There are two aspects that make it quite difficult.
The first one is the licensing or government approval, especially when your
model is unique and new unlike schools for example.
The second is related to the first one, being unique and different is an
excellent business model, however, with education it makes it risky,
because for centuries we have been conditioned in a certain way that is
difficult to change.
This means that you are going against those old established education
models and culture (which is not necessarily the best, but it's stable and
Example: I have been working in the online learning domain for more than 10
years and it only started to become mainstream in the past 2 or 3, and not
in all parts of the world or all organizations.
Given the choice between old style classroom training and e-learning,
companies still prefer the old way (sending their employees to training
While some training centers do a great job, some don't, and in both cases
there are many other related deficiencies like: (the forgetting curve, lack
of customization and personalization, time wasted outside the classroom,
inability to re-access the course or part of it later etc... )
Having an education business is a brilliant thing if you are prepared for
the battles and believe that you will indeed go against the incumbent
culture and change it.
All the best.
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