Owning a CBD American Shaman Franchise…..for most, that statement alone evokes a tremendous amount of thought, concern, excitement, nervousness and risk. As the CBD, hemp and medical marijuana business opportunities explode across the landscape of the US, many are left with more questions than answers.
- What does the CBD market look like?
- Which CBD company do I partner with?
- Is it legal?
- Will I go to jail?
- Why are there so many brands?
- Is retail a good business to get into?
- I have no retail experience; can I still succeed?
- How much does it cost?
This list could go on for days. I can tell you from experience, when we began the initial discussions to open our first CBD retail store, we had the exact same questions. And everywhere we looked, there were more questions than answers. So now, here we are 7+ months later, and there are still many questions, but I truly feel we have more answers than questions. This article is going to walk you through many of the questions that we had and others have today about opening a CBD American Shaman Franchise store. For those here that don’t know what CBD is, CBD (Cannabidol) is a natural compound found in Industrial Hemp and is legal and non-psychoactive. It has the ability to deliver the therapeutic effects without the high associated with THC. You can visit this article to learn more about American Shaman CBD Products https://americanshamaneducation.com/american-shaman-cbd/ What does the CBD market look like? For years, experts have predicted that if the cannabis industry expands at its current rate, the American market will reach $20 billion by 2020. But it turns out that one market is spinning off into a mega-industry of its own: according to a new estimate from cannabis industry analysts the Brightfield Group, the hemp-CBD market alone could hit $22 billion by 2022. CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, has had a surge in popularity over the past couple of years. Unlike THC, the chemical compound that gives weed its signature effect, CBD has been shown to help with everything from PTSD and anxiety to MS and epilepsy — without getting you high. Previously, CBD products have been available mostly in head shops, with a few doctors recommending it for various maladies. But in 2017 and 2018, the products spread to natural food stores, beauty aisles, cafés and doctors offices. So far the industry is on track to hit $591 million in 2018, and thanks to a number of factors — including, surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — that could increase 40 times in the next four years. “What we started tracking this year was an explosion — face mask, bug bites, skin care, topicals,” says Bethany Gomez, director of research for the Brightfield Group, who shared the analysis exclusively with Rolling Stone. “It’s being used for everything you can think of — sports, triathlons. People want to buy it for their grandma, for arthritis. Women get it for PMS and endometriosis — common things that people have been using over the counter medications.” For the rest of this Rolling Stone article about the future outlook on CBD, you can click here. Which CBD company do I partner with? Our team has successfully helped open almost 10 stores in the past few months allowing us first hand knowledge of what this business looks like. First and foremost, let’s take a look at why we chose CBD American Shaman as the company we wanted to partner with, to represent, and to build a business around. Ultimately if you’re interested in learning more, please click here so we can contact you today about opening your own franchise. Locations are disappearing quickly as American shaman is expected to grow over 400% adding 1,000+ franchises in the next 1-2 years. So, the question we always get asked and the one I’m sure many of you have is this, why? Why did you open a CBD retail store? The initial reason was like many of you, we wanted a business opportunity that would allow us to capitalize on the modern-day gold rush, or green rush as its often referred to as. A friend had opened a store nearby and was instrumental in educating us on the opportunity. So the first step was, we want to open a CBD store, ok great. But what Brand do we carry? As we began to explore this, it became clear that in the world of retail and specifically CBD retail, you need a product that provides relief in 15 minutes or less. If you want people to buy, you have to give them a reason to. We began to Interview American Shaman store owners and the resounding message was the same, our products work better and faster than anything on the market. Period. They showed us “their wall of shame” or stacks of products that people had brought in from other stores, from online retailers, from friends and MLM companies. The story was always the same. This just doesn’t work. It doesn’t provide relief. And the follow-up was always the same, after sampling American shaman CBD products in store, (all franchise provide free samples to every guest), they were sold on the effectiveness of this product. The patent pending water solubility and nano-technology manufacturing process had created a product that was more effective and faster acting than anything on the market. Having now spent time in our stores and other stores, I can speak from experience, customers rave about the product within minutes of being in the store. After seeing this, we were sold on CBD American Shaman. Is it legal? Will I go to jail? By no means are we providing any legal advice so it’s necessary for you to check your local state and city laws before moving forward. As a consequence of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It is now deemed an agricultural commodity, no longer able to be classified as a controlled substance. The 2018 farm bill allowed for industrial hemp to become a commodity opening up investment, insurance and new legislation. In our research and due diligence, we found our state was an excellent place to open a store. There were multiple stores open and operating and continuing to grow today. If you have a location or geography in mind, please contact us today to discuss further. Why are there so many brands? CBD PLUS, CBD Pure, PURE CBD, Charlotte’s Web, CBD Distillery, Pupulum, Hemp Meds, HempWorks……yes this list could literally go on for days. At this point, it seems, everyone is making CBD these days. And it’s of the utmost importance you understand your manufacturer, why they are in the business. How they manufacture Product. Where is the hemp sourced from? At CBD American Shaman, they have the highest quality standards in sourcing, manufacturing and production. With facilities located in Kansas City, MO, you are dealing with a Us company, making product with US hemp. To learn more about the process, click here. It’s all about the people. While I said, we began this journey as a business opportunity. I would be remiss to not discuss the personal impact on ourselves, our family and our friends and customers. American shaman was started out of compassion. In this video, CEO and founder Vince sanders explains in his words, why he got into the business he did. It’s this same message that carries through today. The company cares about people and compassion. Personally, we loved the product and the benefits that we perceived we were getting from taking the product. This has translated 100x over watching and listening to the stories our customers provide us about our products. Our store manager discusses his own personal story here. In our opinion, the most successful stores and store owners have a compassion for helping people.So, are you still interested in opening a store? Let’s dive into more details below. Is retail a good business to get into? I have no retail experience; can I still succeed? Both are excellent questions and deserve to be addressed. We’ll start with the second one first… CBD American Shaman provides all of the tools and support necessary to run a successful business. You’ll be provided with startup costs, companies, facility layout and even contacts for signage should you need that. All stores must adhere to a corporate design and layout process. There is also support for training and marketing of your business. The next question is one that can be a little more difficult to answer. “Is retail a good business to get into”. While the future is always unknown and the likes of Amazon have definitely challenged traditional retail businesses, the demographics and buying decisions for CBD, seem to be one that is suited for traditional retail environments. CBD is something that goes in your body, it’s a very personal decision and one that often people want to try it out, sample it and ask questions before purchasing. In addition, the educational component that comes from the CBD retail store staff, is unmatched by anything currently online today. Retail stores are continuing to do well and look to do well into the future. The demographics of the clientele are use to shopping retail and typically have the time to spend in your stores. We believe very strongly that CBD American Shaman franchise locations will continue to dominate the high-end specialty CBD marketplace for many years to come. How much does it cost? While this question is dependent on so many factors, such as geographical location, rent costs, labor costs and others. We will attempt to provide some general averages around opening a store. The total cost to open a franchise ranges from $25,000 to $45,000 depending upon market area. The costs include store build-out, franchise fee, utilities deposits, and rent deposits. What products does a store traditionally carry? CBD American Shaman offers a wide variety of products such as
- CBD Tinctures and Water Soluble Products in a variety of flavors
- Anti-Inflammatory Topical Cream
- Replenishing Face Cream
- Hydrating Body Lotion
- Lip Revitalizer
- CBD Gummies
- Canine & Feline CBD tinctures
- CBD Infused coffee
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