Sign up for InCube workshops to help your business grow

Tuesday 26th March, 2019

Did you know Renfrewshire Council’s business incubator InCube is here to help start-up and early stage enterprises in the area?

The InCube Business Base, which can be found at 27 High Street, Paisley, provides practical support, advice and business skills training, all designed to help your business grow and flourish.

Working with partners Business Gateway, Digital Boost and the Prince’s Trust, InCube is a community of entrepreneurs and innovators whose future success will contribute to Renfrewshire’s economic growth.

As well as being your first stop for business advice, InCube also offers a host of free-to-attend workshops and networking events to provide support for your new business.

Take a look at some of the workshops and events taking place over the coming weeks and months – and find out how you can sign up below.

 

APRIL

Creative Toolkit – Session 1

This session with trainer and motivational speaker Marion Morrison will help you with the following:

  • Become clear on how you are in control to create your goals and a vision for your business
  • Be a flourishing, determined self-leader
  • Create a system to manage time and stress
  • Develop an understanding of the triggers that can throw you off balance and how to refocus

Marion uses time management techniques, confidence building and emotional resilience to help you clarify your goals, achieve development objectives and unlock your potential.

When: Wednesday 24 April – 10am – 12pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

MAY

Costing & Pricing

This interactive workshop focuses on what to consider when costing and pricing your product or service. This will include:

  • What elements to consider when costing & pricing your work
  • How to calculate direct costs
  • How to calculate overheads
  • How to cost your time
  • How to consider the value of your product within the marketplace
  • How to calculate a price for wholesale
  • How does the lifecycle of your product reflect its pricing?

When: Wednesday 1 May – 10am – 1pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

Website in A Day

Are you a start-up or small business who wants to set up a website you can self-manage? This fun but practical one-day free workshop is perfect – and at the end of the day you will have a site ready to go live. This will include:

  • A flexible, easy to use website with the ability to make changes
  • Up to six webpages
  • E-commerce functionality
  • Mobile optimised
  • SEO-friendly
  • Design banners
  • Call-to-action buttons
  • A conversion strategy for enquiries.

After the workshop you will receive a PDF guide with links to what was discussed in the workshop and free support for three months – capped at one hour per month.

When: Wednesday 15 May – 9am – 4pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Find out more and how to sign up here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

Creative Toolkit – Session 2

This second Creative Toolkit session with Marion Morrison will help you with:

  • Creating your motivation on demand
  • Being bigger than any interruption- getting laser sharp focused
  • Daily practices to boost your business and enthusiasm
  • Creating a confidence and excitement that inspires you to take action
  • Power tool consistency, ease, making life work for you.

When: Wednesday 29 May – 10am – 12pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

JUNE

Marketing: Create a One-Page Marketing Plan

This interactive half-day workshop aims to give you an overview of marketing and will explore approaches to raising the profile of your business, including:

  • Identifying your Marketing Aims
  • Multi-Channel Marketing: Identifying the most appropriate channels of marketing for your business
  • Connecting with your audience & influencers of your brand
  • Competitor analysis: how to stay ahead of the competition
  • PR & Media: An introduction of how to write a press release and approach the media
  • Creation of a one-page Marketing Plan for each business.

When: Wednesday 5 June – 10am – 1pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

 

Retailing: Pitching to Buyers

This workshop will focus on the value of selling via a stockist / retailer versus selling direct via your own website and will explore:

  • How to cost & price your work for wholesale sales
  • Researching your market
  • How to target & approach the right buyers
  • Using social media to approach buyers /stockist and raise your profile
  • Preparing for a Trade Show
  • Building and maintaining relationships with buyers
  • How to negotiate with a buyer

At the end of the workshop you will have created a document which gives an outline of your own retail strategy regarding wholesale sales, targeting stockists and three main goals to prioritise going forward.

When: Wednesday 26 June – 10am – 1pm

Where: InCube Business Base, 27 High Street, Paisley

Book your place here. (Link opens in a new tab)

Find out more about the InCube programme

I would advise any other creative businesses to think about setting up in Paisley because the potential is massive – there is such a great community of creative people.

Jane Hunter
Textile artist

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