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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...

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#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...

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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
Sales: Pricing The Value Of Your Service

Sales: Pricing The Value Of Your Service

You’ve done the research, worked tirelessly to hone your service and now you need to tell the world all about you! But you aren’t FREE so you need to set your pricing - where do you start? As a small business owner, just starting out or needing to up-level your...

read more
THINK… MINT!

THINK… MINT!

We’ve all had 12 months of “you’re on mute”…. a year of partners, kids and cats camera bombing us. We did the Zoom wave, we had the Zoom laughs, we saw the Zoom lows. We’ve all struggled to find the right head space for training when we’re sat in our kitchens. We’ve...

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

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, May 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 - May 2021 Transcript of Video (00:01): Hi, everybody. Michelle...

read more
Sales: Why Is A Sales Plan Important?

Sales: Why Is A Sales Plan Important?

We all know we are advised to write a Business Plan when we start our businesses. So why should you also have a sales plan? A sales plan focuses solely on sales - but specifically the strategy for how you are going to reach your sales goals. What is the benefit of...

read more
Five Marketing Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make

Five Marketing Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make

MINT Business Club presents Five Marketing Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make - with marketing consultant Michelle Rose.The session was filmed live as part of our March 2021 taster session. So this morning is the five marketing mistakes that most small business...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Forsyth

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Forsyth

Reflections on my Business Consultancy in a year of lockdown craziness. Oh, my goodness, what an important and very interesting thing to do - to reflect over the past locked down year. Literally, a few days before lockdown #1 in 2020, I had a fab proactive business...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Dr Rebecca

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Dr Rebecca

Life in lockdown - is it possible to be joyous? That is quite a question isn’t it? Gosh! Have you had much joy in the last year? I bet you’ve had some disappointment, sorrow, frustration, restriction and maybe even depression. I really hope that you’ve not been...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Sarah Johnson

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Sarah Johnson

I still can’t believe we are a year on after watching the televised briefing to the nation to stay at home. I remember breaking down in tears to my husband with shock. What did it mean? How was it going to affect us, our friends and family, our jobs, the life we knew?...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Samantha Hunter

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Samantha Hunter

Grab a cuppa... ...and enjoy 10 minutes reading my newest blog post, 'the last year' round up! We're all living and coping (just about!) through this crazy time of a global pandemic and all of the changes it brings with it. I have taken so much from this year, it will...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Lisa Cryer

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Lisa Cryer

On the MINT Business Club social media channels, we were asked to come up with one word to describe the difference in our business compared to 12 months ago. My word was ‘existing’. BlueJay Body, Mind & Soul came about thanks to the pandemic. I left teaching over...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Rachael Beattie

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Rachael Beattie

Another day of lockdown 3 in full swing which means homeschooling and juggling life, we are doing our best. I can feel our energy low today so we decided to have a cozy afternoon in our jammies, put the school work away for the afternoon and just be still together...

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
Sales: Pricing The Value Of Your Service

Sales: Pricing The Value Of Your Service

You’ve done the research, worked tirelessly to hone your service and now you need to tell the world all about you! But you aren’t FREE so you need to set your pricing - where do you start? As a small business owner, just starting out or needing to up-level your...

read more
THINK… MINT!

THINK… MINT!

We’ve all had 12 months of “you’re on mute”…. a year of partners, kids and cats camera bombing us. We did the Zoom wave, we had the Zoom laughs, we saw the Zoom lows. We’ve all struggled to find the right head space for training when we’re sat in our kitchens. We’ve...

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

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, May 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 - May 2021 Transcript of Video (00:01): Hi, everybody. Michelle...

read more
Sales: Why Is A Sales Plan Important?

Sales: Why Is A Sales Plan Important?

We all know we are advised to write a Business Plan when we start our businesses. So why should you also have a sales plan? A sales plan focuses solely on sales - but specifically the strategy for how you are going to reach your sales goals. What is the benefit of...

read more
Five Marketing Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make

Five Marketing Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make

MINT Business Club presents Five Marketing Mistakes Most Small Business Owners Make - with marketing consultant Michelle Rose.The session was filmed live as part of our March 2021 taster session. So this morning is the five marketing mistakes that most small business...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Forsyth

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Forsyth

Reflections on my Business Consultancy in a year of lockdown craziness. Oh, my goodness, what an important and very interesting thing to do - to reflect over the past locked down year. Literally, a few days before lockdown #1 in 2020, I had a fab proactive business...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Dr Rebecca

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Dr Rebecca

Life in lockdown - is it possible to be joyous? That is quite a question isn’t it? Gosh! Have you had much joy in the last year? I bet you’ve had some disappointment, sorrow, frustration, restriction and maybe even depression. I really hope that you’ve not been...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Sarah Johnson

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Sarah Johnson

I still can’t believe we are a year on after watching the televised briefing to the nation to stay at home. I remember breaking down in tears to my husband with shock. What did it mean? How was it going to affect us, our friends and family, our jobs, the life we knew?...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Samantha Hunter

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Samantha Hunter

Grab a cuppa... ...and enjoy 10 minutes reading my newest blog post, 'the last year' round up! We're all living and coping (just about!) through this crazy time of a global pandemic and all of the changes it brings with it. I have taken so much from this year, it will...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Lisa Cryer

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Lisa Cryer

On the MINT Business Club social media channels, we were asked to come up with one word to describe the difference in our business compared to 12 months ago. My word was ‘existing’. BlueJay Body, Mind & Soul came about thanks to the pandemic. I left teaching over...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Rachael Beattie

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Rachael Beattie

Another day of lockdown 3 in full swing which means homeschooling and juggling life, we are doing our best. I can feel our energy low today so we decided to have a cozy afternoon in our jammies, put the school work away for the afternoon and just be still together...

read more

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