Concept Equity Group

CEG offers small businesses the talent and connections to make the next big move.


Concept Equity Group was founded with a vision that growth-oriented small businesses should have access to the same kinds of financial and advisory resources available to big business.

With experience and connections, we prepare businesses for the growth they seek. We do this by closing the funding gap between entrepreneurs and investors. That mission is part matchmaker, part strategist and part makeover artist. In short, we understand what makes a business attractive to investors, and what kinds of investors are right for individual businesses.

How we prepare entrepreneurs:

Audit preparedness to meet with investors and recommend changes or additions that might improve results

Introduce strategic partners that fulfil company needs

Prepare executive summary and investor communications

Fill management gaps

Strengthen strategic positions

Develop pitch presentations

Introduce investors

How we improve investor returns:

Favorable Midwest valuations

Improving success rate by
•  Experience and passion
•  Creativity to find solutions
•  Vetting and advising participants

Concept Equity Group Principals

Len Bland  has extensive international business experience in leadership, sales, finance, and technology. He is a CPA, entrepreneur, an multifaceted strategist. If there is a solution to a business problem, Len will find it fast!

Loren Minkus brings over 38 years of broad experience with Motorola. He has expertise in corporate venture capital, private and public equity sales, business development, valuation, strategy, finance, marketing and much more.


I learned how to better tell my story, getting it much more succinct and more impactful.

- Danielle Hobson, A Timeout with Mom,

What did we learn from the process? Definitely figuring out how to hone in on our story.

-Adam Engel, IN. ,

It was a great forcing function for my team.

-Adam Engel, IN. ,

I learned how to better tell my story, getting it much more succinct and more impactful. It’s been an amazing learning experience and I highly recommend it.

- Danielle Hobson, A Timeout with Mom,

We explored some of the open-ended questions that we hadn't been able to ask ourselves.

-Adam Engel, IN. ,

Please contact us with any questions or comments: