Television programmes based on entrepreneurship, such as The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den, have shown that "all types of people" can start businesses, according to the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies (NFEA).George Derbyshire, chief executive of the NFEA, says that business-based reality television programmes have raised awareness and boosted confidence among budding entrepreneurs, with Britons beginning to realise the benefits of owning their own business.Mr Derbyshire said that the Make Your Mark Campaign – aimed at helping entrepreneurs to develop ideas – has also helped to promote entrepreneurship."People are confident and more people than ever have got the resources to contemplate starting a business," he said.Mr Derbyshire added that "the opportunities are there" for people who have bags of ambition and the right attitude to succeed.A recent study by Barclays revealed that 471,000 new businesses were launched during 2007 – the highest number since records began in 1988.The NFEA is a national network of enterprise agencies.