• $ 500 Goes toward personality testing and analysis for top candidates

  • $ 1,500 Helps cover the cost of a lead- generation campaign

  • $ 8,000 Subsidizes a recruit's salary and other expenses until he or she starts landing deals

  • Bonus: $ 1,295 Sage also puts rookies through an intense, one-week training program, free of charge, and follows up with coaching assistance.