If you or anyone is looking to get into the fastest-growing emerging industry, the easiest and quickest way is through the DOPE CFO program. My firm wouldn’t be where it is without it.
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How Cannabis Transformed My Practice
I knew that I wanted to start my own practice, and found DOPE CFO. I had solid accounting experience but needed to know the specifics of accounting in the Cannabis space…Getting up to par in the space was essential to becoming an expert in the niche.
Raymond Guns, CPA is by far one of the best mentors and coaches I have had the pleasure of learning from! Thanks for all you do for DOPE CFO Certified Advisors.
Cannabis is definitely a fun niche, with the right amount of challenge that I want at this point in my career. Accounting can get really, really boring and mechanical, so when I found DOPE CFO I said, ‘Oh, this is how you could train to serve this industry properly.’ That's when I learned about 280E and I'm like, ‘I can guarantee nobody's addressing this.’ I joined the program in 2020 and it's been a real game changer for me. I now serve numerous clients in this industry and get to talk to many of its biggest players as a respected peer on a frequent basis.
DOPE CFO is like the litmus test for entrepreneurial Cannabis accountants. It’s a must. The network is invaluable.
I just got our first client at $84k a year. We started out at $42k a year but we're now taking over as their outsourced CFO. The plan is 6-figures with just this client within the next 12 months.
When I joined your group 3 years ago, I thought that if I could make $100k a year, I would be jumping up and down. And now I'm going to hit $1.2 Million and I'm like... what the hell is going on!?
I opened my firm in October 2022. Today I have signed my 4th client. I am fairly certain by the end of the year I will be at 6 figures.
I could not have done it without the partnership with another DOPE CFO member who has been invaluable in sanity checks, discovery calls, vendor issues, software issues and just straight up venting at times. …
The secret sauce really is… going to the events, branding, partnership with other pros, and the main ingredient—JUST DO IT!
"I haven't gotten a single no yet. I'm 4 for 4."
"Your Superior Program Provided Me with the Education to Narrow My Focus and Serve the Niche!"
"Andrew has been a tremendous asset to the AICPA & CIMA Cannabis Industry Conference for the past three years. As an active member of the planning committee, top-rated speaker, and moderator – he consistently brings value to every part of our event. I’m confident that Andrew will be integral in helping us to grow the conference in the future!"
"I got my first client using the DOPE CFO program and the guidance that Andrew provides on getting involved in the industry. I found a Latinos in Cannabis group, attended one of their networking events on Zoom, and ended up connecting a CEO!"
"As a CPA, this program is legit. I frequently use the workpapers for my Cannabis clients and would have spent a long time trying to build them from scratch. The community is outstanding and supportive. I am so grateful to have joined this group!"
Mark Waller, CPA
"I would like to start by saying DOPE CFO is the best professional investment I have made to date! I have been a full-time practitioner in the cannabis industry for 2 years now and have pieced together my own "systems" along the way that have worked relatively well. It wasn't until I purchased the program 2 weeks ago that I realized how much time I was spending keeping my cannabis clients compliant relative to their books and tax returns. The spreadsheets are spot on and have simplified the process tremendously.. I simply can't say enough...completely top notch!"
AD Virtual Services
"I have purchased many different programs over the course of my career and the support I am getting from Andrew Hunzicker is invaluable. Andrew even joined me on my 1st client call today to help me ask the appropriate questions. I am beyond impressed and grateful!"
MBA, EA, Esquire
"I am a member of the DOPE CFO network and cannot even begin to tell you how wonderful the program is. Yes it is expensive, but it is worth every penny."
Emerald Sky Financial
"I just want to say a HUGE thank you to Andrew and Naomi for continuing to provide additional opportunities for professional education! This was an incredible program and I learned so much. My investment in the program is paying back tenfold and I am psyched to be a part of this community!"
Leaf Book CFO Services
"I am a 50% shareholder in a tax and accounting firm in Texas. I have been wanting to get into cannabis accounting for 2-3 years, but figured I couldn't because let's face it...this state is going to be the LAST to legalize on a wide-scale. I saw this program and all of a sudden, I knew I could get into this industry. I want to concentrate on the cannabis niche. It's a complex industry with many challenges and I find it fascinating! I was getting bored in my career and this was the lift I needed. I have never been so excited to work in an industry and such an exceptional group of professionals!"
"Thank you for referring us to Crystal! After working with her for just a few weeks, it became clear to me that all of our other bookkeepers (we had 4 in 2 years!) had done the bare minimum amount of work and never had our books up-to-date. Crystal identified some errors and I feel much better knowing someone QUALIFIED is looking out for us."
"For me, the cost of this program was not a factor because it brought back my PASSION for accounting! I have been doing accounting for over 25 years and honestly was getting burnt out on the same old thing. But cannabis is something new, exciting and unexplored! And for once, I have the chance to teach and lead those who really want to help clients do things right and not just collect money. I am slowing gaining confidence and did a cold call the other day and felt great afterwards because of the training from Andrew. I could talk intelligently about costing, allowable deductions and more. I could not have done this without this program!"
Anderson Tax and Accounting
"Given the ability to get on these calls, being a part of VIP, being a part of DOPE CFO and actually speak to these experts... it's priceless. That said, the information that is given to us as a part of DOPE CFO, that in and of itself is priceless because it's like you're going back to school with all of that information. I've learned so much! Yes, I understand accounting, yes I understand GAAP, but I didn't understand Cannabis accounting. Not until I joined DOPE CFO and was given all of that information. That is just priceless."
"YES!! The first 3 Cannabis meetings I had all ended in signed monthly engagements. And what a feeling! It was the same week I joined. That’s what I liked about your program. I didn’t need to complete the course to start. I had an advantage knowing that the cannabis accounting wouldn’t be immediate, not for NY clients at least. I had some time to get familiar with the workpapers. And I can set my clients up properly from day 1. No back tracking."
"Just wanted to say thank you again for this opportunity.
I am taking notes and learning EVERYTHING.
I LOVE THIS.
Dope CFO is awesome, and I only just joined."
Certified Public Accountant
"When I dove into the AFC material I couldn’t believe it. Andrew has put together a step-by-step proven method. Not to make his head swell, but the material is top notch. I started out contacting CEOs in the first week and was contacted by one. I followed Andrew’s method and had the “first conversation with CEO” document in front of me while I spoke to him. I was like, "Wow, this is nuts. How can I possibly do this?" I started asking the [AFC] group questions about everything and started researching items that others posted so that I could be involved....My first contact is not fully licensed but he plans on getting back to me once he is. Then I got a reply from another CEO. He contacted me, I didn’t seek him out. He is templating a friend's Canna company and creating his own. So I’m thinking: perfect. This will give me a few months to get him set up with no cleanup work. I remained confident on phone calls and sold my company to him.
I’m only 1.5 months into the program. Now I’m running 2 companies. I’m not going to aggressively seek out other Canna clients at the moment because my head is already spinning. But you know what? My advice; TRUST THE AFC GROUP AND TRUST ANDREW’S METHOD. You can sub out pieces until you learn everything. Trust the program. Sell yourself as the owner of a company that belongs to a network of specialists. This will take some pressure off you. In my mind, you can only learn so much by reading. You have to dive in and do it. I haven’t done cost accounting in years, but Andrew’s sheets are very easy to follow and he lays it all out for us. I could never have done this on my own."