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By Joy Smith

Today is International Women’s Day, and I want to take this opportunity to give a shoutout to all the game-changing female innovators in my field. Right now is an exciting time for women entrepreneurs. With the rise of emerging industries comes an even playing field. Everyone who has both the necessary willingness and the drive to step up has a rare opportunity to make their mark. I am excited to witness this happening in the cannabis and CBD space.

As it stands, with the current restrictions, the big players don’t yet have an advantage. And to my surprise and delight, much of the space is not being filled with sharks. Instead, the CBD niche inside the health and wellness market is being carved out by caring individuals. Those who represent hemp-based products know what this plant can do. Luckily for us, these leaders genuinely want more people to have access to these benefits. What’s more, many of these leaders are fearless women doing extraordinary things.

Women like Shawnta Hopkins-Greene. Hopkins-Greene has a child with special needs and also witnessed first-hand the benefits of CBD for family members with debilitating conditions. This life experience pushed her to start MyCannX. She understands the importance of using cannabis legally and safely, which is why Hopkins-Greene dedicates her spare time to engaging with communities of color about the war on drugs and the future of cannabis businesses.

And women like Jazmin Hupp and Jane West. West was inspired to normalize the use of hemp products after being fired as an event planner for vaping on CNBC. She partnered with Hupp to start Women Grow, which is a networking platform for female cannabis entrepreneurs. With Hupp’s background in empowering women towards high-growth ventures and West’s event planning skills, Women Grow has hosted events for over 25,000 women in 45 U.S. cities.

Women like Amber E. Senter. Senter runs an organization known as Supernova Women. Like Women Grow, Supernova Women is a networking hub and educational platform. Senter designed Supernova Women to create a safe space for women of color in the legal cannabis market. Senter’s success in the cannabis industry began with her company Leisure Life, which is known for its cannabis-infused popcorn. Seeing the benefits of legalized cannabis for herself, Senter hopes Supernova Women will inspire women to become leaders too.

The wellness industry is also lucky to have amazing female scientists who’ve paved the way to making CBD more mainstream. Dr. Cristina Sanchez is one of them. Dr. Sanchez’s studies on the antioxidant effect of CBD began in the 1990s, long before most people had even heard of the compound. Almost 30 years later, she is finally starting to see the fruits of her labor pay off for the rest of the world.

Being an innovator in a rapidly changing industry is not easy. In the past eight months since our official founding, I have learned so much. Like many of the women who’ve come before me in this industry, I want to do what I can to help others see the success that I have.

There are two main things that I have learned are vital to seeing your dreams come true in this space: humility and courage.

It takes an enormous amount of humility to swallow your pride and seek out the right voices. When we first started, I thought we could figure it out as we go and that the small group of brilliant minds I had surrounded myself with would suffice. In hindsight, I’d do things a bit differently.

First, I would have accepted that there was a vast list of things I didn’t know. Then, I would have talked to people who’ve actually made it in cannabis and other emerging industries.

Along my journey, I’ve realized just how generous so many leaders in this industry are. Everyone I’ve encountered has been more than gracious in sharing their experiences and insights. I would have asked them a few things: What did you learn?  What mistakes did you make? What did you do right?

There are little hiccups you’ll experience along the way that you would have no idea to anticipate. For instance, our Fort Collins storefront probably wouldn’t have been cash and check only the first three weeks we were open if we had sought proper guidance. However, as first-timers, we didn’t realize we might have merchant processing issues. But, you live and you learn!

It also takes humility to accept that you just can’t do things alone. This business started with the store, and I was in over my head! If it weren’t for my daughter helping me that summer, Joy Organics wouldn’t have gotten off the ground in the way that it did. Eight months later and we’re still learning every day that we can’t do everything ourselves! Now knee-deep into our endeavors, we’re learning to ease up a bit and allow the right people on board who will protect our brand and vision.

The second point I want to touch on is courage. There comes a point when you have to just step out. You tell yourself, “here’s your dream,” and you have to start walking towards it.

Start off knowing this — you’re not going to have everything figured out. It’s in the moments of the unknown that you learn and grow the most. After you jump in, you can refine as you go.

The current business climate allows women a rare opportunity to be a game-changer. There’s space for anyone to come in, be heard and shake things up. It’s the right time to do something incredible, to separate yourself from your competitors and maybe even make some history.

A lot of women entrepreneurs in hemp and cannabis have an advantage because people are looking for brands they can trust. Many women have entered this space because of first- or second-hand experience and have brought authenticity into the industry. Profit isn’t the motivation here, and I love seeing that.

Any woman considering entering the cannabis industry should go for it. Dive in. I believe in you, and I think the many women leaders in this industry would as well. If you genuinely care, are willing to learn and courageous enough to take those first steps, you have what it takes.

