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Bottom Line: I will help your business to succeed.
That may sound like bluster, but it is the truth and it is what motivates my efforts. I like to win, and I have learned that I do so best when my clients win.
Commercial Analytics (or Business Intelligence) is a field that is full of practitioners. The majority of these are capable of making pretty pictures and dashboards. They typically are good at describing what is. They are also typically good at making their clients comfortable investing in their services.
I focus on increasing my Clients' understanding of their businesses and their available opportunities.
I do this by providing unique insights into their businesses and the markets within which they operate. Straight Line Analytics builds customer loyalty by enhancing the success of it's Clients.
I am takng what I learned over a long career helping large drug-selling entities optimize their performance and am applying that to the State-Legal Cannabis marketplace.
If you are hungry for success, please contact me. I would love to help you get there. I would love to both amplify and share in your success.

Recent Postings on HI-Blog

September 14, 2017

Retail Performance Assessment

This is to inform my readers that I am going to be shifting the focus of HI-Blog to issues related to Retail Performance in Washington’s State-legal Cannabis market. While this will shift the emphasis in HI-Blog away from the “labs” and from the failed integration of Medical Cannabis into the state’s regulated system, I expect to continue writing on those topics in other industry publications. In no particular order, the topics I expect to cover in HI-Blog’s Retail Performance series will include assessments of: wholesale purchase pricing by retail stores […]
August 22, 2017

The Hempfest Bump – Retail Sales Increase

During the 3 days of Hempfest weekend, Statewide retail sales (not counting taxes) at the Retail Access Points were: Friday $3,495,000 Saturday $2,928,000 Sunday $2,258,000 These represent (relative to the same day the prior week), increases of 4.8%, 7.1% and 1.2%, respectively. It is not every week one sees increases like this. That Hempfest likely drove that bump is really neat. Given what I saw and learned over the weekend, Hempfest is more relevant than ever. Long live Hempfest … and when are we going to see more of those […]
August 14, 2017

Risk Assessment Methods

Over the past 10 days, I have posted on HI-Blog relating to the recent suspension of the certification of PEAK Analytics to test State-legal Cannabis in Washington. Those posts and subsequent communications have alerted the WSLCB, the public, and industry participants to the exposure risk stemming from the continued availability of PEAK-tested product in Retail Access Points. They also allude to the non-zero risk of morbidity and mortality associated with such exposure. Some of the comments I’ve seen relating to my work regarding PEAK’s inadequacy in testing for “Total Coliforms” […]