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Meet Charles McClendon of Charlie B. CBD in Inglewood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charles McClendon.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always been a go getter when it’s come to entrepreneurship. From self-learning Photography to T-shirt design. Whatever was in, I wanted to learn how to do and be GOOD at it! One thing that caught my attention the last couple of years has been the cannabis industry. There were a lot of talk about how lucrative farming was; but without the capital to get into that realm of it there was no way I could get in that way. Then I was introduced to CBD and ALL of its benefits. I did my research on it, and saw that there were conventions being held all over the United States for the most part, and thought it would be good to attend so I could speak to some developers and suppliers one on one. After making the connections at one of the conventions here in LA; I decided to go all in and create my own brand after brainstorming with all the knowledge I obtained, as well as now knowing how to take action and what route to go. Now my team and I have one of the most popular brands in the E-commerce space and looking to grow even BIGGER in 2020 with new products and wider varieties. I’m super excited about the future.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Initially, the road was a bit bumpy due to some of the regulations on whether CBD was in fact legal or illegal. There was a huge grey area. But recently with the Farm Bill Act, CBD from Hemp is legal in all 50 states. Another obstacle was not knowing who the clientele would be, so it was really broad. But then I realized that it was a good thing. I was able to talk one on one with most people who were looking for an alternative to conventional medicine especially pain pills. Once they heard that CBD wasn’t habit forming, they were all ready to get onboard.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Charlie B. CBD – what should we know?
Well, Charlie B. CBD was launched back in September of 2019. We’re proud to say that we have repeat customers from all over the US. With CBD popping up everywhere, people are excited to do business with our company; but also know that we’re easily accessible. Whether quick responses via social media or email. Personally, I do just about everything. From promotions to sales, to order fulfillment. I’m all over it. What I’m mostly known for is pretty much all of that. Being the friendly face behind the brand and the one taking action when it’s needed the most. I’m most proud of the success we have thus far in our journey. I’ve failed many times in business, and that’s the reason why I’m winning right now. What sets us apart from the others is our branding, having the best product on the market and connection with our customers. I’ve learned that retention is very important. It’s much easier to keep old customers than going out and getting new ones. So, that’s a main focus for us. Keep our customers happy and reward them for supporting and referring us to their network.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I feel being honest has been the biggest asset for our success. CBD is relatively new and so is the research. So when people ask questions you want to give them the truth, and if you’re not sure let them know that. They’ll not only respect you more but would also trust you more knowing that you’re not just trying to sell them something and run off with their money. I’ve had customers who I didn’t have answers for at the time with certain questions come back to me with whatever they found as an answer just so I would be in the know. A lot of customers wouldn’t have done that. Honesty builds Respect.

Pricing:

  • CBD Gummies ranging from $35-$40
  • CBD Oil ranging from $80-$110
  • CBD Pre-Rolled Joints $20-$25

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