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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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Creating a Narrative from Numbers

by Ali Al-Suhail

The key to a successful business plan is a coherent story built around financial projections and external context.

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Small Business Resources for COVID-19: Loans, Grants, and Credits

by James Costello

Many American businesses have been forced to close or drastically cut back operations due to an unprecedented pandemic affecting the entire globe. Thankfully, the government, communities, and even private business have stepped up.

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Financial Distress in a Crisis: You Can’t Predict, You Can Prepare

by Jeff Anapolsky

Financial distress can quickly escalate during times of economic stress. What are the steps to take to protect against downside risks while preserving upside optionality?

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Strategies for Raising Startup Capital in Small Markets

by Brendan Fitzgerald

Raising startup capital in smaller cities is harder than in prominent areas, like Silicon Valley. Strategies for fundraising must be tweaked to account for the different blend of investors on offer.

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A Century of Pandemics - Counting the Economic Costs

by Martin Schwarzburg

What are the real financial impacts of a pandemic like COVID-19? Using data from past pandemics and recent research, we estimate the current and projected costs.

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What to Consider in a Pandemic Business Continuity Plan

by Natasha Ketabchi

How can businesses and shareholders think about ensuring their survival in an evolving pandemic? Business continuity plans have gone out of the window. How can they be adapted to survive the current situation?

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Remote Reinvention: Finding Your Finance Consultant Niche

by Alex Graham, CFA

How do you get started as a remote finance consultant? Finding your niche is the first step toward building a brand for a consulting venture.

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Why Tesla? Evaluating the Electric Craze

by Zachary Elfman

Tesla shares are up 60% over the past 12 months—performing relatively well even with the impacts of the coronavirus on the broader stock market (S&P 500 down ~11% over the same period). We dissect the drivers and unpack what the market is building into TSLA’s valuation.

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