Several months ago, I was interviewed by Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival: The Rural and Small Town Business Resource. Becky quizzed me on her podcast for my thoughts and advice to those of you seeking to grow a sustainable small business, especially if you are in a rural area. We joked abut my advice being “mean,” but it's really more about leveraging what you have rather than focusing about what you don't have. It's just over 30 minutes long, and worth watching.
While I am from one of the nation's most populated and well known cities (Washginton, DC), I now live in rural Monroe North Carolina: population: about 40,000. No matter where you are, you can create a business of your own. If you are in a small town, you have several advantages over competitors in a larger city, and I highlight some of them in this interview.
Meet Becky McCray
Becky and I met on Twitter and developed a relationship simply by Tweeting about our passion for rural small business success. Becky lives in a small town in Oklahoma and, along with her husband, owns a liquor store and cattle ranch. She is also a speaker and the co-author of Small Town Rules. What she has created and how she helps people is impressive and inspiring.
Best and Success!