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February 25, 2020

Why the Yellow Book is Really Gold

As the second article in a three-part series, this piece provides more detail on the professional standards associated with governmental performance audits.

February 21, 2020

The Bottom Line on 280E in 2020

As we enter tax season 280E remains cannabis’ biggest obstacle to profitability. We provide the latest guidance and interpretation on lowering the 280E burden.

February 11, 2020

Protecting the Mobile Gateway

In today’s digital marketplace mobile devices are used everywhere, all the time. Outside threats can be minimized by following these six easy steps…

February 05, 2020

Q&A with Jim Belushi: Founder of Belushi's Farm

We talk with actor, musician, cannabis entrepreneur and Cannabis 50 honoree Jim Belushi, to discuss his complex and rewarding journey.

February 04, 2020

To BYOD or not to BYOD

Every organization needs a mobile device strategy, but is it better to let employees use their own or provide them? We weigh the pros and cons so you…

January 29, 2020

Q&A with Seke Ballard: Founder of Good Tree Capital

Seke Ballard, founder of Cannabis 50 honoree Good Tree Capital, discusses breaking down barriers of entry into cannabis, and the importance of social equity.

January 22, 2020

Q&A with Cassandra Farrington: Co-Founder of MJBizDaily

Cassandra Farrington, co-founder of Cannabis 50 honoree MJBizDaily, discusses the future of cannabis and keys to building a responsible industry.

January 15, 2020

Q&A with Tracy Ryan: CEO of Cannakids

We sit down with Cannabis 50 honoree Tracy Ryan, CEO of Cannakids, to discuss her work expanding research into the healing potential of cannabis and CBD.

January 14, 2020

Five Ways Middle Market Manufacturers Can Improve Performance and Profitability

I have identified five key areas that can be better managed and improved to increase business performance and profitability…

January 13, 2020

The USDA and Hemp: What Comes Next?

Department of Agriculture has officially declared hemp containing no more than .03 percent THC a legitimate crop…

December 22, 2019

Make Cyber Security Awareness Your #1 New Year’s Resolution

The MGO Technology Group conducted a Cyber Security Survey with the League of California Cities Annual Conference attendees as well as with…

December 22, 2019

Do Your Tax Strategies Need a Refresh?

Many tax payers faced some surprises when they filed for their 2018 income tax return because of extensive tax law changes that generally went into effect…