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    “I have really enjoyed dealing with the service department at Joy Organics, there has never been a time that I have called that someone didn’t call or message me back immediately. When you have a business and you deal with other companies it’s always a good feeling knowing no matter what question you ask, to know you will get a in-depth answer. I love this about Joy Organics. They are always on point!”

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    “Wonderful Group to work with. Everything from fantastic products, prices, customer support, beautiful packaging to fast, friendly service. Joy Organics is family and feels like family! And why it is included in my line of ‘Paulines Preferred’.”

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    “People on CBD related FB pages have messaged me asking what company I decided to go with. Of course I tell them Joy Organics! We all had miserable experiences that ranged from not receiving all items ordered to lackluster customer service. I couldn’t take it any longer so I did a Google search and that’s when I came across Todd’s videos on YouTube. I was totally blown away by his honesty on what to look for in a CBD supplier and the obstacles to watch out for along the way. Most importantly, how to get approved for a merchant account! Not to mention the customer is always right philosophy. Becca and Alyx are prompt to answer any emails. I couldn’t ask for a better support team and that’s why I will continue doing business with Joy Organics.”

    -Robin Hood / Lone Star Organic

     

    “Joy Organics is an all around class-act!! They are always cheerfully willing to answer any of my questions, and are always prompt in shipping their premium CBD products! I am sincerely honored to be part of this caring, top-notch team of professionals!”

    -Sonja Broderick / Apache Junction

     

    “I am a wholesale partner with Joy Organics and am so pleased to be in partnership with such a wonderful company and caring group of people. The knowledge that is encompassed within this group of people for their product is amazing to me. I am learning on a daily basis as they are constantly sharing their knowledge with us. Someone is always available to answer questions. The turn around time from order to delivery of Joy Organics is incredibly fast, accurate,and nicely packaged. If you are looking to partner up in a wholesale capacity with a professional and caring business,look no further. You found it!”

    -Venus Warner

     

    “In early November 2018 we decided to start looking for a supplier to add to our Specialty Food Store CBD products. We as most people do now Google Organic CBD and we found number of suppliers. Next, we contact some of them and when we contacted Joy Organic after reviewing their webpage, we know we had found the supplier for our store. We pride ourselves on our customer experience. We found the same type of experience for Joy Organic. We have been providing some of there products to our guests with overwhelming ratification.”

    -Richard Morgan / The Tree of Oil LLC

  • Wholesale Partner FAQ’s:

    DO YOU PROVIDE EXPRESS DELIVERY?
    Yes. Just select your desired shipping method during checkout. There is an extra charge for express shipping.

    HOW QUICKLY ARE WHOLESALE ORDERS SHIPPED?
    All orders received by 12 PM MST Monday-Friday are shipped same day. Orders placed after 12PM MST or on the weekend will ship on the next business day.

    CAN YOU SHIP TO P.O. BOXES?
    Yes.

    CAN YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE U.S.?
    No. We are currently only shipping within the US.

    I LIVE CLOSE TO YOUR STORE. CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?
    We do not provide order fulfillment from our store, but if you are in a jam and need some products quickly, send an email to wholesale@joyorganics.com and we will do everything we can to help you.

    WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY ON WHOLESALE ORDERS?
    We offer a 30 day return period on all orders.

    WHAT IS ONE OF MY CUSTOMERS RETURNS ONE OF THE PRODUCTS?
    Please give your customer a full refund, then email us at wholesale@joyorganics.com and we will send you a replacement at no charge.

    HOW DO I BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE IN SELLING YOUR CBD PRODUCTS TO MY CUSTOMERS?
    Read our website and Ultimate CBD Guide. You can also check out product videos posted by Todd Smith (Joy’s husband) here.

    DO YOU HAVE BROCHURES?
    Yes. We will include one of our full-color tri-fold brochures for each product purchased. Order 50 products and you will get 50 brochures. Additional brochures are available for purchase.

    DO I NEED A SPECIAL LICENSE TO SELL HEMP OIL PRODUCTS?
    We are not aware of any city, county or state that requires a special license to sell our THC-free hemp oil products.

    WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE FROM THE RETAILERS WHO SELL YOUR PRODCUTS?
    You will need to sign our Wholesale Reseller Agreement.

    DO YOU OFFER TAX-EXEMPT ORDERS?
    Yes. Please provide us with a copy of your Tax Exempt Certificate for your state.

    WHAT WOULD CAUSE YOU TO TERMINATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WHOLESALE PARTNER?
    As long as you are operating with integrity, representing the Joy Organics brand with class and not making medical claims, we will have a great relationship.

    CAN YOU HELP ME SET UP MY WEBSITE?
    Yes. We have a third party team that can help you design and build your website.

    DO YOU HAVE ANY PRODUCT PHOTOS I CAN USE FOR MY WEBSITE/MARKETING?
    We have a great photo file that is updated weekly with product visualizations, lifestyle photos, and many more!

    CAN WE USE THE MATERIAL ON YOUR WEBSITE?
    You are free to use any material listed on our website. We recommend rewording content so that you do not get flagged by Google.

