Wurk raises $1 million to help cannabis companies manage their people

Is your business in the cannabis industry? Then this company may be of use to you.

A “pottech” company called Wurk has raised $1 million in seed funding to help cannabis businesses such as dispensaries or growers comply with all the different regulations coming into play around the burgeoning legal cannabis industry.

The seed deal closed before various ballots issues were voted on today in the U.S., which could make the sale and use of marijuana legal for adults in a broad number of new markets.

Wurk CEO Keegan Peterson said his company’s software-as-a-service helps cannabis businesses do everything from background checks of potential new hires, to managing employees’ schedules, benefits and training, as well as making sure they get paid on time.

Full article here.

Would You Accept Bitcoin Or Other Crypto-Currency In Your Business?

With businesses like Overstock and WordPress accepting Bitcoin, is this something you would consider for your business?

Yes? No? Not sure?

There are accounts that specialize in BitCoin. Currently, any crypto-currency isn’t a payment method All Starr Bookkeeping will accept for businesses in the cannabis industry. If you have a current accountant that does accept Bitcoin, we may consider working under that accountant.

A tonnnn of businesses accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin: some think it will revolutionize currency, others think it’s nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. The worth of the open source cryptocurrency has fluctuated significantly since it was first introduced – mostly losing value. Nonetheless, a surprising number of major corporations have begun accepting payments for products in Bitcoin.

A Wired.com article encouraged those “uninitiated” in the ways of Bitcoin to “catch up,” noting that “irrespective of your opinion, the rise in popularity of cryptocurrencies cannot be ignored. Today, there are a number of billion dollar businesses that accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.”

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