How can a Shelf Company Benefit Me
By owning a pre-established corporate entity, you can take advantage of the following benefits:
1. Instant availability and fast delivery
2. The ability to show longevity of company filing
3. Immediate ownership of a company with a filing history
4. Ready for immediate transfer as no stock are currently issued
5. May help when applying for contracts and financing
All our aged companies, for sale, are, or will be, in legal good standing through maintenance, reinstatement, revival or the equivalent before delivery. We can change your company name for a small fee. Moreover, we can also help you get a bank account, funding and credit lines. In addition, we encourage full disclosure in informing lenders and others that you recently acquired the older entity. Annual renewal fees are due according to government regulations and are the full responsibility of the buyer.
PLEASE NOTE: We have new programs instead of this one in which we create corporate credit profiles and assist you with building business credit so that you can open credit lines for your aged company. The lending environment has changed so we do not currently offer the program exactly as described here. The information below is a combination of personal knowledge and information from the participants in the project.
Aged Shelf Corporations with Corporate Credit
The law says that a corporation is a legal “person” separate from its owners. The age of the owner(s) does not necessarily correspond with the age of the companies. When the H.J. Heinz Company advertises that it was established in 1869, it does not mean that all the shareholders are well over 100 years old. It simply means that the company was filed in that year. You can take advantage of similar credibility benefits when advertising to customers.
The age of your company can give greater credibility to customers and lenders than a business that was recently established, especially if the length of time that you have been in business is equal to the age of the company that you acquire. For example, let’s suppose you have been in the plumbing field for 12 years. Your attorney and accountant recommend that you incorporate for liability protection and tax savings. So, you acquire a 12-year-old aged corporation that corresponds with amount of time you have been in business. This way, when you advertise that you have been in business for a dozen years, if a potential customer looks up you company, they will see that your corporation filing date will correspond with the amount of time you have actually conducted business.
Likewise, acquiring companies and other active businesses with established credit and existing credit lines as well as building credit on your company can give the business a big financial boost. It is responsible to note that age is certainly not the only factor in borrowing and business credibility, and we recommend full disclosure as to the date that you acquired the aged company.
What is a LevelUp 700 shelf company
A shelf company is an LLC or corporation that has been formed on a prior date. Typically, it will not have conducted business. It does not hold assets, has not incurred liability and has yet to issue stock. These corporations are also referred to as seasoned shelf companies. When you purchase a LevelUp 700, aged shelf company, it will arrive in your possession with articles of incorporation file stamped by the government with its incorporation date as well as:
- Articles of Incorporation
- “Action of Sole Incorporator” document which transfers the company to you
- Minutes of meetings (blank sample forms)
- A corporate kit (record book)
- Stock certificates (blank, un-issued shares)
- A corporate seal
- Corporate Bylaws (unsigned forms)
- A corporation checklist letting you know items to keep your company in good standing
- Registered agent service
- A CD with important forms
- Federal Tax ID Number
- Other important documents
What are the types of aged shelf corporations?
Shelf and aged companies can refer to different types of legal entities. This includes U.S. domestic corporations and LLC’s, as well as offshore and international entities. The term “shelf” or “aged” only refers to the fact that the company has already been filed and is sitting “on a shelf” waiting to be purchased.
What shelf company age is right for me?
It is important to choose the age appropriate to your needs. For a building contractor or consulting company the number of years in existence is important to the clientele. If you have been in the construction industry for 15 years, for example, obtaining a 15-year-old corporation may make sense because it corresponds with your time in the business. In order to obtain some contracts, the typical business age requirement is two years. That may not be the only factor in obtaining a bidding agreement, but it may be one of the many check-the-box items, especially, as we mentioned, when your corporate age and business age match one another. Moreover, some report that for a business that wants to build corporate credit, the older the better. This may or may not be the case, but there are other factors that likely have more weight such as the profitability of the business and creditworthiness. Full disclosure is recommended. The key issues are the perceptions of the potential customers and potential lenders. How old does the business need to be to convince the client or the banker that the business is secure and stable? Is the age of your business important? It usually is to a customer or lender. We are not saying that age is the only factor here, but it may put a bit of weight on your side of the scale, in addition to other more important factors.
