS and State of Colorado.
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RickRolland CannaBusiness Money Show Rick Rolland, Rolland Security
Rick Rolland is president of Rolland Security, a Dallas-based company that offers security solutions and consulting to a range of industries. He has more than 40 years of experience working with businesses that handle a lot of cash – such as pawn shops, pharmacies and check-cashing companies – and providing solutions for their cash management needs.
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ChristopherTaylor CannaBusiness Money Show Christopher Taylor, Advanced Cannabis Solutions
Christopher Taylor is chief financial officer of Advanced Cannabis Solutions, a publicly traded company that leases growing space and related facilities to licensed marijuana business operators and provides ancillary products and services. A licensed CPA in the state of Colorado for the last 20 years, Christopher has worked in most aspects of financial management, including financial reporting, auditing, tax preparation, budgeting and SEC compliance.
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TroyDayton CannaBusiness Money Show Troy Dayton, The ArcView Group
Troy Dayton is chief executive officer and co-founder of The ArcView Group, which connects angel investors with cannabis start-ups seeking financing. The group has helped generate more than $4 million in angel investments in a variety of marijuana companies. Previously, he was the Marijuana Policy Project’s top fundraiser and co-founded Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
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LanceOtt cropped CannaBusiness Money Show Lance Ott, Guardian Data Systems
Lance Ott is CEO of Guardian Data Systems, which provides financial services to cannabis businesses. A 14-year veteran of the electronic payment processing industry, Lance  has developed an expertise in every aspect of merchant services including credit and debit card processing, PCI security, fraud and chargeback management, technology implementation, and payment consulting. Previously, he served as vice president of National Bank of California Merchant Services.
 Tony Gallo e1394630343437 CannaBusiness Money Show Tony Gallo, Sapphire Protection
Tony Gallo is the director of Sapphire Protection, which offers security and loss-prevention solutions to high-risk businesses. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the loss prevention, audit, safety and risk/emergency management fields. Tony is also a member of several organizations, including the American Society for Industrial Security and the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.
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Speaker Company Appearing In
Brendan Kennedy Privateer Holdings, Inc. Boston, Chicago
Andrew DeAngelo Haborside Health Center Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
Greta Carter Cannabis Training Institute Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
Travis Howard Canna Counsel, Green Dream Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
Bob Carp Cottens and Carp LLC Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
Hank Levy Bridge West CPAs San Francisco
Jim Marty Bridge West CPAs Boston, Chicago
Rick Rolland Rolland Security San Francisco
Christopher Taylor Advanced Cannabis Solutions Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
Troy Dayton The ArcView Group San Francisco
Lance Ott Guardian Data Systems Boston, Chicago, San Francisco
Tony Gallo Sapphire Protection Boston, Chicago

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About Marijuana Business Daily

Founded in 2011, Marijuana Business Daily is the most trusted cannabis industry trade publication. Researched and written by our in-house team of professional business journalists, we bring the industry the financial and legal information it needs to flourish.

Marijuana Business Daily is a division of CannaBusiness Media which also produces CannaBusiness Magazine – the industry’s only print trade journal, the National CannaBusiness Conference & Expo – the only national event for industry professionals, as well as an exclusive line of business handbooks and factbooks available at our online bookstore. Our Marijuana Industry Directory is the most comprehensive listing of suppliers, wholesalers, and service providers to America’s legal cannabis business.

CannaBusiness Media is a division of Anne Holland Ventures Inc., headquartered in Pawtucket, RI with staff in Colorado. Our goal is to bring top-notch professional news, advisories, and research data to the emerging cannabis industry.

We have been featured in Fortune Magazine, USA Today, Huffington Post, Dow Jones, NBC News, Seattle PI, the Oregonian, The Denver Post, The Boston Globe and many other national and regional media.