InCube Renfrewshire – business incubator in Paisley
Our new business incubator for creative retail businesses is here.
InCube is Invest in Renfrewshire’s new business programme to launch and grow creative retail businesses. All our InCube businesses won their places against stiff competition and they’re all making the most of their year in the InCube where they get a broad mix of support, training and advice from industry experts. The incubator gives young businesses a worry-free environment in which they can concentrate on developing their products, services and markets.
Up to 20 businesses will win an InCube place every year. They’ll get a package of support that’s worth more than £11,000 and includes funding and support:
- Start-up office space in bright, newly refurbished & fully equipped premises in Paisley town centre, with free IT and WiFi
- Access to funding
- E-commerce, branding, website & social media support from specialist advisors
- Access to a range of workshops on the “how to” aspects of making your business successful eg marketing, book-keeping, sales, customer service, business growth planning
- Access to free retail space in InCube shop to showcase/sell your own products
- Business advisory support
- Business mentoring within a creative, supportive environment.
- Access to high profile networking events
- Workshops and tuition from industry experts on “how to” essentials such as marketing, book-keeping, sales, customer service and business growth planning
We are a community of creative entrepreneurs working from our base at 27 High Street, Paisley.
Our new shop and retail skills academy is located at 9b Gilmour Street, Paisley. Here you will find goods and products from our InCube businesses and Renfrewshire based guest traders. We look forward to seeing you there!
From InCube Twitter:
- Calling all our #indie retail friends. Want to shout out about what you do ? Check out the @Justacard1 window stick… https://t.co/37Q2adjtCN
- @BeFabBeCreative are sponsoring a small business/creative with £300 of Fabric Printing - find out more at:… https://t.co/Y7axMKlZc7
- Today is @ukindieday - a day to cherish, support & promote our amazing independent retailers. Check out InCube Shop… https://t.co/10Vo4Z605P
- Another of our talented designers featuring her new collection at this year's Weave festival on Saturday is… https://t.co/5ilSgmM6Fs
- See the lovely work of our talented InCube graduate @LisaCJewellery at the Weave festival this Saturday - going to… https://t.co/AnQWfNlCTE
- Tomorrow (Wednesday) is @ukindieday - perfect day to show support for our amazing independent retailers & designers… https://t.co/Dnfo07nrar
- @GlasgowEtsyTeam come to Paisley - meet up tomorrow at the Old Fire Station annexe . Hope the sun continues to shi… https://t.co/CbVgMf0brM
- @EntrepScot and @WeAreSTV have joined forces to launch a new campaign celebrating entrepreneurship across Scotland.… https://t.co/kEnUEiiQn7
- Designers & makers wanted for the Makers Market taking place during the 'Weave Festival & Sma' Shot Day' in… https://t.co/JZEfhWGN9E
Supporting is in our DNA
InCube was created to help refresh Paisley’s town centre, develop creative businesses in Renfrewshire and stimulate the local economy.
We work together with businesses and our partner organisations to collaborate in a unique and innovative way.
What we’re about
Our vision is to develop businesses as well as contribute to Renfrewshire Council’s strategy.
We have a creative approach to issues. Everything can be solved in many different ways – we look for out-of-the-box solutions.
We use the latest technologies to help businesses develop and grow.
Businesses supported by InCube:
But wait, there’s more
Keep checking back for stories of our businesses, useful information and upcoming exciting events. We will be providing interesting articles on many different topics.
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