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Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Mar

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Mar

Nic and Michelle Rose have been hard at it creating a series of recordings which we will publish each month giving ideas for content for your Social Media and online content campaigns. Take a look for yourself for some inspiration. 15 Minute Content Ideas -...

In conversation with Ian Farrar

In conversation with Ian Farrar

In the latest in our series of MINT Conversations, Nicola Jayne Little speaks to sales and marketing expert, Ian Farrar. Ian Farrar is a specialist in driving growth for business. He is a coach, podcaster, public speaker and long-time friend of MINT. He told Nicola...

In conversation with Danielle Stanley

In conversation with Danielle Stanley

Nicola Jayne Little spoke to business owner and long-time MINT member Danielle Stanley. Danielle runs ecommerce stationery business, Under The Rowan Trees, and has recently taken on paid help for the first time. "Our business is reliant on us completely. The minute...

Digital: Using LinkedIn to your advantage

Digital: Using LinkedIn to your advantage

    LinkedIn is the business-to-business platform that you want to represent yourself well on. I’m not saying you want to look shabby anywhere else, but LinkedIn is packed with business owners and professionals who you’ll want to impress. Simply, LinkedIn is all about you. Your personal profile is all about BRAND YOU! Think about […]

Business Foundations 101: Your Checklist

Business Foundations 101: Your Checklist

  Here's our definitive checklist of just about everything we need to remember when we start a new business or need to double-check even if we've been in business for years! It has been a while in the compiling and we're grateful to all of the MINT members who...

What does success look like anyway?

What does success look like anyway?

When we think of success in business terms, we tend to think about multi-million pound turnovers, high-profit margins and lots of staff. Every year I glance at the regional and national awards wondering why the measure of success tends to focus on turnover, financial growth and how many staff have been employed. I get it, […]

Lonely at the Top?

Lonely at the Top?

It is often said in business that it’s lonely at the top. Blog written by our sponsor and training partner, NEL Fund Managers. At NEL, we often talk to businesses that have one or two directors who founded a company and have grown it by trying to do as much as...

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Feb

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Feb

Nic and Michelle Rose have been hard at it creating a series of recordings which we will publish each month giving ideas for content for your Social Media and online content campaigns. Take a look for yourself for some inspiration. 15 Minute Content Ideas -...

Things we wish we’d known (and it’s not too late to learn)

Things we wish we’d known (and it’s not too late to learn)

When I asked our members to help make the ultimate list of the things we wish we'd known when we started our businesses, they didn't disappoint. And reading through their comments and advice, it struck me that this list isn't just for people at the start-up stage in...

In conversation with Jason Knights

In conversation with Jason Knights

Nicola had an amazing and inspiring conversation with Jason Knights on Friday 2nd October 2020. Jason Knights founded Blue Kangaroo, an independent UK based creative agency, in 2006 after a career in the military, then in printing and design. The agency now works with...