What does a shelf company age mean?
The age of a shelf corporation is just as real as the age of a human being. The law calls a corporation a person. It is an artificial person. It is separate from the people who own it. The owners of a shelf corporation, as with any other legal entity, are just as separate from each other as two people are separate. The H.J. Heinz company started in 1869. The original owners, officers and directors have long since passed. However, the age of the company truly remains in-tact.
Additional shelf company benefits?
Shelf Corporation Benefits
- Immediate availability – The company formed is ready to be shipped for immediate delivery rather than needing to wait for government filing.
- Credibility to customers (This works best, in our opinion, when your actual time in the business corresponds to the age of the company).
- Possible Increased ability to bid on contracts. Many bid contracts require that the business be between two and five years. This works best when your actual time in the business corresponds to the age of the company.
- Faster access to credit (because the company gets into your hands faster)
- Faster to obtain venture capital (because the company gets into your hands faster)
- Faster to take a company “public” and sell shares on a stock exchange if certain criterion is met, such as proper state and federal filings.
- Less lead time to incorporate your company
- Possibly increases the ability to bid or present your business in an arena where candidate companies must breech an existence duration threshold for contractual adherence (full disclosure recommended)
- Immediately obtaining a company with filing longevity
- Faster access business opportunities
LevelUp 700 has a list of established companies that are available for immediate purchase. The companies are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There are corporations available that have established bank accounts and credit lines. We may or not have such companies available. The companies are free from tax or legal liability. One exception may include California corporations where an annual franchise fee is due.
The real estate course trainer has a multitude of clients who are involved in one or multiple real estate transactions using their companies that were acquired through our service. One of the biggest parts of the program is education. We are offering a corporation or LLC and training on how to use it to buy real estate. Our program is unique, and to our knowledge, an identical program is not offered by any other organization. There are expenses we incur on your behalf when we provide you with the corporation or LLC and the associated training and consulting. Because these expenses are not recoverable by us, they are nonrefundable items. To fulfill some loan requests, the loan may be referred to third parties. The loan fulfilled through the third party may or may not require the use of the company that is being purchased through this program. We will strive to satisfy your needs to the best of our ability within the scope of our program. Corporate Credit – Sometimes it may be easier when establishing credit with banks, suppliers, investors and venture capitalists to have an older company. Though this may be a minor factor among other, more significant factors, such as creditworthiness and profitability. Just like any recently attained business, we recommend full disclosure that you have recently obtained the aged entity. The above benefits are based on our opinion only and may not apply to your situation. Buyers of shelf companies have some big advantages over newly filed businesses. First, the benefits mentioned above. Then, the advantage of being able to purchase an established corporation and yet put themselves in as officers, directors and shareholders, giving them immediate control of the business. We recommend full disclosure in that you inform lenders and other parties that you have recently obtained an aged entity.
What is a shell corporation or corporate shell?
Corporate shells are “shelf companies,” as they are known, that are also companies that have already been formed. These types of companies usually do not have shareholders, officers or directors (unless required to be filed to maintain good standing). They generally have no assets or liabilities. Such an entity is analogous to a new home that has been built and is ready for you to occupy.
We have very affordable programs that can help quickly obtain business credit
Beware of organizations that say, “you can get a company that already has credit lines attached to it”. If you’re interested in acquiring an aged company, give us a call. We’ll help you acquire it, and we’ll help you build credit on it.
LevelUp 700 offers many such corporations and LLCs. There are many aged shelf
Nevada corporations, Delaware corporations, Wyoming corporations, offshore/international corporations and Canadian Corporations available. The most valuable such companies for quickly acquiring and building a business may be shelf corporations. Companies also exist in this country that already have corporate credit scores and established relationships with lenders, though these companies are often
active operating entities.
