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InCube at Renfrewshire Council

Deadline: 17 July 2017 at 17:00

The Invest in Renfrewshire Incubator Hub (InCube) is a fantastic opportunity to launch or grow your own creative business with funding and support from industry specialists and advisors.

Winning entrepreneurs will win a package of support for up to 9 months including:

Free office & meeting space in modern & fully equipped premises in Paisley town centre, with free IT, video conferencing 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
The InCube programme is tailored to the needs of emerging creative retail businesses including those in the fashion, textile, jewellery and craft sectors.

Successful applicants (InCubees) will attend the core programme for up to 2 days per week with hot desks /business development space being available a further 3 days per week on an optional and pre-bookable basis. The core programme will be delivered over 6 months with workshops delivered by industry experts and a variety of sessions including Inspirers sessions, workshops, mentoring and business planning sessions. Additional workshops and support may be available by agreement.

Advice and support will be available for branding, website creation & management, social media and e-commerce.

InCubees will also have the opportunity to sell their products at InCube Shop.

Location: East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire

For further information, please contact (, or visit

The deadline is Monday 17 July 2017 at 17:00.

Crafts / Design / Fashion