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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 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
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, February 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, February 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
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, January 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, January 2021

Nicola Jayne Little and Michelle Rose bring you 15 Content Ideas in 15 Minutes - a brand new series of recordings featuring content inspiration for your social media and online campaigns for each month of 2021. Take a look for yourself and get inspired. 15 Minute...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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....

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
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, February 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, February 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
Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, January 2021

Marketing: 15 Content Ideas in 15 minutes, January 2021

Nicola Jayne Little and Michelle Rose bring you 15 Content Ideas in 15 Minutes - a brand new series of recordings featuring content inspiration for your social media and online campaigns for each month of 2021. Take a look for yourself and get inspired. 15 Minute...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more

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