I became partners with Ed and bought a 50% share of a new cannabis dispensary.
This was really Ed’s brainchild, because he came up with the business plan, the location, and handled the financing.
I had to buy in, of course, which took all the money I had in the world, plus a little extra. Now the store is open to the public, Ed and I are the managers and (for now) the only full-time employees. In another six months we hope to have enough business that we can hire a full team, and start offering cannabis home deliveries. In order to really take off and start expanding, Ed and I have a plan in place for hiring new cannabis dispensary employees. We need to start with a full-time budtender to train as a new manager, but we also need a security guard for the front door, and a cannabis delivery driver. In time I think we will need several cannabis delivery drivers, but we have to start with one. Right now Ed and I are doing everything, which is very tiring and also means the cannabis store can’t stay open as long as we would like. Ed and I both have to be at the cannabis dispensary together all the time. One of us receives shipments of new cannabis products and enters them into inventory, while the other tends the shop and handles customers. Between filling the cannabis orders and handling the paperwork, we never have a moment to rest. But the profits are picking up, so I hope this is just temporary.