We fully understand the need to conduct a thorough due diligence prior to engaging in any professional relationship, as due diligence is part of our own filtration process.
Due to the mandates of federal and state(s) securities laws regarding compliance of our portfolio companies to qualify for FEDERAL AND STATE EXEMPTIONS FROM SECURITIES REGISTRATION, we are PROHIBITED from identifying our portfolio companies, so as not to violate those exemptions from securities registration.
However, from time-to-time our portfolio companies, as well as our Partners, will send us un-solicited testimonials about their successes and appreciation they have for our process, which we are allowed to post here to assist you in your due diligence efforts.
Prior to 2021, we never advertised our “Wall St. to Main St.” capital raising process. 100% of our portfolio companies came through a highly selective referral network, by invitation only. Since then, we’ve opened the door for anyone who has what it takes to go the distance.
What Entrepreneurs are saying...
“Financial Architect™ [ Included within the Corporate Engineering Conservatory™] … is practical and easy to follow program to raise capital and manage the Financial health of the business.” Jack Kerish, CEO, EdLab Ltd.
“These folks are knowledgeable, professional, and keep up on all the difficult regulations of the securities markets. I highly recommend their services to anyone I can.” James Holton, Retired Chairman: Citizens National Bank of St. Louis, MO
“They structured the deal, produced the document, and showed us how to raise capital. It only took five and a half months to raise all of it once we knew how.” Larry M. Mancour, Retired CEO: Chestnut Valley Golf Course, Harbor Springs, MI
“The Note/Equity Kicker PPM you and your tools helped us create is fantastic. Thank you. We have raised about half of the $1 million, and need to get this out quickly to a broader audience of people who are attracted to Note/Equity packages (11% coupon on ours).” David Spigner, CEO, Boda Borg Corporation
What Educators are saying...
“As an entrepreneur turned educator I only wish I had access to such an insightful [FAS Course] when I started my first business. "The [Commonwealth Capital] people have taken the mystery out of raising capital and how capital deals are structured. Through a step by step process the entrepreneur can now look at the many options available to raise capital and scale their business. The [FAS Course] is a must read for serious entrepreneurs who want to grow.” Leonard Gingerella, Clinical Professor, Entrepreneurial Studies Loyola University-Chicago
“The [FAS Course] [Included within the Corporate Engineering Conservatory™] is one of the most complete and well written primers on the subject that I have read. We intend to make it required reading for our inventors and contract executives here at the Center.” David Falter, Executive Director Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Northwestern University DevLab – Center for Technology Commercialization
“They [Commonwealth Capital]] decided to bring some of the success strategies used by major corporations to smaller, entrepreneurial ventures! The company’s goal is to educate business owners; and to provide them with the legal documents and other tools necessary to develop effective deal structures…with the goal of attracting more investors. Bottom line, their mission matches Center for Urban Business’s mission of assisting small businesses to achieve the next level of significant growth.” Freida J. Curry, Executive Director Center for Urban Business – University of Illinois at Chicago
What attorneys and CPAs are saying...
“We are very impressed with this program ([FAS Course] [Included within the Corporate Engineering Conservatory™]).” Norman Poplowitz: Devine, Blalock, Martin & Sellari CPAs, West Palm Beach, FL
“Things are coming along nicely. I prepared the PPM, but instead of approaching investors, I approached prospective ‘members’ basically franchising my company. The initial membership provided the funding I needed to expand, and now if I ever need more funding, I have a base of people, (my members) to go to if they want to earn a share of their investment, kind of like an employee stock option, but these people are not employees. So thanks again for your phenomenal Financial Architect™ [Included within the Corporate Engineering Conservatory™] program.” Sharon Claar, CPA Managing Partner JTB Associates, LLC
“Any start-up or early-stage company seeking to raise capital could save itself substantial time and expense by first utilizing the information provided in this eminently practical tool.” Dexter Johnson, Esq., Mallon & Johnson, P.C., Chicago, IL
“The authorship and construction of securities offering documents leaves nothing to be desired.” Lynn Stedman, Attorney at Law: Stedman, Fershee, & Fershee Attorneys at Law, Petoskey, MI
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