BUDGET 2011: Live coverage of Osborne's Budget today from 12:30

Budget Day is finally here. It's not quite as good as Christmas but it could work out just as expensive for small businesses. Today, Smarta is joined by a panel of entrepreneurs and business experts to unpick and uncover the hidden meanings behind the chancellor's announcements. This is your chance to join the debate and ask questions of our business brains to find out exactly what the Budget will help and hinder in your business.

Osborne won't be pulling the wool over your eyes with this lot about.

On hand to talk you through today's Budget are:

Matt FAAAAACEMatt Thomas, Smarta.com
Smarta.com editor Matt Thomas has mastered the dark art of decoding business jargon and legalese, turning it into plain English. He will be steering today's webchat, siphoning out the key issues for small businesses and commenting on the effects of Osborne's measures on UK plc.

Matt on Twitter: @smartamatt

Laura Rigney

Laura Rigney, Pitcher House & Mumpreneur UK
Laura Rigney is the founder of Pitcher House, a firm dedicated to helping new products get off the production line and onto high street shelves. Laura knows the retail sector inside out and will be commenting on the effects of today's Budget on independent retailers and small traders.

Laura on Twitter: @LauraARigney

Jamie Waller

Jamie Waller, JBW Group
Jamie Waller, founder of JBW Group, one of the largest debt recovery and enforcement operations in the UK, has already tweeted his hopes for today's Budget: "Don't tax profit until it's taken out of the business. As long as I am using profit to grow then let me use it. Corp tax must go down". Let's hope Jamie gets his wish.

Jamie on Twitter: @jamiebwaller

Stephen Archer smallStephen Archer, Spring Partnerships
Stephen Archer is a regular columnist for Smarta commenting on markets and economics. The director of Spring Partnerships and founder of Archer Young Marketing, will be slicing open today's policies and unveiling their true nature.

Head over to our live chat from 12:15 today and fill up on all your Budget news for the day. WARNING: There may be swearing.

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