Liquor store owner and cattle rancher may not be the usual business book bio. That's Becky McCray. She shares lessons useful for urban and rural business in her book, Small Town Rules written with Chicago entrepreneur Barry Moltz.
Besides the moos and booze, her businesses include publishing the popular website SmallBizSurvival.com on small town business and co-founding Tourism Currents to teach new ways of marketing places. Clearly an example of Small Town Rule #3: Multiply Your Lines of Income.
She's been featured in a wide-ranging assortment of media, like The High Plains Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine and GeekBeatTV. All of this from her home base in Hopeton, Oklahoma, U.S.A., a community of 30 people.
Photos courtesy of Colton Foote and Alan Weinkrantz.