Big Ideas Require Massive Action

Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, co-founders of the CBD company beam, talk about how their athletic careers prepared them to build a brand. Read_More Related posts: How Many Eggs Are in Your Basket? 5 Investment Ideas that Require Few Dollars 17 Side Jobs That Don’t Require a Desk or a Screen So, You Waited ‘Til the Last Minute? 15 Great Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Entrepreneur. 8 Calls to Action that Initiate New Relationships with Customers and Collaborators SPI 269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies The Content Path: Moving from Attention to Action Analysis Of 195M Instagram Posts Shows Massive Growth Of Interest In CBD, Especially In Beauty Markets Want to Build a Great Team? Never Be the Smartest Person in the Room.

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‘The Bachelor’s Tayshia Adams Explains How CBD Has Helped Her Deal With The Anxiety Of Fame

The reality TV star talks about how she got into CBD and why she’s become an advocate as she launches her own beauty line. January 17, 2020 11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tayshia Adams may have made a name for herself on the hit reality show The Bachelor, but she’s far from being the type of person seeking fame. In fact, although she got plenty of face time on the dating competition for the world to see, Tayshia was ill-prepared when it came to dealing with millions of people knowing who she was, judging her every move and, generally speaking, being in the spotlight.  As one might expect, that kind of exposure brings lots of anxiety, which is part of the reason why Tayshia began using CBD regularly — which she’s become a serious advocate of. From using CBD oil in things like smoothies […]

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Analysis Of 195M Instagram Posts Shows Massive Growth Of Interest In CBD, Especially In Beauty Markets

Studies show that CBD beauty products are becoming the leader in personal care. January 6, 2020 3 min read This story originally appeared on Benzinga Comparative analytics platform Social Standards released its “2019 CBD Report,” which reveals how consumers talk and think about CBD with analysis of the core traits they associate with. The report draws upon data from 195 million public Instagram posts from the U.S. to provide a detailed look at how CBD has grown in the beauty, alcohol, food and beverage, and personal care markets. Along with looking at CBD’s consumer retention — that is, month-over-month conversations mentioning CBD — the report identifies four key traits consumers associate with CBD. RELATED: The 12 Weirdest CBD Products ‘CBD Is No Longer Niche’ “Our data shows that CBD isn’t entirely a new thing — consumers have been talking about it on social media for years. In recent months we’ve seen conversation volume start […]

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How CBD Entered The World Of Mixed Martial Arts

The popular sport has been a major advocate of athletes using CBD for recovery. December 31, 2019 7 min read This story originally appeared on Weedmaps Roman Mironenko’s story as a professional mixed martial artist is a familiar one. After some career-high points, including a stint on the Russian reality show Mixfighter, he retired to train and teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) in Marseille, France. But due to the intense pain from a disc herniation from his competing days, his training was sidelined for months. He eventually found relief in a CBD oil he took sublingually twice a day. In time, he was able to return to BJJ training. Mironenko’s story is just one of many where professional and amaeteur fighters use CBD to help recover and protect their bodies from the physical and psychological toll of mixed martial arts (MMA). It’s a trend that MMA fighters find themselves ahead on compared […]

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Hemp-Based CBD Oil Won’t Diminish THC’s Popularity, Analysts Predict

CBD is all the rage, but analysts still think products containing at least a small amount of THC will thrive. December 9, 2019 4 min read This story originally appeared on Weedmaps Cannabis producers need not fret about hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products overshadowing demand for THC-oriented products, according to a leading cannabis industry think tank.  Despite the recent surge of CBD oil sales since hemp’s legalization under the 2018 Farm Bill, its growth is expected to be limited compared with CBD products containing at least a small amount of THC. A BDS Analytics white paper, “The Global Cannabinoids Market: Will CBD Overtake THC?” concluded that consumers are more likely to continue to purchase their CBD products at dispensaries, in part because they believe it’s more effective when combined with THC, creating the entourage effect, or the collective cannabinoid and terpene profile of a plant working together to produce a greater experience than an isolated compound. […]

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4 Vital Tips For Marketing Your CBD Oil Business

Marketing CBD oil isn’t rocket science — you just need to get a little creative. December 6, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Marketing a brand is hardly a complex venture in the 21st century. With Google ads, Facebook ads and other conventional online and offline tactics, it is hardly something that any entrepreneur is losing sleep over. That is, unless you run a CBD-based business or any hemp-based product. In spite of the recent boom in the industry, and the legalization of hemp in most of the USA and all of Canada, it turns out that the revolution that is most needed is more a cultural one than a legal one. Hemp is not something that has garnered favorable reviews culturally over the last few decades, and it was a key victim of the war against drugs that started as far back as President […]

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12 Celebrities Who Have Jumped Into The CBD Industry

