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The Lonely Entrepreneurial Hearts Board
Holiday edition. 💘
The Broccoli Report
Friday, October 28, 2022
Time to read: 5 minutes, 53 seconds. Contains 1179 words.
Good morning, and welcome back to the Lonely Hearts Board!
From its beginnings as a one-off posting of entrepreneurial want ads to help readers bring their dream projects to life, the Lonely Hearts Board has become a fruitful recurring fixture of The Broccoli Report. It’s been amazing to hear the connections made following past boards, and it’s an ongoing reminder that you don’t have to sacrifice your values (or your entire marketing budget) to find exactly the kind of support your small business needs.
This newest installment features posts from fascinating folks across the industry: hungry freelancers and savvy marketers seeking opportunities, brands and newly-formed orgs looking to hire, execs looking for their next advisory gig, and even a contact for a cannabis-friendly lender. So if you see any that apply to you, reach out! And please forward this to colleagues who might be interested—we’ve unlocked this post so anyone can access it.
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SWIPE MY WAY: Boulder, Colorado-based content marketing and social media master with reasonable rates and 4+ years in the cannabis industry looking for the right canna- or mushroom clients. Here to amp up your video content marketing, community engagement, and influencer collaborations. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICH LIEBE DICH: Any like-minded entrepreneurs out there based in Germany? We’re an exciting female-run brand of herbal blends, launching a new CBD product soon, and we need a partner/chief financial officer/chief operating officer with a background in finance/business development. Also interested in potential PR connections and social media experts looking for freelance commitments. Get in touch: email@example.com.
GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS: This cannabis exec, consultant, and investor with a background in business development, marketing, fundraising, and operations is keen to connect with cannabis companies that need help growing or fundraising—particularly female founders and leaders. Let’s talk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME: Creative powerhouse here to help 🍃-related brands tell their story through logo design, visual identity development, marketing materials design, video editing, and more. My passion for this space reinforces my work and my value to clients—let me create custom solutions to fit your business needs. Start the conversation: email@example.com.
CLAY BAE: An established ceramic accessory brand seeks a self-starting, fully remote, and fully empowered wholesale sales manager to set their own hours and move some pipes. This is a commission-based sales opportunity, and the ideal candidate has a background in sales and loves the industry, as well as designer goods and brands. Follow your heart: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRAINS & BUDS: This Philadelphia-based, Black woman-owned creative company connecting cannabis brands and local artists is searching for a financial guru that loves all things numbers, art, tech, and weed. Help us structure and organize our revenue-filled future—and potentially become a key member of our newly forming team. Get in touch: High@sunny69.com.
A WAY WITH WORDS: Cannabis copywriter and email strategist looking to work with an individual or company that wants to build a strong connection with their audience. I'm your match for better open rates and conversions—especially if you’re sick of social media algorithms getting between you and your community. Message me: email@example.com.
A HIGH-VALUE DATE: Licensed commercial lender focused on the cannabis industry seeks to help cannabis operators reach their full potential by offering access to flexible capital. Let’s talk money: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET’S GROW TOGETHER: A Boston-based cannabis content marketing agency is ready to help your brand grow through the power of words. From long-form blog content and social media packages to website copy or email campaign services, we will help your brand reach its goals with quality, custom content written by cannabis experts. Don’t be shy: email@example.com.
TUNED IN: Plant-medicine podcast searching for inclusive, long-term cannabis- and mushroom-related sponsorship partners to keep the dream alive. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET ME PROVE MYSELF: Marketing jack-of-all-trades with a can-do attitude seeks their first marketing/communications role at a cannabis or cannabis-adjacent brand. I have 5 years of high-end lifestyle brand strategy under my belt, from storytelling and deck-building to budget and creative team management, and I am willing to roll up my sleeves. Open to a full-time, remote role or smaller freelance projects. Get in touch: KCSInquiries@mailsac.com.
RESURRECT MY HEART: Following the deletion of their Instagram account, a Paris-based wellness boutique is looking for a graphic designer to help bring their social media presence back to life. High-end, spiritual, mythology-loving designers welcome. Share your portfolio: email@example.com.
WRITE 4 U: Freelance writer and growth consultant experienced in neuroscience, cannabis horticulture, and sustainability is looking to create more cannabis content. The ideal partner wants to tell exciting stories, engage with an audience, and elevate their brand. I’m most interested in a long-term relationship, but also enjoy casual collaborations. Let’s talk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASING VISUALS: A videographer looking to grow her portfolio seeks brands in need of micro-video for social and web. How does it work? A product-based weed or weed-adjacent business sends some inventory, I make short moving images, and then return the product. Willing to work gratis for the first few clients, particularly for small/new biz. Reach out: email@example.com
DREAM DUO: A former brand manager and a content/influencer manager have teamed up to provide 🍃-related brands a full suite of creative marketing services—from PR/communications and social media content creation to managing affiliate and brand partnerships, copywriting, and more. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONNECTING THE POTS: Literal mom-and-pop craft cannabis farm seeks sales help placing their regenerative, sungrown cannabis in retail in Washington. Also open to new connections and partnerships as well as outside-of-the-box collaborative projects. Say hello: email@example.com.
A FRESH START: Former California cannabis founder wants to explore new adventures in the space. I have worked in the midwest and east coast markets and am also interested in the ancillary side. Open to advising, consulting, or heading up your marketing team. XOXO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LET’S GET TOGETHER: E-commerce recommendation engine Terpli is looking for retail dispensaries, delivery platforms, or direct-to-consumer brands interested in optimizing customer conversion and retention. Reach out: email@example.com.
A COMMANDING PRESENCE: A soon-to-be licensed medical dispensary in Alabama is looking for an experienced medical retail professional to get involved with an early mover start-up as Director of Dispensing Operations/General Manager. Ideally, you’re based in or willing to move close to Huntsville, AL, for this full-time gig—relocation package available. Learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCAL BUTTERFLY: Creative content, branding, and event agency working in the cannabis and psychedelics space seeks a part-time, LA-based editorial assistant who is on top of media and social media scenes, niches, and trends. Get in touch: email@example.com.
If any of these resonated with you, apply! Even if it’s not the right fit right now, it may start a conversation and a mutually-beneficial connection that pays off down the line. And let me know when connections made here end up working out—I love to hear it!
May sparks and contract agreements fly,