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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...

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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...

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4 is the magic number

4 is the magic number

4 years ago this month, in January 2018, we welcomed our very first members to our club and what an awful lot of change we've lived through. Looking back at our first event on 23rd Jan 2018, we were in the office at Viewpoint and our great friend James Lane had built...

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How can we be more accessible to those with disabilities?

How can we be more accessible to those with disabilities?

December 3rd was International Day of People With Disabilities (IDPWD) - so let’s talk about how we can become more inclusive, both online and in person. First off, I would like to talk about reasonable adjustment, which is making small adjustments for people who need...

read more
Ten essential tips for self employed business owners in 2022

Ten essential tips for self employed business owners in 2022

Wow... 2022 is literally a few weeks away. I don't know about you but it only feels like a few months ago I was opening my 2021 MINT planner for the first time. This time of year, we tend to reflect, and there will be plenty of time for that... so let's "look to the...

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...

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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...

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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
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
4 is the magic number

4 is the magic number

4 years ago this month, in January 2018, we welcomed our very first members to our club and what an awful lot of change we've lived through. Looking back at our first event on 23rd Jan 2018, we were in the office at Viewpoint and our great friend James Lane had built...

read more
How can we be more accessible to those with disabilities?

How can we be more accessible to those with disabilities?

December 3rd was International Day of People With Disabilities (IDPWD) - so let’s talk about how we can become more inclusive, both online and in person. First off, I would like to talk about reasonable adjustment, which is making small adjustments for people who need...

read more
Ten essential tips for self employed business owners in 2022

Ten essential tips for self employed business owners in 2022

Wow... 2022 is literally a few weeks away. I don't know about you but it only feels like a few months ago I was opening my 2021 MINT planner for the first time. This time of year, we tend to reflect, and there will be plenty of time for that... so let's "look to the...

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

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