Some of the most famous and recognizable celebrities are all in on CBD, and here’s who has gotten in on the trend. November 27, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Celebrities are just like us. They brush their teeth each morning and before they go to sleep. They put their pants on one leg at a time. They are interested in this whole CBD and cannabis space, too, wondering what the effects are from the variety of products on the market — as well as the return on investment from being part of a CBD brand. When it comes to the CBD craze, many celebrities aren’t just using the products, but they’re putting their money where their interest is, becoming investors, spokespeople and advocates for an industry that’s ripe for the taking. Many of us may not be able to do that, but celebs can be a […]

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8 CBD Creams And Salves Worth Trying To Rid Yourself Of Muscle Pain

Stop dealing with the aches of activities and see suggested CBD creams to help yourself heal. November 15, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There are tons of products on the market that promise pain relief, but many people are turning to the CBD industry for an answer to the aches they experience in daily activity. Whether it’s sore muscles from a workout, or dealing with neck pain from a bad night’s rest, CBD creams and salves are helping people recover faster — and all-naturally. From pro athletes like Paul Pierce, to a number of celebrities, to the weekend warrior, people are swearing by the effectiveness that CBD brings when it comes to healing faster. But which CBD creams and salves are the ones we think should be on your radar? We gathered some of our favorites as recommendations to help treat those aches […]

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Meet The Nuns Making CBD

Giving new meaning to “higher worship,” Sister Kate and her order of nuns produce premium CBD products that are popular around the world. November 13, 2019 9 min read This story appears in the October 2019 issue of Green Entrepreneur. Subscribe » On a small farm in sleepy Merced, Calif., Sister Kate and a small order of nuns calling themselves the Sisters of the Valley are quietly cultivating, extracting, and distributing their CBD products to the tune of $1 million a year. But Kate and her sisters aren’t ordinary nuns — at least, not in the traditional Catholic sense. These nuns model themselves after the French beguines, women in medieval times who lived and prayed together. Like nuns, Sisters of the Valley wear full habits and worship God but put the Mother Earth at the center of their spirituality. And their ultimate mission, according to Sister Kate, is “to get the […]

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CBD Companies Failing On Compliance, Disclosure And Product Safety, New Report Finds

Info from LegitScript shows significant gaps in product claims, financials and website practices from some companies. November 7, 2019 2 min read This story originally appeared on Benzinga Consumer interest in CBD products is on a rapid rise, as many turn to relatively new hemp products with little-to-no THC (a psychotropic compound found in cannabis) seeking to address everything from skin care issues to anxiety, medical ailments and even pet health. Despite growing demand, the CBD industry operates with limited regulation and a lack of meaningful standards and oversight. In fact, a study released by Portland-based LegitScript shows significant gaps in product claims and the presence of dangerous substances in some products. The study highlights problematic business processes, including website noncompliance and troubling financial practices. RELATED: What You Should Know About Regulations For CBD Product Labeling Key findings include: Potency gaps: More than half of products tested contained significantly less CBD than stated in […]

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The 12 Weirdest CBD Products

November 1, 2019 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If it seems like CBD is everywhere you look, it is because it is. With entrepreneurs looking to get in early on the popular trend, CBD has become all the rage in a still unknown industry, allowing businesses to experiment with a variety of different topicals, edibles and other products that promise well-being for consumers. But not every CBD product is created equal. For every 10mg CBD gummy out there, there is a CBD snack like smoothies or potato chips, or, even wilder, toothpicks and toilet paper. Like a growing infant, CBD is still young and curious. And because there are still so many things to figure out about CBD products and the future of the industry, brands will seemingly produce nearly anything that they think consumers want and need — and we found 12 of the wildest […]

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Is CBD Oil Addictive?

More consumers are using CBD for health reasons, so it’s only natural to wonder what effects these products might bring. Read_More Related posts: the iPhone Is Too Addictive Why How-to Content Continues to Grow How to Get Affiliates and JVs to Promote for You with Matt McWilliams SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content? 5 Automated Email Marketing Messages All Ecommerce Businesses Should Use Apple Will Let All Users Download Their Collected Personal Data

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How Can CBD Oil Help With Pain Relief?

