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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...

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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...

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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
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Carrie Pearson

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Carrie Pearson

So looking back on the last year, there have been a lot of ups and downs, trying to juggle our own fears and emotions, while trying to be a functioning adult and look after our kids. Struggling with the idea of them being out of school, back in school, school working...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Thomson

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Thomson

One year on… say goodbye to the side-hustle... March 2020 we added some new words to our vocabulary: Unprecedented Furloughed COVID-19 One word is the most prominent for me because it changed everything I knew… furloughed, within a few minutes of hearing the word for...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Alan Sawyers

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Alan Sawyers

I spent most of 2020 on our fortnightly MINT bootcamp calls slowly but surely seeing each and every member of the group go through low periods. Whether it was the impact the pandemic was having on their businesses, the pressures of homeschooling, missing loved ones,...

read more
Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Is it the right thing to do? It almost seems uncouth to mention it. With so many people struggling, I’ve had so many conversations with business owners who’ve been reticent to speak about the positive impact this current time has had on them and their businesses. It’s...

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

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, April 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 - AprilTranscript of Video (00:00):Hi everybody. It's Nicola from...

read more
Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

One year ago, we cancelled our MINT Taster event in Teesside and the world was thrown upside down. I remember procrastinating over and over the decision; do we really need to cancel the event, it has been so long in the planning, is this Covid thing really going to...

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

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, March 2021

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 -...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 all...

read more
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...

read more
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...

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
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Carrie Pearson

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Carrie Pearson

So looking back on the last year, there have been a lot of ups and downs, trying to juggle our own fears and emotions, while trying to be a functioning adult and look after our kids. Struggling with the idea of them being out of school, back in school, school working...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Thomson

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Laura Thomson

One year on… say goodbye to the side-hustle... March 2020 we added some new words to our vocabulary: Unprecedented Furloughed COVID-19 One word is the most prominent for me because it changed everything I knew… furloughed, within a few minutes of hearing the word for...

read more
MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Alan Sawyers

MINT Member Lockdown Reflections: Alan Sawyers

I spent most of 2020 on our fortnightly MINT bootcamp calls slowly but surely seeing each and every member of the group go through low periods. Whether it was the impact the pandemic was having on their businesses, the pressures of homeschooling, missing loved ones,...

read more
Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Shouting about business growth at a time like this?

Is it the right thing to do? It almost seems uncouth to mention it. With so many people struggling, I’ve had so many conversations with business owners who’ve been reticent to speak about the positive impact this current time has had on them and their businesses. It’s...

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

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, April 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 - AprilTranscript of Video (00:00):Hi everybody. It's Nicola from...

read more
Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

Pandemic Reflections: One Year On

One year ago, we cancelled our MINT Taster event in Teesside and the world was thrown upside down. I remember procrastinating over and over the decision; do we really need to cancel the event, it has been so long in the planning, is this Covid thing really going to...

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

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, March 2021

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 -...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 all...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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