After much deliberation, I've finally decided to create two more education companies in Q1 2008.
My current online company, edu 2.0, is focused on schools (K-12 and college) and is growing by a healthy 10% every week. Its e-learning platform is already quite advanced and getting better every day. But since corporate e-learning is a multi-billion dollar marketplace, it seems silly to not leverage my investment in the edu 2.0 e-learning platform and apply it to the corporate space. Especially since I used to be a corporate instructor and have decent experience in that area.
The first new company will take ownership of the edu 2.0 e-learning platform and license it to whoever wants a state-of-the-art education platform to build on. edu 2.0 will license the platform from this new company.
The second new company will also license the e-learning platform and then re-license it on a subscription basis to corporations that want a low-cost, feature-rich, web-hosted e-learning platform for teaching employees and customers.
Any feedback on the wisdom of this plan is most welcome!