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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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, September 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, September 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired.15 Minute Content Ideas - Sep 2021Transcript of Video (00:04):Hi everybody. It's me,...

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Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

What are the rules to running your own business? In short, there are none! MINT member Keely Pearce shares her story. For those of you who might not know me, I’m Keely and I’m a paper cutting artist. I wear all the hats at kppapercuts, which I started about four years...

read more
#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

As the MINT team is on tour across the North East, giving our members a break from Zoom training over the summer, we thought we'd reflect on some of the MINT training and online advice sessions we've delivered so far in 2021.NOTE: Training replay videos are available...

read more
Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

MINT Business Club is delighted to be providing additional training to its Kickstarters. We are an official Gateway Provider for the Government’s Kickstart scheme, helping 16-24 year-olds find exciting 6-month employment opportunities to get them on the career ladder....

read more
Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

I launched MINT Business Club in 2019 having initially run it as Savvy Solos Business Club for a couple of years before that. My aim was to get business owners in a room together, learning new skills, supporting one another, keeping each other accountable and totally...

read more
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, July 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, July 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired. 15 Minute Content Ideas - Jun 2021Transcript of Video (00:03):Hi, welcome to July. Oh my...

read more
Wholesale Selling for Makers

Wholesale Selling for Makers

Have you dreamed of getting your product on the shelves of your local stores? It can be simpler than you think, as MINT member Liza Johnson explains... As a producer and a retailer, I have seen both sides of this transition and wanted to offer my observations and...

read more
Kickstarting MINT careers for 16–24-year-olds

Kickstarting MINT careers for 16–24-year-olds

Wouldn’t it be MINT if you had an extra pair of hands to help GROW your CIC or Ltd company? A Kickstart trainee could be just the person you need… and now MINT Business Club can help you find them! Did you know that MINT Business Club is now an official Gateway...

read more
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, June 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, June 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired. 15 Minute Content Ideas - Jun 2021Transcript of Video (00:00):So here we are. It's June....

read more
Growth Is MINT For Business Club Team

Growth Is MINT For Business Club Team

Our friends at East Durham Business Magazine are featuring MINT in their upcoming issue. We're excited to share this news with you... -- A County Durham business club is celebrating after a year of growth and the expansion of its team. Launched in 2019 by founder...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, September 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, September 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired.15 Minute Content Ideas - Sep 2021Transcript of Video (00:04):Hi everybody. It's me,...

read more
Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

What are the rules to running your own business? In short, there are none! MINT member Keely Pearce shares her story. For those of you who might not know me, I’m Keely and I’m a paper cutting artist. I wear all the hats at kppapercuts, which I started about four years...

read more
#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

As the MINT team is on tour across the North East, giving our members a break from Zoom training over the summer, we thought we'd reflect on some of the MINT training and online advice sessions we've delivered so far in 2021.NOTE: Training replay videos are available...

read more
Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

MINT Business Club is delighted to be providing additional training to its Kickstarters. We are an official Gateway Provider for the Government’s Kickstart scheme, helping 16-24 year-olds find exciting 6-month employment opportunities to get them on the career ladder....

read more
Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

I launched MINT Business Club in 2019 having initially run it as Savvy Solos Business Club for a couple of years before that. My aim was to get business owners in a room together, learning new skills, supporting one another, keeping each other accountable and totally...

read more
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, July 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, July 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired. 15 Minute Content Ideas - Jun 2021Transcript of Video (00:03):Hi, welcome to July. Oh my...

read more
Wholesale Selling for Makers

Wholesale Selling for Makers

Have you dreamed of getting your product on the shelves of your local stores? It can be simpler than you think, as MINT member Liza Johnson explains... As a producer and a retailer, I have seen both sides of this transition and wanted to offer my observations and...

read more
Kickstarting MINT careers for 16–24-year-olds

Kickstarting MINT careers for 16–24-year-olds

Wouldn’t it be MINT if you had an extra pair of hands to help GROW your CIC or Ltd company? A Kickstart trainee could be just the person you need… and now MINT Business Club can help you find them! Did you know that MINT Business Club is now an official Gateway...

read more
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, June 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, June 2021

Nic and Michelle Rose have been running a series of recordings featuring content for your social media and online campaigns each month. Take a look for yourself and get inspired. 15 Minute Content Ideas - Jun 2021Transcript of Video (00:00):So here we are. It's June....

read more
Growth Is MINT For Business Club Team

Growth Is MINT For Business Club Team

Our friends at East Durham Business Magazine are featuring MINT in their upcoming issue. We're excited to share this news with you... -- A County Durham business club is celebrating after a year of growth and the expansion of its team. Launched in 2019 by founder...

read more

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