Liquor & cannabis services

If you’re excited to build a successful and thriving retail liquor and cannabis business, the first step is to be clear on your long-term goals, vision, and plan. It’s important to know what makes your business special and sets it apart from competition. Our liquor consultancy services guide you on this new and ever-evolving journey.

Liquor services

Liquor license applications

Get professional liquor consultancy services for BC, Alberta and the USA. A liquor license application is a vital step in starting a retail liquor business.

Our tenacious hospitality licensing consultants work hard to get your liquor license application approved.


Liquor retail operations

Thrive liquor consultancy services help you run your liquor business the right way. Whether you’re just starting out or already up and running, we attend to the details of your operation setup, policy and procedure development, product selection, and performance audits.

Our work creates efficiencies, reduces your workload, and helps you succeed.


Liquor strategic planning

Your liquor business’ success relies on a solid profit-driven retail strategy that is based on research, data, and industry benchmarks.

We provide you with a blueprint that will guide your next steps, provide a fresh new perspective, and allow for change. Our consultants develop marketing displays and operational strategies to grow your bottom line.


Cannabis services

Cannabis license applications

We provide cannabis license application services to potential and current cannabis retailers in BC and Alberta. Private retail cannabis stores are an exciting new opportunity for entrepreneurs to be pioneers in an up and coming industry.

Your desire and our hard-working, reliable cannabis licensing consultants are a formula for your success!


Cannabis rezoning & public consultations

Want to open a retail cannabis store? Each municipality has different zoning bylaws; therefore, requirements will vary depending on your proposed store location.

We will guide you through the municipal guidelines along with the public consultation process, so your business can put its best foot forward and win public confidence.


Cannabis retail strategic planning

Thrive consultants guide you to effective retail cannabis business strategy. We’ll show you how government restrictions on marketing and advertising don’t have to be a barrier to success.

We develop staff training and in-store procedures that keep customers coming back and provide audits so your business is compliant with all terms and conditions.


Buying & selling licenses

License buyers & sellers

We match retail liquor and cannabis license sellers with motivated buyers. We have closed deals for countless BC liquor license sales. Our liquor license experience and services are applicable to Alberta.

We understand that confidentiality is important to you; therefore, we ensure our matchmaking is done through our trusted network.


Liquor & cannabis services FAQ

1Do you guarantee liquor or cannabis license approval?
No liquor or cannabis licensing consultant can guarantee license approval, although our consultancy services vastly increase the changes of your license approval. By working with our hospitality licensing consultants, you reduce the chances of an incomplete license application caused by missing documentation or failure to understand the complexities of liquor and cannabis licensing requirements. We also streamline the process so it takes less of your time.
2What locations do you serve?
In Canada, we provide both liquor and cannabis license application support and retail strategy services in BC and Alberta, and liquor and cannabis license store brokerage services. In the USA, we provide liquor license application support and retail liquor strategy consulting. If you do not see your province listed, connect with us. We have experience across Canada.
3What are your qualifications?
Rebecca Hardin, lead hospitality licensing consultant, learned her craft as a BC liquor and cannabis advisor. Since 2003, Rebecca has helped hundreds of businesses with a wide range of hospitality industry licensing services.
4How much are your consulting fees?
Our hospitality licensing and consulting fees vary widely, because the needs of each business are unique. We would be happy to provide an estimate once we've consulted with you and can understand your business needs. If you’re looking for a trusted liquor and cannabis advisor who will work in partnership with you to ensure the success of your business, let’s talk. Request a free consultation here.
5What kind of retail cannabis and liquor consultancy services do you offer?
We work with would-be and currently operating private retail liquor and cannabis businesses of all sizes from small mom ‘n pop operations to large corporate chains. We help businesses obtain, maintain, buy and sell licenses. We also provide retail strategy services including private liquor store setup, floor planning, till training, in-store marketing, and financial insight and operations recommendations. For more details, visit our Liquor Retail Operations page.

If you’re looking for trusted advisors who work in partnership with you to ensure the success of your business, let’s talk.

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