In the Media

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Print media, TV and radio, books, and academic research citations

Because of my unusual focus on rural business, you’ll find my contributions and mentions of me in more than a dozen books, as well as countless blogs, magazines, podcasts and university publications.

It’s not just the US; mentions come from Romania, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, the Dominican Republic, the UK, Canada and Australia.


Print Book Co-author

Local leader Margie Hall brought her much-read and marked-up copy of Becky’s book Small Town Rules to the Inland Northwest Partners’ event in Moscow, Idaho, in 2017

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

Buy online from an independent bookseller:

Contributor to Print Books

Mentioned or featured in additional print books

My own blogs and podcasts: 

Becky McCray reminds the audience to start by writing out their purpose.

Small Biz Survival

  • 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
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Podcasts and Video shows

Regular Columns and Guest Series:

Academic research

Cited in international research and academic publications

  • International Association of Community Development, “Survey of Rural Challenges 2017: What small town people in the US and Canada see as their biggest challenges and what topics they most want help with,” Practice Insights issue 10, March 2018
  • Rural Town Development: A Case Study of Gort, County Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Geography and Archaeology, dissertation by Christopher Fahey, 2016
  • Their Needs and Thoughts: Results of the Fifth Biennial Small Business Needs Assessment, Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project, by Dena R. Beck, 2016
  • Main Street Revitalization Effort for the Village of Union, Nebraska, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, report by Taylor A. Cox, 2013
  • Social Media & The Entrepreneur, Indiana University – Bloomington, research and report by Dominique Black, Matthew Cheng, and John Sibo, 2012

Television and Radio

Television mentions and interviews:

Radio appearances:

Becky McCray on the radio with Michael Libbe in Des Moines.

Becky McCray on the radio with Michael Libbie in Des Moines

Print mentions: 


Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine


International small town and big city newspaper mentions

Online media coverage

Interviews and Mentions:

Online video:

Guest Posts Around the Web:

Global Podcast interviews:

Global Blog Interviews and Mentions:


eBooks author

Mentioned in or contributed to additional eBooks

University publications

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