Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Margo Amala, Co-Owner of Urban Farmacy, located in Portland, OR, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Urban Farmacy is a cannabis dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Our customers range from recreational users to medical cannabis users. Urban Farmacy is dedicated to providing top-quality cannabis and cannabis education to our customers.

Tell us about yourself

I am inspired by creating changes in the world that bring lasting positive effects on people's lives. Pioneering the cannabis industry has made cannabis and cannabis education more accessible to people.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner has been creating a space where both customers and employees have high-quality experiences based on respect, education, and kindness.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

One of the most challenging aspects of being a business owner is creating healthy boundaries that balance the needs of each individual on staff as well as the collective needs of the business.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Have a vision you are passionate about. That passion will motivate you to get up every day, year after year, to continue building your business.
  2. Creating and running a successful business takes time and commitment. Have short-term and long-term goals.
  3. Prioritize the health and wellness of your staff and customers. Healthy teams and clients share their experiences with everyone in their lives, which creates a positive feedback loop for you and your business.

Where can people find you and your business?


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