Black-Owned CBD Startup Academy Celebrates Enrollment of its First 100 Students

November 15, 2019

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As Cannabidiol (CBD) use becomes more mainstream, demand for these products continues to grow. With a projected value of $20 billion by 2024 in the U.S. alone, CBD is opening the industry up to new business owners. In such a saturated market, how do the leaders rise to the top? Announced today, Holmes Organics, a Black-owned CBD wellness brand, celebrates its first 100 students in the CBD Startup Academy, an online program for aspiring entrepreneurs. There’s also a supplemental ebook that comes with the course.


More commonly known as CBD, Cannabidiol is one of more than 100 cannabinoids that are compounds found throughout the cannabis and hemp plants. Popular amongst individuals seeking alternative wellness options, CDB offers a host of therapeutic and health benefits.

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Created by Holmes Organics founder and African American entrepreneur Cory Holmes, CBD Startup Academy was designed to teach other minority business owners how to earn a living in the multi-billion dollar CBD industry.


This proprietary program includes lessons and strategies he learned to launch his successful business including:


  • Cannabis Business Entity Setup

  • Choosing Reputable Distributors

  • 3 Low-Cost Business Models (Private Label, Wholesale, Affiliate Marketing)

  • Marketing Your CBD Business

  • Building Your CBD E-Commerce Website

  • Banking/Credit Card Processing

  • Drop Shipping Solutions

  • And more


“The CBD industry will be worth billions in just a few short years,” says Holmes. “As of now, there is no clear market leader. I created the course to give hope to aspiring entrepreneurs who are eager to compete in this growing industry. This program is their opportunity to gain market share and build a huge brand.” As a minority entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, it is important to Holmes to create space for other minority business owners.


“For many years, minorities have been penalized for the selling, use and purchasing of cannabis,” Holmes states. “Through this course, people of color can capitalize off an industry that has criminalized the use of this form of wellness.”


To learn more about the course, visit

About Holmes Organics:


Founded in January 2019, Holmes Organics is a Black-owned, CBD and wellness business. Offering organic and high-quality solutions, including gummies, softgel supplements, dog treats and bath bombs. Committed to wellness, Holmes Organic products were designed to offer relief to more common issues like stress, anxiety to medical conditions, including epilepsy. To learn more about our products, visit


Source: Black News

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