Free Lessons

  • What is SAGE?
  • What curriculum does it offer?
  • Who are SAGE’s mentors?
  • What happens at a SAGE competition?
  • Where are the competitions?
  • How Do I Start a SAGE Team?
  • What is the monetary value of a university education vs. high school?
  • If I major in business in college, what kind of career might fit for me?
  • Why is it important to find good mentors?
  • What are examples of good places to find a mentor? (e.g., SCORE, SAGE, Enactus, etc.)

https://www.score.org/

https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/osbdc/resources/11409

http://enactus.org/

http://www.sageglobal.org/?page_id=11197

  • What is the role of global organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations?
  • Why foreign exchange rates matter?
  • What is the difference between a Macro and a Micro Social Entrepreneur?
  • What does a lean canvas look like for a social entrepreneur?
  • How are social entrepreneurs held accountable? How are “profits” measured?
  • What is social entrepreneurship?
  • What is the triple bottom line?
  • How does it differ from commercial entrepreneurship?
  • What is the difference between a micro and a macro social entrepreneur?
  • What are some examples of social enterprises?
  • Can I create a social enterprise to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
  • –SAGE World Cup 2017 examples
  • What is civic engagement?
  • How your business is affected by local, state and federal government
  • How to engineer sustainable business practices into your business
  • What is risk?
  • How to minimize risk and maximize return?
  • How is managing risk like rolling dice?
  • What financial statistics should I compute from financial statements? (e.g., breakeven, working capital, current ratio, debt to equity, return on sales, return on equity)
  • What is intellectual property, in general?
  • What are trademarks/service marks?
  • What are patents?
  • What are copyrights?
  • What are domain names?
  • What are some “thorny” issues involving ownership?
  • –Mark Zuckerberg and Winklevoss Twins example
  • –Examples from Rahn article
  • What is income tax?

–it’s based on a company’s net income before tax

  • What is self-employment tax

–it’s a social security tax paid by  an owner of a business

  • What is payroll tax?

–it’s based on the amount paid to employees in wages and salaries

  • What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?
  • What is sales tax?

–it’s a tax collected from customers and paid to the state and county government on the sale of goods (but not services)

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