Invest in Renfrewshire is calling on new creative local businesses to join its InCube community by entering a competition that could win them up to a year’s intensive support.

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From a business base in Paisley High Street, InCube enterprises enjoy ongoing advice and support. This is designed to help them develop their products and reach high street, online and export customers. They also get access to a range of financial and business skills training from experts and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs can expect to be InCube for up to a year where it is rent-free, rates-free and worry- free, and gives them the opportunity to focus on building their businesses.

This year’s InCube businesses cite the practical support, bespoke premises and sense of community as the chief benefits to being part of the Incubator.

The competition for the next generation of ‘InCubers’ was announced at a Bloggers’ evening at the InCube Shop in Paisley’s Gilmour Street. The shop shone brightly in the websphere when lifestyle bloggers gathered to view and review the store’s unique range of designer and craft wares.

The shop is the retail arm of the business incubator and carries: textiles by designers Amy McGregor and Siobhan Grey; fine art from; bridal accessories from Bella Brilla, hats by Pea Cooper and exclusive children’s wear from Treetops. Live music on the night was provided by Phil Hoolahan whose innovative guitar slides are already popular with musicians.

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Renfrewshire entrepreneurs ready to take the next enterprising step can find out more about InCube, and apply to win a place at Applications close on 25 April.