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Overcoming Headwinds in the Cannabis Industry with Vangst’s Karson Humiston

In this episode, Vangst’s Founder, Karson Humiston, talks about the future of the cannabis industry, how she helps people get jobs in the cannabis industry, and how cannabis employees can get related qualifications.

Karson Humiston is the Founder and CEO of Vangst where she helps people find jobs in the cannabis industry. Here are a few of the topics we’ll discuss on this episode of The Urban Income Show:

  • How to get jobs in the cannabis field.
  • Becoming an entrepreneur while in college.
  • The future of job creation in cannabis.
  • Ways for cannabis employees to stand out from the crowd and get hired faster.
  • The importance of SEO and content creation.
  • The power of investing in your 20s.
  • How to accumulate wealth while keeping burn low.

Watch Karon’s Interview Shorts

Quotables from Karson Humiston:

07:17 – “The people that you surround yourself with play such a big role in however your life shapes out. There’s a great saying that you become the five people that you spend the most time with. And so I was really lucky that my dad was an entrepreneur. And so I grew up around watching him build his business, the highs and the lows of seeing an entrepreneur. So I had an idea of what it was. And also I had the support of saying, I’m moving to Colorado to start graduana a lot of people would have said, are you out of your mind? You need to go get a job. But my, my parents were very supportive of it. And so I think that the people that you surround yourself with play such a critical role in, in what you do.”

10:38 – “The bottom line is that people are consuming cannabis and purchasing cannabis. And it’s here, and it’s here to stay, and it will create jobs. And I think that when the going gets tough is when there’s even more opportunities. So I absolutely would never give up just because something got a little bit tough. And it actually motivates me because I think a lot of my competitors and others are giving up and calling it a day. And I would never do that.”

18:55 – “We can learn so much from what businesses have done really well and what businesses haven’t done well and create, to your point we don’t, I think you fall into a mistake if you say, as an example, indeed does this. So Vangst needs to do this because there’s different dynamics at play for every business and every industry. So I like to be careful that we don’t just straight up copy someone, and we want to find our own, be authentic and be true to ourselves and do what’s best for us while of course learning from the best and the biz e every day.”

35:18 – “The people that you spend your time with are so important. And so the person that you choose to spend the rest of your life with is probably the most important decision that you’ll ever make. At least that’s how I feel about it. Yeah. Yeah. I met Jeff. We have a mutual friend, a guy named Burke. I went to college with Burke. He was Jeff’s best friend from growing up. Burke was a couple grades ahead of me, so I didn’t know him super well. And Jeff moved out to Colorado, and we got connected through Burke and yeah, now we’re getting married.”

45:35 – “I think I would just say to my younger self, it’s going to be okay, take a breath. Like, the sky is not falling. I have a flaw. It’s what I call the chicken, little chicken little syndrome. So the sky’s falling, and it’s still a flaw, but I think I’ve improved it and the things that I thought five years ago when I look at the situations where I truly thought the sky was falling, you look back five years later and that was nothing, right? So I would just tell myself that the sky’s not falling, it’s going to be okay. You know, stay true to yourself and your values, and it will be okay.”

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Karson Humiston

Founder & CEO of Vangst

Lavall Chichester

CEO and Founder of Growth Skills & Host of The Urban Income Show

The Urban Income Show discusses topics on finances, business, entrepreneurship, and career growth with minority leaders. Watch and listen to The Urban Income Show on all podcast platforms.

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