    DO YOU OFFER DROP SHIPPING?
    Yes. Ask our wholesale team about the details of our Drop Shipping program.

    WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTED RETAIL VALUE?
    As a wholesale partner, you are required to offer our products at retail value as listed on our site. You may up prices if you would like.

    CAN I SELL YOUR PRODUCTS ON AMAZON, EBAY, ETSY, OR OTHER SALE SITES?
    No. We do not allow Joy Organics to be sold on any sales site. If you would like to sell our products online, your site must be approved by our team prior to purchasing.

    DO YOU OFFER ANY SAMPLES TO OFFER MY CUSTOMERS?
    Yes. Salve, softgels, and skin care samples that are available to purchase. We are currently working on samples for the rest of our products as well.

    CAN I CLAIM A TERRITORY?
    No. We do not promise territories to our partners.

    DO YOU HAVE A MERCHANT PROCESSOR I CAN USE?
    Yes. We can introduce you to a great team that will help you set up your merchant processor.

    WHO SHOULD I OPEN A BANKING ACCOUNT WITH?
    Speak with one of our team members today to discuss which bank would be best for you.

    DO I NEED TO OFFER A LIABILITY INSURANCE BY SELLING YOUR PRODUCTS?
    We recommend keeping insurance in case of theft or an accident, but as long as you do not tamper with any of the products, you do not need to carry liability insurance.

    DO YOU OFFER A NON-COMPETE CLAUSE?
    No.

    CAN I OFFER MY OWN PROMOTIONS?
    You are able to offer set promotions as outlined in the Wholesale Reseller Agreement if you have a store location. E-Commerce sites cannot offer promotions.

    I FEEL AS THOUGH I WILL BE COMPETING WITH YOUR ONLINE STORE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS?
    We have found that 90% of customers will not switch to a different retailer just because of the brand name. We recommend building a solid relationship with your customers. If you own a store where customers can come in the learn about Joy Organics, we will add you to our City Pages. This is a great way Joy Organics can help with your marketing efforts and send business your way!

    DCAN I ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM?
    Yes! In fact, we recommend it. All active wholesale partners are automatically approved to become affiliates.

    WHAT IS THE STORAGE LIFE OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
    We guarantee potent products for up to 18 months.

    DO YOU SELL BULK CBD?
    Yes. Please reach out to our team to connect to our bulk department.

    WHAT ARE YOUR BEST SELLERS?
    Contact one of our team members to find out which products are selling best right now!

  • OUR UNIQUE PROCESS

    Joy’s processes ensure that her products provide an effective solution while remaining at an affordable price point.

    Each of our hemp oil droplets is between 4 to 200 times smaller than the industry standard. This means that they’re more easily absorbed into the blood whether consumed orally or applied to the skin.

    Our solution was to create a water-soluble nanoemulsion technology. This patent-pending technology transforms active compounds into nano-sized emulsions.

    Our highly bioavailable products are not only extremely effective, they’re also extremely economical. You’ll get the same results from a much smaller amount of what we create than you would from our competitors. This is better for you and your wallet.

  • JOY’S STORY

    Joy is a wife, mom and grandmother. As a self-proclaimed “health nut”, her story begins in a place that many of us know very well – persistent pain and trouble sleeping.

    While researching natural solutions, Joy learned of the benefits of CBD and began trying the top brands.

    What she found was distressing: only one of the seven biggest CBD oil brands gave her the relief she desired.

    After more research, the answer became obvious. Today’s CBD oil industry is a mess. There is minimal government oversight. No enforcement of false label claims and a huge variety of ineffective extraction and delivery methods.

    As Joy’s frustration grew, so did her passion for creating a product people could trust. She then put together her team to create the most pure, organic, and bioavailable THC-free full spectrum hemp oil on the market.

  • 12 BENEFITS OF JOY

    Zero THC – THC is the psychoactive compound in Marijuana
    Free Shipping – Complimentary shipping anywhere in the US.
    No Risk – All products come with a 30 day money back guarantee.
    High Absorption – Our softgels are 4x more absorbable than a standard tincture oil.
    World-Class Customer Support – Here for you to make sure your questions are answered!
    USA Proud – All products are organically grown, processed and manufactured in the USA.
    Full Spectrum – All products include all of the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant.
    Pharmaceutical Grade – Our products considered pharmaceutical grade because they are manufactured in a GMP certified facility by the FDA.
    Consistency – All our hemp oil comes from the exact same extraction process in the same facility, which ensures consistency.
    Every Batch is Tested – Each batch is tested to ensure the highest quality hemp oil available without any metals, pesticides or THC.
    Chromatography Process – Only company in the world with the chromatography process which removes THC, waxes and chlorophyll and leaves all the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids
    Family Owned & Operated – Our company owned and managed by Joy’s family.
    Veteran Friendly – All three of Joy’s brother’s served in the US military.

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