16 episodes

The Kaya Cast podcast is a weekly show where we interview thought leaders in the cannabis industry about their experience and expertise of working with cannabis. The aim of the show is to help cannabis retailers do what they love and share their stories.

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The Kaya Cast podcast is a weekly show where we interview thought leaders in the cannabis industry about their experience and expertise of working with cannabis. The aim of the show is to help cannabis retailers do what they love and share their stories.

    Building an Indigenous Owned Cannabis Company with Dianna Tarbell & Myan Adams (Seven Leaf)

    Building an Indigenous Owned Cannabis Company with Dianna Tarbell & Myan Adams (Seven Leaf)

    Dianna Tarbell is the General Manager and Myan Adams is the Sales Manager for Seven Leaf which is the first 100% indigenous-owned and –operated Cannabis producer to receive a Health Canada license.

    In this episode, we discuss the story of building Seven Leaf which is an indigenous owned and operated cannabis producer. Our guests discuss the challenges facing First Nations professionals looking to enter the cannabis industry and how Seven Leaf positioned their company to be one of the first producers operating on Indigenous land.

    Seven Leaf’s motto is “happy people grow happy plants!” and this is foundational in every aspect of the business. They are building a company that honours the generations that have come before, and invests in the future of the generations to come.

    Find out more about Seven Leaf here:


    Seven Leaf Website
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Dianna Tarbell
    Myan Adams

    • 27 min
    Coming Together Through Cannabis 🤝

    Coming Together Through Cannabis 🤝

    Tom and Maria discuss some of the most important insights from our recent cannabis industry seminars that we hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Portland, Maine.

    We joined with our partners across the country to share growth techniques to successfully launch and grow a dispensary. It was fantastic to connect with cannabis retailers and hear their stories.

    • 12 min
    How to Successfully Launch and Grow a Dispensary [LIVE]

    How to Successfully Launch and Grow a Dispensary [LIVE]

    This week’s episode features the “Greatest Hits” from our cannabis industry seminar that we hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Portland, Maine.

    Designed to help you navigate the process of opening a cannabis dispensary with best practices of over 3000 dispensaries and how they succeeded.

    Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova
    Gary Cohen is the CEO of the most trusted award-winning POS brand in North America. He has met with nearly 2000 dispensary operators from coast to coast and leveraged expert knowledge to provide cannabis retailers the support they need to get a license, pass inspection, launch a store, and improve operations. Gary frequently leads seminars on retail technology, compliance, business operations, and cannabis banking laws at some of the industry’s largest events including NCIA and MJBizCon.

    https://www.covasoftware.com/

    Naomi Granger, Founder of NACATS Pros, CPA, MBA
    Naomi Granger is the only CPA to have been featured in The Wall Street Journal for her unique approach to helping accounting professionals expand their practice to support the legal Cannabis industry. She’s provided her support, consulting, and business development skills to over 600 accounting professionals across the United States.

    Naomi entered the cannabis industry in 2017 and went from start-up to exceeding $3 million in revenue in just over two years. She’ll guide you to your own solid revenue gains in the highly regulated Cannabis industry with a strong foothold in the market.

    https://nacatpros.org/

    Tommy Truong, CEO of KayaPush
    Tommy Truong (CPA) is the co-founder and CEO of KayaPush. With over $1 Billion of payroll processed last year, Kayapush helps dispensaries scale through an easy people management platform. Tommy has helped thousands of business owners grow their companies through simplifying workforce management.

    https://www.kayapush.com/

    Christine Gervais, CFO Cultivate Consulting
    Christine has been a licensed CPA since 2010 using her skills to help small businesses grow and achieve their fullest potential.

    With a Master’s degree in accounting, in addition to years of experience both in public accounting as well as serving as the CFO for large private organizations, Christine has the knowledge base to provide comprehensive accounting and consulting services to Cultivate’s clients.  Most notably, Christine is also a nationally recognized speaker and 280(e) expert, providing cannabis tax education not only to her clients but to other accountants.

    http://www.cultivateconsulting.co/

    Kirk Morrison, Co-Founder Budsense
    Kirk is one of the founding partners of BudSense and has a background in product development, marketing, sales and management consulting. Kirk has been involved in the creation of a number of technology products in the retail sector and has been working with cannabis retailers since the earliest days of federal legalization in Canada.

    https://www.mybudsense.com/

    • 36 min
    Successful Dispensary Launch Strategies with Neal Chaudhary (Red Pill Labs)

    Successful Dispensary Launch Strategies with Neal Chaudhary (Red Pill Labs)

    Neal Chaudhary is the founder of Red Pill Labs and Irie Systems.

    Neil is a consultant with cannabis retailers on best practices, strategies, and finding unique solutions for businesses. To use innovative techniques and technology to make their systems and their retail operations grow.

    He is here to help solve those complex business problems all cannabis retailers face. We also talked about Bob Marley, Red Hot Chili Peppers and how to help your budtenders deliver exceptional service.

    Be sure to check out Neal and Red Pill Labs


    Red Pill Labs
    Irie Systems
    Red Pill Labs Linkedin
    Irie Systems Linkedin
    Neal Chaudhary

    • 28 min
    Advocating for Diversity in Cannabis with Ernest Toney (BIPOCANN)

    Advocating for Diversity in Cannabis with Ernest Toney (BIPOCANN)

    Ernest Toney is the founder of BIPOCANN, and leads the strategic efforts to improve equitable representation for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) entrepreneurs and business owners in the cannabis industry’s state-legal markets.

    Ernest Toney shares practical insights for BIPOC people who are looking to enter the industry and businesses that are looking to connect with those individuals. He also gives insights into strategies for the cannabis industry to become a more social equitable industry.

    It starts with business owners and cannabis retailers changing their mindset and promoting black owned businesses. It's exciting to hear some of the momentum and changes that are happening within the industry.

    Be sure to check out BIPOCANN


    Ernest Toney Linkedin
    BIPOCANN
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram

    • 32 min
    Top Tech for a Growing Dispensary 🧑‍💻

    Top Tech for a Growing Dispensary 🧑‍💻

    As a dispensary owner, you need different technology and softwares to help you with all your daily operations, like your sales and your inventory management, and even your security.

    Cannabis Technology helps you manage your people and streamline operations, which saves you time and money.

    Today, we want to talk about the top six dispensary technologies that you need to run a growing cannabis store.

    Our top 6 Cannabis Technologies are:


    A compliant POS System
    Website, E-commerce, and product menus
    Integrated payroll software
    Security system
    Inventory management software
    Employee management system.

    • 7 min