MINT Business Club provides training to members and non-members.

Through our timetable of learning, MINT delivers a mix of paid, fully-funded and members-only training courses and sessions. Our currently-available training is below.


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Let’s Talk About Marketing with Nicola Little & Michelle Rose

Starts September 10

Fridays  09:30 – 12:30

  • Fully Funded
  • 13 Hours
  • Online (Zoom)
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Join us for Let’s Talk About Marketing – fully funded training from MINT Business Club.

Our next cohort will start on September 10th for four weeks.

This fully funded training is open to anyone who lives in the North East of England, in Tyne & Wear or Northumberland (but not in County Durham or Teesside).

The learning objectives include:

  • Marketing Tracking – find out what’s actually working for you
  • Goal Setting – set one important, achievable marketing goal
  • Time Management – stop doing ineffective marketing and wasting time
  • Planning – how to plan your marketing for success
  • Content planning – what to say and how to say it

Everything delivered on this course is to help you discover WHAT LEADS TO WHAT – that is, what do you GET from the marketing actions you take.

And yes, there is plenty of time to talk – the Masterminding groups we facilitate as part of this training results in the most valuable feedback for all the participants.

Join us in September, on Friday mornings each week (September 10, 17, 24 and October 1) and have access to the training on video playback, please register your interest with and she will be happy to help asses eligibility and get you signed up.


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Let’s Talk About Money: Business Planning & Budgeting 

Next Intake 8 Sep 2021

Wednesdays 09:30 – 12:00

  • Fully Funded
  • 12 Hours
  • Online (Zoom)
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Why Should We Talk About Money?

“When I launched my first business, I didn’t pay myself for one year”.

12 years later, when I read that back to myself, it seems absolutely ludicrous but it’s a fact.

I took another part-time job rather than take money out of the company and chose to pay people around me, rather than me.


Our ‘fear’ of money when we’re self-employed or run a small business is not uncommon. In fact, sadly, it’s very common and our Mindset needs to change – or how will our businesses give us what we need?

MINT Business Club has teamed up with our sponsors NEL Fund Managers and Valued Accountancy to host a fully-funded training course (via Zoom) to start the conversation about Money in our businesses and learn practical skills.

We’ve delivered this training to over 120 business owners in the North East and we always get great feedback (although it can be challenging at times!).

What we will cover across the 12 hours:

*Introductions from the NEL Fund Managers Team and Valued

*Personal targets and aspirations

*Our why – the driving force behind our small businesses

*The real costs of our business activities

*Cash flow, forecasting, budgeting and the terminology

* Tracking your finances

*Key Performance Indicators – KPIs (what they are and how to set them)

* Driving Sales and making money

* Accountability and next steps

Places are subject to eligibility and are limited to 20 people who work or are self-employed so if you would like to secure your spot please do so immediately via the link.

This training is open to every small business based anywhere in the North East (apart from the Tees Valley area) and you will be asked to complete some eligibility paperwork to meet the funding criterion).

NEL Fund Managers is the firm responsible for managing the North East Small Loan Fund and North East Growth Capital Fund, both of which are supported by the European Regional Development Fund.



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FREE Digital planner worksheets

Digital Download

Plus monthly accountability email

  • FREE
  • July-Dec 2021 sheets
  • Instant download
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Introducing the MINT year planner for 2021 – the ultimate companion to help you make next year the BEST it can possibly be!

DIGITAL VERSION – download and print at home!

The planner, which has been compiled by Nicola Jayne Little with help from MINT members, is not just a diary for meetings, appointments and notes, it is a training course in its own right and includes:

  • MINDSET advice and goal setting
  • SALES & MONEY templates and worksheets
  • MONTHLY goal planners and reflection worksheets
  • WEEKLY calendar, to-do list and notes page!


We run regular taster sessions so you can get a feel for what MINT is all about.

Some of the training provided by MINT Business Club is funded or partly funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF).