Month: May 2018


The Enterprise Investment Sham

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and its little sister the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are Government-backed tax-relief schemes designed to encourage investment into small and medium-sized companies. Despite the title of the blog, EIS and SEIS are fabulous schemes and have done a great deal to back British businesses. When the banks stopped lending after the financial crisis of 2008, there was widespread concern about how entrepreneurs would fund their businesses. EIS and SEIS, through crowdfunding platforms, provided part of the answer.


GDPR – The Great Data Protection Racket

GDPR. Be honest now. When the fortieth email about changes to a privacy policy or data protection landed in your inbox today, did you read it or delete it on sight? I deleted it. I deleted them all. Actually, I routinely delete almost all emails without reading them these days. That’s where email has got to and why many of the agencies I speak to are looking at creative DM again. But, that’s a different story.


A Better Way to Sell a Marketing Agency

So you want to sell a marketing agency? I was originally going to call this blog “Where have all the buyers gone” because, for a certain size and type of agency, selling the business is nigh on impossible right now.