Becky McCray is a small town business owner, and has been since she started her first business venture in junior high school. She and her husband Joe own a retail liquor store and a cattle ranch in Northwest Oklahoma. She shares insights drawn from her real-world experience at her highly-ranked website, Small Biz Survival, and in her award-winning book, Small Town Rules, co-authored with Chicago entrepreneur Barry Moltz. She also shares her useful strategies as a speaker in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. Her practical perspective is often featured in a wide range of media, from The New York Times to The High Plains Journal.
Becky’s wide experience includes work as a small town city administrator, a non-profit executive, an antiques store owner, and a teacher of computer and business classes. In 2004, she was an unsuccessful candidate for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, losing by just one vote per precinct. She believes we learn from both our successes and our failures, even when those failures are printed in the local newspaper.
She makes her home base in Hopeton, Oklahoma, a community of 30 people. Her goal is to deliver practical steps you can put into action right away to shape the future of your town.