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How Will Cannabis Perform in a Recession?: Part 1 – “Vice” Industries

by Evan Eneman, CEO of the MGO | ELLO Alliance The escalating trade war with China and concern that the fiscal stimulus efforts that drove economic growth will fizzle out…

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Look Before You Leap: Aligning Compliance with Growth Strategy in Cannabis

by Rodrigo Macias, Advisory Services Practice Leader The cannabis industry is at a unique historical crossroads. The veritable floodgates are open, and over the last several years cannabis enterprises and…

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Next Steps for SAFE Banking Act and Cannabis

by Rodrigo Macias, Advisory Partner and Practice Leader On September 25th, the cannabis industry celebrated perhaps the most significant victory in the nascent sector’s history when the U.S. House of…

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California Vaping Executive Order: The Bad (and Good) News for Cannabis Businesses

by Linda Hurley, Assurance Partner and Leader of the MGO | ELLO Alliance Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice.  On September 16th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-18-9,…

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Cybersecurity Culture: Empowering Your Employees

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by Joshua Silberman, IT / Cyber Security Consultant, MGO Technology Group Are your employees comfortable telling leadership about a potential problem at your company? Now ask yourself, are they comfortable…

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The Real Oversight is NOT Having an Audit Committee

By JIM GODSEY, CPA, CGMA, PARTNER, MGO Everything Changes, Except When It Doesn’t Time and time again we’ve seen reactions to various accounting scandals, after which new policies, procedures, and…

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Credential Harvesting: What You Need to Know about this Emerging Cyber Threat

by Karl Kispert, Managing Director, MGO Technology Group For many years, malware viruses have been the go-to tool for cyber attackers – and as a result, cybersecurity protocols and training…

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Living Your Vision, Part 2: How to Create an Honest Brand for Your Present & Future

What is a “brand” and how does one go about creating it? A brand is a footprint. A brand is how you are seen, perceived, and remembered. It involves both…

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Cyber Hygiene: State Auditor Says It’s Time for State Agencies to Clean Up Their IT Act

By Karl Kispert On July 16, 2019, the auditor of the State of California released a report taking to task at least 21 state agencies for not meeting adequate cyber…

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Tech Lockdown: Prepare Now or Pay (Much More) Later

By Karl Kispert Most businesses rely heavily upon technology and, arguably, it’s one of your soundest business assets. But what happens when your technology leaves you vulnerable, such as in…

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