LevelUp 700 has a special package that includes an aged shelf company plus a program where we build a corporate credit score with Dun and Bradstreet and other credit rating agencies. We can arrange contact with lenders who, upon approval, can help arrange credit for business expansion, business supplies, and real estate purchases.
Another program that is available is real estate training, consulting and a supplemental credit building program. We arrange for an experienced real estate investing expert who has earned over $1 million in real estate to come to your hometown for two to three days and provide an intensive training program. This includes analyzing properties, making offers on properties, if the appropriate investments are available, and showing how to finance the property for as little money as possible for the transaction.
Business Credit Program
Our Aged Company with Credit Assistance Package includes the following items:
- Help obtaining credit for Real Estate; usually up to $1 million – You will receive a corporation or LLC. You submit real estate purchase proposals for funding. You can, subject to loan approval, receive up to $1 million in secured credit for real estate first mortgages by a lending institution. Plus, we have relationships with many additional private lenders who are willing to lend to corporations as well as individuals. Naturally, the lender will first need to verify that the property value will support the loan amount and that the loan is safe for the lender through approved underwriting before each transaction is funded. As any reasonable person would understand, having a corporation or LLC does not enable one to walk into a financial institution and be showered with capital. So, our trainers simply teach you how to invest in real estate and how to take ownership of the property in your company name. Our network and our associates have arranged Hundreds of Millions of dollars in financing for clients. We are not mortgage brokers, so we do not earn commission on the loans. We simply help facilitate loans by refering you to the appropriate lenders. HOWEVER, NATURALLY, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT ANY PARTICULAR TRANSACTION WILL BE FUNDED. THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CREDIT IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF LOAN SAFETY BY THE LENDER(S).
- One-On-One Training – We send an expert who has earned over $1,000,000 in real estate to your town to train you on how to obtain real estate credit and how to maximize your return when investing in real estate. This is a two to three-day training. This is not classroom training. This is individual 1-on1 hands-on, face-to-face training in your town. The trainer will look for properties with you, will show you how to put together the offer together, usually with little to no money out of your pocket, andhow to make the most money investing in real estate. The management of LevelUp 700 and its Associates has been offering this training program since 1994. We believe
that about every client who has participated in the one-on-one training has been extremely satisfied. Whether you are a new or experienced real estate investor, we are confident you will be very satisfied with this one-on-one training. You will cover the trainer’s travel fees. The reason for this is that whether the trainer needs to walk across the street or travel across the country, we want to make sure you have the minimum expense and do not want to mark up the cost for everyone because the travel costs vary. A typical cost may be six hundred for round trip tickets and two hundred a day for hotel and food. So, the cost is very minimal.
- Additional Credit Lines for Non-Real Estate Purchases – A corporate credit builder coach, who will work with you to build your corporate credit report, including structured program with and toll-free support line. Your coach we will work with you so you can use and build additional credit for your needs and obtain a Dun and Bradstreet credit score subject to your proper participation in the process.
How does it work?
- After the lender has verified the value of the property securing the loan, and has approved the transaction through standard underwriting procedures and sufficient loan safety, up to $1 million will be wired into escrow on a deal by deal basis for the purchase of real estate or other secured items. Again, this is not a guarantee. Funds are disbursed only after a lender has agreed to finance a particular transaction.
- Credit is also available for a wide variety of business equipment, automobiles and other items that can be tailor made for your needs, subject to lender approval, that can be obtained as part of the corporate credit coaching program.
- Real estate financing is available for residential, commercial, land or other real estate as well as other secured property or equipment.
- Your trainer will show you how to prepare acceptable offers to purchase property using the corporate credit. The trainer will also show you how to prepare offers that do not require a cash down payment.
Will the corporation or LLC have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) number and “Paydex®” score?
