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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...

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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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
Announcing our fresh new MINT hub

Announcing our fresh new MINT hub

We're beyond thrilled to finally announce, officially (like we'd even tried to keep it secret!), that we have moved into a new premises in Consett, creating a Business Hub for the self employed and small business owners in the North East. With many thanks to MINT...

read more
Vision Boards… why visualising your business goals WORKS!

Vision Boards… why visualising your business goals WORKS!

Last month, I hosted MINT Business Club's very first in-person event of 2022... and it was an amazing day where members came together to create Vision Boards - putting their business (and some personal) goals down as a visual reminder. Vision Boards can take a few...

read more
How is it March 2022 already?

How is it March 2022 already?

HOW did February come and go so quickly? So much has changed in the last month so this is a well-needed recap blog. MINT training We held our monthly intentions-setting session for the members at the very beginning of the month, with members writing down the things...

read more
Let’s talk co-working for the self-employed

Let’s talk co-working for the self-employed

Whether it be with a close friend, working on a project while I create new posts opposite, or me working on a new blog while my colleague Suzanne sits across from me, co-working is the ideal flexible way of getting stuff done and not feeling like you're on your own....

read more
Falling in love with your business

Falling in love with your business

Today is Valentine's Day, 14th February 2022. It's a day to celebrate love for a significant other. This year, to celebrate all the love and care we put into our business, we asked our MINT members what part of their business they were in love with. We got some of the...

read more
How MINT was January 2022?

How MINT was January 2022?

WHAT A MONTH!!! January has been filled with so many things, where do we start!? How about we start with the exciting news that its MINT’s fourth birthday... Well, at least it's the fourth anniversary of us taking on our first group of paying members, back in January...

read more
Let’s talk about networking burnout and overwhelm

Let’s talk about networking burnout and overwhelm

It’s been a long day of networking, you’ve spoken to as many people as you can, some you’ve known forever, some you just met today…then you step out to go home and overwhelm hits! We’ve all felt it. You leave the event, get into your car and a wave of exhaustion hits....

read more
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...

read more
5 tips to make an Instagram come-back

5 tips to make an Instagram come-back

So you took a break from Instagram, now what? Running a small business is hard work. Remembering to post on social media is just another sprinkle on the cake. Whether it’s because you’re working on a really big project, family commitments or just life generally...

read more
2021’s proud moments!

2021’s proud moments!

WOW, what a year 2021 was! Between covid and everything else that happened in the last 12 months, it's been a lot! We at MINT just want to say how proud we are of you and how far you have come. We asked everyone on our social media “what were you most proud of in...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
Announcing our fresh new MINT hub

Announcing our fresh new MINT hub

We're beyond thrilled to finally announce, officially (like we'd even tried to keep it secret!), that we have moved into a new premises in Consett, creating a Business Hub for the self employed and small business owners in the North East. With many thanks to MINT...

read more
Vision Boards… why visualising your business goals WORKS!

Vision Boards… why visualising your business goals WORKS!

Last month, I hosted MINT Business Club's very first in-person event of 2022... and it was an amazing day where members came together to create Vision Boards - putting their business (and some personal) goals down as a visual reminder. Vision Boards can take a few...

read more
How is it March 2022 already?

How is it March 2022 already?

HOW did February come and go so quickly? So much has changed in the last month so this is a well-needed recap blog. MINT training We held our monthly intentions-setting session for the members at the very beginning of the month, with members writing down the things...

read more
Let’s talk co-working for the self-employed

Let’s talk co-working for the self-employed

Whether it be with a close friend, working on a project while I create new posts opposite, or me working on a new blog while my colleague Suzanne sits across from me, co-working is the ideal flexible way of getting stuff done and not feeling like you're on your own....

read more
Falling in love with your business

Falling in love with your business

Today is Valentine's Day, 14th February 2022. It's a day to celebrate love for a significant other. This year, to celebrate all the love and care we put into our business, we asked our MINT members what part of their business they were in love with. We got some of the...

read more
How MINT was January 2022?

How MINT was January 2022?

WHAT A MONTH!!! January has been filled with so many things, where do we start!? How about we start with the exciting news that its MINT’s fourth birthday... Well, at least it's the fourth anniversary of us taking on our first group of paying members, back in January...

read more
Let’s talk about networking burnout and overwhelm

Let’s talk about networking burnout and overwhelm

It’s been a long day of networking, you’ve spoken to as many people as you can, some you’ve known forever, some you just met today…then you step out to go home and overwhelm hits! We’ve all felt it. You leave the event, get into your car and a wave of exhaustion hits....

read more
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...

read more
5 tips to make an Instagram come-back

5 tips to make an Instagram come-back

So you took a break from Instagram, now what? Running a small business is hard work. Remembering to post on social media is just another sprinkle on the cake. Whether it’s because you’re working on a really big project, family commitments or just life generally...

read more
2021’s proud moments!

2021’s proud moments!

WOW, what a year 2021 was! Between covid and everything else that happened in the last 12 months, it's been a lot! We at MINT just want to say how proud we are of you and how far you have come. We asked everyone on our social media “what were you most proud of in...

read more

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