John Raye is the president and CEO of John Raye &
Associates, a business consulting firm specializing in entrepreneurship
training and professional development. Clients include Dudley Products
and ComproTax, the nation’s largest Black-owned income tax preparation
a highly acclaimed professional speaker, writer and entrepreneur, Raye
is self-employed and well known for his inspirational seminars,
workshops and dedication to teaching individuals how to start, manage
and operate their own businesses— helping them become, in his words,
"job makers and not just job takers.” He has delivered his powerful
business message throughout the country and abroad in countries
including England, South Africa, Liberia, Zimbabwe and Korea to name a
He is the author of, Make Yourself Great…Inspiration
For Dark Days And Long Nights, co-author of The ABC’s of Starting
Your Own Business; and executive producer of Dreamtime; Finding
Success In America, one of his most popular audiocassette programs.
He is also host of the “ 21st Century Underground Railroad:
A Video Magazine”, a nationally syndicated television program
available only by subscription.
Prior to becoming a successful
entrepreneur, Raye worked as a journalist for 12 years, anchoring major
television news programs for broadcast affiliates in Seattle, New York
and Washington, DC. He launched his first business using a public pay
phone and the trunk of his car as office space.
A long-time advocate of Black
entrepreneurship, he is currently spearheading a nationwide drive with
Dudley Products, the MATAH network and his income tax preparation firm,
ComproTax, Inc. to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop core distribution
networks in the global marketplace.
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