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Innocent Drinks founder has £1m to invest in budding entrepreneurs

Budding entrepreneurs with great business ideas have got the chance to secure investment while starring in a new TV show for BBC Three.

Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed is fronting the series and he has £1 million to invest in the next wave of entrepreneurs.

Reed established Innocent Drinks when he was in his early 20s but struggled to get funding. However, one man took a chance on them and the company excelled, turning Reed and his fellow co-founders into millionaires.

Anyone aged 18 or over with a great business idea or those who already have a business but need help to make it grow can apply for the show, which is called Be Your Own Boss.

To apply for the TV show visit:

By Kirsty Hewitt

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