When you run a small business you constantly have to keep your eyes open for good ideas.
When I go shopping, be it to local business or when I am in another town, I always look for ideas I can use. As the best possible example, let me tell you about what I learned from visiting a comic book store. I was taking my nephew to pick up some Marvel comics, and decided to look around the store while I waited. In the back was a special room filled with tables and chairs, where local kids could hang out and play games. I realized I needed something similar for my cannabis dispensary, a smokers lounge where people could hang out and read or play games. I felt this would be a brilliant addition to my shop, because I know there are a lot of customers that can’t smoke cannabis at home. Almost every day the security guard has to tell people to leave the parking lot, because they sit in their cars smoking cannabis before leaving. With a smokers lounge my customers wouldn’t have to leave, or sit in their car, they could hang out inside, eating edibles, smoking cannabis, and hanging out. Much like the comic book store, I need to provide a comfortable setting, so that people would be tempted to sit down and smoke cannabis here. All I need is some tables and chairs, some ambient music to set the tone, and perhaps a cooler of cannabis infused drinks for easy access. I am excited about this new idea!