I am hosting a Webinar coming up in September. I presented this a few times in Michigan last winter and it was really well received with attendees at the event who were in the beginning stages of applying.
Addressing compliance at the first stages is important - this is to prepare you for what is ahead and to get rid of the rose colored glasses. It is not just about making a ton of money and flipping a business - that can set you up to fail.
I thought it was important to address what to get ready for while you are preparing to move into a heavily regulated market. I also want to prepare people for what is to come, for example being over-regulated and more regulation keeps piling on. We are experiencing this in Colorado and it is getting to the point where owners just catch their breath and then a new set of regulations creep in every 4 to 6 months. Peoples heads are spinning just trying to keep up on packaging and labeling rules changes.
One of the main patterns I see on a daily basis in this industry, is “reactionary” and at least in my own state facilities tend to wait for the government to show up and hand out violations. However enforcement is mostly medicore and then people become complacent. This is a pattern I am trying to help break by getting people to be more proactive in compliance as to reactive.
I am a firm believer in order to survive in the industry, having a strong heart, passion and love of what you do, a good product, people, processes, & stamina - oh and some deep pockets too.
I appreciate you taking the time to check my webinar out, I hope it speaks to some of you!