Yes. A D&B number, submission for Paydex score and corporate credit building program is part of the additional credit lines support program. You will be assigned a corporate credit coach who will perform most of the work in the credit building program.
Can I borrow money without using my own personal credit?
Yes. The secured credit for real estate has traditionally been available with 100% corporate credit without regard to personal credit scores, depending on lender requirements. Alternatively, the underwriter may have you combine the company’s credit strength with your own to boost your borrowing power. Naturally, this is subject to the safety of the loan, to the lender. In recent times, more lenders are looking at parameters other than business credit. So, it depends on the lender.
Can I use the corporate credit to purchase the corporation or LLC, credit program or real estate training from you?
No. You must purchase the corporation or LLC, credit builder and/or training program with your own funds.
Who approves of the loans and real estate or other purchases?
The training course will show you how to make acceptable offers and the lender approves of the financing transactions.
What asset class of Real Estate will I be able to acquire?
Residential, single family, multi-family, commercial, foreclosures, raw land, single family, foreclosures, developments, rehabilitations including the associated materials and labor costs. Details are taught in the training course.
Can I obtain 100% financing without taking cash out of my pocket?
Yes. The methods in which the 100% financing is structured are taught in the training course. Other methods are taught where a down payment is needed, either from you or from one of your associates.
What are the interest rates?
It is the same answer if someone were to ask you, “How much does a car cost?” It depends. It depends on the market interest rates and the risks of the loan. As of this writing, low-risk loans, where the corporation or LLC will be used to help you purchase a home in which you will reside, interest rates are 5-8%. Medium risk loans, such as short-term rehabilitation financing is 9-12%. High risk loans can be thirteen to twenty-four percent. High risk may be for properties near hazard areas or for high-risk short-term construction. It also depends on the state in which the property securing the loan is located because there are different interest rate requirements in different states. The above numbers are examples. Because of the interest rate variations over time and other factors we do not make promises on what the interest rates our lender(s) will charge in the future.
Do you have other clients who have done this successfully?
Yes. One of our clients in Spokane, Washington started with nothing and told us that he had built a $6 million net worth by following the training. Two other clients in Florida indicated that they purchased $450,000 in business equipment within the first two months. Another client was a police officer and became a real estate investor. Another client earned more on his part-time real estate investment activities than he was on his job. Naturally, results vary. The program will only work if you do…and follow the training.
Can I trust you?
Yes. Our team of professionals have over 100 years of combined experience and we are wholly committed to your success! We have a strong incentive for you to be successful for three reasons. 1. Taking care of our customers is the right thing to do. 2. It makes business sense for us because most of our business is through word of mouth referrals from happy customers. 3. When you are happy you will be more likely to be a repeat customer. Our goal is to satisfy your needs and to have a long-term relationship with you. That is why we fully disclose that the funding is subject to one of our associated lenders approving each transaction and we do not guarantee financing of any particular transaction.
Will my personal credit score be involved?
Your personal credit score is not necessarily a part of the approval process. If the underwriter might ask for it, it may or may not be so much for loan qualification purposes as it is to verify the integrity of the person who controls the corporation or LLC. In other words, if the president or manager of the corporation or LLC has bad credit it does not necessarily affect the loan approval, depending on lender
requirements. However, if the person who controls the corporation or LLC has a continuous pattern of fraudulent activity that has resulted in fraud judgments on the credit report then it would likely be a matter of honesty. So, bad personal credit may or may not have as much weight, depending on the lender’s requirements, but habitual lack of honesty does. In recent times lenders are more concerned about the personal credit of the owner of the corporation than they did in the recent past.
Can I use the funds any way I want?
It depends what you want. If the transaction makes business sense for both you and the lender and is within reasonable safety parameters, yes. The money will be wired, subject to lender approval, into escrow to purchase items such as real estate or paid to the corporation or LLC from which you are purchasing other items. The lender has great flexibility, but no successful lender will blindly wire a million dollars into your account without first performing due diligence, in an effort to be sure there is sufficient value to secure the loan in addition to analyzing other loan-safety parameters. All or nearly all the clients who have followed the instructions taught in the one-on-one training and followed the advice have been able to obtain some form of financing.
