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, 2012, published by Que/Pearson Publishing Company

  • Reprinted by Dorling Kindersley India, international edition paperback, 2015
  • Winner, Small Business Book Awards 2013
  • Winner, NFIB’s Best Small Business Books Published in 2012

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Book contributor and chapter author

eBooks and Report author and contributor

Becky McCray’s shop local ebook

Blogs & Podcasts

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.

  • Services and assistance commonly offered to rural people don’t match up with what rural people say they want help with.
  • Common themes in media coverage and policy conversations around rural communities don’t match rural views.
  • What urban and suburban people think of rural challenges is tinged by stereotypes that don’t agree with what rural people are thinking.

Results of the Survey of Rural Challenges were presented to Oklahoma State University Rural Renewal Symposium in 2021.

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.

Magazine, journal and newspaper articles

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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