Successful Start Ups Must Knows

October 15, 2022 | 3:30 pm | Room 1 | Business / Legal, Finance

Cannabis is an expensive industry to break into, so learning how to raise capital is key. Perception of a business’s professionalism matters, especially in the cannabis industry. During this session we will learn the basics of lender and investor preparedness. Because your preparedness when 1st approaching and connecting with the capital markets will directly affect how they perceive your business and how the relationship develops. Learn the basics of the type of documents investors require prior to funding consideration. Business owners contend with so many uncontrollable variables. How you structure your team to plan and prepare to raise capital is a variable we can control.

Malvina Kay, CFO, Cannabis Accountants

Malvina Kay CPA is the founder and principal of Cannabis Accountants, LLC. She has led financial operations for close to 30 years. As a CFO she has worked across the for profit and non- profit industries. Throughout the years she has provided consulting services in accounting, budgeting, taxes, training, and basic business practices to small and large businesses. With access to the DOPE CFO network, her services have been requested by cannabis growers, start-ups, investors, and retail businesses across the USA. Her goal is to ensure that the Cannabis business she has an opportunity to work with have strong accurate financial systems, compliance strategies with 280e tax rules integrated into the business structure, and owners/investors are receiving reports with key performance indicators to make sound decisions to grow the cannabis industry. She is passionate about servicing the Cannabis Industry, supporting social equity, and educating the public about the benefits of this growing industry.