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The Lonely Entrepreneurial Hearts Board
Round three. 💘
The Broccoli Report
Friday, July 30, 2022
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The Lonely Entrepreneurial Hearts Board: Round Three.
Good morning, and welcome back to the Lonely Hearts Board!
From its beginnings as a one-off way to help readers connect—and help a CBD chocolatier looking to make his THC Snickers recipe a reality—the Lonely Hearts Board of entrepreneurial want ads has become a fruitful recurring fixture at The Broccoli Report.
Since our first and second iterations of this virtual cannabis job board, I’ve heard from folks who’ve bolstered their roster of freelance clients; brands that found new team members; creators who connected with mentors; and more. This newest installment features posts from an assortment of fascinating folks across the industry looking to connect. If you see any that apply to you, reach out! And please forward this to colleagues who might be interested, too—we’ve unlocked this post so anyone can access it.
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WORKOUT BUDDIES: Black-woman-led fitness and cannabis startup seeks a marketing/PR partner to help us stand out and build our community and connections to event partners in CA and beyond. We’re also interested in a partner who can join us in hosting our signature Flower + Fitness wellness experiences, as well as general mentorship from those already navigating the wild world of cannabis with a health and wellness focus. Make contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIK TOK GOES MY HEART: Content creator looking to help grow cannabis brands on the elusive TikTok. Whether it's running a brand account or creating original content, I would love to help you reach a wider audience and navigate the tricky censorship on the site. (Yes—it’s possible!) Message me: email@example.com.
SCROLLERS + HIGH-ROLLERS WELCOME: Artful ceramic bong brand seeks social media addict to manage our accounts as we navigate the ever-shifting, mind-melting social media landscape. We're also looking for a special, VC-kind of someone to help us grow the brand’s financial security level. Get in touch: Hello@welcometosummer.land.
HEART OF GLASS: Are you a creator, blogger, or affiliate marketer with room on your plate and a flower-inclined audience? This thoughtful accessory brand is looking for new affiliates to add to its network. Let’s talk: Marketing@sessiongoods.com.
KISS OF LIFE: Italian artisan crafting stunning, disability-minded smoking accessories in desperate need of someone who knows how to run a business. Seeking help finding my place in the market via minor investment, connections to retailers, or a big enough pre-order to bring my pipe dream back to life. Reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOT AFRAID OF A CHALLENGE: A tech-savvy marketing and digital business whiz hopes to apply her MBA and passion for supporting racial justice, climate justice, and economic justice to a company or organization that matches her passion for positive change. I've been working with cannabis justice initiatives in a Southeast prohibition state and am moving to Atlanta in September, so any position that is remote and/or prohibition-state focused would be ideal. Get in touch: email@example.com.
IMPRESS ME: LA-based marketing agency seeks experienced PR professionals and freelancers who specialize in cannabis and psychedelics. Let’s connect: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MADE FOR YOU: Toronto-based design studio seeks cannabis individuals, brands, retailers, and producers who want thoughtful, functional, and design-centric packaging and products. With over 20 years of experience innovating product designs and a proven track record with top cannabis brands in the U.S. and Canada, I can support all your product design, sourcing, private label, compliant packaging, and labeling needs. Reach out: email@example.com.
MUST LOVE FLOWER: Award-winning Oregon cannabis and hemp farm East Fork Cultivars seeks an experienced farm director with a passion for regenerative agriculture, effective communication, and continual improvement. Housing arrangements are available for this full-time position on the 11-acre farm located in Takilma, OR. Apply here: eastforkcultivars.com/farm-director.
MORE THAN A GOOD TIME: Creative director and strategist specializing in wellness and cannabis looking for my other half(ves): a cannabis brand, startup, or individual in need of support building their brand and marketing initiatives. With expertise in the cannabis industry and out, from branding and content creation to events and compliance. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUMER AVEC MOI: Paris-based CBD and cannabis lifestyle brand seeks seasoned cannabis veterans looking for angel investment opportunities in uncharted markets. The brand is currently gearing up for its next fundraising round for product development, marketing, and key hires. Écrivez-nous: email@example.com.
A HIGH-VALUE DATE: A licensed commercial lender focused on the cannabis industry seeks to help cannabis operators reach their full potential by offering access to flexible capital. We’ve partnered with a lot of familiar operators and brands in the space, and we’re excited to keep growing our community. Let’s talk money: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INBOX INFATUATION: Feminist cannabis community organization in search of a Mailchimp-savvy someone for email marketing strategy; open to meeting hyper-creative TikTok content creator/s while we’re here. Email us: email@example.com.
WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS: Creative powerhouse with a broad marketing and design skill set, a background in business, and a passion for working in this space awaits the right opportunity to help a brand find and tell its story. Experienced with building a brand through visual language and storytelling, finding a voice for socials, logo design, packaging and marketing materials design, document templates, video production, and editing. Reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORDS FROM THE HEART: Cannabis writer with experience in both editorial and copy of all kinds looking to leap into full-time freelance. Excited to help with projects large or small, short-term or long-haul. Write to me: email@example.com.
ROLL WITH ME: Herbal smoking blends brand Barbari is welcoming orders for CBD pre-rolls. The hemp and THC brand is now offering white-label services for hemp and/or botanical prerolls. À la carte services include formulating, sourcing, producing, packaging, and design. Barbari is also looking for womxn and/or BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ owned hemp farms to add to their roster of supply partners. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MULTIPLE PARTNERS WANTED: E-smoke shop Canna Style has numerous needs at this time, with opportunities at hand for ou33d savvy Reel makers and Tik Tok creators, a freelance website developer with Shopify experience, and freelance product designers interested in conceptualizing collection themes, product ideation, and making sketches and tech packs. Learn more: email@example.com.
SPACE TO THRIVE: Wellness and cannabis platform New Rituals is looking for special spaces in Los Angeles to host regular cannabis yoga and meditation classes. Open to any interpretation—studio, yard, home, gallery, loft, etc.—but an elevated vibe and comfort with cannabis consumption are required. Let’s connect: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVE TOKENS: Cannabis-centric Florida brand Mellow Month seeks products to feature in the gift boxes at their first Women’s Mellow Mingle event on August 20th in Gainesville, FL. Opportunity for ongoing stocking through their subscription box model. Get in touch: email@example.com.
SOCIALLY CONNECTED: This cannabis media and marketing specialist is ready to brainstorm how to increase your online presence with SEO research, snappy copy, and grabby social graphics. Whether a quick turnaround assignment or consultation on long-term company goals, I'm dedicated to helping small cannabis brands find their voice in a vast sea of weed. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERE TO GROW: Family-owned Massachusetts cannabis cooperative Greenjeans Farms is looking to mingle with potential equity investors interested in getting involved with this special license type. We are hoping to be the first co-op in the state to achieve operation early next year. Learn more: email@example.com.
If you didn’t make it into this round, hang on to your post for next time! We’ll likely do at least another round before the end of this year. And do let me know when connections made here end up working out. I love to hear it!
May the sparks and contract agreements fly,