Start your Own College Planning and Consultant Business

Start your Own College Planning and Consultant Business

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Baker & Taylor
Offers information on starting a college planning consultant business by identifying a specialty or services and mastering business basics such as establishing a company as a legal entity.

Perseus Publishing
A record 21.6 million students attended American colleges and universities in the fall of 2012. Of those students, the U.S. Census Bureau says, more than 4.4 million were in the 15-19 age bracket, the market primed and ready for the advice dispensed by college consultants. The experts at Entrepreneur zero in on this growing marketing and show education enthusiasts how to turn their passion into profits with a college planning and consultant business.

Thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, nearly 4,500 institutions of higher learning, and more than 21 million students, the need for college admissions consulting services continues to grow. The experts at Entrepreneur detail how education enthusiasts and/ or those with a passion for counseling others can take advantage of this home-based business opportunity.

Coached by our experts, entrepreneurs learn how to identify their specialty or services?from steering high school students towards acceptance to assisting in filing admission and financial applications and other market needs. They also learn business basics such as establishing their company as a legal entity, outfitting a home office, handling the finances, promoting your services and the like. Given contact lists, resource lists, sample documents, and even interviews from practicing entrepreneurs sharing money-saving tips, pitfalls to avoid, and tricks of the trade, entrepreneurs gain all the intel they need to make their business startup and launch a success.

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This guide shows school counselors and others how to start a college planning consultant business. It outlines statistics on the academic community and the various services offered by educational consultants and their daily activities, then explains how to do market research; write a business plan, name the business, select a legal form, and acquire licenses; hire other professionals to deal with finances, legal issues, insurance, and computers; create a home office; learn about organizations and publications relevant to the field, as well as counseling certification programs; find clients and use internet tools; get free publicity through feature articles, giving presentations, and joining organizations; understand financial matters; and ensure success. It does not detail skills and techniques in the consulting process; it assumes readers already have these skills or will learn them from other sources. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9781599185064
Branch Call Number: 371.422 SANDL
Characteristics: 179 pages ; cm
Additional Contributors: Entrepreneur Press
Notes: Includes index


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