Resources
 

Sales and Marketing.

It all starts here.  But, it needn't end here.  USEP has traditional and non-traditional types of marketing and sales strategies that specifically target the hemp industry.  We understand, and specialize in that business, and can provide effective results for your business.   Here's a list of some of the things we typically look for:

  • Some level of experience with agribusiness or processing technology is ideal;

  • Ownership, control, or availability of related facilities, such as a farming operation, packing or processing facility, manufacturing plant, etc.;

  • Financial solvency and a reasonable financial history that can survive minimal underwriting;

  • An abbreviated proposal (executive summary) describing your business strategy, including things like: proposed customer base, proposed distribution channels, proposed monthly volume of processed material, proposed volume and types of output products, estimated costs and sources of input material, estimated value of end products, proposed staffing and operating strategy, any other relevant or supporting information:

  • Two years of financial projections, profit and loss statements, or tax returns.

Campaign Planning.

Mapping out the resources, contributions, and obligations of all concerned parties is often the most challenging stage in creating a viable marketing campaign  We favor simple, plain-language agreements that set out the basic deal points, terms, and conditions in a format that everyone can understand.  Using our team of attorneys, and seasoned business executives, we are able to prepare the initial agreements, and then assist the legal team should further refinement be necessary.

Advertising.

This step can often make or break the project, if not done properly.  Because we are dealing with a relatively young industry, many companies are rushing to get products into the marketplace, and there are many conflicting claims and unsubstantiated promises being made. Our advertising vendor relationships are based on sound research  and due diligence with respect to history of the company, performance documentation, customer service, and quality factors.  We can offer specific vendor solutions for all advertising requirements, or assist the client in evaluating other vendor-providers.

Product Support.

All technical services are available from industry-certified professionals to ensure that your products will be properly represented.   Services may include studies, applications, and compliance. 

Product Distribution.

We own a fulfillment center and have contracts with numerous retailers.  We have internet distribution channels, and own a radio and podcast business that can provide promotional services.  All packaging and branding solutions are available.  These channels allow for instantaneous, predictable distribution of end products, and also feature access to numerous retail brands.