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Why Trademark your Logo?

Why Trademark your Logo?

Why Trademark your logo? Because you want to protect your brand, the logo and all the hard work you’ve put into building your business. Imagine, if you will, how you would feel if you’ve been working away, building your brand, investing the time, money, sweat and...

MINT’s Net Promoter Score (NPS)

MINT’s Net Promoter Score (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...

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...

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...

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...

Your LinkedIn Profile Checklist

Want to ramp up your LinkedIn success? Check out my top 10 tips for getting your profile right and how to start using your account. Remember, don't just collect a network, do something with it! If we're not connected on LinkedIn already, here's my url...

Let’s Talk About Money – The Jargon

Let’s Talk About Money – The Jargon

Let’s Talk About Money – The Jargon Cash flow – arguably the most important aspect of managing money? It is often said that ‘cash flow can kill small businesses’ and so it is vital that the business owner or person in charge of finances (whether we are self-employed...

Sales tips and hints from Nevil Tynemouth

Sales tips and hints from Nevil Tynemouth

I love the stories that people tell themselves! "I hate selling. I am no good at sales. I don’t like sales. I don’t want to sell. Does that sound familiar?" We don’t have a choice but to sell if we want our businesses to survive. These hints and tips from Nevil...

10 Steps to a MINT Marketing & Social Media Plan

10 Steps to a MINT Marketing & Social Media Plan

Dear MINT members, Just because you're running your own small business, doesn't mean you can't ACT big! Getting serious about your business marketing is essential and it's part of the reason you've all committed to being a MINT Business Club member. Your marketing...

Download- Develop and grow your social media community

Develop and grow your social media community Use this quick checksheet to define (or remind yourself): Who: You want to engage with on your social media channels Which: Social media channels you should be using and whether you have completed an audit to check they are...

Download – Monthly digital goals

Make a note of your monthly statistics and then use these to help you define your monthly digital goals which could include: Grow your website numbers Grow your newsletter subscribers Grow your social media followers  Anything else? eg your reach or engagement figures...

How To be a MINT Networker

How To be a MINT Networker

Networking. Love it or loathe it, it is a rite of passage for every small business owner. The tales we tell one another about networking; which meetings have been brilliant, which not-so-good, which meetings we'd absolutely never go back to. And how we felt!...

Just 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 be measured on...

Celebrate your success

Just wanted to remind you to do this. No matter how small your success is, make sure to stop and celebrate it. Every single little win is important when you run your own business on your own. Keep it up #MINTBizClub. Celebrate Your Success by nicolajaynesparkles

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