LinkedIn Basics with Nicola Jayne Little

Welcome to your Introduction to LinkedIn Training   Complete this ten-part short course to make your LinkedIn profile MINT and start using the platform to grow your ideal network.Setting up your Personal ProfilePart 1 : Profile Basics This lesson covers: Your...

MINDSet: Get ‘Holiday Ready’ This Summer

Foundations: Time Management

Digital: Ask Me Anything – Websites & WordPress with Pete

Foundations: Business Must-Haves

Growth: Multiple Revenue Streams

Marketing: How To Be More Human In Your Marketing

Foundations: Customer Journey

Digital: Ask Me Anything – Google Analytics II with Pete

Digital: Ask Me Anything – Google Business Profile with Alan

Money: New Tax Year + Q&A with Stephen Paul

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

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Digital: Ask Me Anything – Google Analytics with Pete

Foundations: Coping With Curveballs

Sales & Marketing: A MINT Start To 2022 (Part 2)

Sales: Business Development For Service Businesses

Foundations: Ask Us Anything – Building A Six Figure Business

Money: Q&A with Stephen Paul

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

Growing A Business… On Your Own Terms!

What are the rules to running your own business? In short, there are none! MINT member Keely Pearce shares her story. For those of you who might not know me, I’m Keely and I’m a paper cutting artist. I wear all the hats at kppapercuts, which I started about four years...

#Replay – the MINTest Videos of 2021

As the MINT team is on tour across the North East, giving our members a break from Zoom training over the summer, we thought we'd reflect on some of the MINT training and online advice sessions we've delivered so far in 2021.NOTE: Training replay videos are available...

Sales: Christmas Retail Planning

Learning is MINT for Kickstarters

MINT Business Club is delighted to be providing additional training to its Kickstarters. We are an official Gateway Provider for the Government’s Kickstart scheme, helping 16-24 year-olds find exciting 6-month employment opportunities to get them on the career ladder....

Adapting : The “New” MINT Offering

I launched MINT Business Club in 2019 having initially run it as Savvy Solos Business Club for a couple of years before that. My aim was to get business owners in a room together, learning new skills, supporting one another, keeping each other accountable and totally...

Digital: Lead Magnets

Foundations: Business Process Mapping

MINT EVENT: Let’s Talk About Planning

Kickstarting MINT careers for 16–24-year-olds

Wouldn’t it be MINT if you had an extra pair of hands to help GROW your CIC or Ltd company? A Kickstart trainee could be just the person you need… and now MINT Business Club can help you find them! Did you know that MINT Business Club is now an official Gateway...

MINDSet: The Art Of Saying NO!

Digital: Getting Started With Pinterest

Digital: Apps For Content Creation

Growth Is MINT For Business Club Team

Our friends at East Durham Business Magazine are featuring MINT in their upcoming issue. We're excited to share this news with you... -- A County Durham business club is celebrating after a year of growth and the expansion of its team. Launched in 2019 by founder...

Sales: Pricing The Value Of Your Service

You’ve done the research, worked tirelessly to hone your service and now you need to tell the world all about you! But you aren’t FREE so you need to set your pricing - where do you start? As a small business owner, just starting out or needing to up-level your...

Digital: Twitter For Business (Session 2)

THINK… MINT!

We’ve all had 12 months of “you’re on mute”…. a year of partners, kids and cats camera bombing us. We did the Zoom wave, we had the Zoom laughs, we saw the Zoom lows. We’ve all struggled to find the right head space for training when we’re sat in our kitchens. We’ve...

Digital: Email Persuasion Toolkit with Rob And Kennedy

Digital: Instagram Reels

Foundations: Networking KnoWho

Foundations: Accessibility Guide for Small Businesses

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...

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...

MINDSet: Presentations With Confidence

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

MINDSet: How To Support (Not Sabotage) Your Success

Digital: Google My Business – 5 Short Videos

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Digital: LinkedIn Q&A

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...

Marketing: Q&A And Reflections

Growth: Your North Star KPI

Growth: Dynamic Leadership in Times of Change

Digital: Introduction To Pinterest

Digital: Instagram Stories

An Introduction To Twitter

MINTie Reels Challenge

Scaffolding For Your Business Soul

Digital: Instagram Reels

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...

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...

Marketing: Marketing Eco System

Sales: Story Selling Masterclass

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 growth and how many staff have been employed. I get it, […]

Marketing: Canva for brand templates

Digital: Frequency And Value In Emails

Foundations: Purpose and Vision Planning

Digital: Using FB Business Suite for messages

Foundations: Setting up a vision board in Canva

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...

Foundations: Reflect on 2020

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...

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...

Foundations: 4 Fs of Reflection

Digital: Instagram hashtags & app updates

Foundations: Your unique, joyous offer

Feel MINT not stressed!

I thrive on helping people feel healthier and happier, whether that's through improving their nutrition, introducing you to fitness that works for you or helping you unwind through massage.  I'm confident that you will leave me feeling MINTier than when you...

