How to Start an Education Consulting Firm

Big businesses and companies are constantly looking for ways to outsource for the service needed to build their business, and consultancy is one of them.

To start an education consulting firm, keep in mind that you must have a good background in the education available in the country.

Keep in mind what your customer may want from you, in terms of schools available in the area and by what principles they teach by. To be a consultant is to be a specialist at a specific field from which your services are required.

The type of education that is available may not be the type of education that your client desires. In this case keeping a list of other options is necessary to set up your contingency plans. Make sure that your relationship with the client develops over time as you will get to know more about what the persons’ principles are all about. Consultants are hired because of their expertise and you cannot show them anything less than their expectations. Study education consultancy and visit schools in the area to learn more about what makes them different or similar to one another.

You must clearly state what you can detect and resolve, to your client. Your job is to solve the issues placed in front of you so it is necessary to state your limitations (if any to your client). This will also give people the idea that you are very realistic about the things that you can and can’t solve. This goes hand in hand with presenting yourself professionally. Continue educating yourself with the local education and even expand more on your knowledge of the subject. Since you are just starting you may want to offer free services to your first few customers, until of course you get the hang of it. This will also enable you to broaden your client list as your reputation will be presented in a good light, especially if you are successful with your free services to other customers.

Once you learn the basics on what it takes to be a consultant then you may start financing your firm. A database is essential to keep track of all your clients, their issues and specific needs so don’t hold back on the quality stuff here. You may plan on starting the firm yourself or have associates with you. Whatever you decide it is important that all are briefed with regards on the firms policies on how to handle things and situations. Bear in mind that it is better to have only a few associates yet well educated and learned ones, rather than have many that are inexperienced.

Be able to compare to the competition. You may want to review or reflect on other consulting firms, even if they are not the ones specific to any field. This is because there are so many people out there that may be using the same techniques or strategies as you. Their failure or success will give you an idea of whether or not you too should engage in that particular task.

To get people to hire you, you must promote your services accordingly. This is where the free introductory services come in. This is a make or break stage so even if you make no money out of the case you should still give it your all since it will be able to set an example t the public market, and this example needs to be positive to get people to your firm. Publish an advertisement in a newspaper, magazine or local gazette.


  • Lisa said on July 10, 2013
    I am interested in starting an education consulting firm in Springfield IL. I do not know what kind paper work I should do and where I should go to get those forms? I appreciated your help.
  • sahejpalsingh said on September 17, 2013
    i want to open a education consultancy in india, punjab .
  • nazmul said on February 17, 2014
    i started a consultancy farm named American International Application Center in capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. How can we get the agent ship from the American universities and how much would be profit.
  • hamid said on February 28, 2014
    want to open education consultancy in srinagar kashmir
  • Lungten said on May 8, 2014
    I am going to start education consultancy in Bhutan, Thimphu city.. may I know all requirement to fulfill my new firm.
  • Deborah said on June 30, 2014
    I want to start an educational consulting firm to teach parents math and reading strategies. Do I need some sort of curriculum?
  • Afrose said on August 6, 2014
    I would like to start an American educational consultancy in Hyderabad India. How to become an educational agent with American Universities. please suggest how to get success in this business
  • Gboko Polytechnic Gboko said on September 6, 2014
    Gboko L.G.A Gboko Benue State Nigeria, pls how do I start an Educational Consultancy Unit in the Polytechnic? Can I get a write-up on that please?
  • Muhammad Murad said on October 3, 2014
    I would like to open an office for study abroad education consultancy firm in Pakistan. If some one know the steps and the resources please share.
  • Dr V K bhatnagar said on October 25, 2014
    Sir Having an experience of about 35 years in higher education as teacher, educator and researcher now i wish to work as educational consultant in Moradabad Dist, UP India. Pl Guide.
  • Amit Saha said on November 18, 2014
    I want to be an educational consultant. Amit Saha, Melaghar, Tripura, India, Pin-799115
  • eleje emmanuel said on January 7, 2015
    pls sir I want to start an educational consulting firm , but it kind if mobile, talk to student and organize seminars to equip them toward a successfully pass in their exams. how should I go about starting..... thank you
  • abu faisal al mizan said on January 16, 2015
    I have been teaching o & A level math for years in Dhaka & I want to help my students to get into good universities around the world. How can I contact the foreign university. Best regards
  • Robert Masih Nahar said on January 26, 2015
    Europe based aviation Institute looking for tie ups with education consultancies, possibilities of franchise. Contact
  • joe said on March 13, 2015
    I am from Ghana and want to start educational consult in Ghana how should I start?
  • thankammaabraham said on April 9, 2015
    i am a british asian and i have the knowledge of migration also regulatory requirements and overseas studies visa processing and till now i am doing the services free of cost for the near and dears with out service charge .so i am thinking why dont i start legally a educational consultancy which i can earn some income . i like to start in kerala india where i have the opportunities pl guide
  • Sudi said on April 20, 2015
    I wish to open up an education consulting firm for students aspiring to go abroad. How do I approach Universities in US, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. How do I get their affiliation for Advising. Many thanks in advance for the information.
  • puneet said on April 30, 2015
    Punjab wanted to start with admissions in colleges across globe
  • mintu pandit said on May 19, 2015
    i have started an educational consultancy firm in west bengal. can u plz tell me how can i get agentship from indian universities.
  • rahul sharma said on May 22, 2015
    first step in a new type of business is quiet tough
  • binu said on May 27, 2015
    Am doing all college seats in Chennai anybody's need college admissions in Chennai cal 8939294938
  • Steve said on August 3, 2015
    I would like to start an educational consulting firm in the Chicago area. I need help.
  • Khandaker Golam Ahmed said on August 13, 2015
    I would like to start up an education consultancy firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I would really appreciate if you could tell me how to get affiliated with the American Universities(MoU) and how does it work and the mode of payment? Please let me know at your earliest time and for further queries how will i contact you?
  • Anurupa said on August 21, 2015
    Dear Sir/Madam, I want to start an Educational Consultancy in north eastern region, Silchar. How to become an American educational agent in an American University. Can you please suggest how can I get success in this business. Thank in advance.
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  • Mogire said on June 17, 2016
    Am grateful for the information in this site. I would like to start an education Agency in Kenya to link students with universities in USA and Europe. Please advise me.
  • saqib hussain khan said on June 28, 2016
    what paper work needed to open a consultancy business in india help me for this
  • anish said on October 30, 2016
    Hi There, I need a co-founder for Global Education Consulting Business. I want to start it from NCR Delhi and spread all over the world. I have been in Europe for my study for over 4 years. i know all about this business but need at least one co founder to hand the business and some investment. i am reachable at 9560461324 /, regards, Anish
  • Md Fakrul Islam said on January 6, 2017
    Dear Sir, I want to make my profession as a Education Consultant. I so making plan to open my consultancy firm. I hope to advice our country students to build there career focus, that's why I decide work on this way, I want our talent student can find and get admission to their desired subject and University, even who really do not know what subject he/she can study to build a better career. I hope to provide them for my country education level to raised up. I hope our future generation will learn and earn education to express their real talent to the whole modern science abroad.
  • Jesse Barnett said on January 14, 2017
    I want to start up as well. I have 15 year of experience and have taught at the university level. I have a BS in English Ed. A masters in education and a masters in k-12 admin.
  • Ravinder Singh said on March 9, 2017
    We are looking for Associates / Agents for setting up our Admission Counseling Centres all over India. No Investment and good income on regular basis. You only need small office space and good communication skills. If interested, please contact- Ravinder Singh : 9899809246 / E-mail :


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