Ray Silverstein’s passion is talking business and helping fellow entrepreneurs. He is the author of two business books, The Best Secrets of Great Small Businesses, and The Small Business Survival Guide, and is a blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal.
Ray’s understanding of the power of conversation dates back to the 1980s, when—as the CEO of a hand tool manufacturing business—he qualified for membership in Young Presidents’ Organization, an elite mastermind group. Using the knowledge he acquired there, he grew his company into a multi-million dollar operation, then sold it in 1993 to create his own peer group network, PRO President’s Resource Organization.
Having hosted literally thousands of meetings with peer groups in both Chicago and Phoenix, Ray has acquired an unparalleled wealth of practical business wisdom. He can address nearly any small business challenge, drawing on his vast knowledge of what’s worked (and flopped) for other entrepreneurs.
A veteran facilitator, Ray calls himself “a business coach, mentor and tormentor.” Ray has previous radio experience, a wry sense of humor, and an unlimited storehouse of small business tips and stories. By all means, connect with him across these personal and professional networks.