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Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Mar

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Mar

Nic and Michelle Rose have been hard at it creating a series of recordings which we will publish each month giving ideas for content for your Social Media and online content campaigns. Take a look for yourself for some inspiration. 15 Minute Content Ideas -...

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In conversation with Ian Farrar

In conversation with Ian Farrar

In the latest in our series of MINT Conversations, Nicola Jayne Little speaks to sales and marketing expert, Ian Farrar. Ian Farrar is a specialist in driving growth for business. He is a coach, podcaster, public speaker and long-time friend of MINT. He told Nicola...

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In conversation with Danielle Stanley

In conversation with Danielle Stanley

Nicola Jayne Little spoke to business owner and long-time MINT member Danielle Stanley. Danielle runs ecommerce stationery business, Under The Rowan Trees, and has recently taken on paid help for the first time. "Our business is reliant on us completely. The minute...

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Digital: Using LinkedIn to your advantage

Digital: Using LinkedIn to your advantage

    LinkedIn is the business-to-business platform that you want to represent yourself well on. I’m not saying you want to look shabby anywhere else, but LinkedIn is packed with business owners and professionals who you’ll want to impress. Simply, LinkedIn is...

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Business Foundations 101: Your Checklist

Business Foundations 101: Your Checklist

  Here's our definitive checklist of just about everything we need to remember when we start a new business or need to double-check even if we've been in business for years! It has been a while in the compiling and we're grateful to all of the MINT members who...

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What does success look like anyway?

What does success look like anyway?

When we think of success in business terms, we tend to think about multi-million pound turnovers, high-profit margins and lots of staff. Every year I glance at the regional and national awards wondering why the measure of success tends to focus on turnover, financial...

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Lonely at the Top?

Lonely at the Top?

It is often said in business that it’s lonely at the top. Blog written by our sponsor and training partner, NEL Fund Managers. At NEL, we often talk to businesses that have one or two directors who founded a company and have grown it by trying to do as much as...

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Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Feb

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, Feb

Nic and Michelle Rose have been hard at it creating a series of recordings which we will publish each month giving ideas for content for your Social Media and online content campaigns. Take a look for yourself for some inspiration. 15 Minute Content Ideas -...

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Things we wish we’d known (and it’s not too late to learn)

Things we wish we’d known (and it’s not too late to learn)

When I asked our members to help make the ultimate list of the things we wish we'd known when we started our businesses, they didn't disappoint. And reading through their comments and advice, it struck me that this list isn't just for people at the start-up stage in...

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In conversation with Jason Knights

In conversation with Jason Knights

Nicola had an amazing and inspiring conversation with Jason Knights on Friday 2nd October 2020. Jason Knights founded Blue Kangaroo, an independent UK based creative agency, in 2006 after a career in the military, then in printing and design. The agency now works with...

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In conversation with Tony Robinson OBE

In conversation with Tony Robinson OBE

Nicola Jayne Little had an amazing and inspiring conversation with Tony Robinson OBE on Friday 4th December 2020. Tony is The Happipreneur and The Micro Business Champion - to find out more this is a 'must watch video'. This is definitely a recording not to miss - and...

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Big River Bakery’s Investment Needs Met by NEL Fund Managers

Big River Bakery’s Investment Needs Met by NEL Fund Managers

A unique community bakery is on the rise after winning a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported by The European Regional Development Fund. Press release submitted by our sponsor and training partner, NEL Fund Managers. Newcastle-based Big...

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Laneberg Wine Pressing on with Second NEL Investment

Laneberg Wine Pressing on with Second NEL Investment

The North East’s first urban winery is scaling up its operations after securing a second investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Press release submitted by our sponsor and training partner, NEL Fund Managers....

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Time, Value, Stability… adventures in lockdown

Time, Value, Stability… adventures in lockdown

In our Extra Strong MINT Bootcamp (the original and best - sorry other Bootcamps) a couple of weeks ago, I sat on the Zoom call having arrived late and with no preparation. That was normal in our face to face full-day Bootcamps back in the day, but we have less time...

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The 100th Broadcast with Alice Rowen Hall

The 100th Broadcast with Alice Rowen Hall

Well we reached a massive milestone at MINT this week - our 100th MINTie Dose of Positivity broadcast. And to celebrate this pretty amazing amount of positivity throughout such tricky times, we heard the inspirational story of North East entrepreneur Alice Rowen Hall...

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Case Study: MINT’s NPS

Case Study: MINT’s NPS

Following on from Darren Glanville's NPS training in July 2020, I decided to run a member-questionnaire, to determine our Net Promoter Score. Since we launched in 2018, we've collected member data on a yearly basis, to determine the next year's training requirements...

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MINT’s new look website – it’s all about you!

MINT’s new look website – it’s all about you!

When lockdown happened and we decided to change the way we run our training (and our business!) we realised that we needed a website evolution to make sure that it is fit for an online business. Great big MINTie thanks to Peter and Alan have been working away behind...

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Such an awful lot of MINT training and pride!

Such an awful lot of MINT training and pride!

Since the Coronavirus pandemic through us all into lockdown and unknown territories, we have all be getting through it in our own way. As our member Ian McAninly said, "We have all achieved something and used our time differently to suit our needs". Wise words from...

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65 things to do RIGHT NOW in your business

65 things to do RIGHT NOW in your business

When COVID-19 starting kicking off, and before we were asked to remain indoors for 3 weeks, the MINT Business Club members helped me list all the activities they were going to do for their businesses whilst everything was effectively put on hold. I started them off...

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