First speakers announced for 'the smarta way to do business LIVE'

The day will consist of insightful and inspirational talks, panel debates, networking and we've also got some great giveaways lined up for those attending!

Today, we can reveal the following entrepreneurial speakers:

King of Shaves founder Will King, the maverick who took on the shaving giants to create a hugely successful, British brand.

Watch our interview with Will

Lynne Franks - she created the PR industry as we know it, cutting her teeth on huge fashion brands back in the seventies. Back with a new business, B.Hive, she's a formidable businesswoman and an inspirational speaker.

Watch our interview with Lynne

Doug Richard: ex-Dragons' Den investor and an entrepreneur with a series of successful business exits under his belt. Founder of the School for Startups, Richard has a sharp nose for a tasty start-up.

Watch our interview with Doug

Carl Hopkins, founder of business angel service Kloog, MD of Job Link Solutions CIC and star of Secret Millionaire. A genuine marketing guru, Hopkins has the inside track on the cutting edge marketing techniques that really work.

Kanya King, who single-handedly launched the legendary MOBO Awards. Today, the event is screened worldwide and showcases some of the greatest artists of our times.

Watch our interview with Kanya

Shed Simove, the one and only. A branding genius who's grabbed more column inches for his amazing and wacky inventions (his Cock-A-Doodle pad is a product like no other) than you've had hot dinners. Learn from the Ideas Man himself.

And our very own Shaa Wasmund: social media evangelist, founder of Smarta, pioneering businesswoman. What she doesn't know about cutting deals and building a network could be written on the back of a stamp.

Watch our interview with Shaa

New speakers will be announced weekly, but sign-up now to avoid disappointment.

To follow our live coverage of the event on the day, keep your eyes trained on the #smartaLIVE hashtag. We'll be bringing you tips and tasty nuggets from all of our speakers as they happen.

The smarta way to do business LIVE takes place on February 28 at the British Library. The event runs from 9am to 5pm. Tickets are £30

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