10 Practical Tips

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Congratulations: you want to start a business that includes CBD products. Angie’s Gardens has done it, and we’re so glad we did that we want you to have just as much success and an easier time during the beginning stages. 

Last week, we set the stage for this by talking about the first of 10 steps we consider vital. If you missed our 10-step launch article, see it here: Starting a CBD Business.

Whether you are interested in building your own CBD business or wish to learn how to better vette your favorite supplier, over the next few weeks we’ll offer 10 tips for starting and expanding a CBD brand.

So, are you ready for Tip 2?

2. Know Your Supplier

Make sure they have your process in mind and ensure that they have a quality-consistent process

You already know that, right away today, you can go online, quickly search for a CBD product, and custom label it. You could launch a business in two weeks. But please stop a minute, because  if you have not verified that your supplier actually ships what they promise, you risk, at best, sending customers the wrong dosage and, at worst, putting a client out of work when they fail a drug test.

There are two varieties of CBD: full spectrum and broad spectrum. Full spectrum CBD has all the elements of the plant as a distillate, including up to .03% THC. It will not cause a person to get high, but it will build up in their system and become likely to cause a false positive result in screening for illicit drug use.

How Can I Evaluate My Suppliers?

The best way to assess a vendor is to:

  • Buy from a supplier that provides laboratory reports with each batch of CBD.
  • Visit their production facility and ensure that they truly produce product instead of importing it from overseas.
  • If organic raw materials are important for your purpose, inquire about which farms supply the base material and visit those farms (if possible).
  • Trust but verify. Review the laboratory reports for quality and consistency, and do so for every batch of CBD you integrate into your product line.

At Angie’s Garden’s, we have chosen the best suppliers we can find. This means that our profits may not be as high as that of other craft CBD product creators, but it gives us peace of mind to know that our community receives products that will work consistently over time.

At Angie’s Garden’s, we have chosen the best suppliers we can find. This means that our profits may not be as high as that of other craft CBD product creators, but it gives us peace of mind to know that our community receives products that will work consistently over time.

Even with a carefully vetted supply chain, we get one to two batches a year of broad spectrum (THC-free) CBD that registers a minuscule amount of THC. Using a batch like this could be terrible for our customers and life-changing for our business and our purpose of providing helpful mixtures. This is exactly why we review every report on every batch every time new shipment.

Question for Us All

What is the most important factor when you select a supplier?

Next week, we’ll be back with another tip. In the meantime, if you like this, share it so others can read!