Episode 124

Exiting on a High After the Cannabis Boom with Sara Gullickson

Sara didn’t know that answering an ad on Craigslist for a cannabis agency would result in her buying, building and eventually selling that same company. The business grew to become one of the first cannabis consulting businesses in the USA, working to get licensing across the country. When Illinois legalized cannabis, the industry boomed and Sara found herself with a very valuable asset. Everyone wanted in, and Sara’s company was in hot demand. So how did an exit happen when Sara never had an exit plan, but had all the power? Listen to find out.

Sara Gullickson is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker with more than a decade of experience building and scaling businesses personally and professionally. A multi-state cannabis license holder, Sara has a proven track record in identifying new opportunities and infusing traditional business strategies into progressive markets. At age 27, she entered the nascent cannabis space and founded her first venture, a consulting firm called Dispensary Permits. She went on to build several other ancillary companies tailored to the cannabis industry including a tech platform and turnkey retail model.

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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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