UK Productivity Rise A Boost For SME’s

The latest figures showing a rise in UK productivity is a great shot in the arm for UK SME businesses and down to sound long term investment strategies according to Max Wallace Managing Director of UK Business Directory


A recent survey conducted by the Free Business Advertising website suggests that although manufacturers might be feeling a squeeze UK business confidence in general is high and improved productivity shows that, Max Wallace explains: “If your economy is increasing productivity it means businesses are investing long term in things that make their business more efficient and that means better more stable prices for consumers.”


He added: “Since the election we have seen a confidence return to the SME business sector and our surveys suggest SME’s are investing for the long haul and this will only continue to boost productivity”.

UK Interest Rate Rise On Hold Good For SME’s

The latest news from the Bank of England showing a rate rise in the UK to be unlikely until early 2017 is welcome news for UK SME businesses according to Max Wallace Managing Director of UK Business Directory


A survey of SME business owners, conducted by the Free Business Advertising website, suggests Start-ups and Entrepreneurs are happy to hear that rates wont rise for at least another year, Max Wallace explains: “If access to lending is cheap and affordable this can only be good for SME’s as any reduction in overheads is welcome news.”


He added: “SME start-ups have been under a lot of pressure recently from price deflation, competition and a generally tough economic outlook with woes in the Eurozone and China particularly so this news allows more confidence in the sector”.

UK Election Causing Slump In SME Start Ups

The uncertainty over whose going to win the UK election is causing a huge slump in people setting up new businesses according to Max Wallace Managing Director of UK Business Directory

According to new data from the Free Business Advertising website new business start ups are down 35% on this time last year with the election given as the main reason, Max wallace explains: “Every time an election comes around we see the same patterns of uncertainty causing people to hold off starting a new venture until they are certain over who’s in power.”

He added: “If you are starting new Restaurants or Fashion Shops you don’t want to set up in an election its generally quieter as people hold off spending in general. Instead you wait to see what type of positive momentum is created and try to ride it.”

UK Suffering From ‘Vocation Snobbery’

A recent survey of SME businesses by Business Directory found that without controversial foreign labour the UK SME sector could grind to a halt, reversing the current trend of UK growth outpacing the Eurozone.

The survey to SME business owners asked them to list the most crucial topic to them, which they think could harm their potential business growth. On top was not being able to access good hardworking foreign labour.

Max Wallace Managing Director of concluded, “It seems UK workers just don’t want to do certain jobs and the worry for SME owners, like the ones who use our Free Advertising services, is that with immigration coming high on the election agenda will the bickering and arguing cause harm to their business?”

He added, “The UK workforce seems to be suffering from a bout of ‘Vocation Snobbery’ and the only quick way to fix this is for Electricians and Plumbers to get workers from overseas to fill the posts.”

Women helping fuel UK GDP growth with entrepreneurial Boom

The number of women in the UK choosing to set up their own business has doubled in the last 6 years according to latest figures from UK Business Directory

Since 2009 the number of women going it alone has increased more than two fold and not just in traditional sectors like Cleaners and Hairdressers but also the more male dominated sectors of Software development and Website Design which saw increases of 15% and 18% respectively.

‘This new data shows that modern woman is responding to the challenges of the 21st century by being ever more creative and entrepreneurial’ said Max Wallace Managing Director of, adding ‘That while the numbers of new businesses being added were still proportionally higher for men that the new figures signal a turning point for women whilst contributing towards positive UK GDP growth.’

Necessity Of An Air Purifier In Nail Salons

Nail salons are gaining huge popularity in the UK. Unfortunately, due to less space available in most of the cities, most salons are built in really small sized and tight quarters. People are forced to visit such salons because of the service that they receive there. However, the air of such salon is exposed to the chemicals originating from the nail polish, the remover, and the hardener. It affects not only to those customers sitting on the chair, but also those who are present in the waiting area.

The salon owner makes a full attempt to keep their inner environment of the salon as clean as possible by keeping the doors open and maintaining good ventilation, etc. However, they still receive many complaints about unpleasant odour each day from their customers. A number of nail salons in the UK have already lost many customers just because of this reason, which they find themselves helpless in such situation.

A nail salon is supposed to be a place where customers can come to relax and pay attention to their nails. They come to find some treatments or solutions to their nail problems. No matter how much time they will be spending in the salon, customers don’t want to get stressed out once again. They expect nail salons to be clean, refreshing and re-energizing. It is for these reasons, the necessity of air purifier in nail salons become essential.

To avoid airborne chemicals that are causing the unpleasant smell, the owner can use a chemical air purifier. Installing the carbon filter is recommended as it can remove gaseous pollutants including odours and volatile organic chemicals that are produced by most salon products. Just make sure it can absorb chemicals from air and remove it effectively. Some purifiers use HEPA filtration technology. It is ideal for capturing small particles like nail dust, pollen, bacteria, mold spores, etc.

So, if you own a nail salon or going to build it for your future business, make sure you have air purifiers that can remove unhealthy chemical fumes and particles from your salon.

Difference Between Carpenters And Joiners

From the smallest carpentry work of making a cabinet to the major work on a building site, carpenters and joiners perform a wide range of tasks with timber. But what is the difference between the two? How will I come to know whether I need a carpenter or a joiner?

