Echelon Blog


Price or Terms: The Structure of the Deal

Is price or terms better when buying or selling a business? It all depends on the structure of the deal. An old saying in negotiating the sale of a business goes like this: The buyer says to the ...


Taxation of Cryptocurrency and NFTs: New Rules Coming

Cryptocurrency, a type of digital currency that uses cryptography for security and anti-counterfeiting measures and is not controlled by any bank or government, is becoming more mainstream as more com...


Four Tips to Buying a First Home

Buying your first home can be intimidating, and how to prepare for that purchase can be unclear as you begin your journey. As a lender who specializes in assisting first-time home buyers, there are ma...


A Proposed Solution to Our Current Tax System

It’s time to take a fresh look at how we tax people here in the United States. While the IRS is a necessary entity that serves a legitimate purpose, we as a country need to shift our approach toward a...


Update on Privacy Violation Enforcement For Businesses

Privacy policies and privacy violations in business is certainly a hot topic these days. On July 19, 2021, the California Attorney General issued an update on businesses that violate the California Co...

Jerri Hemsworth Finding My Think Space

Finding My Think Space

Now that meeting-in-person is back underway, I didn’t realize how much I missed my car. But why? Because my think space was back! During the pandemic shutdown, my partner and I found ourselves absolut...


Social Engineering Reaching New Heights

Here’s a scary local story. Social Engineering: “The use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.” A F...


The SAFE Banking Act For The Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is classified as a prohibited substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. Despite that classification, 36 states and 4 U.S. territories have authorized the use of marijuana for med...


Successful Hybrid Leading and Managing

Many of my clients and colleagues are continuing to struggle with decision making around “the return to normal.” Do we all move back into our spaces?  What do we do about those that are not vacci...

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