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What’s a Franchise Worth?

  90% of businesses fail in the first five years.  When I hear this statistic, what jumps at me is that 10% of the businesses succeed.  So, naturally, I want to know why? What do the 10% of the businesses that...


What’s the Eiffel Tower Worth?

  Let's have some fun today. I have been fortunate to have valued some of the most unique assets in the world, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Atlanta Airport, the Aleyaskan Pipeline, and the State of Hawaii. In this video, I will walk...


Sage Thought Leadership Podcast: Thought Leader – Bharat Kanodia on why valuations are such a mystery

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How a 409a valuation works?

Could you predict if a 4-year-old will be successful? Or if a rookie soccer player will play for the national team? Or if a newly married couple will stay together forever? I can’t. But part of my job is to...


What’s a Podcast Worth?

Podcasting is the fastest-growing segment in media and entertainment. Its invention has triggered the decline of the old and stogy gatekeepers who have silenced the common man’s voice for decades.  Podcasting today is where radio and television were in the...


What’s a Sports Team Worth?

  Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt. - Juvenal This quote works on so many levels. From the economy to sports, to entertainment. Believe it or not, the Roman gladiator games were just their version of the...


What’s a Domain Name Worth?

Buy land, they’re not making it anymore. - Mark Twain. This logic applies to any asset where the supply is limited, and the demand is ever-lasting. In the last quarter of a century, we have seen virtual assets create...


What’s an NFT Worth?

The world is continuously reinventing new ways of commerce making our lives more and more virtual. Think how folks in the nineties must have felt when they heard the term email or PDF or text messages for the first...


What’s an Online Education Business Worth?

Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education - Mark Twain Leave it to Twain to eloquently portray what a college degree is worth. Most of us don't think of education as a business. But it is, and...


What’s a Startup Worth?

They say an entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a parachute on the way down, hoping it opens in time. They are the gladiators of the business world. They are the ones who wake up every...