How in the world are you able to do this with today’s tight credit market?
We have lenders who have, for many years, built up networks of private investors who invest money in real estate mortgages. So, rather than working with banks, our lenders fund the credit distributions from its vast network of private investors. Again, we help arrange loans and refer the lenders only as a service to you. We do not receive commissions from the loans.
Can I put some of the cash in my pocket?
There are ways to structure real estate transactions so that when the property transaction closes, you can receive cash back in your pocket from the purchase of property, though this is not guaranteed. The methods used will be taught in the training course.
Do you provide real estate investments for me that I can purchase using the corporate credit?
Whereas you can use the funds to purchase any acceptable piece of real estate, investments that have been pre-screened by the instructor of the course are often available if desired. This is as a convenience only and, you are not required to purchase these properties. You can use the funds to purchase other properties that you find apart from those offered in the course.
Can I get more than $1 million credit?
The initial maximum under our program is for $1 million, subject to review of the value of the real estate and lender underwriting procedures. By following the training, you can learn how to increase the amount that can be borrowed.
Can I use the credit to refinance properties that I now own?
Yes, this is available.
Can I build credit on a corporation or LLC I already own?
Yes, we offer a program where this is possible, but it would take much longer than and would cost about the same as purchasing an existing corporation or LLC with the credit lines.
Can you prove that other client’s corporations or LLCs have been approved for the credit?
Yes. It can be proven that several hundred loan distributions have been made to the lenders’ clients. We have received letters from the lending institutions that have approved the credit subject to real estate funding proposals that pass their underwriting procedures. The lender and its network of funding sources will work to obtain preferable rates. Though the amount has been established, naturally, lender will need to be sure that the property value will support the loan and that the loan is safe to the lender.
What percent of people are successful?
We are told by one of the course trainers that 87.3% of the clients who have gone through the training programs are engaged in one or multiple real estate transactions. The few remaining people are either in the process of acquiring deals or have not put forth the required effort as taught in the course.
I have a particular property I want to buy. Will your program work for it?
Just about any real estate transaction can be funded through this program if there is enough positive due diligence to support the loan and it meets the lender’s requirements. One of the biggest mistakes a real estate investor can make, however, is to fall in love with one property. Many of the most successful real estate investors make several offers every week.
What our program can do is to tell you if the deals you have in mind are or are not to your benefit. The very experienced consultant that comes with the program will help you sort out the good from the not so good real estate transactions. Moreover, the training course tells you where to find the most profitable transactions and how to properly structure your offers.
The difference between this and a traditional line of credit is as follows: With a traditional line of credit an appraisal and loan safety analysis is performed before the line of credit is granted. However, with this program, since the property is presented to the lender after the conditional credit is presented, the appraisal and loan safety analysis is performed afterwards, and the portion of available credit is allocated to the particular project if and or when the appraisal and loan safety analysis is favorable to the lender.
How long does it take to get a transaction financed?
Soon after the lender is satisfied that there is sufficient loan safety and the lender is willing to fund the transaction. We do not make promises on the time it will take to close a loan; however, the loans tend to close faster than traditional lenders. Adequate time is needed to analyze the transaction for lender safety. Remember to give yourself enough time for the lender to do the due diligence required. The lender will not bypass the required loan safety procedures simply because you are in a hurry. They will not forgo underwriting because you will lose the transaction if they don’t fund it on your timetable. They will not bypass security guidelines because you will lose money that you have spent for earnest money, appraisals or other items. They will fund it when they are satisfied with the loan safety and when the lender is satisfied that it is safe to fund the transaction. So, give yourself enough closing time to allow for this need.
