The Big A.S.S lenders, Amazon, Shopify, and Square, are three of the largest small business (“SMB”) financiers in the country. If you offer eCommerce, Supply Chain, Payments or Point of Sale solutions to SMB customers and do not also have a lending arm, you are at risk of losing clients.

Small business struggles


And why interest rates are not telling the full story…

What’s the background?

The cannabis entrepreneur is certainly not one to be trifled with.

Operators in the medical and recreational marijuana sector face countless roadblocks — regulatory, investment, skeptical friends and family — just to launch their business, only to discover it is…


Customers want convenience, value and speed. But most of all they demand quality. So are you offering it?

The cannabis consumer is a fickle group. If you do not smoke, and dare to ask a passionate patron to describe their favorite strain, you’d be lost by the first heady descriptor…


Small businesses are the heart of a “personified America.” And like many American hearts (apologies on its way), these small businesses are not being taken care of. However, is our new diet of restricted credit and early curfews fully to blame? …


This particular holiday season has some added quirks. The COVID-19 virus has continued to pick up steem and families around the country are rethinking plans, preparing for smaller crowds, and — for those partial to cannabis — prepping for hearty leftovers. So how can the savvy dispensary owner draw in…


Question of the day: Is Biden our FDR?

On December 5th, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt announced the repeal of the 18th Amendment, known otherwise as Prohibition, and from what I understand the crowd went wild.

Cannabis consumers across America anxiously await the results of the 2020 election, tincture in hand…


For those who forgot to bring their history textbook, read Part 1.

So how did FDR’s camp push through the end of Prohibition? Will the Biden regime be able to (or interested in) following suit by rescheduling marijuana? …


Why premium borrowers get squeezed.

The Lemon Problem, famously presented by George A. Akerlof in The Market for “Lemons”: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism, discusses how asymmetric information leads to an ineffective market.

Now [on to lamens terms], this research shows how both buyers and sellers can arrive at…


Attn: Dispensaries across America

Data is not always bad.

Data, a buzzword that sounds funnier the more you repeat it, has become a new form of currency. …


This data is yours.

Prior part summary: Data is not always bad.

So we established data vendors can be good and bad. Where does LeafLink fall on this spectrum?

LeafLink, a New York-based technology company, has built a powerful marketplace for retailers and wholesalers to transact canna-products. …

Jared Shulman, CFA

A self-proclaimed authority on junk food and a strong hunch on some other stuff.

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