Consulting

SIVA Consulting provides multiple business advisory services on an outside consulting basis. (For onsite services requiring SIVA personnel at your location, please see SIVA Management Services). Our Consulting services include projects to complete and submit, or advise on, state and local licensing applications (“application support”), business plans, financial models, staff training programs, operations manuals, branding and marketing, and security procedures. Documentation is included.

Whether a client is new to the cannabis industry or an industry veteran, all of these items will factor heavily in your business’ strategic and operational plans. 

SIVA Consulting Services include:

app supportAPPLICATION SUPPORT

The process of acquiring state and local licenses can be complex and difficult. SIVA has consulted with clients with all levels of experience, achieving exceptional results in merit-based applications nationwide. If your team can assemble the needed resources to execute your plan, and has the passion to work hard through the application process, consider SIVA to help you get through successfully.

What sets SIVA apart in application consulting? Our team has deep experience in all aspects of the industry. So we can help you plan and articulate a grow operation in Pennsylvania, manufacturing in California, or a dispensary in Ohio, and anywhere in between.

We are students of the industry. We are frequent speakers at industry conferences and forums, and serve as expert resources for industry publications and policy makers. We actively network and review active and pending rules and regulations with clients, partners, and investors across the US.

As a result, SIVA Consulting has one of the highest success rates nationwide in state licensing for both merit-based and conditional use permit applications.

 

Finance Modeling FINANCIAL MODELING

We construct a financial representation of some, or all, aspects of the project we’ll be working on with you. The Financial Modeling is usually characterized by performing calculations and making any necessary recommendations based on that information. The model may also help summarize particular events for you, such as investment management returns or the Sortino ratio (measuring the risk-adjusted return of an investment asset, portfolio or strategy) or it may help estimate market direction depending on your situation.

A financial model may include current real cash budget, cash flow projections, capital decisions, depreciation schedules, debt service, inventory levels, new products and market opportunities, budgeting and allocation of corporate resources, depending on your individual business needs.

Financial Modeling is an important addition of business planning and is also used to determine business valuation for potential investors. SIVA Consulting builds financial models to help you make informed, strategic decisions before committing any funds.

 

 

business planBUSINESS PLANS

 

Our business plans have two primary purposes. Firstly, to be used to help you run your company with a clear and cohesive road map by analyzing your plan from start to implementation — and secondly, to provide crystal clear intentions and communication to all necessary compliance and regulatory agencies.

Led by our experienced CEO Avis Bulbulyan and CFO Jeff Garrison, SIVA consulting collaborates with you to prepare detailed business plans for successful operations in the Cannabis Industry. Our business plans help companies just like you to define their purpose, products, management structure, and methodologies; and create a road map to what they want to accomplish over time.

Our highly detailed Business Plans are utilized for operational purposes, to attract new management and staff, to demonstrate to investors how the company plans to make profits, and to communicate with licensing or regulatory agencies about how the company intends to remain in compliance with industry rules and regulations. A well written Business Plan is crucial to operating a successful business in the Cannabis Industry.

 

Ops ManualOPERATIONS MANUALS

 

SIVA Consulting is here to help you develop comprehensive Operations Manuals in Cultivation, Manufacturing and Dispensing. These manuals are created and tailored to your individual business needs by our team of Cannabis Industry experts.Our top quality manuals detail the most efficient and effective procedures for each type of facility in all stages. This allows you to implement best practice procedures without needing to endlessly research and create your own from scratch. We will walk you through each procedure step-by-step by providing you with clear and concise written material that speaks directly to the individuals who will be responsible for performing those specific tasks.

 

 

SecuritySECURITY PLANS

 

SIVA designs security plans that meet and exceed regulatory requirements. These plans provide the most efficient and effective practices and address solutions for cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing facilities, packaging and transportation / distribution.

 

staff trainingSTAFF TRAINING

 

SIVA offers on-site employee training led by industry experts for new, expanding and established businesses. To guarantee results, our comprehensive training programs utilize written instruction, online modules and on-the-job training. Employees are required to undergo testing at the end of each training session to confirm demonstration of measurable skills and knowledge acquired. All training is documented and a signed statement is obtained from each employee that indicates the date, time, place of training and the focus of the training.

It is recommended that employees receive 24 hours of on-going training annually.

 

branding and marketingBRANDING & MARKETING

 

Our experienced creative team offers marketing resource services for client products and brands. To deliver a consistent message to patients and consumers, we work closely with our clients to determine the goals of the client, the image the client wants portrayed by the brand or product and the target market of the brand or product. We develop and execute strategies that will benefit the brand or product by reaching a larger market, with the goal of creating substantial profits and opening the door to brand and product license opportunities nationwide.