Alan Sawyers

Why “Plan, Do, Reflect” ?

Why “Plan, Do, Reflect” ?

On Saturday (27 November 2021) MINT members and non-members alike came to collect their 2022 planners. The planner is more than 'just a diary' - it's an initiative we call "Plan, Do, Reflect". But what is it we're encouraging our members, and other like-minded self...

MINT Training: Business Development For Service Businesses

MINT Training: Business Development For Service Businesses

"Sales Is An Investment" - Rita Callendar shares with us her 40 years of business experience in her one-hour (and a bit) session all about how you need to INVEST to get sales, but not with money... by investing in yourself, your business and your relationships.I'm...

It all started in a cupboard… my MINT journey

It all started in a cupboard… my MINT journey

As I sit here on the first day of a new month, the only day of the month I do my finances, I take time out to reflect on the growth and journey of my business(es). 1st October 2021 This will be the first full month of being in a brand new unit, having spent most of...

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 30 minutes, October 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 30 minutes, October 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. There's usually a big "ish" to Nic and Michelle's 15 minutes, but this month we're calling it 30! Take a look for yourself and get...

Is Facebook targeted advertising going away?

Is Facebook targeted advertising going away?

With the launch of Apple's iOS 14.5 operating system in April, digital privacy - and with it online advertising - changed forever. The newest versions of the operating system now allow users to opt out of various tracking and monitoring within apps. And part of this...

MINT helps Pacifica Group recruit dozens of young Kickstarters

MINT helps Pacifica Group recruit dozens of young Kickstarters

Pacifica Group has recruited 10 young people and has plans to take on another 59 staff aged 16-24 through the Government’s £2bn Kickstart Scheme. Pacifica Group, the leading UK domestic energy and appliance services provider, has recruited 10 young people and has...

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, September 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, September 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired.15 Minute Content Ideas - Sep 2021Transcript of Video (00:04):Hi everybody. It's me,...

Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

What are the rules to running your own business? In short, there are none! MINT member Keely Pearce shares her story. For those of you who might not know me, I’m Keely and I’m a paper cutting artist. I wear all the hats at kppapercuts, which I started about four years...

#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

As the MINT team is on tour across the North East, giving our members a break from Zoom training over the summer, we thought we'd reflect on some of the MINT training and online advice sessions we've delivered so far in 2021.NOTE: Training replay videos are available...

Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

MINT Business Club is delighted to be providing additional training to its Kickstarters. We are an official Gateway Provider for the Government’s Kickstart scheme, helping 16-24 year-olds find exciting 6-month employment opportunities to get them on the career ladder....