I firmly believe in a little maintenance from time to time.
With my home I get regular HVAC tune ups, plumbing service and pest control sprays. I also go to the dentist, get checked out by my doctor and frequently get massages. A little work throughout the year makes a huge difference. When it comes to business, I do the same thing. Once a year I hire a cannabis consultant to come into my store and take a look. I want to know if everything looks neat and tidy. Am I making the kind of money I should? How do my books look? Are the budtenders performing well? I have a cannabis consultant create a whole spreadsheet of numbers basically showing me what my business is doing per year. It lets me know if everything is on track and okay. Most of the time the marijuana consultant just confirms what I already know. Occasionally he will find something major though. Recently the cannabis consultant showed me that I sell so much more cannabis flower than any other product. He highlighted the most popular strains. I order the cannabis flower at the same rate as tinctures, edibles and smoking equipment though. He advised me upping my ordering and offering more strains of flower and less of the others. I have since adapted what I offer and I noticed a spike in how much I make per month. It was a very smart suggestion. My grower was more than happy to supply me with all the flower that I wanted and is even working on a new strain.