As more people use CBD for health issues, here’s some information to determine if CBD oil is right for you. October 21, 2019 7 min read This story originally appeared on Weedmaps Pain affects more Americans than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined, according to one scholarly survey published in the Journal of Pain by Elsevier, about one-third of people who report pain experience their pain as disabling, severely impacting their daily lives. For those living with chronic or acute pain, finding a safe, effective method of managing pain represents a critical concern. Commonly used painkillers include acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and opioids. However, many of these medications carry side effects or lead to dependency stemming from long-term use. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is currently gaining traction as an alternative form of pain relief. It is thought that CBD works to alleviate pain by reducing inflammation in the body. The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Pain […]

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These CBD Products Make It Easy To Find the Right One for You

Treat everything from restless nights to joint pain with CBD. October 10, 2019 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The CBD industry is booming as more and more states legalize products and companies emerge to meet an enormous demand. CBD products have been said to help alleviate anxiety, improve sleep, provide pain relief, and a myriad of other benefits. However, there are plenty of poor-quality products out there so you need to be informed about what you are buying and seek out superior brands.  Common Ground formulates their CBD supplements with full-spectrum hemp extracts that are farmed, extracted, formulated, and packed exclusively in Colorado in proprietary, small-batch formulations which means they are dedicated to quality and […]

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Mitch McConnell Urges FDA To Ease CBD Regulations ‘Within 120 Days’

The Kentucky Senator drafted a proposal that would clear a path for the lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. September 18, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (R), a chief proponent of a hemp legalization provision in the 2018 Farm Bill, has put the pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite the path for lawful marketing of hemp-derived CBD products. It’s the latest push by the Senator to get CBD products more funding to educate consumers and to utilize the benefits in food items or dietary supplements. Prior to today’s movement from McConnell, the FDA has said that allowing CBD to be sold as food items or dietary supplements would require it to develop alternative regulations that could take years to complete if no congressional action was used.  McConnell’s plan is to insert language into a congressional spending report that is asking the […]

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What You Should Know About Regulations For CBD Product Labeling

There are lots of key words on those labels, so here are the most important ones to know about. September 16, 2019 8 min read Brought to you by Weedmaps Looking through an assortment of cannabidiol (CBD) products, you might notice certain parts of the label that jump out at you, such as a lively green hemp leaf or the word “organic,” enticing you to give this intriguing product a try. A closer look at that label, however, might raise potential red flags about the quality or accuracy of that CBD product. In other words, it’s important for consumers to understand how product labeling is regulated when it comes to CBD oil and CBD-infused products.  Even hemp-derived CBD products, which contain little to no THC, were federally illegal until the 2018 Farm Bill passed, legalizing industrial hemp production in the U.S., beginning Jan. 1, 2019. In what seemed like moments, hemp-derived CBD-infused products sprang to life and became […]

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CPG Lessons For The CBD Industry

Understanding your consumer goes a long way in identifying your business strategy. September 12, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a marketer, do you look at today’s wildly popular CBD industry and think about soap, soda or cereal? If not, maybe you should, because it can give an indication of how to truly reach your customers. Today’s CBD market is incredibly robust and loaded with competition. Brightfield Group reports 2018 revenues coming in at $620 million, with 2019 sales growth expected to increase 706% in 2019 to $5 billion. Clearly, CBD is this decade’s biggest breakthrough in consumer products. But this unregulated market is already riddled with questionable execution by many of the players rushing in to put new products on the shelves as quickly as possible. Undoubtedly, as the market matures and competition increases, many of today’s CBD operators will find that simply […]

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The Lowdown on CBD

Here’s a quick download on the fastest-growing sector of the cannabis industry. Read_More Related posts: Chalene Johnson and the Lowdown on Lifers Why How-to Content Continues to Grow SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) How to Be Invisible Online — Without Going Off the Grid (Infographic) Move Over AOL: The Ten Best Premium E-Mail Services Today 3 Steps to Get Your Website On Google Faster Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content?

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New Report: CBD Consumers Don’t Inhale

A report from Headset predicts CBD will eventually take up the majority of non-inhalable products. August 8, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Three little letters have landed a spot in the everyday lives of millions of people: CBD.  The popularity of the cannabis compound is at an all-time high, with no signs of hitting a plateau. A Google Trends graph of searches for “CBD” shows a massive increase in interest over the last two years. The most significant spike lines up neatly with the increasing availability of hemp-derived CBD. The mainstream wellness community has also accepted CBD into that circle over the past two years. Major chains such as Walgreens and CVS are beginning to carry CBD products. And the scientific community is also starting to take an interest. One study concluded CBD is an effective treatment for IBSS. Another showed that CBD […]

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Why the cbdMD and MMA Deal Matters

As long as cbdMD’s products live up to its marketing claims and it targets the right MMA audience, everyone wins and on a massive scale July 29, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Recently cbdMD announced a branding partnership with Bellator Events, which broadcasts mixed martial arts (MMA) fights via the Paramount and DAZN networks to over one billion MMA fans in over 160 countries. According to cbdMD, the agreement gives the company branding rights inside the Bellator fight cage. The potential impact for cbdMD and the cannabis industry is huge, especially since cbdMD promises to sell, “the absolute purest CBD available”. Their ability to back up that claim really matters right now because consumers are still trying to figure out if CBD actually works. Related: FDA Begins Evaluating Cannabis Scientifically If cbdMD’s product lives up to the company’s purity claims, and if it’s marketing team […]

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