Nicola Jayne Little

Six essential tips for self employed business owners in 2022

Six essential tips for self employed business owners in 2022

Wow... 2022 is already flying by. And if you're self-employed it's a good time to reflect own what you want to achieve this year. So, here are our SIX essential tips for self-employed business owners in 2022. We call these our six pillars of MINT - the essentials you...

4 is the magic number

4 is the magic number

4 years ago this month, in January 2018, we welcomed our very first members to our club and what an awful lot of change we've lived through. Looking back at our first event on 23rd Jan 2018, we were in the office at Viewpoint and our great friend James Lane had built...

Four Years On… My Own MINT Adventure

Four Years On… My Own MINT Adventure

Recently, I've been asking members and the rest of the team to reflect on their MINT journeys. Well today I find myself reflecting on my own... and it's been an ADVENTURE! 4 years ago today, on November 9 2017, I popped onto the Companies House website to register a...

Small business owners: Mental health after Covid

Small business owners: Mental health after Covid

When the Covid pandemic first began, we were all stressing about how we were going to deal with the coming “few months”. By the middle of the pandemic, we were busy trying to just get through and keep working and now, almost 20 months later, we’re hopefully (in some...

Getting Together is MINT… Two Years On!

Getting Together is MINT… Two Years On!

Yesterday, September 13 2021, we held our first in-person taster session since early 2020. And it was MINT! I was so nervous - like never before - to meet new people, engage face-to-face and actually be able to see our guests engaging before my very eyes. Zoom helped...

Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

I launched MINT Business Club in 2019 having initially run it as Savvy Solos Business Club for a couple of years before that. My aim was to get business owners in a room together, learning new skills, supporting one another, keeping each other accountable and totally...

THINK… MINT!

THINK… MINT!

We’ve all had 12 months of “you’re on mute”…. a year of partners, kids and cats camera bombing us. We did the Zoom wave, we had the Zoom laughs, we saw the Zoom lows. We’ve all struggled to find the right head space for training when we’re sat in our kitchens. We’ve...

Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Is it the right thing to do? It almost seems uncouth to mention it. With so many people struggling, I’ve had so many conversations with business owners who’ve been reticent to speak about the positive impact this current time has had on them and their businesses. It’s...

Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

One year ago, we cancelled our MINT Taster event in Teesside and the world was thrown upside down. I remember procrastinating over and over the decision; do we really need to cancel the event, it has been so long in the planning, is this Covid thing really going to...