Becky McCray is an award-winning author and online content creator, podcaster, video creator, blogger, and ebook author. Since 2006, she has been regularly publishing blogs, podcasts and video streams. Her articles have been featured internationally across the web and in print, while her book Small Town Rules co-authored with Barry Moltz was reprinted in an international edition.

Books by Becky McCray

Margie Hall brought her well-used and marked up copy of Becky’s book Small Town Rules to the Inland Northwest Partners’ event in Moscow, Idaho.

Small Town Rules: How Big Brands and Small Businesses Can Prosper in a Connected Economy

by Barry J. Moltz and Becky McCray

  • Hardcover edition published by Que/Pearson Publishing Company, 2012
  • International edition paperback, reprinted by Dorling Kindersley India, 2015


  • Winner, Small Business Book Awards 2013
  • Winner, NFIB’s Best Small Business Books Published in 2012

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Book chapters written by Becky

Blogs & Podcasts Becky produced, hosted

Small Biz Survival

  • Author of over 1800 posts and articles
  • Founder, publisher and principal author since 2006
  • Ranked one of the 25 top small business blogs in the world by Technorati
  • Newstex Authoritative Content publisher – syndicated in LexisNexis, Thomson Business Intelligence, ProQuest and Postmedia Network. Previously included in the Visa Business Network, alltop Small Business, alltop Rural, My Space Small Business News and My Venture Pad
  • – Hotlist (JPG) and Popular (JPG)
  • Klout – Top Influencers on Small Business 2012, 2013
  • Klear – Top 2% of all social media users
  • Small Business Influencer Journalist, 2011201220132014
  • 2013 Power Players in Technology Business Media

More places Becky writes

Podcasts and Video shows

Becky McCray podcasting from SXSW in 2009.
Becky McCray podcasting from SXSW in 2009.

Columns and Guest Series Online

Original Research

Survey of Rural Challenges

Since 2015, over 1700 people answered the Survey of Rural Challenges. It uncovered big disconnects between what rural people want and what media, service providers and policy makers provide.

Results of the Survey of Rural Challenges have been presented to the National Rural Housing Conference, Oklahoma State University Rural Renewal Symposium, and the West Virginia Brownfields and Main Street Conference.

Reports from the Survey of Rural Challenges, methodology and other details are available at the Survey of Rural Challenges news page at Small Biz Survival.

eBooks and Reports

Cover of 101 Ways to Start More Tiny Businesses ebook shown on a tablet
Becky McCray’s entrepreneurship development ebook, 101 Ways to Start More Tiny Businesses in Your Town

Magazine, journal and newspaper articles

Reprints and sharing

Organizations that have reprinted or shared copies of my articles and ebooks

  • Get Customers in the door, Atchison County Development Corporation Newsletter, (Missouri) Spring 2023
  • Top 5 Rural and Small-Town Trends for 2022 and beyond, Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce newsletter
  • Rural Small Business Trends,
  • 6 innovative small business models in small towns, Solomon Valley Economic Development, Kansas
  • 20 small business ideas for small towns ebook, Christoval, Texas
  • Shop Local Campaigns for Small Towns ebook, 2009 version, Duvall Chamber of Commerce
  • Should small towns allow outside food trucks? North Beach, Maryland

Guest posts around the web

Shashi Bellamkonda Interviews Becky McCray at 2008 BlogWorldExpo
Shashi Bellamkonda Interviews Becky McCray at 2008 BlogWorldExpo

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