People who live in County Durham can tap into a new training initiative delivered by MINT Business Club and ITEC North East.

The training is aimed at small business owners or employees who live the county, however they don’t need to work in, or have businesses located in County Durham.

Sessions themed around digital content creation and digital marketing for business are set to start from February following a successful pilot.

Nicola Jayne Little, founder of MINT Business Club said: “The self-employed and small business owners and managers often possess the drive, but lack the skills, to market their businesses effectively. These new courses provide a practical learning platform to help micro business professionals develop their digital marketing skills and knowledge.”

Simon Blood, from ITEC North East, who is co-delivering the training, added: “Over the past eighteen months, ITEC North East has slowly introduced new programmes that can give people the opportunities to upskill themselves. We’ve recognised the need for people looking to better themselves with new qualifications and skills so to be recognised for our commitment to improving employment opportunities is a great thing.”

Details of the funded courses can be found at