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The Toptal Finance Blog is a hub for in-depth studies and analysis on all facets of finance, ranging from innovative strategies on raising capital to detailed coverage of new finance trends and technologies.

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Valuation Ratios: The Key Metrics Finance Experts Need To Know

by Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Not sure when to use which valuation ratio for which situation? In this article, we’ll delve into the must-know metrics and provide heuristics of when to use which measure.

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Strategies To Recession-Proof Your Business

by Alex Graham, CFA

Some industries like healthcare and utilities are naturally recession-proof. However, if you operate in more cyclical sectors, there is a range of initiatives that you can implement to make your business more resilient to economic shocks.

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What's a Startup Worth? Guidelines and Best Practices

by Natasha Ketabchi

How do you value a startup or a scaleup? This is a question that plagues both founders and investors. Arriving at a figure all parties can agree upon is not very straightforward: ultimately, valuation is more of an art than a science.

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All in the Family - A Guide to Family Offices

by Greg Barasia, CFA

Family Offices are becoming increasingly popular and prominent in investment circles. Their rise is due to changing economic conditions and the increased flexibility and control that families wish to exert with their capital.

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What Happened to BlackBerry: Zombie Stock or Comeback King?

by Natasha Ketabchi

What happened to Blackberry? The company, once the most valuable in Canada, has effectively been a zombie stock for a while. Is the picture painted by the stock a fair one, particularly for a company whose revenues are up 20% YoY?

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The 6 Most Recession-Proof Industries

by Alex Graham, CFA

Recession-proof industries either provide an absolute necessity that consumers will always keep purchasing, or have characteristics that are conducive to experiencing increased demand in downturns.

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Serving Food From the Cloud

by Naveen Sharda

The restaurant industry is infamous for its failure rate. The most common reason for failure is location. Cloud kitchens do away with this obstacle, allowing restaurants to operate without having a central hip location.

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Digital Banking Innovation in the Age of Disruption

by Nirvikar Jain

To understand the recent decline in prominence of large banking conglomerates we must first understand the innovation history of the industry. This provides clues towards the paths banks must take for an innovative future.

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