Starting a business: Your questions

US technology sector entrepreneur Eric Ries
Image caption Eric Ries has launched a number of firms in Silicon Valley

Are you thinking of launching a small business? Or do you currently run your own?

If you have any questions you would like answered regarding small businesses, a new BBC panel of experts may be able to help.

The six panel members are all proven entrepreneurs, who are ready and waiting to share their expertise:

Julie Meyer, the boss of London-based investment fund Ariadne Capital; Ian Livingstone, life president of computer games business Eidos; Tom Ryan, founder of Smashburger, one of the fastest growing companies in the US.

Joining them will be Dieter Burmester, founder of luxury German hi-fi company Burmester; Ron Mahabir, co-founder of Asia Cleantech Capital, which invests in green energy projects; and Eric Ries, Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and start-up advisor.