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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...