BY MARTIN SMITH – FINANCE EXPERT @ TOPTAL #Amazon #DirectToConsumer #eCommerce #Internet#OnlineShopping #Retail The shift from offline/brick-and-mortar retail to online eCommerce is a trend that has garnered attention and commentary for much of the last two decades. What was once a niche market focused on selling a few select products and services has ballooned into … Continue reading "Choosing the Right eCommerce Business Model to Sell Your Product"
BY TASO DU VAL – CEO @ TOPTAL At Toptal, we’re building a software product that aims to revolutionize team creation, contracting, and human resources. Our remote team is completely distributed: we have no office, and we work from all around the globe. And when I say “all around the globe”, I mean all around … Continue reading "The Ultimate Remote Team Culture"
BY SCOTT BROWN – FREELANCE FINANCE EXPERT @ TOPTAL #CFO #Finance #Hiring The value of a CFO for a young company is a hotly contested topic. Many argue that they are unnecessary add-ons and that a small, savvy, well-trained financial team can satisfy the business’s needs. On the other hand, CFO’s bring a deeper and … Continue reading "How Long Can Your Startup Survive Without a Full-Time CFO?"
BY JAN SCHULZ-HOFEN – FOUNDER & CEO @ PLANIO #bootstrapping #Open Source #Remote #vc Read the Spanish version of this article translated by Marisela Ordaz If you ask me, working remotely rocks. I’m currently writing from a small beach bar located on a remote island in southern Thailand. Looking up from my laptop, I see … Continue reading "Bootstrapped: Building A Remote Company"
BY TOBY CLARENCE-SMITH – LEAD FINANCE BLOG EDITOR @ TOPTAL #Startup #unicorn #venturecapital Read the Spanish version of this article translated by Marisela Ordaz. Between 2013 and 2015, the number of Unicorns (private technology companies valued at over $1 billion) exploded from 16 to 140, marking an incredible growth spurt in valuations and positive sentiment … Continue reading "The Party Isn’t Over: A Deep-Dive into Why Unicorns Will Bounce Back in 2017"
BY MATT SWANSON – MANAGING PARTNER @ SILICON VALLEY SOFTWARE GROUP #CEO #Entrepreneur #SiliconValley This article was translated into Spanish There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives … Continue reading "The New Wave of Entrepreneurship"