About your Marijuana Microbusiness Team
When you need help with your marijuana microbusiness, we have the talent to move things forward. Our team, Scott, Kareyna, Anthony and Roberta specialize in four areas that are essential to a successful cannabis business:
- Human resources and insurance
- Communication and marketing
Scott F. Roberts
Hi there, I’m Scott. Nothing makes people more anxious than a lawyer. Relax. I’m a cannabis attorney and that’s about as chill as it gets.
I’m here to help get your business up and running and keep everything on the right side of the law. There are a lot of aspects of operating a marijuana microbusiness that requires the expertise of a cannabis business attorney and I’ve been working with clients across Michigan since 2014 in forming their businesses as well as making sure that they are fully compliant with the rules of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
My firm currently assists medical marijuana companies seeking state and municipal licensure. We also assist clients in drafting and negotiating contracts, with corporate formations and structuring, and regulatory compliance issues. My firm is especially excited about recreational marijuana businesses, and the marijuana microbusiness in particular. Before deciding to specialize in cannabis law and now marijuana microbusiness law, I was a corporate and healthcare attorney for a large AM200 Law Firm based in Detroit.
I decided that I wanted to be my own boss and created Scott F. Roberts Law in 2014.
Six Things About Scott
- Lives in Royal Oak.
- Undergrad degree from Washington University, St. Louis, JD from the University of Miami.
- Admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2010. Member of the Michigan Bar’s Marijuana Law section and Business Law section.
- The dog in my photo, that’s Luna, she’s our Chief Morale Officer.
- Active speaker at Michigan cannabis conferences and events.
- I’m an avid gardener.
“Running your own cannabis business requires innovation, creativity, and dedication. I know this first-hand because I am a small business owner in the cannabis industry myself. If you’re looking to own, operate, or grow a successful and innovative cannabis microbusiness, there is no firm more qualified, more passionate, more innovative, or that has a better network of resources for small business owners in the cannabis industry, than Scott Roberts Law.”
Hello! I’m Kareyna, and I’m a CPA dedicated to serving the cannabis industry. I’ve been working with and helping small businesses since 2010.
I’m a former financial statement auditor and started my work in public accounting with Plante and Moran before moving on to work with and advise businesses in the private sector, and then finally creating my own firm focusing on the needs of small businesses. As Michigan’s medical marijuana industry began to grow, I founded LC Solutions Michigan PLLC, a Flint-based accounting firm dedicated to advancing the marijuana industry, and we’re excited to work with marijuana microbusinesses. My staff and I have formed a network of like-minded CPAs and accountants that serve the entire state of Michigan. It’s an exciting time to be working in cannabis.
Accounting is one of those aspects of a business that people either enjoy learning about or simply wish to avoid—but not knowing how to navigate and understand the accounting challenges around marijuana can leave you vulnerable and at risk. I’ll help you ensure that your accounting, recordkeeping and financial needs in your marijuana microbusiness are well met. Microbusiness doesn’t mean micro attention when it comes to accounting.
Six Things About Kareyna
- Lives in Otter Lake.
- Undergraduate degree from Oakland University.
- Has been a CPA since 2011, business owner since 2014.
- Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and their Marijuana Workgroup and Emerging Leaders Task Force.
- Enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog Riley
- Founding Member of Cannabiz Connection Michigan, Advisory Board Member for Sensi Magazine in Michigan
“Entrepreneurship is filled with daily opportunities and challenges. I love working with small businesses to help them manage and understand these aspects from an accounting perspective – such as monitoring cash flows, analyzing business financial trends, and being prepared for the unexpected when it comes to revenues and expenses.”
Hey, I’m Anthony! I know that human resources, compliance, and insurance are some of the last but most important things that you want to think about when it comes to running your cannabis microbusiness. Instead of hiring internally full time for a hefty salary, you can look to outsource these functions for pennies on the dollar – for real.
can help you get set up from the start with time-intensive activities like employee recruitment, time and attendance systems, HR policies and handbook creation, payroll and tax management, and much more.
If the idea of managing payroll and being compliant with federal, state and local taxing entities make you want to re-think your dream of being an entrepreneur, don’t worry. THC123 and America’s Back Office has been doing this line of work for two decades. By making HR less of a burden, we all you to focus on your marijuana microbusiness and your bottom line.
Licenses held: Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Employment Agency Type A, Employment Agent, Life Insurance Producer, Accident & Health Insurance Producer, Property Insurance Producer, Casualty Insurance Producer.
Six Things About Anthony:
- Resides in Sterling Heights.
- Graduate of Alma College – Business Administration – Minor in Finance & Economics
- President of THC123 since 2017.
- 2012 D-III All American Linebacker, Alma College Scots Football Team
- Hoping to see a Detroit Lions Super Bowl win before I die
- Semi-Professional Poker Player – 2015 WSOP Main Event Participant
“I understand the pains of running your own business. As a business owner myself, I know how much time it takes to do HR, payroll and compliance right. Let me share with you a better way to handle these functions.”
Roberta F. King
Hello friend. I’m Roberta, and I’m all about getting people talking about and visiting your marijuana microbusiness.
Communicating the details about your business is going to be competitive—and you need to have a clear strategy and well-timed tactics regarding media relations, social media website creation and content. You need to be able to articulate what your brand stands for and offers customers and how your business is different than the competition. You want people to feel good about doing business with you. It’s less effort to keep a customer than to acquire a new one and PR can help accomplish that. As Michigan evolves in cannabis, you’ll not only be competing with the big companies, but with other marijuana microbusinesses, too. How you tell your story about your business will help you grow and be a respected leader.
I worked in C-level communication for more than three decades and left that all behind to open Canna Communication. I know how to help you cut through the noise and make smart decisions about communication options.
Six Things About Roberta
- Lives in Muskegon, right by the beach.
- Undergrad Valparaiso University, Masters Grand Valley State University.
- Owner of Canna Communication since 2017.
- Accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America in 1999.
- Board member of the West Michigan Cannabis Guild.
- Oregon section hiker Pacific Crest Trail, 2018
“I enjoy helping cannabis businesses imagine their brand—not only the visual representation but the brand essence—who you are and what you do. I want to help you build a magnetic business: one that attracts customers and keeps them, too!”