In simple terms, the difference can be summarized as a joiner is the one who makes it and a carpenter is the one who fits it. However, I am sure this has certainly confused you and you definitely need a detailed description about this. Well, a carpenter is a talented craftsman who typically does the work of installation of wooden frameworks, window frames or doors. Whereas a joiner is specialized in making those wooden frameworks, window frames or doors. Thus, the joiners are considered to have a real skill than the carpenters.

In general, the carpenters serve the actual purpose of the construction world. Every construction project employ carpenters at some point in time for their skills and talented work. However, the carpenters’ work is totally dependent on the work of the joiners. Without them, they would not be able to do their job. The carpenters need the correct supplies which they get from the joiners.

Some carpenters may provide CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems to show their customers exactly how your hand-made furniture will look like before starting the actual work. They can also help you with interior decorating, kitchen or bathroom remodeling and home renovations. But their bespoke carpentry work depends on their joiners who will actually be working on your project to make it live.

So, whether you are going to work on home improvements or a huge commercialized project, it is usually good to employ a reliable carpenter and joiner. Check out the Mysheriff website to find local carpenters and joiners in your local area.

Direct Mail – A Cost Effective Advertising Media Solution

Direct Mail has proved to be a cost-effective solution as an Advertising Media for direct communication with a customer or an entrepreneur. One can expect an immediate response in the form of an order, a request for more details, or personal visit to a shop or company for the purchase of goods or services. And, thus, increases your sales and profits. This kind of marketing approach helps you target potential customers with direct connection through email.

Many-a-times, direct mail is considered to be part of an Email Marketing service. But that’s not true. It is totally different from the later one. Benefits of utilizing this Advertising Media are a lot more when compared to an email marketing service. In email marketing, emails often gets moved to Spam folders or even deleted directly without being viewed; whereas in direct mail, mails are being viewed by most people out there if they are sent intentionally to their email address.

Direct mail still holds a valuable space in Advertising Media and can have positive effects on sales. It assures visibility and thus improves your brand, and product or service awareness. It has the path to reach potential customers, which was not possible otherwise with banner ads, email or even TV advertising. Some agency bundle up your advertisement with others in order to reduce mailing costs. So even though your investment remains minimal, you can still have large volume of sales. Direct mail allows you to send schedule mails to get the full benefit of your advertising campaign.

Large enterprises have already made use of this Advertising Media and obtained positive results from this. Small to medium (SME) sized and home based businesses can have a go with it and increase their sales. There are a lot of companies who offer services in this sector. You can select any one of them to meet your business goals effectively. Although it’s possible for you to do it on your own, hiring a company for this task gets you an edge over your competitors. You will have professionals working on your project to deliver cost-effective Advertising Media solution for your business.

Choosing The Right Advertising Agency

Are you searching for an Advertising Agency? Did you find one? What if you have already got one, are you happy working with them? Can you categorize them as the best?

The success of your business depends on many things. This includes your brand awareness and marketing campaign. But to set a successful marketing campaign, you need expert advice if you don’t have enough knowledge or experience in this field. However, finding the right person or agency is not that simple and some guidance is always welcome. So, if you too are looking for some tips on how to choose the right Advertising Agency for your company, then this blog is for you.

Here are some of the points you should remember before hiring an Advertising Agency for your marketing campaign:

Look at their company Size

Although it doesn’t really matter how big the company is and more often you will find better solutions being delivered from smaller agencies, but finding an Advertising Agency who has already worked with big giants or has been working in the industry for a longer period of time is what makes it important. Whichever company you select, ensure that they have creative thoughts and ideas and are ready to work with you on an ongoing basis.

Previous clients or projects

Creativity is more important for you than anything else. But to determine this, you need to check with their clients or projects. Check out their projects they have worked on and what the outcomes were. Were the clients satisfied with their work? Did they meet client’s business objectives? Many-a-times, agencies talk about their awards and reputations. Ignore it! You might not be interested in all this, what really matters to you is their work ethic not their glittering objects.

One stop solution

Finding an agency who can meet all your advertising requirements will surely be your first choice. You definitely don’t want to find a different company for every different medium of advertising. Make sure your Advertising Agency offers a complete solution for your marketing campaign. An agency that offers press advertising, outdoor advertising, radio advertising, in-house media planning and buying, print, web design and public relations. Look for the company which offers everything that you may require in your advertising campaign.


Pricing is very important. Building a successful marketing campaign within your budget is what you want. So, before signing any contracts or making a commitment with an Advertising Agency, ensure that you know how much you have to pay for the service. Make note of it and make sure there isn’t any hidden costs.

Current Recession In UK Playing Into Hands Of Free Online Advertising

The current recession in the UK for the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 will be somber news for all businesses big and small across the UK. However there are always winners and losers when a recession bites. Free business directories like MySheriff are offering a risk free safe haven for SME businesses.

SME’s (Small to Medium Enterprises) are the hardest hit businesses in a recession and they are scrambling for ways to find exposure with little or no cost attached. The internet is offering many places that advertise businesses for free but many come with a catch like costs for upgrading or passing on your details to sales organizations. However sites like MySheriff just offer no questions asked free advertising with no hidden catches to help boost your business turnover in these tough times.

MySheriff hopes this will help aide an economic recovery stating “If all businesses have the ability to advertise for free then this will help boost a businesses ability to survive this recession and help the economy at large recover” said Max Wallace Managing Director of MySheriff.