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October 2011

Dragon to help new business

The Coventry Telegraph has launched an initiative called Local Business Accelerators, which is backed by Dragons' Den judge, Deborah Meaden and spearheaded by the voice of local media, the Newspaper Society. Nearly 500 local press publications are joining forces to promote the strength and value of local newspapers for local businesses and communities.

They are searching for the area's most promising young businesses and helping them to accelerate their success with top professional advice from local business mentors plus a substantial allocation of free advertising space in the Coventry Telegraph or Coventry Times.

One lucky business picked from the hundreds of regional winners will get individual mentoring sessions from the LBA national ambassador Deborah Meaden, who will become a consultant and mentor to the business for one year.

This week the Coventry Telegraph launches its Local Business Accelerators search. It’s open to all businesses that are active in the local community, between one and three years old and full of potential. They may have a great idea or product, or even found a new market. They're the kind of businesses that will create new jobs and individually they will create pride in the community.

If you want the chance to receive  invaluable business support and advertising space in the Coventry Telegraph or Coventry Times,  visit for more information on the scheme and how to enter.

Entries close 14th November 2011.