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Everyone knows that football is one of the most lucrative sports in the world: but just how much money goes into the beautiful game?

Alternative finance comes of age

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As part of the Queen's Speech the Enterprise Bill offered support for small businesses hampered by late payments: but even with added help these companies must take action to tackle the problems themselves

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The current economic backdrop, coupled with renewed flexibility in the banking sector, means that for anyone thinking of growing a business through acquisition now could be a good time to start

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