the magic happens
when we all meet
Hoi Polloi - plural noun hoi pol·loi / hȯi-pə-ˈlȯi
from Greek meaning “the many”.
definition: the general populace, the masses or, in the strictest sense, the people.
We like that last part: the people!
Our people. Not the gazillionaires, but folks like us — who have great ideas and just need some advice and guidance to turn them into something really special: successful, flourishing businesses within the alternative industry sector.
Sound a bit like you? Then please hang out and visit for a bit — because the magic happens when we all meet!
industries we serve
Hemp, you can eat it, drink it, read it, tie it, wear it, drive it, live in it, heal from it, and make money growing it, all while saving the soil and protecting the climate. Out of the 25,000 known products and uses what do you want Hoi Polloi to help you with?
Cannabis is the most-established of emerging industries we work with. From medical to recreational, we have experience in all facets of the industry, from seed to sale.
Psilocybin is an up & comer in the emerging industries we work with. With more science being done on mental health, addiction, and psilocybin, it’s definitely an industry for Hoi Polloi to watch — and build.
what are your needs?
So, you have a great business idea and even an inkling about how to get started... or maybe your startup hit a slump you just can't seem to break out of — but when you seek advisement, your dreams seem to be out of reach because the business suits are more interested in reaching for your wallet than helping you transform your ideas.
If you are looking for comprehensive business advisors who are as down-to-earth and relatable, as they are experienced and knowledgeable, you have found the folks to guide you through the process of starting your business or getting it unstuck without breaking the bank. (Which, by the way, brings up a good point: Where the heck can one even find a bank that wants to work with you and your alternative industry ideas?)
Although there can be overlap, getting started and getting unstuck require different approaches. At Hoi Polloi we get it! We have all started and we have all been stuck before. It took an array of knowledgeable and committed support to help get us to where we are — and now we want to help you.
You have this great idea now what?
Let’s Get Started, we can help you pour the foundation and plan the structure and launch that dream.
You got your business up and running and then came the speedbumps, or maybe you got lost along the way and need help out of the weeds. Let’s talk and see what you need and how we can help you.
free concept review
Most advisors will set up a consultation that you pay for and they tell you what to do. Before you even meet, you are already spending money that could be used for your business. At Hoi Polloi, we do things a little differently.
After we sign your Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), we want to talk with you, listen to understand your idea, and drill down to the steps it will take to start your business. A concept review usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. Enough time for us to listen carefully — and then talk with you, not at you. Together, we will determine if we are right for each other. From there — the magic happens when we all meet!
Cannabiziac is a member-based company helping new and existing cannabis professionals tap into the growing industry by creating, cultivating, and growing their cannabis businesses. Members enjoy exclusive access to national cannabis experts, funders, advocates, events, professional services, and cost-effective business automation. Cannabiziac creates an inclusive cannabis ecosystem that provides education and training, business and financial resources, networking opportunities, mentorship, advocacy, and a community for cannabis companies (start-up and growing enterprises) across the United States and around the globe.
Cannabiziac began April 2020, with a mission to create an inclusive cannabis ecosystem that provides solutions, resources, and growth opportunities for small to mid-sized enterprises. Cannabiziac is committed to every member’s success — when you succeed, we succeed. At Hoi Polloi, we couldn’t agree more with everything Cannabiziac is doing and are thrilled that our own startup begins with working with the Cannabiziac community’s fellow members Attorney Easter Floyd-Clarke and The Hemp Accountant, Michael Knight. Not only will they be helping with Hoi Polloi’s needs, but they will also be available for referrals for our clients. A success story for all — beginning with putting the walk to our talk and collaborating and working together to create more opportunities for us all.
the hoi Polloi story
Like many during the COVID era, we recently found ourselves at a turning point. We knew we wanted to help people in a way that hadn’t been done before. And so we put our heads together, sparked up a joint, and came up with something new.
And guess what — you can change the world and still pay the bills!
Check out Our Story page to learn about the Hoi Polloi backstory and meet the flight crew.
the pilot lounge —
(and how do I get in?)
Hoi Polloi Pilot Lounge — a laid-back place to see upcoming events, learn, network, check the news,
catch our Twitter feed, have a little fun, and maybe just spark one and relax for a bit...
You'll have to talk to Capt. Blaze to get behind-the-scenes access (or maybe just go to the nav bar.)
get in touch
We can't wait to hear from you!