Marketing: Create a rockstar ready plan

Growth: Get the growth MINDset

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

Digital: Managing your emails

Digital: Contact lists and newsletters

Digital: SEO (Search Engine) Optimisation

Growth: Working with Apprentices

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

Marketing: Optimise your personal brand

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

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 celebrate this pretty amazing amount of positivity throughout such tricky times, we heard the inspirational story of North East entrepreneur Alice Rowen Hall...

Digital: You Tube Growth

Digital: Social Media Strategy

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

Marketing: Accountability Q&A

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

Clarify and reset your goals in a Covid World

Locking down has tough for everyone; whether you’re a parent juggling work and school from home, can’t work at all, or are busier than ever as an essential worker. Whatever your situation, hopefully, you’re on your way to establishing your new 'normal'. If you haven’t...

Sales: Accountability Q&A

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

Online Accessibility Q+A

Hello, again MINTies! Thank's so much for the amazing feedback from training and a quick reminder than the special offer price of £70 for the MINT Mini Web Audit is only available for August! Joining the Waiting List means you'll get a mini-website audit - focusing on...

Money: Pricing accountability Q&A

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

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Case Study: MINT’s 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...

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...

Digital: Instagram Foundations

In this Facebook Foundations video, we cover using our Publisher Tools on our Facebook page to open up many other options for publishing our posts, for example, choosing different demographics to share the posts with, making sure we can schedule posts, link to Instagram and run polls on our Facebook pages.

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Foundations: Service providers checklist

In this video, Nicola Jayne Little worked with our members who offer services, predominantly to other businesses (B2B). The aim was to take a step back and give ourselves some time to review the first six months of the year and plan effectively for the next six.

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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...

Digital: Introduction to Mailchimp

Digital: Instagram Stories

MINDset: Wellbeing Tips & Techniques

Digital: Google My Business

Digital: Advanced WordPress

Digital: Beginners WordPress

Foundations: Mapping out client experiences

MINDSet: Happy Brain

Growth: An Introduction to CRM systems

Sarah Wilkinson hosted this introductory session on having a CRM (Customer/Client Relationship Management) system on Tuesday 28th April 2020.

Digital: Making the best out of video

Digital: Setting up your podcast

Foundations: Time management

Marie hosted this session as part of the Let’s Talk About Money workshop on Wednesday 22nd April.

Digital: Google ads (part 2)

Digital: Google Ads (part 1)

Growth: LTAM – KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

Growth: Taking your business online

Sales: Selling on Amazon

In this session, Liza Johnson looks at the pros and cons, as well as features of selling your products on Amazon.

MINDset: Our clothes are our personal brand

Foundations: Branding your business

Digital: An Introduction to SEO

Marketing: Content creation in a pandemic

Foundations: Your Brand Story

Marketing: Content creation tips

Sales: ‘To Sell or not to sell’

Marketing: 30 ideas for social media

Money: Pricing with confidence

Pricing is one of the hardest parts to get right when we run our own business. Or so many of our members have told us… “Where do we start with our pricing? What happens if no-one buys at that price? How do we put our prices up?” These and many other frequently asked questions come […]

Coronavirus: What can you take control of?

So the next few months… This virus is gonna affect us in some way. I didn’t want to believe it. I’ve been ignoring it – it’s not gonna make a difference, things will continue .. but there’s no cure. It’s spreading and whilst there are infographics and stats flying...

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 or running a limited company) keeps a […]

Confidence – find your comfort cushion!

Confidence can be described as one’s belief in one’s ability to succeed. How confident are you? Do you go out there feeling you can conquer the world at any given moment or are you much more likely to feel a little unsure and holding back? In another lifetime I worked at the BBC. It was […]

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! Energised, shy, frustrated and ecstatic, we all have our networking stories. […]

Special Offer

10% off the retail price on Imago Skincare Products for Minties! Get in touch with Pauline Thompson via Facebook.

Offer for Mint Members

I just want to remind everyone - I make all my skincare from scratch, they are my own formulations.  I would really like you all to try them and have arranged a 10% off for Minties.  If you are local to Consett, I will deliver them so just Private Message me and let...

Special Offer – Radio and Podcast Media Training

I have late availability on my radio training course on Tuesday 5 Nov 2pm to 5pm in Bedlington. Three hours of practical advice and exercises including an interview that will feature on Radio Northumberland and your very own advert too! Ideal for those who want to...

Foundations: Define your Company Values

    What are your Company Values? In order for us to determine what we want from our business and how it is uniquely different from others out there, we need first define our own personal values, everything that matters to us and how this will be represented in the company. It isn’t until we […]

Sales: How to Sell on Etsy

I have been selling on Etsy for over three years now. I opened my first shop whilst I was still working as a teacher to sell my knit, crochet and embroidered items. I opened my second shop in February 2017 to sell craft supplies and kits that didn’t seem to fit in with my handmade […]

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…