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MINTies… It’s time to evolve (yes, again!)

MINTies… It’s time to evolve (yes, again!)

We're stripping it back: Making MINT even MINTier! Some of you will remember that before Covid, MINT members met once a month for a jam-packed morning of business support, learning, and networking. We were called the Savvy Solos Business Club at the time but, after...

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Capture Your Business Vision

Capture Your Business Vision

Every January here in MINT Business Club we run a session to create a Vision Board. I'll admit to being sceptical the first time we did it. I was unconvinced about trying to represent my dreams and aspirations by cutting and sticking pictures out of magazines and...

read more
MINT welcomes new manager for business hub

MINT welcomes new manager for business hub

MINT Business Club is delighted to welcome Donna Tunney to the team. Donna joins MINT with overall responsibility for the day to day management of The HUB Consett, the downstairs area of our business centre, including the market place and working lounge. Donna will...

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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...

read more
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...

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
MINTies… It’s time to evolve (yes, again!)

MINTies… It’s time to evolve (yes, again!)

We're stripping it back: Making MINT even MINTier! Some of you will remember that before Covid, MINT members met once a month for a jam-packed morning of business support, learning, and networking. We were called the Savvy Solos Business Club at the time but, after...

read more
Capture Your Business Vision

Capture Your Business Vision

Every January here in MINT Business Club we run a session to create a Vision Board. I'll admit to being sceptical the first time we did it. I was unconvinced about trying to represent my dreams and aspirations by cutting and sticking pictures out of magazines and...

read more
MINT welcomes new manager for business hub

MINT welcomes new manager for business hub

MINT Business Club is delighted to welcome Donna Tunney to the team. Donna joins MINT with overall responsibility for the day to day management of The HUB Consett, the downstairs area of our business centre, including the market place and working lounge. Donna will...

read more
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...

read more
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...

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

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