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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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Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 Minutes, Jan

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 Minutes, Jan

15 Ideas for Digital Content in 15 Minutes: January 2021 Michelle and Nicola are creating a monthly content video to inspire your content planning throughout 2021. In this video, we've included Awareness days including National Cuddle Up Day (Jan 6th), Make Your...

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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 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 if you did...

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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 cap off this historic event we had the inspirational story of Alice Rowen Hall from the lady herself. This is definitely a recording not to miss - and if you...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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!...

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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...

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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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