Whenever we are starting a new venture it is always good to pray to Lord Ganesha. He is also Vignaeshwara, he who abolishs vignas.
Suklam bharadaram Vishnum Sasivarnam chaturbhujam
prasanna vadanam dhyaayaet sarva vighnoapaSaamtayae
agajaanana padmaarkam gajaanana maharniSam
anaekadamtam bhaktaanaam yaekadamta mupaasmahae.
The below slokam is for good education which has to be recited for 1108 times.
Srii hayagriivaaya namah
The below slokam is recited 21 times for a happy living.