Live webchat with Doug Richard

Smarta is pleased to announce entrepreneur Doug Richard will be joining us for a live web chat from 1pm today, where he will be discussing his Entrepreneurs' Manifesto and taking questions from readers.

In a document due to be published on Smarta later today, the former Dragon will call for the government to overhaul its support system for small businesses, claiming starting a new business in the UK means entering a 'Kafkaesque world of bureaucracy'.

The Manifesto will call for more government contracts to go to small businesses and a simpler process for people who wish to start-up. "You should be able to start up a business in an afternoon," he told The Telegraph yesterday.

Doug will be answering your questions live from 1pm on, and we'll have the Manifesto, as well as an exclusive video interview with Doug from 5pm - so stay tuned!

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