To incorporate a company, trademark and patent the ideas and inventions, logos, and websites, one must have an excellent working knowledge of legalities in the state your incorporated in, what state or country, to incorporate in, tax laws, especially in medical cannabis, and medicine both traditional, alternative as well as marketing.
“If you can’t sell and you can’t market then you won’t be a good CEO you will struggle as you have to sell to raise money, to sell or merge your company and to get anyone to believe in you,” says Melonie Kotchey, CEO, Compassionate Certification Centers. “Customers or patients won’t flock to you, knowing how to reach the mindset of your target market and ensure you hired the right people to do so is also critical.”
Armed with a degree in medicine and marketing, Melonie has ensured the company can provide the best in the industry. “Finances, cash flow projections, people skills, extreme patience and persistence are all key. Knowing where and why to spend your time and with whom is most important. Everyone will want a meeting or a phone call, 99% are a waste of your time and you can always earn more money but you can never get your time back.”
“Compassionate Certification Centers were born out of the concept that medical cannabis should be treated like medicine. After having chronic pain for years, immune system disorders, and head traumas, Melonie wanted away from the traditional medical route and opted out of corporate America and tried vaping.”
Armed with a unique mindset, Melonie has been a great mentor for everyone. Melonie initially found quite a few women within each industry who were inspiring. A previous business was a woman who flocked to help everything that no one else would, and often she was a mainstay for influence and passion. A female attorney with a family leaving big corporate law to start her practice also inspired her. There are not enough women in business to inspire, yet she mentors the two female managers who run much of the company’s daily operations. “It’s very rewarding and also disappointing at times however that is part of inspiration you have to care enough to give a bit of your heart away to do so.” She has led the company to new heights with her ideologies and brilliant team.
Compassionate Certification Centers were born out of the concept that medical cannabis should be treated like medicine. After having chronic pain for years, immune system disorders, and head traumas, Melonie wanted away from the traditional medical route and opted out of corporate America and tried vaping. What a bad idea that was, the capsules and edibles in many states are sub-par but better than medications that no longer worked if they did at all or procedures leaving scar tissue and long-term health detriment. Melonie designed the flag and had that trademarked to set up a medical cannabis certification center in multiple locations that put the patients first. In doing so, it was very costly in labor hours to help all of the very sick children and all patients who see them now. Next, she founded Compassionate Care Medical Professionals out of patients’ desire to continue to come to CCC & CCMP but for other things such as Naturopathic Medicaid and immune system balancing after COVID. The company has owned and run the World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo for two years. They launched the most significant medical cannabis certification company with the highest number of patients in the 26th state to become legalized, Pennsylvania. The company now services the most patients in the state, accepts insurance for non-cannabis-related medical visits, and has won several awards, including the most innovative medical company and the best company to work for two years in a row.
Compassionate Care Medical Professionals is instructing an immune system balancing program that has been very successful during its launching, including Neuro-cognitive components and a stress rescue program developed by Dr. Hawks & Dr. Hart customized to each patient during one of these the most stressful times in history. “Medicine today has unfortunately failed many people, Compassionate Certification Centers is proud to be non judge mental in their approach to patients, hiring the finest physicians whom understand the benefits of CBD & THC, DNA testing and immune system balancing after COVID where no ones immune system is the same because of masks and so much sanitization,” says Melonie.