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But what happens if I fall?

But what happens if I fall?

But what happens if I fall? But oh my darling, what happens if you fly?" Erin Hanson Every year, we encourage our members and community to create a vision board, in the firm belief that by taking the time to let our brains wander to where we actually want to go and...

Tutorial: how to make a Reel using images

Tutorial: how to make a Reel using images

Making video content can be tricky, between cringing at the mere thought on appearing on camera, to not having enough time, to the pressure to get it right… this way of making reels requires no video of your face or audio of your voice. We have all seen Instagram...

Health and Safety for the self-employed (UK)

Health and Safety for the self-employed (UK)

Did you know that from October 2015, Health and safety law no longer applied to over 1.7 million self-employed people in the UK? 2015 saw legislation coming into play called the Deregulation Act. This was following the government setting an independent review of...

New tax year: 5 important changes

New tax year: 5 important changes

Today is the start of a new tax year and yesterday Stephen Paul from Vauled accountancy delivered a training session to MINT members highlighting some of the key changes. The chancellor gave his spring statement on March 23 - setting out changes and potential changes...

Personal tax return: it’s just like baking a cake

Personal tax return: it’s just like baking a cake

When you go self employed, no one sits you down and explains to you how you prepare or submit your personal tax return. We asked our Holly, who's never had to submit a return, to do a bit of research and try to come up with a simplified way of explaining what we need...

Happy April! Or Happy New Tax Year?

Happy April! Or Happy New Tax Year?

March was all about getting settled! We at the new MINT Business Hub were getting settled into our new building. Holly was getting settled into their apprenticeship after finishing Kickstart and our MINTie tenants have settled into the building. In the Hub For the...

NEL Fund Managers Announce Net Zero Changemakers Programme

NEL Fund Managers Announce Net Zero Changemakers Programme

One of MINT Business Club's sponsors, NEL Fund Managers, has announced a new programme that's set to boost the North East's low-carbon agenda. The Net Zero Changemakers programme is designed to identify and support innovative businesses across the North East Local...

Before & After: The MINT Business Hub

Before & After: The MINT Business Hub

Yesterday, we welcomed MINT members to our brand new business hub for the first time. It was exhilarating and emotional. In the excitement, I forgot to bring the projector so I couldn't show our members the progress we'd all made. So here it is. Member and friend,...