As you readers of the JointBlog might know, becoming one of the best dispensaries in Los Angeles is no easy task. Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2016, there are over 100 dispensaries in the city. However, you need to treat your dispensary as you would a normal store. But there are also ways to be a first, to be a pioneer and do something completely new. For example, the new café recently opened in West Hollywood.
There are many different ways to running a successful dispensary. If you think about what kind of service you would expect from a top dispensary, that is your benchmark. It is then your job to go above and beyond your own expectations. While there are various ways to be successful, here are our top tips on opening and running one of the best dispensaries in Los Angeles.
It is a long way from “awesome idea” to “real open and functioning dispensary”. And the only way you are going to get there is through research. Research laws, licenses, the market, the suppliers, the product. The more you know the better prepared you will be to operate a successful business and train other members of staff to match your high standards. There are also tax codes, leasing agreements for stores and so much more that needs to be looked into.
This paragraph may sound off-putting and like a lot of work, but it is an essential part of running a successful business. Don’t give up, which leads to our next point.
Without a passion for what you are doing, a drive to try and accomplish your goals, and the motivation to persist no matter what, like every business, it won’t succeed. Even without a passion for your product and for helping the community around, there are opportunities to be successful. However, if you have a passionate ethos about your product, want to help the community and do so much more, then your dispensary is going to stand out about the rest.
The service you offer is going to be the motor of your dispensary. The service you offer is the difference between one-time customers and loyal, life-long customers. If you and your staff cannot guide a nervous new customer through his or her queries successfully, then that customer is unlikely to come back. However, if you are able to help them, make them feel welcomed and appreciated, not only are they likely to come back, but they will bring friends and family too. One good sale can lead to three good sales next time.
Those are our three tops tips on becoming one of the best dispensaries in Los Angeles. Of course, there is more for you to learn and appreciate, but if you follow tip number one, you can find out about them yourself. Make sure you enjoy what you are doing and that you are delivering a service, product and care that you would expect to receive yourself. If you can use your own expectations as a benchmark, and then go above and beyond, you are doing something right.