12 concepts every young person should learn about Social Technopreneurship before graduating from secondary school:

IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL/PHYSICAL HEALTH
IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL/PHYSICAL HEALTH

--- This means eating right, getting enough sleep and exercise, building strong ties with family, friends and community. You are part of a larger world and your network is crucial to your personal and professional success. The most important relationship you will ever have with anyone for the rest of your life is yourself - so treat yourself well, do the right things.

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JOY OF BIZ & OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION
JOY OF BIZ & OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION

--- Where others see obstacles, train your mind to see opportunities. You cannot teach drive and hunger in business school, but I have met thousands of young people who have the drive and the hunger to make their families proud, build good communities, go to college, and exit poverty via entrepreneurship.

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THE ECONOMICS OF 1 UNIT
THE ECONOMICS OF 1 UNIT

--- This is the cornerstone of the business plan. Many young people think of how they will make millions. I want them to think of how they will sell one product, or one hour of service, and make a profit.

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THE LAWS OF SUPPLY & DEMAND
THE LAWS OF SUPPLY & DEMAND

--- The laws of supply and demand are the most important economic concepts that the entrepreneur needs to know. The forces of supply and demand interact in a free market economy to determine prices.

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DON'T COMPETE, CREATE & COLLABORATE
DON'T COMPETE, CREATE & COLLABORATE

--- How will you beat your competition? What is your edge in business? How can you CREATE or COLLABORATE a winning business model with an advantage?

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WEALTH CREATION
WEALTH CREATION

--- Most wealth is created through the creation of a business opportunity combined with ownership. In an entrepreneurial endeavor, wealth is created by building a business that has a profit, and can be sold for a multiple of earnings. Both mental and monetary wealth are the end result of a successful entrepreneurial career.

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THE RULE OF 72
THE RULE OF 72

--- If you take the percentage of interest you receive on an investment and divide the number by 72, you will know how many years it will take to double your investment. This concept is key to wealth creation, and is a valuable way to teach a young person to start investing early.

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HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

--- There is a saying that goes, "Failing to plan is planning to fail." A lot of young people have visions and dreams. But by putting them in writing, I am convinced their chances will improve.

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MARKETING: PUT SELF IN CLIENT'S SHOE
MARKETING: PUT SELF IN CLIENT'S SHOE

--- If you listen to your customer and ask good questions, they will tell you their needs and what causes them stress. People are fascinating and you can learn so much about their needs if you put yourself in their shoes by asking good questions and really listening.

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THE BASIC SALES CALL
THE BASIC SALES CALL

--- I always encourage students to view selling as educating. By identifying the consumer needs, a young person can educate the customer on the benefits of the product or service.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT (ROI, BREAKEVEN)
FINANCIAL STATEMENT (ROI, BREAKEVEN)

--- It is important to understand that giving time, energy and money to your business is an investment. You do this because you believe that someday your business will earn more than the time, energy and money you put into it. And break-even is important because it tells you whether or not you can afford your business/marketing plan.

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LEADERSHIP & GIVING BACK
LEADERSHIP & GIVING BACK

--- Every great leader in business is aware of the community around them and looks to satisfy a community need. Philanthropy is good business, and if you are known as someone who cares about your community, more people will want to do business with you.

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SOCIAL TECHNOPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION