'Dragon' on hunt for entrepreneurs

Rachel Elnaugh, one of the UK's best known businesswomen and star of the BBC's Dragons' Den, is on the hunt for entrepreneurs to take on the challenge of launching and running a new, online web-based directory and information resource for local people in all areas of the UK.

Yourhomepagein.co.uk is a franchise operation run for local people, by local people, providing essential information about local businesses and services. It sits as a homepage giving information on local news, the weather, local events, local restaurants etc - indeed any and all information that is relevant to the local community. All that is required is someone to run it.

Rachel explains: 'For it to succeed requires the passion of a local entrepreneur committed to their local community, who is not afraid of hard work and who wants to be well rewarded for the effort that they put in. That person could be anyone who wants to work for themselves, to be their own boss, and make good returns, whilst providing a service that supports local businesses and the local economy.

'To every new business venture there is a risk, but it is unusual to find such an opportunity where the cost of entry is comparatively low and the risk minimal. The franchise model is an excellent way for individuals to start a business and learn what they are truly capable of, with the resources and support in place to help them. The brand execution of Yourhomepagein is well thought-through and professional in its design, and is an exciting opportunity for any would-be entrepreneur.'

The company adds: 'Yourhomepagein is not just a directory! It is a complete Community Website Online. It is the only interactive community website where the public can put on, completely free, their own local news, sports, community events, special occasions and classifieds plus competitions, horoscopes, and local offers, that everybody in their local town can enjoy.'