Additional Business Services
Professional Virtual Office Program
LevelUp 700 can also provide a virtual office in and US state and many foreign jurisdictions including an address with mail forwarding, telephone number and fax number. This is for people who want to operate a business but do not want to use their home addresses for their business.
Domestic and Offshore Trusts and Banking Options
We can also facilitate the establishment of a U.S. or offshore bank account for your corporation or LLC. You will have online access to your account as well as a debit card. For smaller amounts of money, you will use your debit card for purchases. For larger amounts, you will use the bank’s online service and wire money to those from whom you want to make purchases. LevelUp 700 helps facilitate a relationship between the required “Eligible Introducer” letter to banks so that your account may be established without your presence. Naturally, we recommend full legal compliance and legal and tax counsel by an attorney and an accountant. LevelUp 700, and its Associates, routinely reviews and visits the most advantageous local and offshore banking and incorporation jurisdictions. We have relationships with banks worldwide and can tailor make a plan that best suits your individual needs. Real property prices and real estate lending programs are cyclical in nature. So, as a client you understand and agree that our program may change without notice. We provide service under this program for one year on an appointment, as available, basis.
Aged Shelf Company and LLC Disclaimers
As we have stated throughout this section, when operating a “shelf” or “aged” corporation or LLC we recommend honesty, integrity and full disclosure as to the date that you acquired the entity. Such an entity may not increase the owner’s ability to bid on government contracts. It may not give the owners easier access to credit as there are many factors that a lender considers before extending credit. Factors include, but may not be limited to, the income of the company, the profitability of the company, the creditworthiness of the company and possibly that of the principals. Lenders also often consider the assets that secure the loan. So, the age of the company is not the only factor and it should not be considered a major factor in business creditworthiness. If the age of an aged shelf corporation gives the owners easier ability to obtain venture capital, it would likely be a minor factor, if at all. Factors that have significantly greater weight tend to be the experience of the key personnel and a sound business plan along with the ability of the executives to effectively communicate and provide support for the viability of the plan. An experienced professional who is in the business of taking companies public has informed us that he prefers to utilize aged shelf corporations rather than new entities. However, this is a matter of opinion only and may or may not be advantageous in every situation for every person. So, we suggest seeking legal counsel on this and other issues discussed herein. There are strict Securities and Exchange Commission and State Securities regulations and filing requirements concerning public companies and they are not considered do–it-yourself projects. It is prudent to have experienced attorneys guiding the go public process. An aged company alone may not give the owners access to investment opportunities, or as discussed above, it may not provide fewer limitations when applying for corporate credit. The aged shelf corporations and LLCs herein includes articles of incorporation or articles of organization and a corporate kit. The corporate kit comes standard with a place to store the records of the corporation, blank minutes for meetings, a standard set of sample corporate bylaws, blank and unissued stock certificates or membership certificates. It may or may not have an existing federal tax ID number. We emphasize that the companies are in their shell form we are not selling stock or other securities. They should only be used for legal purposes. Banks and most other lenders will require evidence that a company has done business and is profitable and creditworthy before issuing credit, not merely that the company has been in existence for a certain number of years. As stated above, taking a corporation from private status, to publicly traded status requires more than just that the corporation was incorporated for a certain period. It involves filings and other requirements that must be approved by departments of the government and regulatory bodies. A corporation with no business history may not, in and of itself, be able to obtain government contracts more easily merely because it has been in existence for a certain period. Nothing herein is to be considered an offer to sell securities in the state of Nevada or any other state or country. There is no sale or offer whatsoever of any note, stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in a profit-sharing agreement, a limited partnership interest, an interest in a limited- liability company, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, vatical settlement investment, voting-trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, fractional undivided interest in an oil, gas or other mineral lease or in payments out of production of such a lease, right or royalty, a put, call, straddle or option on a security, certificate of deposit or group or index of securities including any interest therein or based on the value of any of the foregoing, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a security or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, whole or partial guarantee of or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the foregoing as described in NRS 90.295.