Charles Horton is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for mentoring others. An expert on both personal finance and personal development, Charles has pursued business endeavors from an early age and built several multi-million-dollar companies.
As a young man, he created SmartCheck, a check guarantee company, which grew to be the eighth largest business of its kind in the country. At age 30, he sold that business, wanting to retire early as a young millionaire. But he quickly realized that he missed the excitement of the business world.
Charles began yet another foray into the financial sector with FastBucks. As he grew the company, he focused on developing not a team of employees, but of empowered owners, who shared a sense of pride about the business. His employee development programs also equipped each individual to achieve their personal and professional goals, which fostered the company’s success.
Upon selling FastBucks and retiring a second time as a multi-millionaire in 2019, Charles already had his sights set on continuing his passion for empowering others. As former owner of the Firewalking Institute of Research and Education (F.I.R.E.), a transformative program for personal and professional development, Charles is committed to helping people live life to the fullest. He found himself drawn to the nascent cannabis industry, because of the wealth of knowledge and opportunity it offered, and he has since started multiple cannabis-related businesses that focus on healing, wellness, and lifestyle improvement.
July 15, 2020
On this week’s episode of Budding Report, we are joined by founder and CEO of Allay Consulting, Kim Stuck. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss retail cannabis sales surpassing NBA revenue and approach that of prescription pain medications. As the first marijuana/hemp specialist for a public health authority in the nation, Kim has been instrumental in the cultivation and
July 8, 2020
On this week’s episode of the Budding report, we are joined by our own co-host Dr. Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as well as C.O.O. of WholeMade Bath and Body Care, Pamela Orth. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton and Melissa Nasits as we discuss shelf space being at a premium as more brands enter the cannabis space and retailers begin to use the pay-to-play practices. Dr. Shaw is a
July 1, 2020
On this week’s episode of the Budding report, we are joined by Christy Thiel of Seed2System as well as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for our sponsor Simple Changes, Tony Solis. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss US retail marijuana sales being on pace to rise 40% in 2020 and reach near $37 billion in 2024. Christy is currently
June 24, 2020
On this week’s episode of the Budding report, we are joined by co-founders of Canna World Expo Denise Mahaffey and Jessica Chandler as well as Will Car of Genesee Nutrition and Sunrise Supplements. The guests join our hosts Charles Horton, Melissa Nasits and Christian Shaw, MD, PhD, as we discuss the city of Los Angeles proposing a major change in course for cannabis business licensing and social equity. Denise, a