Why Beacon?


Joe Visconti is founder and President of Beacon Education Consulting, LLC. As a consultant, he advises owners of exit strategies and assists them in the sale of their business. He also identifies acquisition candidates for private investors, mid-sized firms, or public-school groups. 

Joe’s experience as Founder and President for the Academy of Computer Careers spanned 18 years. The schools were nationally accredited with multi campuses servicing Southern New Jersey. The organization was sold to Prism Career Institute and Mr. Visconti remained with the group as Vice President of Business Development. His efforts at Prism, Pioneer Education, LLC, and Beacon Education Consulting resulted in acquisitions ranging from $250,000 to $6.5 million. Joe has advised business owners selling to Private Investors, Venture Capitalist Groups, and publicly traded career training schools such as Lincoln Educational Services.

Core Values

The company directs its efforts as a well-respected merger, acquisition, and business broker nationally in the educational post-secondary sector, and regionally in South Jersey with the main street business market. Beacon will engage in extensive due diligence and financial analysis on the front end of the engagement to gain and ensure optimal strategy for each client. This process will properly position the firm to represent the client as an unwavering advocate.

Membership and Affiliations

International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)


The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is an international association for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions.

Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey


CCSNJ is the region’s largest, most active, and influential business organization. Started in 1873 as the Camden Board of Trade, the organization and has grown to represent the seven counties of Southern New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia and Northern Delaware.

Better Business Bureau


BBB’s Vision: An ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other.



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