So, you think you’re MINT!?

Apply to join us if…

You feel passionate about making a change for you and your business.

You’re looking for inclusive training, support and fresh ideas.

You need to be kept accountable and motivated.

You’d like to meet like-minded MINT business people.



£45 / MONTH

Weekly goal setting & accountability via Zoom


Access to ALL past training videos


Monthly training (In-person and virtual option): Topic-based learning, networking or working ON your business


Hot design & room hire at preferential rates at The HUB Consett (booked in advance)


Access to the MINT Support Community


Priority access to our exclusive training developed with Durham University – MIND Your Business




Transformative coaching designed for business owners and entrepreneurs.
1-2-1 Support with Liza.

What’s your why? What led you to where you are now and what drives your decisions and ambitions

Your values and beliefs.

Are you living and working in alignment with your values? Which beliefs limit you and which support you

Future … your plans! Using what we have learned we develop a plan for your future. Life, family, business, relationships, finance.

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As business owners, we get little constructive feedback. So this is a full day working on your business with an experienced pair of eyes. 

Gain a better understanding of:

  1. You in your business,
  2. Strategy and setting up plans & processes
  3. Marketing, including social media, websites and SEO
  4. Selling more
  5. Getting to grips with money or
  6. Setting a plan to expand,

We will help you learn and plan

(choose the option in the form below)

Note – Membership cancellations require 7 days notice before the next payment is due to be taken to allow time for the payment to be stopped. After this time the membership will remain active until the end of the membership period that has been paid for. Should you wish to cancel, simply email and we will organise it for you.

Want to find out more?

We’re delighted you’ve found our membership options page, but we understand that joining anything new can be daunting.

Enter your details below and get:

  • A chat with a member of our Membership Management team
  • Information on becoming a HUB stockist
  • Rate card info on 1-2-1 support from Liza Johnson

We will also invite you to our next MINT event so you can come along and see what it’s all about.


Meet some of our current members below and find out what they have to say about MINT.


“MINT has helped me stay calm and focused in a crisis and develop my professional skills even at my busiest.”

Full Testimonial

My businesses are: The Tea Enthusiasts, Discovering Durham, Be Kind Rewind.

I am an e-commerce tea merchant since 2004. My mission is to bring loose leaf tea and all its flavours to as many people as possible and have fun doing it.

I’ve been a member since: Jan 2020

I joined MINT because: When you want to succeed in business you need to surround yourself with people who share your passion, drive and positive mindset. keeping your knowledge up to date is vital and Mint makes that easy to do with regular, timely training sessions. The support and knowledge comes from the steering group but also from the members who have a genuine desire to help their fellow minties.

MINT has helped me: To stay calm and focused in a crisis. They have helped me develop my professional skills even when I am at my busiest. Mint has been a force for motivation and support.

My one MINT standout moment is: Sitting alone in my warehouse having closed my shop for who knew how long wondering whether I can bring staff into the Wearhouse. Not having a single clue what the future held, I felt the weight of being the boss. I felt so alone in that moment if I make the wrong decision I am putting people at real risk. Then my phone went ding, it was Nicola doing a “don’t panic” live. We would all be ok, we would all keep looking and moving forward and we would all stick together. So I knew I wasn’t alone, that gave me the strength to pull on my big girl pants and be the leader my staff needed, that I needed. I have come out of the COVID crisis stronger and more resilient. In part due to Nicolas sheer bloody-minded refusal to let any of us wallow more than absolutely necessary.


“You don’t have the sort of conversations you have at MINT with anyone else. It’s life-changing.”

Full Testimonial

My business is: AS Design

I run a design business that builds websites and creates digital and print designs. I am also a director of three businesses in the retail/product sector.

I’ve been a member since: 2018 when I joined the original MINT bootcamp.

I joined MINT because: I was running my own business as a side-project at the same time as being employed full time, and I wanted to grow my own businesses.

MINT has helped me: To take my businesses from a small spare room in my house to a business unit, which we then subsequently outgrew. AS Design is now also an employer with five people on payrol. Being in an environment where you can talk openly about your struggles, goals and aspirations in business is a rare thing to find. You don’t have the sort of conversations you have at MINT with anyone else. It’s life-changing.

My one MINT standout moment is: The day I decided to go self-employed and take a leap that I probably wouldn’t have taken without the support from Nicola and the original bootcamp gang.


“Anything can happen in MINT, all your dreams, whatever they are, can come true!!”

Full Testimonial

My business is: Nattalingo

I support primary schools who want to offer French, as well as parents who want their children to learn French. Yes, I teach French, but not as you know it! I want as many children as possible to have a positive experience learning French from a young age.

I’ve been a member since: the beginning.

I joined MINT because: I had met Nicola on numerous occasions and I knew I wanted to work with her. I loved the idea of regular business training alongside the training that I already in my field, language teaching.

MINT has helped me: To learn, learn and learn! It has given me confidence in how I run my business, it has helped me make it more efficient and therefore more sustainable, and it has given me the support that I have needed – moral as well as technical. I have worked with many other members and made many friends in the process!

My one MINT standout moment is: How can I choose, there are so many?! I am going to go for a day we had in March 2020, training to get us thinking about money (so so important!)… and I ended up marrying a fellow Mintie in a role play… Yes, anything can happen in MINT, all your dreams, whatever they are, can come true!!

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