The meetings came hours ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Aides said that Bush was unaware of a fraud conviction and that he broke ties with the company when concerns were raised to him.
But his aides deny reports is aiming to raise $100 million in the first three months of 2015.
Some fundraisers are asked to bring in $100,000 for new PACs backing the former Florida governor.
Among the positions the former Florida governor stepped down from Wednesday was a role with a for-profit education company that could muddle efforts to promote his record as an education reformer.
The former governor’s move is seen as another step toward a possible presidential run.
Documents obtained by The Post offer an intimate portrait of the possible White House contender and the challenges he faces within his own party.
A new coalition is designed to counter the impact of state-focused groups on the right.