MINT TRAINING

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.

FOUNDATIONS

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Let’s Talk About Planning – Catch Up

Tues, 15 June

10:00 – 11:00

  • MINT Members Only
  • 1 Hour
  • Online (Zoom)
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Following on from the MINT Event on 8 June, join us on Tuesday 15 for a catch up!

This session follows on from last week’s training at the MINT Event.  You can co-work and share ideas and progress following on from last weeks sessions or take the opportunity to watch the ones you missed.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

FOUNDATIONS

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Business Process Mapping with Ian Warrender

Tues, 22 June

10:00 – 11:00

  • MINT Members Only
  • 1 Hour
  • Online (Zoom)
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This session will be led by Ian Warrender, one of our MINT members and he will be showing us how to map out the processes in our business.

MARKETING

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Facebook Advertising with Helen Johnson

Tues, 29 June

10:00 – 11:00

  • MINT Members Only
  • 1 Hour
  • Online (Zoom)
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Getting the most out of Facebook ads.

In this training, you’ll learn how to decide whether Facebook ads are right for your business and learn the steps to follow to set up effective campaigns.

The session will be delivered by our member Helen Johnson from Remix Marketing Limited, whose niche is Facebook Marketing.

Helen has spent the last 10 years getting to grips with what works and what doesn’t in digital commerce. Facebook and Instagram ads are fantastic for driving business growth, when they’re done well. But do them badly and it’s really easy to waste a lot of money. Helen will share with you her love for the combination of creativity and analytics needed to get the best out of your ads.

The main objectives for the session are:

  • Understanding whether Facebook Ads make sense for your business
  • The Facebook Pixel – what it does and why it matters
  • Which conversion objective you should choose
  • Building effective audiences
  • Ad creative and copy that converts

INTERESTED IN JOINING?

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

MARKETING

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

June 2021

Wednesdays 09:30 – 12:00
  • Fully Funded
  • 12 Hours
  • Online (Zoom)

MONEY

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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.

*Sigh*

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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PLAN > DO > REFLECT

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Make 2021 MINT : Digital planner worksheets

Digital Download

Plus monthly accountability email

  • £19.99
  • Free to hardcopy planner owners
  • 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
  • BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS templates
  • MARKETING & CONTENT PLANNING worksheets
  • SALES & MONEY templates and worksheets
  • MONTHLY goal planners and reflection worksheets
  • WEEKLY calendar, to-do list and notes page!

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).